ABUG EAST MIDLANDS (Leicester) 9-11 November 2018 - BOOKING NOW on THIS THREAD

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Post by pau1ie » Mon Nov 05, 2018 11:37 pm

I was hoping danielj would help read the discs I don't want to put in my disc drive. Anyone else willing to take a punt on some slightly dodgy looking discs?
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Post by ianSmalls » Mon Nov 05, 2018 11:46 pm

Im not going to be able to make the whole weekend (Sat Only) but can I ask that Anyone that is going that owns any Domesday / AIV laserdiscs please bring them as I am bringing a Domesday Duplicator and a big hard disc.

https://www.domesday86.com/?page_id=978

We are hoping to get as many samples as possible from different discs to allow error correction between the copies to remove any chance of Drop-outs / Scratches being in the same place on all discs!

The software is not in place yet to merge the samples but there is some great decodes from a single sample of a disc. Would be good to find out if the state of the signal varies greatly between copies.

If you want your own personal copy of the sample (OF YOUR DISCS) then please make sure you have ~220GB per hour of LD... on a USB3 HDD.... USB2 is far too slow for this sort of transfer!

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Post by IanS » Mon Nov 05, 2018 11:55 pm

cmorley wrote:
Mon Nov 05, 2018 11:21 pm
IanS wrote:
Mon Nov 05, 2018 6:46 pm
danielj wrote:
Mon Nov 05, 2018 2:47 pm
Hey gang, unfortunately not going to be able to make this now :( Hopefully someone else can use my space. Real world obligations need attention!
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Shame, I was going to quiz you about setting up a couple of gotek's, I guess I'll have to put in a bit of effort and read the web pages.
I have goteks working on the 8-bit Acorns and A3000.
Excellent, I plan to add a gotek as a second drive in a A310, which should be little different to your A3000 setup.

I will have some more IDE interfaces with me for anyone that needs one (8 & 16 bit). As usual any left over will eventually be listed on *.

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Post by ianSmalls » Mon Nov 05, 2018 11:59 pm

pau1ie wrote:
Mon Nov 05, 2018 11:37 pm
I was hoping danielj would help read the discs I don't want to put in my disc drive. Anyone else willing to take a punt on some slightly dodgy looking discs?
I'm happy to bring my KryoFlux if it will help but don't have a drive that I can bring easily and it will be the bare board and PSU (You would need a laptop with the software which is freely downloadable)

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Post by flaxcottage » Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:58 am

I shall have a Gotek with me and can bring a Kryoflux too.

Don't know how to use the Kryoflux properly yet but am willing to observe and learn.
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Post by pau1ie » Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:51 am

ianSmalls wrote:
Mon Nov 05, 2018 11:59 pm
I'm happy to bring my KryoFlux if it will help but don't have a drive that I can bring easily
I have a drive and will have my laptop with me. My concern is whether the gunk on the disc will clog up the head on the drive. I notice I have already read one of the discs OK so maybe I will be all right?
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Post by danielj » Wed Nov 07, 2018 12:47 pm

Check the disc surfaces - if there's mould, clean them, if they're "gouged" then don't use them as they will defo gunk things up.

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Post by pau1ie » Wed Nov 07, 2018 1:55 pm

Here is the surface, It doesn't seem too bad...
Floppy.jpg
By gouged, I assume you mean the magnetic coating is coming off? This just looks a little dirty. How should I clean it? Damp cotton wool? Alcohol wipes?
Having inspected the one I did copy, it is clean.
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Post by danielj » Wed Nov 07, 2018 2:01 pm

That's floppy mould right there. Couple of methods - split the jacket and wash off in soapy water, let dry, then re-insert. Alternatively q-tip and isopropanol (don't rub too hard! it's a bit more of an aggressive method!) :)

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Post by Prime » Wed Nov 07, 2018 2:10 pm

Right anything anyone wants me to bring at the weekend?

Cheers.

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Post by JudgeBeeb » Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:21 pm

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Post by BigEd » Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:53 pm

Umm, are you two days early?

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Post by daveejhitchins » Wed Nov 07, 2018 5:52 pm

Talking of which . . . What time can we access the rooms on Friday?

