ABUG Cambridge 28th - 30th June 2019 BOOKING THREAD - Now FULL

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Post by wolfgang » Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:31 am

Since I'll arrive in Cambridge in the morning, I will have some time to kill. Since I've already seen the tourist attractions, I am looking for alternatives. Is it i.e. possible and worth to visit arm headquarters?

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Post by Elminster » Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:41 am

wolfgang wrote:
Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:31 am
Since I'll arrive in Cambridge in the morning, I will have some time to kill. Since I've already seen the tourist attractions, I am looking for alternatives. Is it i.e. possible and worth to visit arm headquarters?
You have seen ALL tourist attractions? Think I have been going to Cambridge for 20 years and don't think I have seen them all yet

I remember dropping off a friend at ARM, as they worked there, don't remember it being very exciting.

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Post by anightin » Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:57 am

Elminster wrote:
Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:41 am
I remember dropping off a friend at ARM, as they worked there, don't remember it being very exciting.
Your're right, it's not that exciting a place, a bit of a cliche but what makes Arm is it's people, business partners and ecosystem.

If you are desperate to look around I'm sure I can arrange something. 8)

Do you have your own transport?
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Post by wolfgang » Tue Jun 25, 2019 11:44 am

Elminster wrote:
Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:41 am
You have seen ALL tourist attractions? Think I have been going to Cambridge for 20 years and don't think I have seen them all yet
Probably not all of them, but I was there for a week and at the end we were looking for alternatives. :D
Don't get me wrong, I liked Cambridge quite a bit, but it probably depends on personal preferences. I know there are some museums I have not visited, but they were not very high on my priority list.
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I remember dropping off a friend at ARM, as they worked there, don't remember it being very exciting.
Yes, that is what I heard.

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Post by wolfgang » Tue Jun 25, 2019 11:54 am

anightin wrote:
Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:57 am
If you are desperate to look around I'm sure I can arrange something. 8)

Do you have your own transport?
I will arrive by train with my luggage in tow and hope to be able to drop it off early at the Travelodge. Transport will be by foot, bus and Uber.
I am not totally desperate about the arm visit, I just thought it could be interesting. (My wife worked for MS in Redmond and I got to visit their campus many years ago, which was quite interesting from a cultural perspective. I also visited Silicon Valley a couple of years ago and visited Google et al.)
If you say there is nothing worth seeing, it probably doesn't make a lot of sense. :)

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Post by BigEd » Tue Jun 25, 2019 1:18 pm

Anyone managed to get to Cambridge Museum of Technology, formerly I think the Industrial Museum? They are (mostly) open again now:
https://www.museumoftechnology.com/visit#visiting-intro

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Post by Chuckie » Wed Jun 26, 2019 2:51 pm

Hi Guys



The hardware upgrades look amazing.
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Post by VectorEyes » Wed Jun 26, 2019 4:13 pm

Just wanted to ask whether there was anyone (anyone? please?) attending from London who might be willing to pick up Master PSU for me and take it back with them so I could collect it from them in London? Would really appreciate it!

Thanks, in hope and anticipation... :)

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Post by JudgeBeeb » Wed Jun 26, 2019 6:18 pm

wolfgang wrote:
Mon Jun 24, 2019 12:22 pm
but I don't want to get bored when everybody is busy doing their things.
You won't get bored! What you will get is disappointed that there wasn't enough time to speak to everyone and see what they were doing.
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Post by 1024MAK » Wed Jun 26, 2019 6:56 pm

Last minute advice!

Don’t forget to bring the essentials, such as:
  • Mains extension leads / multi-way adaptors
  • RGB/VGA/video leads for your computer/monitor/TV
  • All the parts and tools if you are working on a project
And if you have a Beeb with old Rifa X2 capacitors in it, remember it’s far better to chop them out and solder in new ones before powering it up, rather than smoke the room out! :lol:

In light of the weather forecast, you may want to consider bringing a fan... :D

It would be nice if some attendees take some photos and post them up on here :wink:

Y’all have fun now :D

[Alas, I can’t make this one :( ]

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Post by flibble » Wed Jun 26, 2019 7:06 pm

VectorEyes wrote:
Wed Jun 26, 2019 4:13 pm
Just wanted to ask whether there was anyone (anyone? please?) attending from London who might be willing to pick up Master PSU for me and take it back with them so I could collect it from them in London? Would really appreciate it!
If you can pick up from SW15 next week or something I can pick it up from Cambridge.

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Post by SpaceFlightOrange » Wed Jun 26, 2019 9:39 pm

1024MAK wrote:
Wed Jun 26, 2019 6:56 pm

[Alas, I can’t make this one :( ]

Mark
:(

Sorry to hear that, Mark. Was hoping to say hello and thank you in person for all the advice on sorting out my PSU.

