All-day 'Virtual' Acorn session #4, Saturday 6th June 2020, 9am - 10pm - NOW FULL

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Re: All-day 'Virtual' Acorn session #4, Saturday 6th June 2020, 9am - 10pm

Post by Arcadian » Fri May 29, 2020 9:55 am

Jonsoft wrote:
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as a newbie here I would gladly defer to forum veterans and contributing members if places are limited.
Hi Jonathan, welcome!

New members are just as welcome and valued at the Virtual ABug events as long-standing users are.

Whether participating, lurking or a mixture of both; it's all good. :)

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Re: All-day 'Virtual' Acorn session #4, Saturday 6th June 2020, 9am - 10pm

Post by MattH » Fri May 29, 2020 3:00 pm

Please sign me up. Most likely to be joining afternoon and evening.

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Post by pixelblip » Sat May 30, 2020 10:10 pm

Yes I will be there please. Thanks.

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Post by pixelblip » Sat May 30, 2020 10:11 pm

Do they do online Risc os meetings/events on Zoom as well? I think I might be able to get Tony Cheal from Ace Computing/Euclid fame to come on and talk about Euclid and Arclight.

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Re: All-day 'Virtual' Acorn session #4, Saturday 6th June 2020, 9am - 10pm

Post by SimonSideburns » Mon Jun 01, 2020 1:47 pm

Seeing as there are a few spaces left, I'd like to attend.

As last time, I may be doing a spot of DIY or whatever that day, so likely will dip in and out (and I could turn off video if I do disappear for too long).

I'll be taking part in another zoom gathering between 10am to 11am (but I could show my face on that one and say hello, then come back to the ABUG one).

Looking forward to it, and I haven't even read the schedule to see guest speakers etc. yet.
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Re: All-day 'Virtual' Acorn session #4, Saturday 6th June 2020, 9am - 10pm

Post by klintworth » Mon Jun 01, 2020 4:29 pm

I enjoyed your DIY last time! Good roof view - Purbrook is a nice part of the world!
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Re: All-day 'Virtual' Acorn session #4, Saturday 6th June 2020, 9am - 10pm

Post by TimoHartong » Tue Jun 02, 2020 6:18 pm

Does someone have nice demonstration code for the system 1 ?

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Post by Kazzie » Tue Jun 02, 2020 8:04 pm

TimoHartong wrote:
Tue Jun 02, 2020 6:18 pm
Does someone have nice demonstration code for the system 1 ?
There are a few example programs in the System 1 User Manual, but they're fairly functional and not very eye-catching. If you're after something a bit more "glitzy" , I could throw something together for you by the weekend. Would you be typing the program in, or using the cassette interface?
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Re: All-day 'Virtual' Acorn session #4, Saturday 6th June 2020, 9am - 10pm

Post by TimoHartong » Tue Jun 02, 2020 8:24 pm

Kazzie wrote:
Tue Jun 02, 2020 8:04 pm
TimoHartong wrote:
Tue Jun 02, 2020 6:18 pm
Does someone have nice demonstration code for the system 1 ?
There are a few example programs in the System 1 User Manual, but they're fairly functional and not very eye-catching. If you're after something a bit more "glitzy" , I could throw something together for you by the weekend. Would you be typing the program in, or using the cassette interface?
It is for the live interview at the computer museum on Saturday and it will be typing :D

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Post by helpful » Tue Jun 02, 2020 10:28 pm

pixelblip wrote:
Sat May 30, 2020 10:11 pm
Do they do online Risc os meetings/events on Zoom as well? I think I might be able to get Tony Cheal from Ace Computing/Euclid fame to come on and talk about Euclid and Arclight.
Well the Midlands user group did one last month, and the Wakefield group did one tonight. ROUGOL (err, that's me!) are thinking about it for our usual 3rd Monday of this month.

Getting hold of Tony Cheal would be great, I used to really like the design of the Ace Computing range of applications. Drop me a PM or email (see contact page on website) and we can discuss it without polluting this thread!

