Acorn & BBC User Group (ABug) NORTH 31 Jan HALIFAX

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Post by CMcDougall » Wed Nov 26, 2014 10:27 pm

^Dave, the rest of us were on tap water, hence your cheap chip in :lol: :wink:

as some of you know, I have a new jobby :) (thats job, not poo [-( ), so have to do 5 weeks training, but if I do it in quickly (probably in 2 weeks knowing me) I can then make it again 8)
If I have to do the full hog, a quick map check says I will be 56mins away, but don't know if I can take the hired car away, depending on if any other people in the car, or handle two weeks away from my kids :cry: or wife :D lol
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Post by 1024MAK » Wed Nov 26, 2014 11:22 pm

richardtoohey wrote:You guys are making me hungry! =P~
I'm sure if you ask nicely, a slice of pizza and a portion of curry could be airmailed to you :lol:

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Post by retroclinic » Thu Nov 27, 2014 12:32 am

Yes, pop me down for this one too. I'll bring more goodies this time!

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Post by Arcadian » Thu Nov 27, 2014 12:35 am

retroclinic wrote:I'll bring more goodies this time!
I should have enquired about power supply screws and rubber Beeb 'feet' for the last meet ... do you have stocks of those in abundance too? ;)

P.S. Spent yesterday going through a load of my Beebs replacing missing or rusty keyboard/case screws with complete brand new sets, thanks to my acquisitions at the weekend! :)
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Post by retroclinic » Thu Nov 27, 2014 12:46 am

Hi Dave.

Yes, I've got Beeb and Elk (etc) feet in abundance, as well as PSU screws. Do you want me to order you a packet of each for the next meet?

I fixed up those PSUs I got from you. The ones that were still dead needed some of the output caps replacing, as well as the startup caps. You can see most overheated caps on the back of the PCB as they tend to bulge the board out.
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Also one had a blown fuse, probably blew during the X2 going pop. The Wong's one had a -5v fault, caused by another bad cap and bad diode in the output section.

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Post by hiddenevil » Thu Nov 27, 2014 12:55 am

How much is it for a room at the hotel? If I can afford it, I'd love to join everyone for the meal Friday :-)

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Post by Arcadian » Thu Nov 27, 2014 1:04 am

retroclinic wrote:Yes, I've got Beeb and Elk (etc) feet in abundance, as well as PSU screws. Do you want me to order you a packet of each for the next meet?
Yes please, Mark! :)
retroclinic wrote:I fixed up those PSUs I got from you.
Good show - glad you got them all going. I'm very happy with my Issue 2 Beeb (which I didn't even know I had!) that was brought back to life as a result of installing the retroclinic-refurbed PSU. :D
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Post by Arcadian » Thu Nov 27, 2014 1:10 am

hiddenevil wrote:How much is it for a room at the hotel? If I can afford it, I'd love to join everyone for the meal Friday :-)
They are currently £29 for the Friday and £35 for the Saturday if you pay up-front (with no cancellations allowed). The "Flexible" rate (i.e. no upfront payment required) will be about double that.

But be warned that the hotel will only offer a very limited number of rooms at the cheaper "saver rate" prices (I don't know how many but it might be as low as 6 per night). Once these have gone, prices will immediately shoot up to around £64+ per night.

As a couple of us have already booked rooms, I'd advise anyone looking to stay on the Friday and/or Saturday nights to book their rooms asap.
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Post by sydney » Thu Nov 27, 2014 8:37 am

Just to say I've not booked my room yet as I have no funds until tomorrow but if anyone wants to share a twin room pm me asap and it'll halve our room costs!

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Post by daveejhitchins » Thu Nov 27, 2014 11:21 am

Just booked for the Friday (still at £29) . . . and my sister's B&B for Saturday night :lol:

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Post by sydney » Thu Nov 27, 2014 1:43 pm

daveejhitchins wrote:Just booked for the Friday (still at £29) . . . and my sister's B&B for Saturday night :lol:

Dave H :D
Looks like me and Dave are sharing on Friday night. I'll be booking my Saturday night room tomorrow, let me know if you want to share. I'll book a twin room just in case.

