ABUG Cambridge Sept 7th-9th 2018 BOOKING THREAD

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Re: ABUG Cambridge Sept 7th-9th 2018 BOOKING THREAD

Post by jgharston » Fri Aug 24, 2018 8:06 pm

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Travellodge seems to be the nearest to thse criteria, all I think my wife is expecting 5 stars luxury as she is being dragged to a 'geek convention'.
I'm in the Travelodge, and it's good enough. 120sqft room with bath/shower/loo. It's where work sends me when they can be persuaded that a three-hour drive for an 8:30am start is excessive.

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Post by Elminster » Fri Aug 24, 2018 10:19 pm

All booked now thanks. Hotel is over near Parker’s piece. Not to far from computer centre but more conviented for the troops.

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Post by VectorEyes » Wed Aug 29, 2018 3:33 pm

Hello all!

I would love to come to this, but am still trying to convince my family to let me drive up Friday evening and spend the Saturday there. I'd quite like to bring a broken dual 5.25" floppy drive and see whether anyone had some time to help me take a look at it, and was thinking about bringing my very-late-issue Master 128 which has a Toshiba CRTC chip, on the basis that Kieran/Tricky might want to diagnose Twisted Brain/Scramble CRTC timing problems on it! But, I'm wondering if asking this late, and then bringing hardware, is a possiblity, or should I instead wait for a later ABUG meet? (Totally don't want to step on anyone's toes or cause a fuss, so if it's going to be a problem then I will be completely fine with being told that there's no space!)

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Post by jbnbeeb » Wed Aug 29, 2018 3:45 pm

Hi VectorEyes,
you're welcome to come along as a visitor for the day, it's just that you won't get a table.. If you've got kit that you'd like to have someone look at (repair) - there's always people working on hardware projects who may be able to give you a helping hand..

Re your Master with I assume the "odd" 6845 ..I'm bringing one of those but I'm sure Tricky and Kieran wouldn't mind having another to test out!
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Post by jbnbeeb » Fri Aug 31, 2018 8:18 am

Hi all,

If anyone wants to come with kit last minute - there's spare table space across the weekend for an additional person in the classroom.

Also note we have spare table for Sunday only.

Please PM me or post here if you'd like either of the above spots.

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Post by VectorEyes » Fri Aug 31, 2018 3:36 pm

Hi Jason,

Do I need to have a 'proper' hardware project if I'd like a table? I have various pieces of hardware that I need to get working (a Master with broken keyboard, the aforementioned floppy drives, etc) but they aren't exactly projects that are going to contribute to the Acorn retro scene as such, they're just personal things I'd like to get sorted out. Are the tables appropriate for that sort of thing? If so I'd love a table for Saturday, but if you'd prefer to reserve them for more worthy projects then no problem.

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Post by jbnbeeb » Fri Aug 31, 2018 3:54 pm

Blimey VectorEyes! There's no need to consider whether a project is "worthy"! Having fun is what it's all about, be it working on your hardware or simply showing it off and hanging out with everyone!

Shall I put you down for a table on saturday seeing as there's a spare slot?
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Post by Elminster » Fri Aug 31, 2018 3:54 pm

Do I need to have a 'proper' hardware project if I'd like a table?
Don’t think it matters much. I plan to spend two days soldering stuff, just cause I have a backlog. Any thing I can find. Will solder tables to chair if I run out of things to solder
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Post by VectorEyes » Fri Aug 31, 2018 3:56 pm

jbnbeeb wrote:
Fri Aug 31, 2018 3:54 pm
Blimey VectorEyes! There's no need to consider whether a project is "worthy"! Having fun is what it's all about, be it working on your hardware or simply showing it off and hanging out with everyone!

Shall I put you down for a table on saturday seeing as there's a spare slot?
In that case then yes please!

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Post by jbnbeeb » Fri Aug 31, 2018 4:00 pm

VectorEyes wrote:
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In that case then yes please!
Great :)
Can I just get your first name and I'll put in the first post at the top of the thread alongside the other attendees.
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Post by jbnbeeb » Fri Aug 31, 2018 4:20 pm

Latest :
There are **two** spare table slots for Sunday only. PM me or post here if interested.