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Post by Soruk » Tue Jun 02, 2020 10:32 pm

Not sure if it matters, but I notice I'm the only one you don't have a real name for. Michael. :)
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Re: All-day 'Virtual' Acorn session #4, Saturday 6th June 2020, 9am - 10pm

Post by Kazzie » Tue Jun 02, 2020 11:32 pm

TimoHartong wrote:
Tue Jun 02, 2020 8:24 pm
Kazzie wrote:
Tue Jun 02, 2020 8:04 pm
TimoHartong wrote:
Tue Jun 02, 2020 6:18 pm
Does someone have nice demonstration code for the system 1 ?
There are a few example programs in the System 1 User Manual, but they're fairly functional and not very eye-catching. If you're after something a bit more "glitzy" , I could throw something together for you by the weekend. Would you be typing the program in, or using the cassette interface?
It is for the live interview at the computer museum on Saturday and it will be typing :D
Here's a program I've put together for you, which is just 35 bytes to type in:

Code: Select all

0200 START    A2 07        LDX #07
0202          A9 00        LDA #00
0204 CLEAR    95 10        STAZX 10       CLEAR MEMORY LOCATIONS
0206          CA           DEX             USED FOR DISPLAY CHARACTERS
0207          10 FB        BPL CLEAR
0209          20 0C FE     JSR DISPLAY
020C PRNTCHR  BC 1C 02     LDYX 021C      ADD CHARACTER TO DISPLAY
020F          94 10        STYZX 10        ONE PER KEYPRESS
0211          20 0C FE     JSR DISPLAY
0214          E8           INX
0215          E0 07        CPX #07        NUM OF CHARACTERS TO SHOW
0217          D0 F3        BNE PRNTCHR
0219          4C 00 02     JMP START
021C          ED 78 77 50 5E 5C 78        CHARACTERS
When run, it clears the display, then waits for any key to be pressed. On every keypress, it displays one additional character on the display, then loops round to a blank screen again.

It runs fine on my System 1, but you may want to test it (perhaps on speleotrove's emulator) beforehand, just to check I didn't make any transcription errors. I'm assuming you know how to program it into a System 1 and run it, but if not: just ask!

I probably won't be able to make the session on Saturday, but hope to watch edited highlights afterward. :)
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Re: All-day 'Virtual' Acorn session #4, Saturday 6th June 2020, 9am - 10pm

Post by TimoHartong » Wed Jun 03, 2020 2:45 pm

Kazzie wrote:
Tue Jun 02, 2020 11:32 pm
<snip>
I probably won't be able to make the session on Saturday, but hope to watch edited highlights afterward. :)
I typed your program into the emulator and it works good. It will be a nice demonstration on Saterday

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Post by Kazzie » Wed Jun 03, 2020 2:59 pm

TimoHartong wrote:
Wed Jun 03, 2020 2:45 pm
Kazzie wrote:
Tue Jun 02, 2020 11:32 pm
<snip>
I probably won't be able to make the session on Saturday, but hope to watch edited highlights afterward. :)
I typed your program into the emulator and it works good. It will be a nice demonstration on Saterday
Great!

I hope it'll go down a treat with the audience. 8)
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Re: All-day 'Virtual' Acorn session #4, Saturday 6th June 2020, 9am - 10pm

Post by 0xC0DE » Wed Jun 03, 2020 9:09 pm

A short description of my talk in the afternoon. @Arcadian: could you please add this info to the top post?

Coding demo effects on the Acorn Electron

Bad Apple!!

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* video of demo
* preprocessing the frames
* delta frames RLE compression
* syncing audio/video
* moving to version 2

Bouncing Basketball

* video of demo
* DOs and DONTs of coding fast effects
* stable raster on the Elk
* cycle counting
* speed tricks

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Porting Mountain Panic

* video of BBC version
* exploring the source code
* changes in Elk version
* optimising sprite plotting etc.
* video of Elk version
* coming to an Electron near you...
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Re: All-day 'Virtual' Acorn session #4, Saturday 6th June 2020, 9am - 10pm

Post by mark71 » Thu Jun 04, 2020 9:32 pm

Hi All

If there are any spaces left, put me down for all of the day, I’ll be in and out depending on my two children.

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Post by Leew » Fri Jun 05, 2020 6:52 am

How do you join?

I would be interested in attending.

