Big Ben Club annual club day 16 May 2020 - PHYSICAL MEETING CANCELLED

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Big Ben Club annual club day 16 May 2020 - PHYSICAL MEETING CANCELLED

Post by TimoHartong » Wed Jan 22, 2020 7:43 pm

Due to the new measures of the Dutch government, it has been decided with great regret that the annual day has been cancelled. At this moment the possibility of a virtual annual club day is investigated.
The Big Ben Club will hold their annual day again on May 16th, 2020 between 11:00 and 16:30 local time. The venue:
wijkgebouw "De Vuister"
Molenwerf 44,
1541 WR Koog aan de Zaan
52°27'33.25" N 4°47'57.40" E
The admission is free and drinks are available at a modest sum. Although the full program is not available. Most likely you can see the following things:
- ACW
- Filestore with working SCSI2SD ( Solid-state SCSI )
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Re: Big Ben Club annual club day 16 May 2020

Post by roland » Sat Jan 25, 2020 5:36 pm

Are any (Dutch) StarDot members attending this event?
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Re: Big Ben Club annual club day 16 May 2020

Post by TimoHartong » Sun Jan 26, 2020 9:04 pm

I don't dear to tell we don't have the system where you have to make a reservation. Everybody is more than welcome. Including non-members from the Big Ben Club. So I hope on a lot of visitors Dutch and non-Dutch

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Re: Big Ben Club annual club day 16 May 2020

Post by oss003 » Tue Jan 28, 2020 7:10 am

I think I'll go and take my Atom with me.

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Re: Big Ben Club annual club day 16 May 2020

Post by Multiwizard » Tue Jan 28, 2020 7:10 am

Hi,

perhaps -B- (Neil) likes to visit this event?

He lives pretty "close" to that address.


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Re: Big Ben Club annual club day 16 May 2020

Post by roland » Tue Jan 28, 2020 10:22 am

oss003 wrote:
Tue Jan 28, 2020 7:10 am
I think I'll go and take my Atom with me.
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Re: Big Ben Club annual club day 16 May 2020

Post by JudgeBeeb » Tue Jan 28, 2020 10:51 am

Am I correct in believing that Station Koog aan de Zaan is about 15 minutes by train from Station Amsterdam Centraal and that Buurtcentrum De Vuister is about a 10 minute walk from Station Koog aan de Zaan? If so, I may well come.
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Post by roland » Tue Jan 28, 2020 4:22 pm

As far as I can check, that's correct.
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Post by JudgeBeeb » Tue Jan 28, 2020 4:27 pm

Even though it is billed as a RISC OS eXperience, would there be interest in my bringing my replica Atom along?
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Post by roland » Tue Jan 28, 2020 5:34 pm

Oh yes sure. I am also bringing my FPGAtom.
There will probably more 8bit computers.

@Timo: can you reserve some tables for us?
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Post by oss003 » Tue Jan 28, 2020 5:36 pm

Timo Hartong asked if there are people interested in bringing their Atom to the meeting so I guess its ok.
Otherwise send Timo a PM to be sure.

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Post by roland » Tue Jan 28, 2020 6:28 pm

I already had a small conversation with Timo about bringing Atoms. He said we're welcome with our Atoms.

Probably there will also be a filestore, a BBC-B and a Master with Econet. I think I'll bring also an Electron with the MGC (tied to the Plus1 :mrgreen: ) if space in the car boot permits. My wife and daughter will go shopping in Amsterdam that day so I have to reserve some space for our way back home :lol:
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Post by JudgeBeeb » Tue Jan 28, 2020 7:02 pm

I am really sorry, but I don't think I am going to be able to go.

I was hoping to combine it with a long weekend in Amsterdam for me and the Mrs. I was somewhat surprised that all the hotels I was looking at seemed to be charging double their normal price and some were already showing limited availability.

I have now discovered why... This is the weekend of the Eurovision Final in Amsterdam. :shock: The City is going to be packed full of tourists and I don't think it will be a very pleasant time to visit.
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Post by roland » Tue Jan 28, 2020 9:35 pm

Hmmm.... the Eurovision Song Contest is in Rotterdam. Nevertheless it will also bring many people to Amsterdam. I don't know if Mrs Roland and my daughter want to visit Amsterdam on such a busy day.....
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Post by TimoHartong » Wed Jan 29, 2020 7:31 pm

JudgeBeeb wrote:
Tue Jan 28, 2020 4:27 pm
Even though it is billed as a RISC OS eXperience, would there be interest in my bringing my replica Atom along?
Yes, a very good idea. Every Acorn computer ( or its replica ) is welcome. Most welcome

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Post by TimoHartong » Wed Jan 29, 2020 7:32 pm

roland wrote:
Tue Jan 28, 2020 5:34 pm
Oh yes sure. I am also bringing my FPGAtom.
There will probably more 8bit computers.

