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Offline motrucker

Re: Washington/Baltimore Group
« Reply #15 on: September 05, 2013, 11:31:10 AM »
My Amiga collection is really thin these days, so I don't know if I can put together anything ( just two computers and a very few "extra" parts)- BUT just to settle this early, I already offered my place. I'll be more than happy to host a meeting (or two).
Just don't be offended by all the Windows machines around here.....
(Anyone have a spare switch for an early 1084S D1? I really need another 1080 1084 for my C-128 too)
A2000 GVP 40MHz \'030, 21Mb RAM SD/FF, 2 floppies, internal CD-ROM drive, micromys v3 w/laser mouse
A1000 Microbotics Starboard II w/2Mb 1080, & external floppy (AIRdrive)
C-128 w/1571, 1750, & Final Cartridge III+
 

Offline Bigbronc

Re: Washington/Baltimore Group
« Reply #16 on: September 05, 2013, 06:19:05 PM »
OK, things are happening; I have talked to a few already. If you want to join the group, I need your phone number and I will get in touch. Some of you have received an e mail from me with the wrong contact numbers, just disregard that; I cut and pasted the letters and forgot to change the phone numbers. My number is right on the e mail and feel free to call with questions. We have 4 confirmed that are coming, but if anybody else wants to join - the more the merrier.  Everybody I have talked to is very excited about meeting people from Amiga.org and just doing something with the Amiga computers we have.
:python:
 

Offline Bigbronc

Re: Washington/Baltimore Group
« Reply #17 on: September 05, 2013, 06:26:13 PM »
Also yes to all the question posted in here yes make a google group, maybe do it at the meeting, some of us do not know what a google group is. Also cross post to attract more members, I just ask that they contact me to join (Because the meeting is at my house I want to screen first)
:python:
 

Offline billt

Re: Washington/Baltimore Group
« Reply #18 on: September 05, 2013, 07:18:18 PM »
Is NCAUG defunct?
Bill T
All Glory to the Hypnotoad!
 

Offline Oldsmobile_Mike

Re: Washington/Baltimore Group
« Reply #19 on: September 05, 2013, 07:20:52 PM »
NCAUG withered out around 2006-ish, if memory serves.  Maybe it was more like 2009, but then again everything feels like "it was 20 years ago" for me.  ;)

Just posted a link to this thread over on Amibay in their "news and events" section, it's awaiting moderation now.  ;)
Amiga 500: 2MB Chip|16MB Fast|30MHz 68030+68882|3.9|Indivision ECS|GVP A500HD+|Mechware card reader + 8GB CF|Cocolino|SCSI DVD-RAM
Amiga 2000: 2MB Chip|136MB Fast|50MHz 68060|3.9|Indivision ECS + GVP Spectrum|Mechware card reader + 8GB CF|AD516|X-Surf 100|RapidRoad|Cocolino|SCSI CD-RW
 Amiga videos and other misc. stuff at https://www.youtube.com/CompTechMike/videos
 

Offline ChrisUnionNJ

Re: Washington/Baltimore Group
« Reply #20 on: September 05, 2013, 08:54:19 PM »
Quote from: Oldsmobile_Mike;747115
NCAUG withered out around 2006-ish, if memory serves.  Maybe it was more like 2009, but then again everything feels like "it was 20 years ago" for me.  ;)

Just posted a link to this thread over on Amibay in their "news and events" section, it's awaiting moderation now.  ;)


Already Approved Mike this User Group looks nice!!:cool:
Vic-20 x3 C64 x2,128D,C128 Flat Deck,A500 x3,A2000,A600,A1200,Apple][e,Apple][GS,3 Apple][c\'s,Amiga Forever,C64 Forever:rofl:
 

Offline Iggy

Re: Washington/Baltimore Group
« Reply #21 on: September 05, 2013, 09:32:19 PM »
Too far to be a regular, but not too far to consider a visit (i'm from DE).
"Not making any hard and fast rules means that the moderators can use their good judgment in moderation, and we think the results speak for themselves." - Amiga.org, terms of service

"You, got to stem the evil tide, and keep it on the the inside" - Rogers Waters

"God was never on your side" - Lemmy

Amiga! "Our appeal has become more selective"
 

Offline Madshib

Re: Washington/Baltimore Group
« Reply #22 on: September 06, 2013, 06:18:21 PM »
Unfortunately, I won't be able to make the first one :( I'll have to make efforts moving forward but it's difficult coming from Central/North Jersey.