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Post by Dave Footitt » Thu Nov 27, 2014 5:33 pm

OK I'm booked in for Friday again, couldn't get the room for both Friday and Saturday, but it semed to work out OK last time!

See you all next year :lol:

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Post by flynnjs » Sat Nov 29, 2014 11:01 pm

I've booked. I was going on another leisure trip but I've decided to do this instead.
I will be there Friday, hopefully in time for food this time, and leaving Saturday night.

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Post by Arcadian » Sat Nov 29, 2014 11:59 pm

Wow, wasn't expecting you to make the January meet - so that's superb news! :)
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Post by sydney » Sun Nov 30, 2014 3:58 pm

5 days in and there are only 4 places left!

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Post by BeebMaster » Sun Nov 30, 2014 4:46 pm

I'll be there, looking forward to it!!
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Post by Prime » Tue Dec 02, 2014 2:51 pm

Right Hotel booked, same deal as before turning up Friday, going home Sunday.

Cheers.

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Post by danielj » Thu Jan 08, 2015 2:12 pm

Just to bump as there are still places, and note that I've just bunged £12 at Arcadian!

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Post by Arcadian » Thu Jan 08, 2015 2:25 pm

Thanks, but Simon (sydney) is collecting contributions for this one! ;)

Don't worry - have just transferred the payment over to Simon ...
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Post by danielj » Thu Jan 08, 2015 2:31 pm

Bums :D Cheers!

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Post by Dave Footitt » Thu Jan 08, 2015 3:25 pm

Last time I sent the money to retrosoftware, where does it go this time?

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Post by jbnbeeb » Thu Jan 08, 2015 4:14 pm

Dave Footitt wrote:Last time I sent the money to retrosoftware, where does it go this time?
Send sydney a PM and he'll give you his paypal details..
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Post by sydney » Thu Jan 08, 2015 8:55 pm

I've updated the list in the first post to include Daniels payment.

I have to make the payment for the room on the 17th (possibly the 16th) so could everyone please try to get the money to me by the end of this week if possible but by the 15th at the very latest. If that's going to be a problem please pm me.
Dave Footitt wrote:Last time I sent the money to retrosoftware, where does it go this time?
Check your pm's, Dave.

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Post by leenew » Thu Jan 08, 2015 9:01 pm

Simon, I have just realised I haven't paid for this and I can't find your original p.m.
Please send me it again please.
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Post by flynnjs » Fri Jan 09, 2015 7:56 am

I don't think I got a PM. My room has been booked for ages tho.

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Post by Zarchos » Fri Jan 09, 2015 1:46 pm

I envy you !
Take lots of pictures, please :)

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Post by hiddenevil » Fri Jan 09, 2015 7:13 pm

Hi guys

I'm most certainly going to attend, I'm sorry for my silence. Had a lot happening over Christmas, not all of it good. Which sadly has kept me away from being online or even mucking around with my old machines.

Finally seem to be getting back on track, so can't wait to see you all again on the 31st.

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Post by danielj » Fri Jan 09, 2015 7:35 pm

Does anyone who's coming want an extension cable made up for their matchbox-co-pro? I'm about to order the bits and obviously it's cheaper to do a whole bunch than just one...

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Post by flaxcottage » Fri Jan 09, 2015 8:57 pm

danielj wrote:Does anyone who's coming want an extension cable made up for their matchbox-co-pro? I'm about to order the bits and obviously it's cheaper to do a whole bunch than just one...

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Post by danielj » Fri Jan 09, 2015 9:33 pm

Sure - I'll do 10, that's 4 already spoken for, 6 up for grabs. They'll be 30cm unless anyone asks for anything different!

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