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Re: Retro Computer Museum Gaming Event Open Day - November 15th 2009
« Reply #45 on: September 09, 2009, 12:34:50 PM »
Will sort the blog posting out in the next few days .. still need to upload my Console Combat articles :)

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Re: Retro Computer Museum Gaming Event Open Day - November 15th 2009
« Reply #46 on: September 18, 2009, 02:02:50 PM »
Anyone interested in a Unix/Linux setup in November. Maybe some old Apples running AUX or some old SUN gear? Maybe even some XENIX?

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Re: Retro Computer Museum Gaming Event Open Day - November 15th 2009
« Reply #47 on: September 18, 2009, 03:12:59 PM »
I got a XENIX boot floppy - challenge you to find a PC that doesn't blow up its floppy driver (Microsoft influence on Unix - ick).

I also happen to know where RCM's Sun boxes are stored and which swear-words AndyRCM will use when asked to get a couple down....

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Re: Retro Computer Museum Gaming Event Open Day - November 15th 2009
« Reply #48 on: September 18, 2009, 03:22:46 PM »
I also happen to know where RCM's Sun boxes are stored and which swear-words AndyRCM will use when asked to get a couple down....

Do you know what models they are? Maybe I could get them installed on the day? I think woody.cool may bring his SparcClassic for me to get working too.

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Re: Retro Computer Museum Gaming Event Open Day - November 15th 2009
« Reply #49 on: September 18, 2009, 03:27:55 PM »
I know there's a couple of pizza-box models in there.. SparcStation 20s I think.

There's also an SGI Indy that I donated to RCM about 2 months back.

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Re: Retro Computer Museum Gaming Event Open Day - November 15th 2009
« Reply #50 on: September 18, 2009, 03:33:00 PM »
I have a SS20. Nice machine - but think the clock battery will need replaceing soon. Its a old Dallas time chip, so its not a simple battery replacement. You can 'dremmel' in a new battery! :)

Indy! Nice! I wish I had one of those. Maybe i need to find some Irix media then! :)

BTW - I was joking about he XENIX system. Microsoft Unix - I think not.....

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Re: Retro Computer Museum Gaming Event Open Day - November 15th 2009
« Reply #51 on: September 18, 2009, 03:36:07 PM »
Indy! Nice! I wish I had one of those. Maybe i need to find some Irix media then! :)

It runs Gentoo Linux rather well if you have a netboot machine to install from. Or you can bungee a SCSI CDROM in there.

BTW - I was joking about he XENIX system. Microsoft Unix - I think not.....

;) But I wasn't joking about the floppy issue... the floppy driver in XENIX locks up with most modern floppy drives.

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Re: Retro Computer Museum Gaming Event Open Day - November 15th 2009
« Reply #52 on: September 30, 2009, 11:16:40 PM »
Just thinking of booking a hotel for Saturday night now.

I see the Comfort Inn Hincley North Hotel has £30 rooms again, but from what I remember there were some right noisy ***** opposite me last time  :D

Anyone know of any closer cheaper hotels or would the Comfort Inn be a good choice?

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Re: Retro Computer Museum Gaming Event Open Day - November 15th 2009
« Reply #53 on: October 01, 2009, 12:30:49 AM »
Hermitage Hotel, Coalville

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Re: Retro Computer Museum Gaming Event Open Day - November 15th 2009
« Reply #54 on: October 01, 2009, 07:25:38 AM »
there is a premier inn by junction 22 M1 (Markfield ) that is not too far away. Much closer than the Comfort Inn , But Hermitage Hotel is the closest being about 3 miles away from the venue.

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Re: Retro Computer Museum Gaming Event Open Day - November 15th 2009
« Reply #55 on: October 01, 2009, 10:04:58 AM »
It runs Gentoo Linux rather well if you have a netboot machine to install from. Or you can bungee a SCSI CDROM in there.

My server has netboot (TFTP/NFS/DHCP)  ;D

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Re: Retro Computer Museum Gaming Event Open Day - November 15th 2009
« Reply #56 on: October 01, 2009, 10:54:05 AM »
sorry folks its a Travel Lodge at junction 22 Of M1, the Premier Inn is in Ashby-de-la-Zouch, near the A42/M42 junction 13. Both of these are about 4 miles (ish) from the venue.

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Re: Retro Computer Museum Gaming Event Open Day - November 15th 2009
« Reply #57 on: October 01, 2009, 11:06:32 AM »
I wasn't impressed with the Travel Lodge on the M1 when I stayed there in may. The place itself was alright, but its located in the service station, so you have to pay for overnight parking in their car park.

WHICH I only found out the next morning when I could actually *SEE* the signs (theres no lighting in the car park) and the parking enforcement vehicle was circling like a vulture....

I'm playing to stay at the Premier Inn instead ;)

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Re: Retro Computer Museum Gaming Event Open Day - November 15th 2009
« Reply #58 on: October 01, 2009, 12:50:21 PM »
Ashby de la Zouch has a couple of Hotels too, The Royal, The Queens and The Fallen Knight

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Re: Retro Computer Museum Gaming Event Open Day - November 15th 2009
« Reply #59 on: October 01, 2009, 07:37:49 PM »
Thanks for the info everyone.

I stayed at a Travelodge (Leicester Markfield) last time:
http://www.travelodge.co.uk/search_and_book/hotel_overview.php?hotel_id=146

At £32 for one night, room only. Parking was free. Reception gave me something to stick in my windscreen:
Parking Details Parking On Site (Free) Travelodge car park has 60 spaces free of charge, available on a first-come first-served basis.

Anyway the Hermitage Hotel sounds a bit grim (I am sure it is nice tho!) and too much at £40 a night, so a quick search and I have found this:
http://www.broadlawns.co.uk/

Broadlands Guest House. £32.50 for a single en suite including brekfast and 2.6 miles (6 mins) from swannington. That should do quite nice, and perhaps a bit nicer than a travelodge or travel inn.

You can also book online here:
http://www.laterooms.com/en/p1301/pv1461915/hotel-reservations/193011_broadlawns-guest-house-coalville.aspx