Hopefully in the future I can be more involved through some other means if I can't physically be there all the time. It is nice to see some interest and activity in regards to a get together.

Please keep me in the loop!
 

Offline Bigbronc

Re: Washington/Baltimore Group
« Reply #23 on: September 17, 2013, 06:03:07 PM »
Today is the big day, I have the fire trucks parked out side with the Amiga flag flying, The Air force said they could only have the Blue Angels for the opening flyby. But who needs all that anyway so I canceled that and just sat out some corn chips and cheap soda.:hammer:
 
I have my Amiga stuff in one room and waiting to show it off tonight and to talk Amiga nerd stuff ( My wife's words)
 
 
I plan on at least 5 people showing tonight, I am very much excited to meet and greet with every one. I hope I remember to take photo so we can post our big first meeting of the (not yet named group).
:python:
 

Offline Oldsmobile_Mike

Re: Washington/Baltimore Group
« Reply #24 on: September 18, 2013, 07:38:03 AM »
Had a great time at our first meeting.  For those who weren't able to make it here's some brief notes on a few of the many, many topics we covered over nearly five hours:

- looked at a lot of hardware, including many Amiga expansion cards
- Install and test a DCTV, was quite surprised at the quality of the output!
- Install Aladdin 4D, render a few of the included test pictures
- Video Toaster 4000 on one of bigbronc's A2000's
- rdolores and bigbronc worked on setting up WinUAE on a Windows 8 laptop
- I demo'd the installation and some of the capabilities of Indivision ECS


Also here's a few notes before I forget:

- A pic of the Cammy 1084S monitor fix:  http://www.amiga.org/gallery/images/5087/1_1084Switch.JPG
-- Or replacement switch, here:  http://www.jameco.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?freeText=174238&langId=-1&storeId=10001&productId=174238&search_type=jamecoall&catalogId=10001&ddkey=http:StoreCatalogDrillDownView
- List at the bottom of this page detailing changes made on A2000 motherboard revisions: http://amiga.resource.cx/mod/a2000.html
- Random, did you know Caligari was bought out by Microsoft, and later released as freeware?  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TrueSpace


Thanks again to bigbronc for putting this together, hope we can all do it again soon!  Maybe Blue Angels flyby next time.  ;)
« Last Edit: September 18, 2013, 07:44:26 AM by Oldsmobile_Mike »
Amiga 500: 2MB Chip|16MB Fast|30MHz 68030+68882|3.9|Indivision ECS|GVP A500HD+|Mechware card reader + 8GB CF|Cocolino|SCSI DVD-RAM
Amiga 2000: 2MB Chip|136MB Fast|50MHz 68060|3.9|Indivision ECS + GVP Spectrum|Mechware card reader + 8GB CF|AD516|X-Surf 100|RapidRoad|Cocolino|SCSI CD-RW
 Amiga videos and other misc. stuff at https://www.youtube.com/CompTechMike/videos
 

Offline Bigbronc

Re: Washington/Baltimore Group
« Reply #25 on: September 18, 2013, 03:14:54 PM »
Great time last night at the first Amiga Balto/DC Group meeting. We need a name. I was concerned about it not working, but we played till past midnight. I had fun dragging out my toys to show some one who enjoyed looking at them. Nobody I know would get all excited about some long circuit cards. We tried to get both of my Toaster to work. The first one would not boot the HD, and the second one would not show preview video out for some reason.
 
 
Here are some of the photos taken last night, should have taken more, but the next meeting if I am not the host I will take more. I am already thinking about the next meeting. Like I said it was a lot of fun, almost like stepping back in time.
 
