The SRCS gets together on the fourth (NOT the LAST!) Saturday of each month, barring inconveniently placed major holidays. Most people bring something to tinker with and/or show off, though bringing nothing but ideas and enthusiasm is just fine too; we all understand that it isn’t always logistically practical to carry bulky things with you on, for example, public transit or on foot, or if your attendance at the SRCS meeting follows directly after you spent time somewhere that was distressingly underequipped with vintage electronics.
Most meeting attendees drop in and out throughout the scheduled time, and staying for the entire duration is welcome as well (though only the person with the access key to the meeting space absolutely HAS to). Our venue is the Black Lodge Research hackerspace in Redmond, as the most excellent Living Computer Museum is no longer in a position to host us now that they are open to the general public. Happily, the Black Lodge is also quite excellent.
Please note that our change in venue to the Black Lodge was accompanied by a change in the provision of comestibles. Food is now on a Pot Luck basis. Please bring a bit of something to share — all you need is a little more than you’d want to feed yourself plus maybe one or two other people. An entire pot of something is most likely overkill.
An important point concerning the pot luck meal, and one which none of us had previously ever thought would have had to be explicitly stated, is this… If you wouldn’t eat it yourself, chances are that no one else at a meeting will want to eat it either. How is it that this is news to anyone?
Next Scheduled Meeting:
- Our next regular meeting will be held on Saturday, May 28th, 2016, from 11:30 AM to 5:00 PM.
At the meeting, there will be table space and power to set up anything you want to show off—short of Big Iron, of course. (When people bring relevant items to pass along to fellow enthusiasts, we have been known to set up a little Buy-Sell-Free-Trade table, as well.) In addition to attendees informally showing one another what marvellous things they’ve collected or been working on, we sometimes have repair parties or actual presentations. More of each are always welcome! Come, show off a bit and become famous! Or infamous, if you prefer — that works too.
What to Bring:
Any kind of old hardware, software, firmware or wetware can be seriously nifty, so whatever your preferred computational vintage, we want to see the gear you want to show us! Our former host museum, for example, has an impressive lineup of minicomputers with which the museum staff are doing quite a few interesting things. Plus, of course, you need a little bit of food for the pot luck.
Here is a list of other members planning to attend the next meeting, as well as what they are planning to bring (and yes, we are pleased to announce that entries here will no longer linger past the meeting dates). If you’re not listed here and would like to be, just sign up for an account and fill out the RSVP ticket in your “My Account” page! We won’t even ask for money, advertise things at you, or demand your limbs or your first born!
|ATTENDEE||PLANNING TO BRING||WOULD LIKE TO SEE BROUGHT|
|gsteemso||Not sure yet. Either a 68k Mac or an 8-bit Commodore, probably.||More buy-sell-free-trade gear. Unsold items can't be left though.|
|Deprogram||Apple IIe that I need help with||An Amiga which someone can use to make me a kickstart disk|
|DamienG||Memotech MTX-512||Next Cube, BeBox, component trades|
|joeblow750||Wang 8", acoustic couplers|