There was originally going to be a weekend ABug running May 15-17 at the Cambridge Centre for Computing History. Due to the Coronavirus, the museum is closed and it is likely to be some time before they're able to re-open.
To quote from the museum website:
"Things are tough right now ..They're tough for everyone But when coronavirus hit here in the UK, the museum had to close its doors to the public, and we lost practically all our income overnight. No visitors, no workshops, no events, no school visits... no income."
So in lieu of the original event, I'd like this Virtual Acorn meetup to support the museum. It will be hosted via ZOOM, with the help of some fellow kind Stardotters who've organised and run the other recent virtual meetups.
- For those wishing to attend, if you feel you are able to, please consider a donation to the museum via their "Just Giving" link: https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/computermuseum .
- Donating is not mandatory to attend.
- For attendees who feel they're able to donate, I'm going to suggest a minimum donation of £9.00 - which would be the entrance fee for a day's visit to the musuem.
Update 15th May
We can now present the final version of the schedule (click to enlarge):
The 6pm Speaker Slot has now been confirmed - which will be a talk/Q&A from ex-Computer Concepts developer Paul Hiscock, who wrote games such as Android Attack and utility roms including Disc Doctor and Print Master.
Though it will be very similar to the meeting that was held on 2nd May, we are trying to pack in as many presentations as possible into this special, one-off event. Hence the gaps between each presenter slot (labelled as "projects and troubleshooting") are in most cases very brief (typically 15 minutes). Future all-day Virtual ABug events will see a return to longer breaks between presenter slots.
Format of the Virtual Acorn meetup..
Two "features" of this virtual meet up are:
- If a presenter is happy to do so, we'll record their talk for future upload to the museum Youtube channel
- Regarding privacy, only those people wishing to do a presentation/talk would be visible in the recording.
- Jason F will be present (I believe with a member of staff whilst social distancing) in the museum and attending the ZOOM meetup.
- He would be happy to fetch and show items from the museum archive on request.
- Museum artifacts are catalogued.You can search for them via the "Search_here" box in the top right hand corner of their website: http://www.computinghistory.org.uk .
- If you click through to a specific artifact, a catalogue number should be visible at the bottom of that artifact page.
- Please post the catalogue number in this thread of the item you would like to see.
**50 attendees maximum..** NOW FULL!!
If you'd like to attend, please post in this thread or PM me - please state
- approx times you think you'll be online.
- if you're working on any projects and I'll put a short description next to your name below
- if you'd like to do a project talk/presentation (will PM you to arrange a slot) Edit 8th May: schedule now full
On Friday 15th May, I will PM attendees with the ZOOM meeting details.
1. jbnbeeb. (Jason) Attending all day. Possibly some coding on my WIP game. Doing talk on WIP game
2. jgharston. (Jonathan) I'll probably be working on adding Trig/Log to PDP11 BASIC
3. Arcadian. (Dave) Earlyish til 9.
4. LordVaderUK . (Andy) Popping in and out
5. BigEd. (Ed) Popping in and out 9-5.
6. anightin. (Andy) Showing off working System 3 build, and/or the System 5 if it is working by then.
7. Pernod. (Nigel ) Popping in. Demonstrating MAME emulation of items previously archived from the museum.
8. daveejhitchins. (Dave)
9. tricky. (Richard) Attending all day.
10. z0m8ied0g. (Steve)
11. sbadger. (Stewart)
12. JudgeBeeb. (Robert) Attending all day. I would be happy to show my replica Atom PCB
13. flibble. (Peter)
14. dp11. (Dominic)
15. chrisn. (Chris) Should be able to attend all day
16. billcarr2005. (bill)
17. dominicbeesley (dominic) Giving hardware demo of Blitter board
18. EdwardianDuck (Jeremy)
19. wolfgang . (Wolfgang) Popping in and out
20. MarkMoxon . (Mark) Attending in the afternoon
21. 1024MAK . (Mark)
22. KarateEd . (Ed) Evening time / High Score Competition
23. myelin . (Phil) 6 or 7pm?
24. DaveLecky. (Dave) popping in and out?
25. OxC0DE (Kelvin) Popping in and out. Current projects: porting Mountain Panic to the Acorn Electron, coding Elk demo effects in 6502 asm, etc.
26. markjw. (Mark)
27. sydney. (Simon)
28. frankc. (Frank) Attending across the day; talks are main interest
29. MattGodbolt (Matt) Would love to join from Chicago (6 hours behind); probably 6pmish UK time onwards!
30. helpful (Bryan) will drop in from 2pm ish
31. scarybeasts (Chris) will do a talk on his new beebjit emulator and possibly HFE
32. TimoHartong (Timo) joining after 11am Working on 2nd serial port for raspberry pi and bluetooth stack
33. kieranhj (Kieran) Afternoon/evening. Sharing some of the interesting stuff we did to make our 3D demo for the BBC.
34. KenLowe (Ken).
35. SimonSideburns (Simon?)
36. sPhilManwairing (Phil) Attending all day.
37. SarahWalker Will probably drop in for at least some of this.
38. Dave Footitt Popping in and out.
39. klintworth (Paul) joining in the afternoon
40. oss003 (Kees)
41. pixelblip (Mike) live art creation and talk
42. trevorg (Trevor?) Popping in and out.
43. Kazzie (Geraint) should be around for much of the evening
44. BasV_NL (Bas) Popping in and out.
45. mattyj (Matt)
46. Snuggsy187 (Neil) Popping in and out.
47. PaulH (Paul)
49. MattH (Matt)
50. Naomasa298 (Shane) Mainly present (lurking) in the afternoon
+ ComputingHistory (Jason Fitzpatrick, Founder - Centre for Computing History, Cambridge)