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Re: ABug NORTH User Group meeting | 19-21 JAN 2018 | MANCHESTER *BOOKING INFO*

Posted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 7:09 pm
by crj
...and that includes on the Friday?

Re: ABug NORTH User Group meeting | 19-21 JAN 2018 | MANCHESTER *BOOKING INFO*

Posted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 7:14 pm
by 1024MAK
On the Friday, numbers gradually fall during the afternoon. Leaving very diminished numbers after 16:30.

Mark

Re: ABug NORTH User Group meeting | 19-21 JAN 2018 | MANCHESTER *BOOKING INFO*

Posted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:41 pm
by IanS
1024MAK wrote:On the Friday, numbers gradually fall during the afternoon. Leaving very diminished numbers after 16:30.

Mark
From the intro text, on Friday, we have the room from 5pm.

Sunday, people start to drift away from about lunch time.

Re: ABug NORTH User Group meeting | 19-21 JAN 2018 | MANCHESTER *BOOKING INFO*

Posted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:46 pm
by 1024MAK
IanS wrote:
1024MAK wrote:On the Friday, numbers gradually fall during the afternoon. Leaving very diminished numbers after 16:30.

Mark
From the intro text, on Friday, we have the room from 5pm.

Sunday, people start to drift away from about lunch time.
Sorry, brain fart :oops: #-o [-X :lol:

I was indeed thinking of Sunday. On Friday's, it depends on the venue. People who arrive early may meet up in the bar.

Mark

Re: ABug NORTH User Group meeting | 19-21 JAN 2018 | MANCHESTER *BOOKING INFO*

Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:16 am
by helpful
Can anyone bring along a spare monitor I can use? It's for connecting to a Pi, so any LCD with HDMI or DVI input should be fine.

I'm hoping to spend time over the weekend setting up a RISC OS Pi SD card with all the JASPP games, plus those from AMCOG and any other graphical demos I can find, ready to put on display at the Recursion computer show next month. (Suggestions of anything else to include welcome, probably best by PM rather than polluting this thread).

Thanks,
Bryan.

Re: ABug NORTH User Group meeting | 19-21 JAN 2018 | MANCHESTER *BOOKING INFO*

Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:01 pm
by Mekon
I've been wondering what to bring with me to the event.

I'll certainly bring a beeb to play with. I've also been experimenting on-and-off with an ESP8266 wi-fi modem, so I'll bring that too.

Recently, I've had access to an EMR midi adaptor. I've tried to get that working along with a midi keyboard and a sound module but I haven't managed to figure it out as yet - maybe someone who knows what they're doing can have a play and get things going.

I also have cub that needs attention, and I wondered if anyone would be willing to take a look at it.

That's probably the extent of my kit for the time being, but if anything else occurs to me, I'll bring it along too. Can't wait to meet everyone next week!

Re: ABug NORTH User Group meeting | 19-21 JAN 2018 | MANCHESTER *BOOKING INFO*

Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:27 pm
by Prime
Well planning on bringing :

Normal solder / desolder stuff.
Shuttle PC with SCSI card and tape drive.
System Clone, with switchable video card and hopefully debugged floppy controller.
Beeb master + data centre as it's handy for writing disks with.
Prolly a Dragon to show off multicart to Arcadian.

Anything else anyone wants me to bring?

Cheers.

Phill.

Re: ABug NORTH User Group meeting | 19-21 JAN 2018 | MANCHESTER *BOOKING INFO*

Posted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:37 am
by BeebMaster
At the moment then I'm thinking of:

Station 129 (BBC B issue 2 with DNFS), 5.25" floppy drive, TV set
Station 114 (Master Turbo with Econet), 5.25" floppy drive, TV set, Winchester host adapter rig up, SCSI2SD, maybe another Winchester unit
Could bring third spare TV set at a pinch if needed

Econet Clock, cables, network infrastructure etc.

