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Post by jbnbeeb » Fri Jun 08, 2018 1:27 pm

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Please can you move me to the definitely attending list (all three days).

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Post by Elminster » Fri Jun 08, 2018 3:53 pm

Okay my wife was in a good mood, and after rolling her eyes at me has agreed.

So quick move me to a confirmed for Saturday/Sunday before she changes her mind.

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Post by helpful » Fri Jun 08, 2018 6:55 pm

I'll be there for all three days, but won't need much space, probably spend most of the time marvelling at what everyone else has been up to! (assuming I don't end up fixing SparcStations and VR systems in the main museum again :lol: )
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For Saturday night, I can highly recommend the Wrestlers on Newmarket Rd. Best Thai food in the area, but will need a reservation.
The food there is very tasty, but the pub is small. Not sure if they would fit 20+ of us on a Saturday night. The pub we went to last year was good, and had a wider variety of food to choose from.

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Post by jbnbeeb » Fri Jun 08, 2018 7:31 pm

helpful, Elminster and sixxdog_uk added...

I plan to book the same pub as last year for food as it seemed to suit everyone food-wise, accommodated us all and is within walking distance of the venue.

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Post by Elminster » Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:51 pm

How much space each? Say compared to the table at Hampshire? Half the size? I did go as a spectator last year, I vaguely remember about 1 or 1.5 people’s widths.

I assume bring extension leads, anything else we need to bring? ourselves and something to do of course.

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Post by flaxcottage » Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:30 pm

Right, that's me sorted.

Staying at the Travel Lodge. Only half a mile away, well within staggering distance. :lol:

Will be there Friday pm until Sunday pm. See everyone in September. :D
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Post by Elminster » Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:36 pm

Is JudgeBeb's reward for Hampshire 2 places? He is at 14 and 16?

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Post by tricky » Sat Jun 09, 2018 6:29 am

At the moment, I can only make Saturday and although I will put a beeb in the boot, I might just sit in the canteen area when not chatting, so you don't need to reserve me a space.

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Post by jbnbeeb » Sat Jun 09, 2018 7:54 am

Hi,

Good spot on my poor editing of post Elminster :oops: Corrected it now and added daveejhitchins to the list.

Tricky has suggested he has his "Tricky gaming" set up of Beebs in the main hall, which I am sure the museum will be up for. I still hope you'll be coming in to the classroom frequently Tricky!

..On the subject of space in the classroom: Along with other bits associated with organising the event.. I'm aiming to accommodate everyone as best I can. The room is a bit smaller than at other ABUG events. As in previous years, most people (including me) will get a half table of space. 3 or 4 people will get a full table. This is because some regular attendees have substantial amounts of electronics equipment such as oscilloscopes and the like - AND - importantly - are able to help others with their hardware projects and repairs.

I am VERY conscious that this could seem a bit unfair. However, I think it's the best solution given the size of the room and wanting as many people to come along as is (comfortably) possible. The tables are pretty big..I seem to recall I could fit two Beebs + screens side by side + laptop.. whilst others were able to fit a soldering iron + Acorn machine and other bits into the same space. Overall, everyone seemed to get along, have fun and get lots of stuff done in the previous two years and I'm sure this year will be the same - with a bit more space for comfort.

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Post by Elminster » Sat Jun 09, 2018 8:07 am

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Sat Jun 09, 2018 7:54 am


..On the subject of space in the classroom: Along with other bits associated with organising the event.. I'm aiming to accommodate everyone as best I can. The room is a bit smaller than at other ABUG events. As in previous years, most people (including me) will get a half table of space. 3 or 4 people will get a full table. This is because some regular attendees have substantial amounts of electronics equipment such as oscilloscopes and the like - AND - importantly - are able to help others with their hardware projects and repairs.
I have all the gear ... but no idea :)

Thanks. I thought that was the answer.

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Post by jbnbeeb » Sat Jun 09, 2018 4:22 pm

I've just booked a table for the Saturday night meal at nearby pub we went to last year (walking distance).

http://www.the-geldart.co.uk

Also..just to let you know I booked my room at the nearby Travelodge (address in first post) - currently £100 for 2 nights sans breakfast. Which is fine by me as the breakfast there isn't good..but clean functional rooms and 10 mins walk to the museum.

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Post by 1024MAK » Sat Jun 09, 2018 4:32 pm

Jason, I'd best be quick and let you know that I would like to reserve a spot please.
That will be for Friday through to Sunday.

I can't believe how quickly the list is filling up :shock:

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Post by jbnbeeb » Sat Jun 09, 2018 4:41 pm

1024MAK wrote:
Sat Jun 09, 2018 4:32 pm
Jason, I'd best be quick and let you know that I would like to reserve a spot please.
That will be for Friday through to Sunday.

Mark
Just added. Yup can't believe it after just one week!

