ABug North 18/19/20 November 2016, Bolton

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ABug North 18/19/20 November 2016, Bolton

Post by sydney » Wed Jun 22, 2016 7:28 am

Hi all.

After the fantastic meeting in Halifax I'm pleased to announce another ABug NORTH meeting!

The event will be taking place on the 18/19/20th of November in Bolton, the same location we used so many times last year.

ABug meetups are open to enthusiasts of the BBC Micro, Acorn Electron, Atom and Archimedes/RISC OS machines - and typically involve:
  • members bringing their own hardware to set up and show off**
  • time spent working on hardware and programming/games projects
  • exchange of ideas/knowledge
  • upgrade and repair of poorly Acorn machines
  • collaborative work on community projects, such as software preservation, preparation/planning for displays at events etc.
  • sale of items by members (not guaranteed, but there are often opportunities to buy bits)
  • general socialising, food/drink and the odd hi-score competition!
** = please ensure that any hardware you bring that features the RIFA/Paper-type capacitors with a tendency to go POP (e.g. Beebs) have had the caps changed!

The room will be available at the following times:
Friday 18th: 4pm - 10pm
Saturday 19th: 8am - 10pm
Sunday 20th: 8am - 5pm

Costs: The room is being provided free of charge but we are paying for our own snacks and drinks so £10 will be needed to secure your place (all proceeds will be put towards refreshments)

Obviously you will have the cost of a hotel room for one or two nights if you want to stay. Holiday Inn Bolton is just around the corner (about half a mile away). To keep costs down you could always share a twin with another member.

There are also plans for a curry on the Saturday night so please mention in the thread if you will be joining.

The meeting, as always, will be pretty informal so let us know what you will be up to.

There will be a little bit more room for us this time as Arcadian's gear has been removed (this includes the spare TVs/monitors, so please bring your own screen and cables if required).

There are 28 spaces available broken down in the following way:

22 places with half a table each,
4 places on the sofa's around the coffee table - suitable for laptop use only - ,
Gary's desk for Gary - 1 place
I'm bringing a small computer trolley - 1 space

This is 8 more than Halifax, so please post in this thread and send me a PM to confirm payment information and to have your name added to the list.


CONFIRMED
Bringing kit
  1. Arcadian (Dave) Arriving Friday evening, leaving Sunday PAID
  2. lazarusr (Robert) Arriving Friday afternoon, leaving Sunday PAID
  3. daveejhitchins (Dave) Arriving Friday afternoon, leaving Sunday PAID
  4. Prime (Phil) Arriving Friday afternoon, leaving Sunday PAID
  5. jgharston (Jonathan) Arriving Friday afternoon, leaving Sunday PAID
  6. IanS (Ian) Arriving Friday afternoon, leaving Sunday PAID
  7. hoglet (Dave) Arriving Friday afternoon, leaving Sunday
  8. sixxdog_uk (Alex) Arriving Friday afternoon, leaving Sunday
  9. mattyj (Matt) Arriving Friday afternoon, leaving Sunday? PAID
  10. danielj (Daniel) Arriving Friday afternoon, leaving Sunday? PAID
  11. jbnbeeb (Jason) Arriving Friday afternoon, leaving Sunday PAID
  12. roland (Roland) Arriving Friday afternoon, leaving SundayPAID
  13. z0m8ied0g (Stephen) Arriving Sunday, leaving Sunday PAID
  14. BeebMaster (Ian) Arriving Friday afternoon, leaving Sunday PAID
  15. retroclinic (Mark)
  16. sfdNut(Simon) Arriving Saturday, leaving Saturday PAID
  17. Jeremy Grayson (Jeremy) Arriving Saturday, leaving Saturday PAID
  18. VincentVega Arriving Saturday, leaving Saturday PAID
  19. 1024MAK(Mark) Arriving Friday, leaving Sunday PAID
  20. AVAILABLE!
  21. AVAILABLE!
Laptop Only
  1. AVAILABLE!
  2. AVAILABLE!
  3. AVAILABLE!
  4. AVAILABLE!
Other
  1. sydney (Simon) Arriving Friday evening, leaving Sunday midday(ish) PAID
  2. Gar2293 (Gary) Arriving Friday afternoon, leaving Sunday PAID
TENTATIVE
SATURDAY NIGHT CURRY (Time & Venue TBA)
  • Sydney(Simon)
  • Arcadian(Dave)
  • lazarusr(Robert)
  • daveejhitchins(Dave)
  • jbnbeeb(Jason)
ARCADE CLUB
  • sydney
  • GAR2293
  • jbnbeeb
  • Arcadian