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Post by IanS » Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:06 pm

daveejhitchins wrote:
Wed Nov 07, 2018 5:52 pm
Talking of which . . . What time can we access the rooms on Friday?
The original post said 4pm.
The rooms will be available at the following times:
Friday 9th: 4pm - Midnight
Saturday 10th: 7am - Midnight
Sunday 11th: 7am - 10pm (not that I expect anybody to stay that late!)

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Post by daveejhitchins » Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:29 pm

There's usually some last minute movement on that, though!

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Post by sixxdog_uk » Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:12 pm

Room access:

There is no booking in the morning for either room , so BOTH rooms will be available from about 12:00.

I wont be there until about 3pm with coffee and Nibbles , but you all managed perfectly well setting a few tables up last year :lol:

Looking forward to a good old fashioned end of year geek fest.

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Post by sixxdog_uk » Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:34 pm

ABUG Leicester : 9,10,11th November
Field Head Pub / Hotel - Markfield , Leics.

Ok so the pub have said I can go up there tonight and set up the tables and deposit snacks and nibbles in the rooms.

I’ll also bring two kettles , tea , coffee / coffeemate.

There will also be two pints of milk to get you started in the morning inside a blue chill bag in the main room.

The pub have said the rooms will be available from just after breakfast so if you are staying there get stuck in and set up.

Please have a look in the stardot post to see what rooms you are in but we’ve had a few not able to make it , so it’s a bit flexible.

I’ll be there about 3pm or so then off about 5ish only to return probably about 8pm for dinner.

If you want an evening meal together tomorrow night the pub have asked if we can get an order and time together by about mid afternoon.

Just ask any of the staff and they’ll help out with menus etc.

Anyway look forward to seeing you all tomorrow.

Alex :)

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Post by paulv » Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:37 pm

I'll be there Saturday mid morning for the day and Sunday the same.

I'm bringing my soldering gear and parts to stick together.

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Post by sixxdog_uk » Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:57 pm

UPDATE : Both rooms set up and ready to go , access anytime after the staff start serving breakfast. 😎

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Post by daveejhitchins » Fri Nov 09, 2018 7:09 am

Great . . . Setting off earlier now :D

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Post by jgharston » Fri Nov 09, 2018 11:54 am

I'm going to have a cup of tea, then will be setting off.

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Post by Prime » Fri Nov 09, 2018 1:07 pm

Just about to leave Coventry see you all in an hour or so......

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Post by 1024MAK » Fri Nov 09, 2018 7:37 pm

The larger room is filling up nicely :D
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Post by paulv » Sat Nov 10, 2018 9:17 am

Just loading the car. Should be there around 10.

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Post by zolbatar » Sat Nov 10, 2018 10:18 am

I was considering popping down but as I haven't booked a table and relatively new (back) to the Acorn world would it be worth the drive?

I have a Master 128, poorly A4000 and have been doing some coding on my RISC OS Pi.

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Post by 1024MAK » Sat Nov 10, 2018 12:16 pm

zolbatar wrote:
Sat Nov 10, 2018 10:18 am
I was considering popping down but as I haven't booked a table and relatively new (back) to the Acorn world would it be worth the drive?

I have a Master 128, poorly A4000 and have been doing some coding on my RISC OS Pi.
Come on down and say hello, we will make a space for you :wink:

Don’t forget to bring the entry fee (see first post).
Also you will need a mains extension lead.

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Post by 1024MAK » Sat Nov 10, 2018 2:25 pm

Three more photos:
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Dave H. working on Elk expansions.
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Jonathan working away.
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Post by trixster » Sat Nov 10, 2018 4:42 pm

Can you summarise what’s being worked on I these photos, Mark? And by whom?
A3020 | A3000 | A420/1 | BBC B + 128K RAM/ROM + 20K Shadow + Pi0 + VideoNuLA
Master Turbo + DC + BeebSID | Atom | A4000 060 | A3000 060 | A1200 060 | A500
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Post by CMcDougall » Sat Nov 10, 2018 6:28 pm

^
1) DaveH fixing a elk AP4 or 5 8)
2) JonathanH wishing he had a electron #-o
3) Cup of tea =D> wanting to buy a beeb to fix!
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