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Re: Remarkable videos recently posted on Youtube

Post by tricky » Sun Jul 28, 2019 3:30 pm

Mamemeister has just done a live interview with me:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=1ERdviu0cmM
Sorry :oops: it had to be live as although Skype would echo my mike to me, it wouldn't send it, so we used hangouts which apparently had to be live - even before it was set "live".

Eedit: Just the playback, seems fine now.
I also seem to have turned into a frog! My ps3 eye would only show green on hangouts and the kinnect seems to have awful lag both on IE; Chrome wouldn't work with either camera and hangouts wouldn't work on Firefox.
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Post by Elminster » Sun Jul 28, 2019 5:45 pm

Will you be charging for appearances at ABUG meets now your famous :)

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Re: Remarkable videos recently posted on Youtube

Post by tricky » Sun Jul 28, 2019 7:14 pm

Well, I will want the same fee as Kieran, but I don't need the star on my dressing room door :lol:

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Re: Remarkable videos recently posted on Youtube

Post by davidb » Sun Jul 28, 2019 7:47 pm

You've had your 15 minutes of MAME now. :lol:

I'll get my coat. :roll:

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Post by chinnyhill10 » Fri Aug 09, 2019 5:30 pm

I know its not the done thing to honk about your own videos, but this one will be of interest to people on here. I was in Worthing working yesterday and at the end of the day I decided to go and find the computer shop who still sell Acorn stuff, CJE. It was well past five but I went for a walk and came across the familiar logo in their window. Turns out they are moving in a few weeks so this could be the last glimpse of the final high street Acorn computer shop in the UK:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DThEox39Ok0

Good news is they are moving to larger premises on an industrial estate in Littlehampton. But of course this does mean that this is the final time the Acorn logo will be seen on the high street.

Lovely chaps running it, loads of spares and stuff but you all know that. Big thanks to Chris for taking the time to speak to me.
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Re: Remarkable videos recently posted on Youtube

Post by Ramtop » Fri Aug 09, 2019 5:44 pm

Very interesting. I'm amazed Chris has managed to keep going all these years, computer shops of any type are becoming a rare sight.
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Post by VectorEyes » Fri Aug 09, 2019 6:00 pm

It's a shame they're moving, I always thought I might take a trip up there one day for the pure nostalgia factor of walking into an 'Acorn' shop!

(I'd inevitably end up buying lots of stuff of course!)

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Post by chinnyhill10 » Fri Aug 09, 2019 6:10 pm

VectorEyes wrote:
Fri Aug 09, 2019 6:00 pm
It's a shame they're moving, I always thought I might take a trip up there one day for the pure nostalgia factor of walking into an 'Acorn' shop!

(I'd inevitably end up buying lots of stuff of course!)
The shop will still be there for a new weeks, but given how much he's spending on the racking alone for the new place I'd say it will be bigger and better!

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Post by chinnyhill10 » Fri Aug 09, 2019 6:11 pm

VectorEyes wrote:
Fri Aug 09, 2019 6:00 pm
It's a shame they're moving, I always thought I might take a trip up there one day for the pure nostalgia factor of walking into an 'Acorn' shop!

(I'd inevitably end up buying lots of stuff of course!)
Yeah, I couldn't resist Double Density floppies. Not cheap but will solve my woes of formatting my good blank HD to DD's and them being trashed eventually.

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Re: Remarkable videos recently posted on Youtube

Post by IanS » Sun Aug 11, 2019 2:25 pm

chinnyhill10 wrote:
Fri Aug 09, 2019 6:10 pm
The shop will still be there for a new weeks, but given how much he's spending on the racking alone for the new place I'd say it will be bigger and better!
He covered it in his last wakefield talk - https://youtu.be/IieSKgokh6Y
I think the new building is here - https://goo.gl/maps/4aaATXJm3j8bpUmUA

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Post by chinnyhill10 » Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:25 pm

IanS wrote:
Sun Aug 11, 2019 2:25 pm
chinnyhill10 wrote:
Fri Aug 09, 2019 6:10 pm
The shop will still be there for a new weeks, but given how much he's spending on the racking alone for the new place I'd say it will be bigger and better!
He covered it in his last wakefield talk - https://youtu.be/IieSKgokh6Y
I think the new building is here - https://goo.gl/maps/4aaATXJm3j8bpUmUA
Understandable given the problems of the high street these days. More space for your money and closer to home. Although of course less opportunity to just 'pop in' as I did for a browse when you are tucked a bit out of the way.