RISC PC 600 with "BM Special Bodge Repair" clock circuit for testing/general amusement

If anybody expresses interest in a challenge before Friday then I can also bring up to 3 x corroded/green/"BM repaired" MDFS main units.

I'll aim to get there on Friday 5.30ish, could do with knowing any putative plans for how long people are sticking around on the Friday, last train home for me from Victoria is around 11pm.

Also - and most importantly of all - what are the tea making facilities? Do I need to bring kettle, water, milk, miniature 'fridge, etc. as well as the usual?

Re: ABug NORTH User Group meeting | 19-21 JAN 2018 | MANCHESTER *BOOKING INFO*

Posted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:38 am
by BeebMaster
Prime wrote:Well planning on bringing :

Beeb master
Hey! I'm bringing me!

Re: ABug NORTH User Group meeting | 19-21 JAN 2018 | MANCHESTER *BOOKING INFO*

Posted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 3:35 pm
by Prime
BeebMaster wrote:
Prime wrote:Well planning on bringing :

Beeb master
Hey! I'm bringing me!
LOL :)

And seeing as you live in Manchester anyway......

Cheers.

Phill.

Re: ABug NORTH User Group meeting | 19-21 JAN 2018 | MANCHESTER *BOOKING INFO*

Posted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:08 am
by helpful
helpful wrote:Can anyone bring along a spare monitor I can use? It's for connecting to a Pi, so any LCD with HDMI or DVI input should be fine.
Anyone? Pretty please with potentiometers on :D

Re: ABug NORTH User Group meeting | 19-21 JAN 2018 | MANCHESTER *BOOKING INFO*

Posted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 6:47 am
by daveejhitchins
helpful wrote:
helpful wrote:Can anyone bring along a spare monitor I can use? It's for connecting to a Pi, so any LCD with HDMI or DVI input should be fine.
Anyone? Pretty please with potentiometers on :D
Yup! I can add another to my kit . . .

Dave H :D

Re: ABug NORTH User Group meeting | 19-21 JAN 2018 | MANCHESTER *BOOKING INFO*

Posted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 6:39 pm
by sPhilMainwaring
Hi all

I know this isn't strictly about booking but it's kind of linked to arrival times

Some of you may know but it's now confirmed I'll be filming an interview with Steve Furber about the use of retro computers in education on Saturday morning

He's just confirmed he'll be arriving at 9:30 am on Saturday and hopefully will be about for an hour and a half with hopefully 30 minutes or so for meet, greet and ABUG project viewing :)

Phil

Re: ABug NORTH User Group meeting | 19-21 JAN 2018 | MANCHESTER *BOOKING INFO*

Posted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:37 pm
by Prime
:)

Since I'll have the system clone there, he's gonna think all I do is clone Acorns, as last time I saw him I had Atom clone......

Cheers.

Phill.

Re: ABug NORTH User Group meeting | 19-21 JAN 2018 | MANCHESTER *BOOKING INFO*

Posted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 1:30 am
by jgharston
At the moment I don't know if I'll be arriving Friday evening or Saturday morning, as I'm supposed to be in both Sheffield and Scarborough on Friday, and still haven't had it confirmed if the Scarborough is actually happening or not.

It probably means that all I'll be bringing will be my Compact.

Re: ABug NORTH User Group meeting | 19-21 JAN 2018 | MANCHESTER *BOOKING INFO*

Posted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 4:32 am
by helpful
daveejhitchins wrote:Yup! I can add another to my kit
Ta, you're a gent! :)

FYI, I'll be arriving at the hotel around 2pm on Friday to check in, then assuming the weather isn't too awful I'll be wandering off to visit a few sites. Should be back at the hotel 5-6pm.

At some point over the weekend I want to pop across the road to the Museum of Science and Industry to visit the Robots exhibition. Having spent most of last year "working" on the exhibition when it was at the London Science Museum I'm interested to see how they've adapted it for the very different space. If anyone wants to join me I can probably give a bit of a tour if I haven't forgotten it all by now! Or maybe I'll troll the staff by asking awkward questions I know the answers to :twisted:

Bryan.

