All-day 'Virtual' Acorn session #6, Saturday 1st August 2020, 9am - 11pm [NOW FULL!]

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Re: All-day 'Virtual' Acorn session #6, Saturday 1st August 2020, 9am - 11pm

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Whilst I'm here, below is a breakdown of some of the subjects IanB is due to cover, during the extended speaker slot at 8pm...


20:00 - 21:30
Ian Bradbury - Career in computing and broadcast media (IanB)
IanB wrote: I've been invited to talk about my background in the industry, particularly with Acorn branded Computers and was asked to supply an overview of some of the items that I will likely talk about on the 1st August. Here goes ... !
  • My introduction to home computing, which began with a Sinclair MK14 and was followed by a ZX80, a UK101 and then a BBC Micro
  • Ski Slalom (a game I wrote for RH Soft): my first assembler program
  • The design of the RH Video Digitiser
  • Some work I did for Computer Concepts (utility roms)
  • The colour palette enhancer (like the Chameleon) I designed for CTS Recognition
  • My automatic 8271/1770 switchboard that enabled you to use an original 8271 DFS with 1770 ADFS
  • The Acorn Electron Econet interface I designed for Cardiff Micros
  • The specialist paint and animation programs I wrote for the Prisma 3 add-on graphics adaptor for the BBC Micro, which was aimed at the TV production market
  • My studio work at HTV, running some of the Prisma games and graphics
  • The ROMs I wrote for Watford Electronics, including "Quest Paint" and [most of] "Wapping Editor"
  • Converting "The Artist" paint program from the BBC Micro to the C64
  • The somewhat amusing story of how I received an ARM Evaluation system from Acorn after they invited me to attend a private demonstration of the A500 prototype Archimedes
  • Manuscript - which turned the Archimedes into a broadcast quality caption generator
  • My development Master 128 which was housed in an Archimedes case with a modified Morley ROM board with 32 Sideways ROMs and four second processors (two internal and two external) and used an Archimedes keyboard and mouse
  • Branching out into the satellite TV industry in the early-mid 1990s
  • What I've been up to since, including the archival/preservation of project media and most recently, my involvement with the RGB to HDMI project.


Edit 26-Jul-2020: IanB's presentation will now be given at a future vABug event. The 8pm slot will instead feature Chad Page and Simon Inns talking about ld-decode (Part 2 of the Domesday 86 project series).
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Re: All-day 'Virtual' Acorn session #6, Saturday 1st August 2020, 9am - 11pm

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please add me as well
thanks, Mark
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I already had ;)
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Could you put my name down please? I'll probably won't make the afternoon session but will be able to attend in the morning and evening. Thanks.
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Re: All-day 'Virtual' Acorn session #6, Saturday 1st August 2020, 9am - 11pm

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Arcadian wrote:
Sun Jul 19, 2020 4:49 pm
All attendees added up until here.

18 places left.
Huh! I've been missed [-(

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markdryan wrote:
Sun Jul 19, 2020 9:05 pm
Could you put my name down please? I'll probably won't make the afternoon session but will be able to attend in the morning and evening. Thanks.
daveejhitchins wrote:
Sun Jul 19, 2020 9:07 pm
Huh! I've been missed [-(
Oops :oops:, now added along with Mark.

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I would like to join (Likely for the morning and evening sections). - Thanks
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Hi, could I grab a space please? :)

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Okay You have persuaded me. Can you put me down as provisional evening, and might be able to make a morning slot. Please.

And then if nearer the time someone is desperate to do the whole day I can give up my slot and watch the videos like I usually do.
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If you could add me too please :D

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List complete to here.
11 places left.
Edit: 12 places left, as there's been a cancellation
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Please can you sign me up for the morning and evening?
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Please put me down for this.

Cheers

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Please can you add me -- many thanks!

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Please could I be added?
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Can I be added too? Thanks! (I'm in the US so I'll probably get in the afternoon session, and certainly by the evening...)

(edit: Thanks! My RL name's Chad, btw. :) )
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Everyone added up to here - 7 places left!
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Re: All-day 'Virtual' Acorn session #6, Saturday 1st August 2020, 9am - 11pm

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Please can you put my name down for all day.
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Re: All-day 'Virtual' Acorn session #6, Saturday 1st August 2020, 9am - 11pm

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Attendee list updated and final schedule added to the top post.

Judgebeeb will give a micro-soldering demonstration in the 16:30 slot whilst Chad Page & Simon Inns will now be taking the 8pm slot to cover ld-decode, which is the follow-up to the Domesday 86 presentation Simon gave at this month's all-dayer. Below is the final list of talks/activities.
  • 09:45 - 10:45 Surgery (The A Team)
  • 11:00 - 12:00 JAFA Systems - upgrades for the Acorn Electron, presented by iwasjafa (John Wike)
  • 13:30 - 14:30 jsatom: Acorn Atom emulator in a browser, by CommanderCoder (Andrew Hague)
  • 15:00 - 16:00 How I write games for the BBC Micro, by Tricky (Richard Broadhurst)
  • 16:30 - 17:30 Micro-soldering demonstration, by judgebeeb (Robert)
  • 19:00 - 20:00 High Score Challenge, coordinated by KarateEd (Ed Dorosh)
  • 20:00 - 21:30 Domesday 86 - Part 2: ld-decode (Chad Page & Simon Inns)
  • 21:45 - 21:55 Micro-soldering update, by judgebeeb (Robert)
  • 22:00 - 23:00 POST box display adapter and A3000/A5000 restoration by myelin (Phil Pearson)
As there's less than a week to go, we'll now give the event a little push on social media, so please sign up asap if you'd like to reserve your spot.
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Can you add Ian Smallshire to the list please. He's on a Domesday86 mission for me at the moment and can't do it himself :)

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Added!
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Can I join in please. :D

I'm not sure how much of the day I cam make, Should be good from 2pm until 10pm with some dinner in there somewhere. May even be able to start at 9am but can't guarantee.

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I won’t attend because of the summer holiday but I’d love to see the video of Jafa Systems. It was really yesterday that I read an old article in Electron User about John :D

Have fun next Saturday!
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roland wrote:
Sun Jul 26, 2020 6:07 pm
I won’t attend because of the summer holiday but I’d love to see the video of Jafa Systems. It was really yesterday that I read an old article in Electron User about John :D
Which issue was that, Roland?

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Please sign me up. Thanks

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July 1989 page 18

It’s not the best scan. If needed I will try harder tomorrow :lol:
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gidandridge and MattH added.

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List updated again (2 names added inc Flibble).

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