Thank you

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Re: All-day 'Virtual' Acorn session #4, Saturday 6th June 2020, 9am - 10pm

Post by JudgeBeeb » Fri Jun 05, 2020 7:17 am

mark71 wrote:
Thu Jun 04, 2020 9:32 pm
Hi All

If there are any spaces left, put me down for all of the day, I’ll be in and out depending on my two children.

Mark
Leew wrote:
Fri Jun 05, 2020 6:52 am
How do you join?

I would be interested in attending.

Thank you

Lee
I've added you both to the list. (Lee, there is nothing you need to do to join, other than asking to attend - which you have done. :))

This means there is now only 1 space remaining, :D
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Post by richardtoohey » Fri Jun 05, 2020 9:49 am

0xC0DE wrote:
Wed Jun 03, 2020 9:09 pm
@Arcadian: could you please add this info to the top post?
Think Dave might have missed that - I've had a stab at putting it in the top post but might need some tweaking!

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Post by 0xC0DE » Fri Jun 05, 2020 10:10 am

richardtoohey wrote:
Fri Jun 05, 2020 9:49 am
0xC0DE wrote:
Wed Jun 03, 2020 9:09 pm
@Arcadian: could you please add this info to the top post?
Think Dave might have missed that - I've had a stab at putting it in the top post but might need some tweaking!
Thanks Richard! :D
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Post by Leew » Fri Jun 05, 2020 10:46 am

JudgeBeeb wrote:
Fri Jun 05, 2020 7:17 am
Leew wrote:
Fri Jun 05, 2020 6:52 am
How do you join?

I would be interested in attending.

Thank you

Lee
I've added you both to the list. (Lee, there is nothing you need to do to join, other than asking to attend - which you have done. :))

This means there is now only 1 space remaining, :D
Thank you :-)

Not done one of these before. How is it delivered? Do I need to install something to get prep'ed for it?
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Post by Budgie » Fri Jun 05, 2020 11:12 am

I would like to attend if possible just to see what goes on throughout the day and there looks to be some interesting content. Again never been on before so would just need to know how to "get connected". Zoom I believe ?

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Post by JudgeBeeb » Fri Jun 05, 2020 11:17 am

Budgie wrote:
Fri Jun 05, 2020 11:12 am
I would like to attend if possible just to see what goes on throughout the day and there looks to be some interesting content. Again never been on before so would just need to know how to "get connected". Zoom I believe ?

Many thanks Andy
I have now added you to last place.

We use Zoom. I will do a post with some instructions when I have some time later this evening.
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Post by Budgie » Fri Jun 05, 2020 11:25 am

Great thanks !

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Post by sydney » Fri Jun 05, 2020 2:08 pm

I have pm'd everyone on the list the details of the meeting. If I've missed you out please let me know.

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Post by billcarr2005 » Fri Jun 05, 2020 4:38 pm

How did i miss the announcement of this? #-o
I'm happy to jump in if there are any cancellations [-o<

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Post by JudgeBeeb » Fri Jun 05, 2020 6:39 pm

Some useful information for people unfamiliar with our Zoom meetings can be found here.
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Post by Arcadian » Fri Jun 05, 2020 9:51 pm

Final schedule for tomorrow!

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Dave Hitchins completes the line-up, who'll be "on" at 12!

I know a few of you were disappointed when we had to curtail Dave's intro when we were doing group introductions a few weeks ago ... hence I've asked Dave if he can take us through:

- his career pre-PRES
- PRES / Advanced Computer Products
- career post-PRES
- Retro Hardware, products to-date
- Retro Hardware, what's next on the horizon
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Post by roland » Fri Jun 05, 2020 9:58 pm

billcarr2005 wrote:
Fri Jun 05, 2020 4:38 pm
How did i miss the announcement of this? #-o
I'm happy to jump in if there are any cancellations [-o<
If the hosts agree you can take my place in the morning. I will attend after lunch. It's a pity that I will miss the speakers in the morning but I hope to watch them later. Speaking of which.... where can we view the sessions of the past event(s)?
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Post by Arcadian » Fri Jun 05, 2020 10:02 pm

Ah, the talks are available on the Centre for Computing History's Youtube channel - in fact, there's a handy playlist featuring all 10 talks.

They're also available via abug.org.uk
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