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Post by chinnyhill10 » Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:04 pm

chinnyhill10 wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:25 pm
Understandable given the problems of the high street these days. More space for your money and closer to home. Although of course less opportunity to just 'pop in' as I did for a browse when you are tucked a bit out of the way.
True although Littlehampton isn't huge and for a retro day out you can pop in to the Wimpy in town who will do you a lovely fresh omelette with salad like I had. Or a Bender In A Bun if you prefer.

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Re: Remarkable videos recently posted on Youtube

Post by BigEd » Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:11 pm

Had to look that up:
A Bender in a Bun is an unconventional burger. Originally a frankfurter sausage, it has been carefully sliced to within an inch of its edges, curled into a circle, and deep fried.

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Post by Andrew_Waite » Sat Aug 17, 2019 5:55 pm

Part three of Adrian Black's superb 'Pet Rescue', where he replaces a bad video RAM chip and fixes the keyboard of his Commodore PET 2001.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y4BTfpHOQFk

Parts one and two are here :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yn12tbIg5ec&t=27s
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Jyuke-cnzE
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Post by Andrew_Waite » Sat Aug 17, 2019 7:29 pm

Our Sinclair. Amigos Retro Gaming's podcast on the Spectrum side scrolling shooter, Zynaps. One of my favourite games for the Spectrum, with awesome Stephen Crow graphics.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gweHG4Q ... 9_b2L18apQ

And a previous episode on Manic Miner.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g3ruDhI12E0&t=1587s
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Post by BigEd » Sun Aug 18, 2019 6:08 pm

Here's the Acorn presence at VCF West recently - at the 13s mark - blink and you miss it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_cont ... gMfQNhuZDo

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Post by Elminster » Sun Aug 18, 2019 6:55 pm

BigEd wrote:
Sun Aug 18, 2019 6:08 pm
Here's the Acorn presence at VCF West recently - at the 13s mark - blink and you miss it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_cont ... gMfQNhuZDo
You are not kidding. About 3 seconds worth.

Some zx81 like near the end.
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Post by BigEd » Sun Aug 18, 2019 7:07 pm

Never sure if I should post this sort of thing to the Beeb Spotting thread...

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Post by BigEd » Tue Aug 20, 2019 6:45 pm

Chris Turner features in this short OU video about the "fourth generation" of computers - the micro.
(previous generations: Colossus, Elliott 803, ICL 2900 - all in the same playlist.)

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(Later in the playlist, some short audio-only non-videos on Turing.)
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Post by acorn » Mon Sep 02, 2019 7:25 pm

For those of us who are unlucky and can't make it to the Acorn World and ABUG meetup, Cambridge.

The Archive (Centre For Computing History)
Silicon Heaven! @ The Centre for Computing History

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Post by Andrew_Waite » Mon Sep 09, 2019 5:34 pm

Kim Justice's top 100 ZX Spectrum games of all-time.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cEZvUWdAtA0

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Post by Andrew_Waite » Wed Sep 18, 2019 2:05 am

Retro Island Diskettes 1.5 hour interview with Jim Bagley!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8UdXeTqrFo

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Post by BigEd » Wed Oct 02, 2019 3:11 pm

Two of the talks from the recent Acorn World at CCH are up:

Jonathan Griffiths - Acorn World Talk
Jonathan Griffiths talks about his time at Acornsoft, where he wrote some of the first arcade games for the BBC Micro as well as contributing to the BBC Domesday Project. Jonathan spent his A-levels teaching himself Assembler using his Acorn Atom, during which time he wrote (too many) games instead of revising for his A-levels. After failing these he joined Acornsoft in 1981 and wrote some of the early BBC Micro games, such as Snapper & Rocket Raid. He also wrote a book titled "Creative Assembler”
Alex van Someren - Acorn World Talk
Alex van Someren talks about his work at Acorn, which began while he was still a schoolboy! He also talk about starting up his own company which developed add-ons and upgrades for Archimedes and RISC PC machines. Back in the day, Alex helped deliver the BBC Microcomputer and Electron at Acorn, and co-wrote the first book on the ARM RISC architecture, also available pirated in Japanese!
Alex mentions fitting a 6345 as a replacement CRTC to allow easy smooth vertical scrolling, for Autocue's autocue product. And getting the ARM3 upgrade out as a successful product before Acorn had an ARM3 machine to offer.

