Looking forward to Dec 1, 2018

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Pontiac76
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Looking forward to Dec 1, 2018

Post by Pontiac76 » Thu Oct 04, 2018 10:36 am

Is it a bad thing when I've already alerted the wife that I will be unavailable Dec 1 for the day, have asked someone to cover my on-call for that day, put the event on not one, not two, not three, but FOUR calendaring systems to remind me that I'm going?

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Re: Looking forward to Dec 1, 2018

Post by BBQedIguana » Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:50 pm

Seems like a pretty logical thing to me!
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Re: Looking forward to Dec 1, 2018

Post by hjagla » Tue Oct 09, 2018 2:22 pm

I am looking forward to it as well! This is my second year attending and had a great time. Took the train last year as I didn't feel like driving 3 hours there and 3 hours back in one day! Going to drive this year, spend the night in the hotel and bring my Commodore hardware to show off. :)

If a friend has permission from his wife (2 days after his wedding, lol), he will be joining for the ride and splitting the gas and hotel costs! :)

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Re: Looking forward to Dec 1, 2018

Post by 80sFreak » Tue Oct 09, 2018 6:23 pm

I am also looking forward to another awesome time with much Commodore (and most likely a little other vintage computer gear) goodness and great people! I will be there both days and am booked in the hotel both Friday and Saturday night.

Cheers,

Bryan

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Re: Looking forward to Dec 1, 2018

Post by Pontiac76 » Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:46 am

I've been there the two previous events, which makes this one the third. I've never walked out without spending $200. Last year it was a 128 and some voltage regulators for my C64s, plus some extra stuff I don't remember. The year before that, it was a C64, a bunch of disks, the EasyFlash3, and more tid-bits.

Last year, I wasn't under any kind of time pressures, so I was able to get there shortly after the start, and stay until all the presentations were done. I missed a couple, but really enjoyed them.

I'm probably going to be there with no time constraint this year as well, so, probably going to do all the presentations.

This trip for me is going to be more of a rescue mission. I'll be bringing my C64c that has a burnt PLA, and see if I can find a replacement. This particular C64c is one my dad got way back when brand new, so I really want to see this thing come back to life. The last I remember on this machine was it'd power on, show me READY, but, the cursor wouldn't flash. :(

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Re: Looking forward to Dec 1, 2018

Post by davidcalgary29 » Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:24 pm

Please tell me that someone will have a PET hooked up so I can play that mining game (last played, at school, in 1982).

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Re: Looking forward to Dec 1, 2018

Post by Pontiac76 » Sat Oct 13, 2018 12:12 am

It looks like I have to go there to buy at least one PLA and hopefully a few sockets. I went to turn my C64c on this evening, which HAD worked previously, and I got the no-cursor syndrome. :(

Fortunately, I had a couple of bread bins that worked. Because I'm a nutcase, I decided to see if I could swap the C64 breadbin board into the C64c case, and found that yeah, I could. :]

I'm still uncomfortable with this setup. No one is going to know of the swap, but, I'd just rather have all the hardware stay in the case I got the machine in. I don't want to make a donor board yet, and the C64c board doesn't have socketed PLAs. I don't think the Breadbin has one either.

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