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Post by VectorEyes » Sat Sep 01, 2018 11:38 am

jbnbeeb wrote:
Fri Aug 31, 2018 4:00 pm
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Fri Aug 31, 2018 3:56 pm
In that case then yes please!
Great :)
Can I just get your first name and I'll put in the first post at the top of the thread alongside the other attendees.
Yes, I'm Adrian.

(Very!) Long shot but is anyone driving down from Durham area (Consett) who might be willing to pick up a Master and a Cub monitor? I'd like to bid for them on eBay but I can't get to Durham to collect the monitor! I know this would be putting you out of your way so happy to pay for the petrol cost for transporting a monitor and master, and a bit extra for the inconvenience!

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Post by daveejhitchins » Sun Sep 02, 2018 7:13 am

VectorEyes wrote:
Sat Sep 01, 2018 11:38 am
(Very!) Long shot but is anyone driving down from Durham area (Consett) who might be willing to pick up a Master and a Cub monitor? I'd like to bid for them on eBay but I can't get to Durham to collect the monitor! I know this would be putting you out of your way so happy to pay for the petrol cost for transporting a monitor and master, and a bit extra for the inconvenience!
Might be able to help with this :D I live in Newton Aycliffe, about half an hour south of Consett . . . unless anyone's nearer?

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Post by VectorEyes » Sun Sep 02, 2018 7:26 am

daveejhitchins wrote:
Sun Sep 02, 2018 7:13 am
Might be able to help with this :D I live in Newton Aycliffe, about half an hour south of Consett . . . unless anyone's nearer?

Dave H :D
Thanks for the offer! Sadly it only occurred to me to ask a few hours before the listing ended and by the time you'd replied the listing was over. That'll teach me to not plan in advance!

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Post by VectorEyes » Sun Sep 02, 2018 1:43 pm

VectorEyes wrote:
Sun Sep 02, 2018 7:26 am
daveejhitchins wrote:
Sun Sep 02, 2018 7:13 am
Might be able to help with this :D I live in Newton Aycliffe, about half an hour south of Consett . . . unless anyone's nearer?

Dave H :D
Thanks for the offer! Sadly it only occurred to me to ask a few hours before the listing ended and by the time you'd replied the listing was over. That'll teach me to not plan in advance!
Update! Actually the monitor... Which was the thing I mostly wanted ... Is still available. Dave I will send you a PM, unless by some remarkable coincidence somebody coming to ABUG lives in or near Consett?!

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Post by lurkio » Wed Sep 05, 2018 7:22 pm

Hi. Are any ABUG attendees willing to try to do some more archiving as was done at a previous Cam ABUG?:
I've posted the revised Wanted list to the end of the linked thread:
:?:
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Post by flaxcottage » Wed Sep 05, 2018 8:56 pm

I'll try as a break from archiving educational stuff. :lol:
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Post by lurkio » Wed Sep 05, 2018 9:21 pm

flaxcottage wrote:
Wed Sep 05, 2018 8:56 pm
I'll try as a break from archiving educational stuff. :lol:
Thanks, John!

=D> =D> =D>

(I hope you won't be left trying to do all the archiving by yourself though! All volunteers will have our undying gratitude, obviously.)

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Post by Prime » Thu Sep 06, 2018 10:38 am

Anything anyone wants me to bring along to the show, apart from the normal soldering irons eprom programmers etc?

Cheers.

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Post by VectorEyes » Thu Sep 06, 2018 10:39 am

Looking forward to my first ABUG. I have completely failed to do all the things I wanted to do before the event (sort out a working Gotek, etc) but still hoping to find people who might help me (ie show me how to) repair floppy drives, keyboards, etc, try out my shiny new UPURS cable, perhaps do a bit of 6502 coding, and generally meet and chat to people!

Could I ask a few quick questions?

- If you have a table, is there any power supplied, ie 4-way power adapters, etc? Or should I bring my own?
- What time do people pack up on Friday? If I'm driving up Friday evening, should I drop by, or just head to the hotel?

Thanks! See you all soon.

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Post by JudgeBeeb » Thu Sep 06, 2018 11:04 am

We usually stay until Jason has had enough and throws us out. This can be quite late; even past midnight. So do stop by if you arrive in the evening.

