ABug Mini, 19/20/21 June, Bolton (Econet/Repairs)

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Re: ABug Mini, 19/20/21 June, Bolton (Econet/Repairs)

Postby sydney » Mon Jun 08, 2015 9:20 am

Put me down as tentative. It's my mother's birthday, my daughters birthday and fathers day on the 21st and my daughter was having a party on the 20th. She's now having the party the following Saturday so if I'm very very very nice to my wife I may be able to drive down on the Saturday morning and back on the Saturday night.

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Re: ABug Mini, 19/20/21 June, Bolton (Econet/Repairs)

Postby BeebMaster » Sat Jun 13, 2015 1:23 pm

It's not worth me staying overnight for such a short trip, so I'll either just come along on the Saturday and possibly the Sunday as well if I can get there and back again both days - there don't appear to be any trains to Bolton next weekend.

Can somebody Telex me the secret location?
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Re: ABug Mini, 19/20/21 June, Bolton (Econet/Repairs)

Postby IanS » Sat Jun 13, 2015 2:30 pm

I've booked the day off on friday, so I should be there sometime in the afternoon, so count me in for the curry.
Like beebmaster, it's not worth me booking a hotel for somewhere so local-ish, I'll drive up each day. I'm not a morning person (especially at the weekend) so I'll probably turn up sometime mid morning on saturday and sunday.

@beebmaster, it's a bit of a detour, but I can pick you up if you want.

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Re: ABug Mini, 19/20/21 June, Bolton (Econet/Repairs)

Postby flaxcottage » Sat Jun 13, 2015 3:02 pm

sydney wrote:Put me down as tentative. It's my mother's birthday, my daughters birthday and fathers day on the 21st and my daughter was having a party on the 20th. She's now having the party the following Saturday so if I'm very very very nice to my wife I may be able to drive down on the Saturday morning and back on the Saturday night.


If you do come could you bring my BNC to Phono video lead you borrowed at the last Halifax meet and I'll swap you for the UPURS boot ROM and assembler 3.5" disc you left in my disc drive? :lol:
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Re: ABug Mini, 19/20/21 June, Bolton (Econet/Repairs)

Postby BeebMaster » Sun Jun 14, 2015 3:10 pm

jgharston wrote:Will there be anybody running an Acorn file server (Level2FS, Level3FS or FileStore) so I can do some testing with TreeCopy?

I'm planning to bring Master 128 + 6502 cheese wedge + CF drive so we can get a Level 3 file server running.
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Re: ABug Mini, 19/20/21 June, Bolton (Econet/Repairs)

Postby Arcadian » Mon Jun 15, 2015 12:52 pm

Quick update: I'll be emailing location/access info to everybody who's expressed an interest in coming later this afternoon.

If you've yet to post in the thread but would like to come along, please make a post or PM me asap.

Thanks!
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Re: ABug Mini, 19/20/21 June, Bolton (Econet/Repairs)

Postby danielj » Tue Jun 16, 2015 2:28 pm

Hello - not received anything - did this email go out? :)

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Re: ABug Mini, 19/20/21 June, Bolton (Econet/Repairs)

Postby Elminster » Tue Jun 16, 2015 2:30 pm

danielj wrote:Hello - not received anything - did this email go out? :)

d.


Your names not down, you're not coming in. :lol:

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Re: ABug Mini, 19/20/21 June, Bolton (Econet/Repairs)

Postby Gar2293 » Wed Jun 17, 2015 8:50 am

Hi all,

Address for the abug event is,

Unit 23
queensbrook technology park
Spa Road
Bolton
BL1 4AY

( the post code in sat nav will take you straight to the business park )

Upon arrival at the business park there is a entry barrier, either

ring 07576 464175 and we will come and let you in.
Press '23' and then the bell symbol, and we will operate the barrier

If arriving after 4.30pm Friday, all day Saturday / Sunday, the security guards will let you in. There is plenty of car parking.

Any questions please reply.

Thanks
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Re: ABug Mini, 19/20/21 June, Bolton (Econet/Repairs)

Postby richardtoohey » Wed Jun 17, 2015 8:56 am

I thought this was all top secret?

Not that I'll be attending (although I'd love to) - would be a bit of a long weekend. :lol:

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Re: ABug Mini, 19/20/21 June, Bolton (Econet/Repairs)

Postby sydney » Wed Jun 17, 2015 10:15 am

Google Maps is offering me 2 routes:

1 - A1 then M62
2 - A69 then M6 then M61

There are a lot of roadworks on the A1. I can easily bypass the 30 mph zone at the Metrocentre in Gateshead but I drove to York a couple of weeks ago seem to remember to long stretches of 50 mph with average speed cameras. Does anyone know if there are many roadworks on route 2 above. Google maps has route 2 at 6 miles further but if it's clear it will take a less time.
I reckon I'm about 95% certain to be there on Saturday.
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Re: ABug Mini, 19/20/21 June, Bolton (Econet/Repairs)

Postby Gar2293 » Wed Jun 17, 2015 10:40 am

Top secret, that was Dave's idea ;)

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Re: ABug Mini, 19/20/21 June, Bolton (Econet/Repairs)

Postby paulb » Wed Jun 17, 2015 12:30 pm

richardtoohey wrote:I thought this was all top secret?