Maybe next time.
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Post by VectorEyes » Wed Jun 26, 2019 10:27 pm

flibble wrote:
Wed Jun 26, 2019 7:06 pm
VectorEyes wrote:
Wed Jun 26, 2019 4:13 pm
Just wanted to ask whether there was anyone (anyone? please?) attending from London who might be willing to pick up Master PSU for me and take it back with them so I could collect it from them in London? Would really appreciate it!
If you can pick up from SW15 next week or something I can pick it up from Cambridge.
Thanks so much but someone's offered to help who's pretty close to where I work. Your offer is much appreciated though, thank you!

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Post by Richard Russell » Wed Jun 26, 2019 11:25 pm

Chuckie wrote:
Wed Jun 26, 2019 2:51 pm
When I mentioned it to Richard Rusell . He told never to speak to him again. :)
I beg your pardon?! I have nothing to do with this event.

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Post by flibble » Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:16 am

I've listed a few items for sale that you could pick up at ABUG if interested

viewtopic.php?f=8&t=17396

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Post by wolfgang » Thu Jun 27, 2019 7:28 am

1024MAK wrote:
Wed Jun 26, 2019 6:56 pm
In light of the weather forecast, you may want to consider bringing a fan... :D
We just survived 38 yesterday here in Germany. So I am looking forward to 30 in Cambridge. :D
I hope all the attendees know how to reduce breathing and bring their freezing tech soldering gear. :lol:


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Post by JudgeBeeb » Thu Jun 27, 2019 3:41 pm

I am working late tonight; so I finished most of my packing this morning. So I can set off early tomorrow.

I am planning not to bring too much stuff. I am mindful of the fact that much of my full table maybe commandeered as the snack table. However, if there is anything specific that anyone would like me to bring, please let me know.
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Post by cmorley » Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:28 pm

I spent a large chunk of today prepping things for this weekend it seems.

I put a 3.5mm audio jack on my dev beeb and modified a scart lead to get sound to the TV. Fixed the electrical connections on my tube video demo and spent ages getting that going again. Tested a few model Bs for judgebeeb to look at. Gathered a few things to bring.

So I will have some Bs if anyone else apart from judgebeeb wants to look.

If anyone else wants me to bring anything specific then PM me pronto - preferably before I leave tomorrow :lol:

edit: for example I could bring an Amiga for a Stunt Car Racer comparison with the Master version?
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Post by Elminster » Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:18 pm

cmorley wrote:
Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:28 pm

edit: for example I could bring an Amiga for a Stunt Car Racer comparison with the Master version?
That is an interesting idea. Star car was one of the early games I had on the Amiga, remember with fondness. Would be interesting to compare them again, on real hardware that is. I still have a clone of my A1200 I took about 15-20 years ago before I gave it away.

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Post by cmorley » Fri Jun 28, 2019 10:02 am

I put a C64 in the box too for the Stunt Car Racer side by side. I didn't pack a Master I have too much stuff for half a table already!

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Post by Pernod » Fri Jun 28, 2019 1:32 pm

Unfortunately I can no longer make it tomorrow, unforeseen family commitments. So there's potentially a spare place for a no kitter tomorrow!

Will look forward to seeing photos of the goings on, and will try again for a future event.
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Post by hoglet » Fri Jun 28, 2019 2:21 pm

Hi all,

I wonder if someone could take a look at this Moonraider casette and see if it really is for the Acorn Atom:
http://www.computinghistory.org.uk/det/ ... oonraider/

If so, then it's MIA! But more likely it's the Nascom version.

There is also Cosmiad, but I think that's actually been mislaid:
http://www.computinghistory.org.uk/det/42413/Cosmiad/

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Post by Prime » Fri Jun 28, 2019 2:27 pm

Hope you all have a good and productive time.

Sorry I couldn't make this one.

Phill.

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Post by JudgeBeeb » Fri Jun 28, 2019 2:32 pm

I am at CfCH now. We should be able to start setting up from about 2.30pm to 3.00pm. We will then be able to stay until 10pm tonight. We can get back in again at 9am on Saturday morning. We can stay late on Saturday until either we or Jason F have had enough.

We are free to spill out into other areas if we want to (there are some tables out in the main hall which I think we should be able to use). This would, for obvious reasons, be particularly suitable for anyone demoing software. However, this is not, in any way, mandatory. I appreciate that it can be a bit isolating being separated from the main group.

See you all later!
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Post by anightin » Fri Jun 28, 2019 3:33 pm

Okay, I'll set of now and should be there in 40 mins or so

Best wishes

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Post by oPless » Fri Jun 28, 2019 3:57 pm

I've already popped in and said hello to the Judge.

I'm planning to drop in later for a bit, might get some time late afternoon/evening on Saturday and I probably will be bringing family on Sunday.

Looking forward to seeing you all there!
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Post by mattyj » Fri Jun 28, 2019 5:05 pm

On my way, having a McDonalds!

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Post by roland » Fri Jun 28, 2019 5:10 pm

Have fun @ ABUG !
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