@Timo: can you reserve some tables for us?
I think we can find you a table if I know you will be there. How many tables do you need ?

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Post by JudgeBeeb » Wed Jan 29, 2020 10:05 pm

TimoHartong wrote:
Wed Jan 29, 2020 7:31 pm
Yes, a very good idea. Every Acorn computer ( or its replica ) is welcome. Most welcome
Sorry Timo, having now seen that this is the Eurovision weekend (even if it is in Rotterdam and not Amsterdam) I am reluctant to come. At the very least, all the hotels I usually book with seem to have doubled their prices.

I would love to come another year.
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Post by oss003 » Wed Jan 29, 2020 10:15 pm

Hi Timo,

I'll be attending to with 1 Atom and a laptop.

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Post by BasV_NL » Mon Feb 10, 2020 6:50 pm

I will also bring my Master with PiTubeDirect, multiOS, datacenter and gotekdrive and a working econet including the Econet Bridge and as said the restored Acorn Cambridge Workstation (ACW) and the FileStore E01 & E20. Timo will bring his A5000, and some other rare Archies that will also be hooked up to the econet.

I'm thinking about the Beeb with the Beeb video digitiser to make retro portray pictures for people that want to have a 8 bit digital picture of themselves. Just for fun. A picture like that ignited my Acorn hobby back in the day :D
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Post by Kazzie » Mon Feb 10, 2020 9:30 pm

BasV_NL wrote:
Mon Feb 10, 2020 6:50 pm
I will also bring my Master with PiTubeDirect, multiOS, datacenter and gotekdrive and a working econet including the Econet Bridge and as said the restored Acorn Cambridge Workstation (ACW) and the FileStore E01 & E20. Timo will bring his A5000, and some other rare Archies that will also be hooked up to the econet.

I'm thinking about the Beeb with the Beeb video digitiser to make retro portray pictures for people that want to have a 8 bit digital picture of themselves. Just for fun. A picture like that ignited my Acorn hobby back in the day :D
On the topic of 8-bit digital cameras: yesterday, while wiring up my old Super Nintendo for my kids to have some fun, I decided to plug in my Game Boy Camera (using my Super Game Boy adapter).

Back in the 90s this grainy black-and-white camera may have felt like the bee's knees, but its photographic capabilities really haven't aged well. :shock: I can't believe that I actually managed to do stop-motion animation with that pixelated pinhole camera!
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Post by markdryan » Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:51 pm

Hi Timo,

I'd like to attend as well, if there's still room available. I'll be coming by public transport so I won't be able to bring much. I'm thinking an electron with an AP5 and a laptop running rpcemu. I'll probably bring the omni laptop as well. It doesn't run RiscOS of course, but it is nice and small.

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Post by roland » Sat Feb 15, 2020 2:57 pm

@Mark: I can bring my SCART TV if that makes travelling easier for you.
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Post by markdryan » Sat Feb 15, 2020 3:50 pm

roland wrote:
Sat Feb 15, 2020 2:57 pm
@Mark: I can bring my SCART TV if that makes travelling easier for you.
That would be perfect. Thanks.

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Post by TimoHartong » Thu Feb 20, 2020 8:04 pm

We just make space for you all ;-). So good and nice to see all these retro machines be at the annual day. So, in brief, we have the following guests:
- Mark. Perhaps I should also bring a nice CRT as well just in case
- oss003.
- roland

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Post by -B- » Fri Feb 21, 2020 1:29 pm

Multiwizard wrote:
Tue Jan 28, 2020 7:10 am
perhaps -B- (Neil) likes to visit this event?

He lives pretty "close" to that address.
Indeed. Only an hour away depending on traffic.

I could bring my Atom and maybe my Elk.

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Post by TimoHartong » Sat Feb 22, 2020 8:24 am

Most Welcome Mr. B. nice to see al those 8 bits machines.

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Post by BasV_NL » Sat Feb 22, 2020 11:09 am

oss003 wrote:
Tue Jan 28, 2020 5:36 pm
Timo Hartong asked if there are people interested in bringing their Atom to the meeting so I guess its ok.
Otherwise send Timo a PM to be sure.

Greetings
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Hi Kees, ofcourse this is okay. It would be great to meet you. The whole event is about bringing Acorn/RiscOS enthousiasts together and have a nice day. If you have an econetcard on the Atom that would be very nice to see :D
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Post by BasV_NL » Sat Feb 22, 2020 11:21 am

-B- wrote:
Fri Feb 21, 2020 1:29 pm
Multiwizard wrote:
Tue Jan 28, 2020 7:10 am
perhaps -B- (Neil) likes to visit this event?

He lives pretty "close" to that address.
Indeed. Only an hour away depending on traffic.

I could bring my Atom and maybe my Elk.

Neil.
It would be very nice to meet you there Neil! =D> :D
Kind regards, Bas

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