They want us to think that's the venue. Maybe it is.

"Won't you gentlemen have a Pepsi?" :lol:

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Re: ABug Mini, 19/20/21 June, Bolton (Econet/Repairs)

Postby Gar2293 » Wed Jun 17, 2015 2:14 pm

"Won't you gentlemen have a Pepsi?"

Well we have the following drink options,

Bottled water, still and fizzy
Coke, diet coke, coke zero(for dave)
Pepsi diet
Iru Bru diet
Lemonade, full strength
Fresh orange juice
Various tea and coffee options
( happy to get other stuff if people want >)

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Re: ABug Mini, 19/20/21 June, Bolton (Econet/Repairs)

Postby IanS » Wed Jun 17, 2015 5:50 pm

Gar2293 wrote:Address for the abug event is,

Unit 23
queensbrook technology park
Spa Road
Bolton
BL1 4AY

Which building is Unit 23 in?
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(I know Unit 7 is in building "B", so I'm guessing it's in C,D,G or H)

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Re: ABug Mini, 19/20/21 June, Bolton (Econet/Repairs)

Postby Gar2293 » Wed Jun 17, 2015 8:53 pm

Hi all

Unit 23 is Building G
through the barrier, first right

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Re: ABug Mini, 19/20/21 June, Bolton (Econet/Repairs)

Postby jgharston » Fri Jun 19, 2015 12:55 pm

Setting off! Will be there in time for curry.

Code: Select all

$ bbcbasic
PDP11 BBC BASIC IV Version 0.25
(C) Copyright J.G.Harston 1989,2005-2015
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Re: ABug Mini, 19/20/21 June, Bolton (Econet/Repairs)

Postby IanS » Fri Jun 19, 2015 1:00 pm

What time is everyone else planning to get there today?

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Re: ABug Mini, 19/20/21 June, Bolton (Econet/Repairs)

Postby leenew » Fri Jun 19, 2015 1:09 pm

It's a shame but I am gonna have to pass this one. :(
Work commitments don't half get in the way of real life...

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Re: ABug Mini, 19/20/21 June, Bolton (Econet/Repairs)

Postby danielj » Fri Jun 19, 2015 1:50 pm

And what time are people starting in the morning? I'll get over earlyish :D

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Re: ABug Mini, 19/20/21 June, Bolton (Econet/Repairs)

Postby IanS » Fri Jun 19, 2015 6:04 pm

danielj wrote:And what time are people starting in the morning? I'll get over earlyish :D

d.

There should be someone here from 9am.

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Re: ABug Mini, 19/20/21 June, Bolton (Econet/Repairs)

Postby sydney » Fri Jun 19, 2015 7:02 pm

IanS wrote:
danielj wrote:And what time are people starting in the morning? I'll get over earlyish :D

d.

There should be someone here from 9am.


I'll set off at 6 then.

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Re: ABug Mini, 19/20/21 June, Bolton (Econet/Repairs)

Postby Prime » Fri Jun 19, 2015 9:29 pm

Sorry I won't be there this time, have fun and lots of pictures as normal.

Cheers.

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Re: ABug Mini, 19/20/21 June, Bolton (Econet/Repairs)

Postby Arcadian » Fri Jun 19, 2015 10:55 pm

No sexy computer photos yet Phill, but here's the obligatory pre-event curry shot (which actually turned out to be a pre-event pizza at Frankie and Benny's).

I did film a little clip with my phone Phill that may be of interest ... let me see if can get it onto YouTube from my phone and I'll post a link if successful.
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Re: ABug Mini, 19/20/21 June, Bolton (Econet/Repairs)

Postby Arcadian » Fri Jun 19, 2015 11:12 pm



Hope this works!

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Re: ABug Mini, 19/20/21 June, Bolton (Econet/Repairs)

Postby Arcadian » Sat Jun 20, 2015 7:46 am

... and we're open for business!

See you all soon!
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Re: ABug Mini, 19/20/21 June, Bolton (Econet/Repairs)

Postby Arcadian » Sat Jun 20, 2015 8:20 am

Simon (Sydney) is the first to arrive ... which is quite impressive as he's travelled down from Newcastle whilst the rest of us stayed locally!

Anyway, despite all the weird and wonderful Acorn kit scattered around the place - Simon made a beeline for the arcade cab, and is currently playing a Galaga game! :)
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Re: ABug Mini, 19/20/21 June, Bolton (Econet/Repairs)

Postby IanS » Sat Jun 20, 2015 8:31 am

Did Dave and Jonathan find their hotel? They were last seen walking into the darkness.

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Re: ABug Mini, 19/20/21 June, Bolton (Econet/Repairs)

Postby ukretrogamer » Sat Jun 20, 2015 9:14 am

You know? I began to wonder if "Sleeping Policemen" should make an "Oof!" sound when you drive over them!

Speed-bumps shouldn't make painful noises AFAIK and I *did* leave a few moments later than they did and it *was* getting late!

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Re: ABug Mini, 19/20/21 June, Bolton (Econet/Repairs)

Postby daveejhitchins » Sat Jun 20, 2015 10:29 am

Arcadian wrote:https://youtube.com/watch?v=xumwkMcOHt8

Hope this works!
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