All-day 'Virtual' Acorn session #2, Saturday 2nd May 2020, 9am - 9pm

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Re: Acorn Virtual Saturday Session. 9am - 9pm. 2/5/20

Post by KenLowe » Sun May 03, 2020 9:36 am

Aww. Only just seen this thread. I'll try and join the next virtual meet.

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Re: Acorn Virtual Saturday Session. 9am - 9pm. 2/5/20

Post by sydney » Sun May 03, 2020 10:07 am

KenLowe wrote:
Sun May 03, 2020 9:36 am
Aww. Only just seen this thread. I'll try and join the next virtual meet.
This isn't the first post like this.
Is it a good idea to have a thread where people can declare interest in any future virtual meetups which I can then pm/email those people when an event is imminent?

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Re: Acorn Virtual Saturday Session. 9am - 9pm. 2/5/20

Post by jbnbeeb » Sun May 03, 2020 10:18 am

dominicbeesley wrote:
Sat May 02, 2020 11:34 pm
Could I say a big thanks to the organisers and all the paricipants for an excellent day. I think it flowed really well.

Thanks

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+1 to this. Thanks Simon , Dave and Robert for getting this together
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Re: All-day 'Virtual' Acorn session #2, Saturday 2nd May 2020, 9am - 9pm

Post by JudgeBeeb » Sun May 03, 2020 10:29 am

I had an awesome day yesterday. Thanks to Arcadian and sydney for all the work you put into this.
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Re: Acorn Virtual Saturday Session. 9am - 9pm. 2/5/20

Post by oss003 » Sun May 03, 2020 10:30 am

+1 for me too.
I think it worked great with the slots and schedule ...... thanks.

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Re: Acorn Virtual Saturday Session. 9am - 9pm. 2/5/20

Post by jbnbeeb » Sun May 03, 2020 10:46 am

sydney wrote:
Sun May 03, 2020 10:07 am
KenLowe wrote:
Sun May 03, 2020 9:36 am
Aww. Only just seen this thread. I'll try and join the next virtual meet.
This isn't the first post like this.
Is it a good idea to have a thread where people can declare interest in any future virtual meetups which I can then pm/email those people when an event is imminent?
Is there a way to "pin" the meetup threads to the top - even in active topics?
..I'll be at the Virtual Acorn meetup for Cambridge Computer Museum May 16th 2020

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Re: Acorn Virtual Saturday Session. 9am - 9pm. 2/5/20

Post by Arcadian » Sun May 03, 2020 11:01 am

jbnbeeb wrote:
Sun May 03, 2020 10:46 am
Is there a way to "pin" the meetup threads to the top - even in active topics?
I've made the Cambridge-replacement thread 'global'. This pins it to the top of every forum within Stardot.

This does move it 'out' of the main Events section - but it's visible directly above (and I've changed the existing 'Forum etiquette' post from Global to a regular Announcement, meaning 'Cambridge-replacement' is currently the only 'global' topic visible across all forums).

I've checked and even making a topic Global doesn't pin it to the top of Active topics.

Let me know if this works for you.
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Re: Acorn Virtual Saturday Session. 9am - 9pm. 2/5/20

Post by roland » Sun May 03, 2020 3:15 pm

+2 from me too.
oss003 wrote:
Sun May 03, 2020 10:30 am
I think it worked great with the slots and schedule ...... thanks.
It worked great, indeed. A great advantage for the presenter is that you have to tell your story only once and you have all participants as your audience (well, except those that go away or fall asleep :lol: ). If the slots are recorded and published on the board or Youtube then people who have missed a slot can watch it anyway.

Like I already mentioned yesterday, I prefer a short break (10 minutes max) after two slots for going to the toilet or getting a cup of tea.

BTW Kees, cool that you are working on Dare Devil Dennis for the Atom \:D/ After you have finished that I might have a new challenge for you....
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Re: All-day 'Virtual' Acorn session #2, Saturday 2nd May 2020, 9am - 9pm

Post by wolfgang » Sun May 03, 2020 3:18 pm

Thanks to everybody for a very interesting and entertaining time. =D>

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Re: Acorn Virtual Saturday Session. 9am - 9pm. 2/5/20

Post by oss003 » Sun May 03, 2020 6:57 pm

roland wrote:
Sun May 03, 2020 3:15 pm
BTW Kees, cool that you are working on Dare Devil Dennis for the Atom \:D/ After you have finished that I might have a new challenge for you....
Daredevil Dennis over Wifi ..... ;)
I love challenges.

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Re: Acorn Virtual Saturday Session. 9am - 9pm. 2/5/20

Post by SimonSideburns » Sun May 03, 2020 9:44 pm

I saw the announcement with plenty of time to express interest, but I knew I might be busy and unable to attend, and in the end I ended up busy removing loose blocks from above an old wooden lintel on the rear wall of our kitchen and replacing the lintel with a proper steel one.

It was pretty scary stuff, considering I don't have any Acrow props. I ended up gently sawing through the mortar with an old wood saw, which surprisingly went pretty well, and after major fettling the rest of the day yesterday and most of today I was able to sit the new lintel in the right place.

Thankfully I didn't attack the wall with anything causing too much vibration and the unsupported blocks didn't come tumbling down. It was likely that the pebble dash on the exterior face of the wall was holding it all together.

Tomorrow I have to mix some mortar and start putting up new supporting blocks above the lintel, so the wall above has something to sit on.

The only thing I really miss about virtual ABUGs though is there aren't the usual slew of pictures of everything going on to wade through while reminiscing on what a lovely day it was. A screenshot of Zoom somehow isn't quite the same.
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Re: All-day 'Virtual' Acorn session #2, Saturday 2nd May 2020, 9am - 9pm

Post by sydney » Mon May 04, 2020 10:59 am

I'd like to say a few thanks yous.
Thanks to Robert and Dave for the work they put into it, I'm not sure I'd manage 12 hours without your support.
Thanks to KarateEd for the fantastic High Score Challenge, it was a welcome change of pace.
Thanks to everyone who gave presentations, they really made the day so succesful.
Thanks to everyone who attended. I wasn't sure how well the online format would work but with everyone working together it certainly works and I think will become a permanent part of the Acorn events calendar.
Looking forward to the next one on Tuesday the 12th I think.

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Re: All-day 'Virtual' Acorn session #2, Saturday 2nd May 2020, 9am - 9pm

Post by Arcadian » Mon May 04, 2020 11:54 am

I echo sydney's remarks above! Am especially appreciative of the all the speakers/presenters, almost all of whom were approached at extremely short notice!

Also thanks to markjw for maintaining the 'schedule' slide throughout the session via his second Zoom account, it was really handy having it there to refer to (and periodically 'spotlight') throughout the day.
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Re: All-day 'Virtual' Acorn session #2, Saturday 2nd May 2020, 9am - 9pm

Post by KarateEd » Mon May 04, 2020 7:52 pm

I just want to echo most of what Sydney said.

For me, it's a great experience just to be able to see the folks that I've been chatting on and off with for the last several years. You've all become a part of my life, certainly in my heart and I hold you dear.

It's probably the only way that I'd ever get to see you so I welcome these Virtual ABUGs as much as and maybe more, than most folks.
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