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Re: ABug North 18/19/20 November, Bolton

Post by JonC » Wed Jun 22, 2016 9:31 am

While I would love to go, I'm on Holiday! :x

Any chance of moving it back a week? [-o<
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Re: ABug North 18/19/20 November, Bolton

Post by JudgeBeeb » Wed Jun 22, 2016 10:10 am

Please can you put me down for all three days.

Thanks.

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Post by daveejhitchins » Wed Jun 22, 2016 2:06 pm

Count me in :D And for the Curry - a different dish, this time, perhaps!!

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Re: ABug North 18/19/20 November, Bolton

Post by JudgeBeeb » Wed Jun 22, 2016 2:11 pm

lazarusr wrote:Please can you put me down for all three days.

Thanks.
Also me for the curry please.

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Re: ABug North 18/19/20 November, Bolton

Post by sydney » Wed Jun 22, 2016 2:50 pm

JonC wrote:While I would love to go, I'm on Holiday! :x

Any chance of moving it back a week? [-o<
Unfortunately it's the only weekend I'm free in November and I'm too busy at work to push it into December.

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Post by JonC » Wed Jun 22, 2016 3:20 pm

sydney wrote:
JonC wrote:While I would love to go, I'm on Holiday! :x

Any chance of moving it back a week? [-o<
Unfortunately it's the only weekend I'm free in November and I'm too busy at work to push it into December.

No worries, it was just on the off chance.

Have fun guys!
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Re: ABug North 18/19/20 November, Bolton

Post by Prime » Wed Jun 22, 2016 4:39 pm

I should be able to make it as normal for all three days.

Cheers.

Phill.

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Re: ABug North 18/19/20 November, Bolton

Post by Gar2293 » Wed Jun 22, 2016 4:48 pm

Hi all

Few points,

Includes fast WIFI and wired internet, tea, coffee, bottled water, multi game arcade cabinet.
We have the same tables and chairs as the previous meets.
Arcade Club is a few miles away in Bury, well worth a visit, http://www.arcadeclub.co.uk

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Re: ABug North 18/19/20 November, Bolton

Post by jgharston » Wed Jun 22, 2016 5:38 pm

Put me down for yes. I missed the thread thinking "November" was last year's meeting. ;)

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Post by sydney » Wed Jun 22, 2016 7:40 pm

Does anyone have a decent photo to use over on the facebook group to advertise the event? It needs to be 1920x1080.

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Re: ABug North 18/19/20 November 2016, Bolton

Post by IanS » Wed Jun 22, 2016 7:44 pm

Count me in, all 3 days.
(Undecided on the curry)

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Post by IanS » Wed Jun 22, 2016 7:46 pm

sydney wrote:It needs to be 1920x1080.
Why?

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Post by sydney » Wed Jun 22, 2016 7:47 pm

Thats what it asks for! Wel lactually it recommends 1920x1080 so I suppose anything will do.

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Post by hoglet » Wed Jun 22, 2016 7:55 pm

Hi Sydney,

Please sign me up for the Saturday and the Sunday.

I probably won't be partaking in the meal on Saturday evening.

