Meeting Minutes for 2018: 10/13/18

Meeting Called to Order at 2:00pm

Today’s meeting was located at Christ the Lord Lutheran Church in Lawrenceville, GA.

Present:

  • Brad Arnold
  • Earl Baugh
  • Ben Bradley
  • Flash Corliss
  • Ed Fair
  • Nolan Gilmore
  • Jon Guidry
  • Alan Hightower
  • Mark Little
  • Sam Lysinger
  • Rob Mitchell
  • Alex Neuman
  • Kyle Owens
  • John Pace
  • David Panetta
  • Adam Spring
  • Jose Vazquez (Lisardo)
  • Holly Vevis
  • Mauricio Vevis
  • Friend of Ben Bradley

Old Business:

The 13th annual Vintage Computer Festival Midwest / Emergency Chicagoland Commodore Convention 2018  just finished up. Many of our members were able to attend and have a great time. At an onsite auction, one of our members purchased a blue “Adam” computer terminal.

  • Earl Baugh described how he was able to secure a TI-99/4 (not 4A) being sold at the show for Mark Little (thanks, again, Earl!-Mark).
  • Earl Baugh and Alan Hightower also related other highlights from the show – lots of fun and some interesting acquisitions.
  • Holly and Mauricio Vevis displayed the early-1970s LSI (Lear/Siegler) ADM-3A terminal that they purchased at VCFMW. They also displayed a slideshow of the photos they took at the show.

Upcoming shows:

  • Tandy Assembly
  • Stone Mountain HamFest (November 3-4)
  • Alpharetta HamJam (morning of November 10).

New Business:

  • Alan Hightower plans to meet up with Lonnie Mimms the week after October 21 about cost for the club to use the Computer Museum of America as venue for VCFSE 7.0.
  • Yahoo Groups has proved to be unreliable in recent months, sometimes delaying group emails for months. Therefore, we sent out a poll for migrating our Yahoo group, hopefully with all history attached, to groups.io, alternatively using a standard mailman mailing list. Most of the members voted to use groups.io; Alan and Earl suggested we consider also attaching mailman to the groups.io group so that if we need to move off groups.io in the future as well, we will already have the mailing list history in a more open, decentralized platform.
  • Alan put out an offer for training for new site contributors. Paid members can contribute to the site, including writing blog posts, adding pages and media,  and updating the calendar. Hello World!
  • AHCS meetings will continue to be held at Christ the Lord Lutheran Church in Lawrenceville until at least mid-year 2019. Next month’s meeting will be held on November 10.

Presentation:

  • There was no presentation scheduled for this month.

Announcements:

  • Computer Museum of America Open House in November 14, 5:30pm-8pm.
  • Rob Mitchell and Eva are getting married on October 20, and frequent attendee Thomas is getting married today (October 13).

Member Projects:

  • Kyle is trying to get the original Tetris running on a PDP-11.
  • Alan Hightower is doing a project with a General Data.
  • Earl Baugh showed some of the 3D-printed Raspberry Pi and Arduino plastic and metal cases that’s he’s picked up or fabricated.
  • A friend of Ben Bradley’s brought in his Amiga 3000; it’s in bad shape but several club members were able to give him some advice about how to get it up and running again.
  • Brad Arnold brought 4 Atari 800s to the meeting to test and get working.

Show and Tell Photos:

Meeting adjourned at 2:30pm