 
So when is the next meeting? I can host again, maybe we can get a toaster working by then. PM me with some future dates to consider, most likely the meeting's are held Tuesdays or Thursdays.
 
I have never tried to post photos in here hope they post.
:python:
 

Offline Iggy

Re: Washington/Baltimore Group
« Reply #26 on: September 18, 2013, 04:59:09 PM »
Glad to see you finally got this together.
"Not making any hard and fast rules means that the moderators can use their good judgment in moderation, and we think the results speak for themselves." - Amiga.org, terms of service

"You, got to stem the evil tide, and keep it on the the inside" - Rogers Waters

"God was never on your side" - Lemmy

Amiga! "Our appeal has become more selective"
 

Offline motrucker

Re: Washington/Baltimore Group
« Reply #27 on: September 18, 2013, 06:28:11 PM »
I am glad this first meeting was a success. Sorry I couldn't make it (what a time to get the flu!) Hopefully nothing will get in my way for the next meeting.
Way to go guys!
A2000 GVP 40MHz \'030, 21Mb RAM SD/FF, 2 floppies, internal CD-ROM drive, micromys v3 w/laser mouse
A1000 Microbotics Starboard II w/2Mb 1080, & external floppy (AIRdrive)
C-128 w/1571, 1750, & Final Cartridge III+
 

Offline Oldsmobile_Mike

Re: Washington/Baltimore Group
« Reply #28 on: September 18, 2013, 06:32:58 PM »
Quote from: Bigbronc;748305
I have never tried to post photos in here hope they post.


Ha, there's my ugly mug!  ;)

Here's a few pics I took with my phone, I really thought I'd taken more also, guess I was too busy playing around!  ;)  Should've gotten one of the other room as well.  Next time!
« Last Edit: September 18, 2013, 06:39:05 PM by Oldsmobile_Mike »
Amiga 500: 2MB Chip|16MB Fast|30MHz 68030+68882|3.9|Indivision ECS|GVP A500HD+|Mechware card reader + 8GB CF|Cocolino|SCSI DVD-RAM
Amiga 2000: 2MB Chip|136MB Fast|50MHz 68060|3.9|Indivision ECS + GVP Spectrum|Mechware card reader + 8GB CF|AD516|X-Surf 100|RapidRoad|Cocolino|SCSI CD-RW
 Amiga videos and other misc. stuff at https://www.youtube.com/CompTechMike/videos
 

Offline Oldsmobile_Mike

Re: Washington/Baltimore Group
« Reply #29 on: September 18, 2013, 06:38:50 PM »
Quote from: motrucker;748321
I am glad this first meeting was a success. Sorry I couldn't make it (what a time to get the flu!) Hopefully nothing will get in my way for the next meeting.
Way to go guys!


Hi motrucker, sorry to hear you were sick, we'd definitely like to meet you next time!

One thing I was thinking for on the agenda for next meeting, did I see correctly in another thread that you've recently picked up a Mac Mini to make into a MorphOS box?  I haven't had an opportunity to use MorphOS in 10 years and would love to see how it's come along.  All the screenshots I've seen (plus the fairly reasonable HW and software license cost) make it a pretty tempting entry if I do ever decide to dip my feet into the Amiga NG market.  Would you be willing to bring your system to demo for us?

Also I should definitely bring a folding table for the next one, haha. ;)
Amiga 500: 2MB Chip|16MB Fast|30MHz 68030+68882|3.9|Indivision ECS|GVP A500HD+|Mechware card reader + 8GB CF|Cocolino|SCSI DVD-RAM
Amiga 2000: 2MB Chip|136MB Fast|50MHz 68060|3.9|Indivision ECS + GVP Spectrum|Mechware card reader + 8GB CF|AD516|X-Surf 100|RapidRoad|Cocolino|SCSI CD-RW
 Amiga videos and other misc. stuff at https://www.youtube.com/CompTechMike/videos