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Post by sydney » Wed Jun 22, 2016 8:13 pm

sydney wrote:Does anyone have a decent photo to use over on the facebook group to advertise the event? It needs to be 1920x1080.
Arcadian has sorted one out for me.

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Post by sixxdog_uk » Wed Jun 22, 2016 8:38 pm

Count me in Simon , arriving Friday Afternoon leaving Sunday Afternoon.

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Post by mattyj » Wed Jun 22, 2016 9:20 pm

Count me in!

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Post by flaxcottage » Wed Jun 22, 2016 9:28 pm

I'll be there Saturday all being well. :D
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Post by danielj » Thu Jun 23, 2016 6:03 am

I'll be along!

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Post by jbnbeeb » Sat Jun 25, 2016 9:54 am

Hi,

Great to see a return to Bolton :) Thankyou to Dave, Simon and Garry for organising this =D> =D>

Please count me in for all 3 days and curry on Saturday.
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Post by sydney » Sat Jun 25, 2016 12:01 pm

There seem to be a problem viewing the event page over on facebook. I can see them fine on my phone but I see nothing on my pc using Firefox, Chrome and Internet Explorer. Could everyone who is a member of the Acorn group on facebook click on the events page and let me know if you can see the 2 events in Bolton and Leicester.
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Post by IanS » Sat Jun 25, 2016 12:30 pm

I'm not seeing any events in the Acorn group on Facebook.

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Post by mattyj » Sat Jun 25, 2016 1:53 pm

IanS wrote:I'm not seeing any events in the Acorn group on Facebook.
As one of the admins on the facebook group, I've had a look, and yes confirmed does not show any events on Microsoft internet explorer. It does show on iphone safari & the app.

I've pinned the event on the page, and contacted facebook about this fault.

PS this seems like a common occurrence on facebook for other groups.

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Post by JudgeBeeb » Sat Jun 25, 2016 2:01 pm

No problem from my Facebook app.
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Re: ABug North 18/19/20 November 2016, Bolton

Post by IanS » Sat Jun 25, 2016 2:34 pm

mattyj wrote:
IanS wrote:I'm not seeing any events in the Acorn group on Facebook.
As one of the admins on the facebook group, I've had a look, and yes confirmed does not show any events on Microsoft internet explorer. It does show on iphone safari & the app.

I've pinned the event on the page, and contacted facebook about this fault.

PS this seems like a common occurrence on facebook for other groups.
I was using Chrome.

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Post by sydney » Sat Jun 25, 2016 4:14 pm

Thanks for having a look Ian, Matt's trying to get it sorted.
Gar2293 wrote: Arcade Club is a few miles away in Bury, well worth a visit, http://www.arcadeclub.co.uk

Is anyone else up for this? I am and so is Gary so I'm going to suggest we head off for the curry at 6:00pm and then those who want to can go to Arcade Club and those who don't can return to the venue in Bolton. Post in the thread if you want to join us and I'll add you to the list in the top thread.
Cheers,
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Post by roland » Sun Jun 26, 2016 8:48 am

It's an impressive list of visitors. Quite a list of people I want to meet.

Please count me in for Friday - Sunday :D

I want to bring one Atom (I still have to decide if it will be the green or blue one). Can somebody pick me up at the Manchester Airport at about 16:30?
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Post by roland » Sun Jun 26, 2016 7:03 pm

I have just booked my flight and reservation at the Holiday Inn Bolton Centre hotel \:D/

My estimated arrival time at Manchester Airport is about 16:35. My flight back on Sunday is at 13:30 (local UK times). I'd appreciate it if one of the attendees can pick me up at the airport on Friday and drop me back there on Sunday.

I'm really looking forward to meet you in Bolton :D

BTW I also want to try the curry!
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Re: ABug North 18/19/20 November 2016, Bolton

Post by z0m8ied0g » Sun Jun 26, 2016 8:53 pm

Please put me down for Sunday only, i'd love to come to the entire weekend but have other things planned (annoyingly the only thing all month).
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