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Post by flaxcottage » Sat Jun 09, 2018 8:59 pm

jbnbeeb wrote:
Sat Jun 09, 2018 4:22 pm
Also..just to let you know I booked my room at the nearby Travelodge (address in first post) - currently £100 for 2 nights sans breakfast. Which is fine by me as the breakfast there isn't good..but clean functional rooms and 10 mins walk to the museum.
Now he tells us. I just booked breakfast! :? :lol:
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Post by flynnjs » Sun Jun 10, 2018 8:00 am

I'll be there all weekend

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Post by chrisn » Sun Jun 10, 2018 11:14 pm

I had a such a good time at ABUG South, can I put my name down to come along for the whole weekend?

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Post by crj » Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:42 am

Eeek! Sorry, I've been away from the forums for a bit. Many thanks to Boydie for prodding me.

Yes, I'll definitely take a place, please!

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Post by Elminster » Mon Jun 11, 2018 1:30 pm

All spaces gone in 7 days! Perhaps Computing museum needs to new premises with a bigger side room.

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Post by jbnbeeb » Mon Jun 11, 2018 2:37 pm

Hi,
I've updated the list. At this point, attendee list is full!

I'll change the "tentative" list to a "reserve" list. Any further requests to attend will go on this list..Then if anyone on the attendee list has to cancel, the vacant place will be offered to people on the reserve list in the order that the requests arrived.

I'm sure there's a better way of putting this but hopefully that makes sense!
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Post by helpful » Tue Jun 12, 2018 1:13 am

Probably worth highlighting in the first post that although the attendee list (actually a table list) is full, people can still turn up on the day as visitors to join in the fun :-)
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Post by crj » Tue Jun 12, 2018 12:01 pm

helpful wrote:
Tue Jun 12, 2018 1:13 am
the attendee list (actually a table list)
That's a good point. I won't need a table. But I'm still interested in the pay-for-two-days-get-three deal on access to the museum, the out-of-hours socialising, etc. (-8

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Post by Elminster » Tue Jun 12, 2018 12:06 pm

I guess you Could have ‘table attendees’, ‘table reserve’ and ‘vistors’, registering as vistors being optional but useful to know.

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Post by Pernod » Tue Jun 12, 2018 12:34 pm

No promises, but I'll try to attend as a visitor since I won't be bringing anything. Not sure which day(s) yet either.

There are a handful of ROMs I'd like to see dumped during this event, assuming someone will have suitable equipment there. Can I put forward a wishlist?
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Post by jbnbeeb » Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:51 pm

Pernod wrote:
Tue Jun 12, 2018 12:34 pm
There are a handful of ROMs I'd like to see dumped during this event, assuming someone will have suitable equipment there. Can I put forward a wishlist?
No harm in asking! :) Presumably bar a Beeb and the actual ROM..and means of exporting to modern storage, which many of us have.. only a ROM dump program required? Do you have ROM images..or ROMs themselves that you'd like to be dumped?
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Post by jbnbeeb » Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:57 pm

helpful wrote:
Tue Jun 12, 2018 1:13 am
Probably worth highlighting in the first post that although the attendee list (actually a table list) is full, people can still turn up on the day as visitors to join in the fun :-)
Good idea. I think I made a similar note last year. I've amended the top post accordingly.

For now, I'll hold off on maintaining a list of people dropping by for an hour or two as part of museum visit..but it'd be appreciated if people wanting to visit post on this thread.
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Post by Pernod » Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:51 pm

jbnbeeb wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:51 pm
Pernod wrote:
Tue Jun 12, 2018 12:34 pm
There are a handful of ROMs I'd like to see dumped during this event, assuming someone will have suitable equipment there. Can I put forward a wishlist?
No harm in asking! :) Presumably bar a Beeb and the actual ROM..and means of exporting to modern storage, which many of us have.. only a ROM dump program required? Do you have ROM images..or ROMs themselves that you'd like to be dumped?
I was referring to museum items that I'd like to see archived.
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Post by sixxdog_uk » Fri Jul 06, 2018 5:41 pm

Just triple confirming my attendance , for the full weekend , many thanks to Robert L for sorting this for me.

Hotel Booked n Paid , no stopping me now. :)
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Post by jgharston » Sun Jul 08, 2018 6:15 pm

I was doing some tweeks to PDP11 BASIC, so swapped from my PiTube to my MatchBox to use the PDP11 CoPro, and it seems to have bitrotted or something. The only CoPros that start up are the four 6502 ones. Will there be somebody at Cambridge who can reprogram it?
Ta.

This is the main reason I've got so much hardware dangling out of my system, I have so much stuff that I need to physically swap around. :(

Edit: Hmmm. I really should book a hotel room!
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Post by RobC » Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:04 pm

jgharston wrote:
Sun Jul 08, 2018 6:15 pm
The only CoPros that start up are the four 6502 ones. Will there be somebody at Cambridge who can reprogram it?
Might be worth checking the soldering on the RAM chip on the back. When I reprogrammed trixster's, I couldn't get all the co-pros to boot up and then I noticed that some of the pins on the RAM chip weren't soldered. Soldering the offending pins fixed the issue.

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Post by philb » Sun Jul 15, 2018 10:24 pm

Doh, it's a shame it's the same weekend as the GNU Cauldron in Manchester. I guess I need to flip a coin or something.

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