Re: ABug NORTH User Group meeting | 19-21 JAN 2018 | MANCHESTER *BOOKING INFO*

Posted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:30 pm
by roland
Ready to leave ....
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Re: ABug NORTH User Group meeting | 19-21 JAN 2018 | MANCHESTER *BOOKING INFO*

Posted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 8:54 pm
by oss003
Me too ......... almost ...... :)

Greetings
Kees

Re: ABug NORTH User Group meeting | 19-21 JAN 2018 | MANCHESTER *BOOKING INFO*

Posted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:23 pm
by roland
#MeToo :?: :?: :?: :lol:

Re: ABug NORTH User Group meeting | 19-21 JAN 2018 | MANCHESTER *BOOKING INFO*

Posted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:40 pm
by 1024MAK
Why can you never find what you want when your time is limited... :shock: :(

Mark

Re: ABug NORTH User Group meeting | 19-21 JAN 2018 | MANCHESTER *BOOKING INFO*

Posted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:38 pm
by jgharston
1024MAK wrote:Why can you never find what you want when your time is limited... :shock: :(
Do I pack everything up now, or do I plan on waking up early enough tomorrow to do it plus everything else I need to do...? :)

Re: ABug NORTH User Group meeting | 19-21 JAN 2018 | MANCHESTER *BOOKING INFO*

Posted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:05 am
by roland
I have left my house, wife, kids and dog. Manchester here I come \:D/

Re: ABug NORTH User Group meeting | 19-21 JAN 2018 | MANCHESTER *BOOKING INFO*

Posted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:35 am
by danielj
Bring an umbrella!

Re: ABug NORTH User Group meeting | 19-21 JAN 2018 | MANCHESTER *BOOKING INFO*

Posted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:29 am
by roland
We’re in the airplane. No umbrella ....

Re: ABug NORTH User Group meeting | 19-21 JAN 2018 | MANCHESTER *BOOKING INFO*

Posted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 12:11 pm
by daveejhitchins
roland wrote:We’re in the airplane. No umbrella ....
You do know that Manchester is the UK's equivalent to Seattle? :shock: Although they don't import as much Coffee . . .

Dave H :D

Re: ABug NORTH User Group meeting | 19-21 JAN 2018 | MANCHESTER *BOOKING INFO*

Posted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 12:57 pm
by z0m8ied0g
daveejhitchins wrote:
roland wrote:We’re in the airplane. No umbrella ....
You do know that Manchester is the UK's equivalent to Seattle?
It's NOT raining here!..... it's snowing :)

Re: ABug NORTH User Group meeting | 19-21 JAN 2018 | MANCHESTER *BOOKING INFO*

Posted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 1:23 pm
by BeebMaster
Oh yes, umbrelli, goloshes, spats, snow-shoes, sleds...all going to be required for this binge!

Re: ABug NORTH User Group meeting | 19-21 JAN 2018 | MANCHESTER *BOOKING INFO*

Posted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 1:41 pm
by JudgeBeeb
I am in the centre of Manchester right now and it is neither raining nor snowing. It did rain yesterday and there was a brief hailstorm this morning. But all good right now.

Re: ABug NORTH User Group meeting | 19-21 JAN 2018 | MANCHESTER *BOOKING INFO*

Posted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 1:42 pm
by daveejhitchins
z0m8ied0g wrote:It's NOT raining here!..... it's snowing :)
Hmmm! I rest my case 8)

On my way now - let’s see what the Pennines are like.

Dave H :D

Re: ABug NORTH User Group meeting | 19-21 JAN 2018 | MANCHESTER *BOOKING INFO*

Posted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 4:25 pm
by Prime
And here with Kees and Roland.....


Cheers.

Phill.