The Feb meeting will be held on Monday 8th from 18.30 - 21.00ish at "The
From what I gather there were a couple of things discussed from the
last meeting, so we will try and pick up on those, also if anyone has
anything in particular that they wish to talk about (excluding fried
fish the size of a small whale) post it up!
Can Attend But Will Be a bit late:
Not this time:
If you'd like to join your neighbouring LUG in a
trip to Bletchley Park, then please see below.
I'll be at the Chorlton Big Green Fair that
day manning the Manchester Free Software stall,
otherwise I'd love to be there :)
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Subject: [Shropshire] Bletchley Park Day Trip
Date: Wed, 3 Mar 2010 15:44:20 -0800 (PST)
From: Steve Carter <condover(a)yahoo.com>
Historic site of secret British codebreaking activities during WWII and
birthplace of the modern computer.
I have been talking about this trip for ages. Since there will not be a
club meeting next month (as our room is has been booked) then this trip
will provide a computer chat outlet.
Date: Saturday 27th March 2010
Time: 10:30 - 4pm
Cost: £10 on the door OR £8.50 prepurchased online; £7.00 for students
and over 60's.
Interestingly the ticket is valid for a year so constitutes a
membership. See this link for actual prices and to buy your ticket
before they go up!
Before anybody asks. The clocks spring forward that Saturday night
(27/28th Mar) and opening hours are extended the following week. But it
is only 100miles from Shrewsbury so a return visit within 12 months is a
possibility if you want more.
Transport: Private Car or Public transport. Please let me know if you
are coming and if you need a lift or have a car space. Feel free to
email me directly at condover(a)yahoo.com <mailto:email@example.com>
Given the small numbers who attend most events I would be very surprised
if the number of respondents warranted a minibus; plus our geographic
spread is quite large.
Group Activities: Meet at gate 10:30 or lunch in the canteen (I have not
researched this aspect!) at 12:30 or again at gate at 4pm for goup photo
and farewells. Events and lectures on the day are announced at the
entrance. In short do your own thing most of the time.
I attended an evening lecture in Sydney once about Bletchley Park. The
best bit for me was how the cable network was extended to Darwin for the
war in the Pacific. Rather predating ARPANET. I want to see the rebuilt
Colossus computer. There are a lot of different aspects to the museum.
77 Larkhill Road,
Phone (01743) 248 327
Skype name: condover
Is anyone is interested in being on the crew for Oggcamp 10? They are
currently looking for more people. It's in Liverpool on on the 1st and
2nd of May.
The idea is to have enough people so that members of the crew actually
have time to participate properly rather then spending the whole weekend
just doing "crew" things.
If you're interested then contact Ana Bee - ana at abinarylife.com
Original message from Ana follows:
Hello Ladies and Gents,
apologies for the group email, but the message to everyone is
literarily the same. If you are the happy recipient of this email that
means at some point you expressed your interest in being part of the
I'm Ana Bee and I've been made head of the crew for this year. You
might remember me from last year (frantic running around with
walkie-talkie) or LUG Radio Live 2 years ago. If not, this is me:
We've got 9 weeks left. So for now I need to confirm you're still up
for the action and whether you don't mind being put on the crew
mailing list with this (or any other) email. I promise I won't flood
you much with emails.
We're still looking to add few people to the crew so if you're
bringing along any friends who want to join let me know