Quite a few people will be bringing mains extensions. But we can never have too many. So if you have room, do bring some along.
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Post by 1024MAK » Thu Sep 06, 2018 1:40 pm

Yes, always bring as many mains extension leads as you can. With all the gadgets and equipment, empty sockets in mains extensions soon become occupied...

Just don't let a fire fighter, fire investigator or jobsworth electricians (apart from StarDot members) into the room to see the daisy chained extension leads...

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Post by jgharston » Thu Sep 06, 2018 1:46 pm

Will anybody there know anything about Wiki admin? I think one of the recent software updates to the BeebWiki has killed the ability to upload images, and I can't work out how to fix it.

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Post by Elminster » Thu Sep 06, 2018 2:39 pm

1024MAK wrote:
Thu Sep 06, 2018 1:40 pm

Just don't let a fire fighter, fire investigator or jobsworth electricians (apart from StarDot members) into the room to see the daisy chained extension leads...

Mark
As it happens the 7amp fuse in one on my extensions poped yesterday. ant imagin why onyl had 9 things running off it.

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Post by jbnbeeb » Thu Sep 06, 2018 4:14 pm

Hi there,

It's nearly time for the meetup and I'm looking forward to seeing everyone.

Just a quick note for those arriving on Friday to say that the classroom won't be available til around 4pm, as there is a school visit in there til around 3, and the room will then have to be (ironically) cleared of Acorn machines, Raspberry Pis and screens to make way for us all :)

You're welcome to come along before then and take a look around the museum and/or help me and museum staff move equipment if you wish..

Also - don't forget that the Acorn World exhibits will be in the main hall on Saturday/Sunday and that anyone can come along and see these and the ABUG meet as a regular museum visitor..see top post for details.

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Post by lurkio » Thu Sep 06, 2018 4:42 pm

jbnbeeb wrote:
Thu Sep 06, 2018 4:14 pm
It's nearly time for the meetup and I'm looking forward to seeing everyone.
Thanks, Jason! I'm not attending, but will it be okay if some able and willing volunteers come and raid access your archives again, to try to preserve some more rare and ageing Beeb software?

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Post by jbnbeeb » Thu Sep 06, 2018 4:48 pm

lurkio wrote:
Thu Sep 06, 2018 4:42 pm
jbnbeeb wrote:
Thu Sep 06, 2018 4:14 pm
It's nearly time for the meetup and I'm looking forward to seeing everyone.
Thanks, Jason! I'm not attending, but will it be okay if some able and willing volunteers come and raid access your archives again, to try to preserve some more rare and ageing Beeb software?

:?:
As long as people ask politely I'm pretty sure the museum will be ok with retrieving items.

If there's quite a few items though, I think it might be good if these were collated in a list alongside a catalogue reference..and that they be retrieved first thing or after 4pm when the museum isn't busy. I might've seen a thread where this has been done. There's a search feature at the top right of the CCfCH website: http://www.computinghistory.org.uk. Click on a search result.. and at the bottom of the page there's a ref.no, usually beginning CCH.
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Post by lurkio » Thu Sep 06, 2018 4:51 pm

jbnbeeb wrote:
Thu Sep 06, 2018 4:48 pm
lurkio wrote:
Thu Sep 06, 2018 4:42 pm
will it be okay if some able and willing volunteers come and raid access your archives again, to try to preserve some more rare and ageing Beeb software?
As long as people ask politely I'm pretty sure the museum will be ok with retrieving items. If there's quite a few items though, I think it might be good if these were collated in a list alongside a catalogue reference..and that they be retrieved first thing or after 4pm when the museum isn't busy. I might've seen a thread where this has been done.
Yes, the list, with reference numbers, is here:
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Post by JudgeBeeb » Thu Sep 06, 2018 5:03 pm

jbnbeeb wrote:
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You're welcome to come along before then and take a look around the museum and/or help me and museum staff move equipment if you wish.
I am planning to get there early tomorrow and am more than happy to help with setting up.
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Post by jgharston » Thu Sep 06, 2018 6:13 pm

Travelodge have emailed me warning me they have limited parking spaces. If I can't get a space is it ok to park overnight at the museum?

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