(via this post on the retrocomputing forum.)

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Post by Pernod » Wed Oct 02, 2019 4:16 pm

BigEd wrote:
Wed Oct 02, 2019 3:11 pm
Alex mentions fitting a 6345 as a replacement CRTC to allow easy smooth vertical scrolling, for Autocue's autocue product. And getting the ARM3 upgrade out as a successful product before Acorn had an ARM3 machine to offer.

(via this post on the retrocomputing forum.)
The Autocue is based on the Compact and a Swedish version was found in Finland last year, posted in the Acorn FB group. Unfortunately one of the ROMs was bad so my emulation is incomplete. It was Alex's mention of it using a 6345 that piqued my interest as the photos on FB aren't that clear and this wasn't obvious.

Anyway, I had a brief chat with Alex after his talk. After I introduced myself and showed him the FB photos of the Autocue he guessed where my line of inquiry was going. He's kindly offered to contact the Autocue developers in the hope of obtaining more technical information, and hopefully the missing ROM.
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Post by Elminster » Wed Oct 02, 2019 4:44 pm

On a roll this week. Mike at Mike’s Electronics has released an interesting video about the design of his first commercial board, release as the Watford Electronics Printer Buffer, a lot of the development done on the Beeb.

https://youtu.be/qdfqX5TfKP8

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Post by Andrew_Waite » Sat Oct 05, 2019 6:14 pm

"Micro Men - 10th Anniversary - With Chris Curry, Steve Furber and Hermann Hauser".

A YouTube video set to premier on the 8th October.

"To celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the BBC's premiere of Micro Men, starring Alexander Armstrong and Martin Freeman, the Centre for Computing History has gathered together Chris Curry, Steve Furber and Hermann Hauser, who are represented in the film, for a re-watch of the movie, and reminiscence about those times at Acorn along with Jason, director of the museum."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yaonVYOTSsk

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Post by Andrew_Waite » Mon Oct 07, 2019 2:04 pm

Kim Justice's Top 100 Commodore Amiga Games of All-Time

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tWQfX-hP1RQ

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Post by 0xC0DE » Tue Oct 08, 2019 4:19 pm

Andrew_Waite wrote:
Sat Oct 05, 2019 6:14 pm
"Micro Men - 10th Anniversary - With Chris Curry, Steve Furber and Hermann Hauser".

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yaonVYOTSsk
Don't forget to be there tonight. I'm waiting already :mrgreen:
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Post by Elminster » Tue Oct 08, 2019 4:38 pm

0xC0DE wrote:
Tue Oct 08, 2019 4:19 pm
Andrew_Waite wrote:
Sat Oct 05, 2019 6:14 pm
"Micro Men - 10th Anniversary - With Chris Curry, Steve Furber and Hermann Hauser".

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yaonVYOTSsk
Don't forget to be there tonight. I'm waiting already :mrgreen:
I clicked reminder 3 or 4 days ago. When they started putting out the teasers. I kept thinking it was out and then being sad.

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Post by Andrew_Waite » Wed Oct 09, 2019 4:07 am

Andrew_Waite wrote:
Sat Oct 05, 2019 6:14 pm
"Micro Men - 10th Anniversary - With Chris Curry, Steve Furber and Hermann Hauser".

A YouTube video set to premier on the 8th October.

"To celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the BBC's premiere of Micro Men, starring Alexander Armstrong and Martin Freeman, the Centre for Computing History has gathered together Chris Curry, Steve Furber and Hermann Hauser, who are represented in the film, for a re-watch of the movie, and reminiscence about those times at Acorn along with Jason, director of the museum."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yaonVYOTSsk
I enjoyed the after show chat, with Chris Curry, Steve Furber and Hermann Hauser, more than the comments from the trio made during the screening of the Micro Men movie itself. Here is a link :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l4I2ktcWdJM
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