Our next meeting will be Tuesday, April 4, 2017, from 7-8 pm at the San Leandro Public Library, 300 Estudillo Ave., San Leandro, CA 94577. We should be reviewing recently-scanned and OCR'ed SLCC Newsletters and archived Disks of the Month (DOM). Contact Robbie Bridges to confirm you're coming.
An example SLCC newsletter (August, 1984) that's been scanned and OCR'ed so it's text searchable can be viewed. Previously, a member (Don S.) uploaded part of a 1994 SLCC Journal Newsletter. Transport yourself back, over 20 years ago. See also, the 1st couple pages of our Oct. 1985 Newsletter (pg 1, pg 2 requires FB login)
Recent Meeting Notes , 2017March, 2017 - Scanned copies of 1984 through 2000 SLCC newsletters were brought by Kevin. Some missing hard-copy issues and disks of the month were brought in for copying and re-distribution next month. About half of the 1984-1990 newsletters were OCR'ed (searchable PDFs) so we're trying to OCR the rest of them for next month.
February, 2017 - Robbie heard from Library that there was no power, so he advised the group and we will reconvene, same time, same place next month.
January, 2017 - Library closed for maintenance (see library web site http://www.sanleandro.org/depts/library/) from Dec 19, 2016-Jan 22, 2017. So we'll skip January's meeting. Everyone's being phone and e-mailed. See you all next month.
December, 2016 - Nice turnout, Kevin, Bob W, Robbie, Jim, Tom. Bob brought two boxes of SLCC Newsletters from 1985 to the middle 90s. Kevin hopes to scan them... a big job! Bob W. informed that there is another Vintage Computer Show West planned in 2017. Details to come. Photos from the mtg. on our Facebook page. Jim won our 3 TB USB drive door prize. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year everyone, from SLCC!
November, 2016 - Kevin, Bob W., Robbie & female visitor (she won the logitech speaker door prize) attended. They discussed the Altirra Atari 8 bit emulator & several games, trying Pitfall, Choplifter and Pac-Man. We continue getting up to speed on Altirra. More Altirra, next month. Thank you, attendees and Happy Thanksgiving.
October, 2016 - Kevin, Bob W., Jim, Robbie & Bill attended. Bob W. demoed his Atari2go device (see photo on our Facebook Page). Kevin and Bill showed how to install and use the Altirra 2.80, Atari 8 Bit emulator on PC Laptops. Next month we will demo several Atari game favorites, using Altirra, which works quite well.
September, 2016 - Kevin, Jim and Bill attended. We discussed future agendas. One for next month will be getting an Atari 800 simulator running on Windows. Looks like Altirra (v2.70) is the simulator to use, and it's found at http://virtualdub.org/altirra.html. It's regularly updated and well supported. Bring your laptops with Altimira installed and let's see if we can solve any problems people have with it. Check out other 8-bit emulators on our Projects page. Several of us attended the Vintage Computer Show West, but there weren't any Atari systems displayed.
July 2016 - Kevin, Robbie, Jim and Bill attended. We discussed the Atari Party 2016 (July 30, 2016) and Vintage Computer Show West (Aug 6-7, 2016). Robbie brought his Compaq Portable computer & we tried to see why the hard drive couldn't be accessed. Jim won the door prize.
June 2016 - Kevin, Bob and Bill attended. Kevin brought a bag of giveaways for the raffle.
May 2016 - Even more modest attendance than last month. It was reported that Jim, Kevin and Bob attended.
April 2016 - Modest attendance, Robbie, Kevin, Bill and Jim, for the 3rd time in four months, winning the door prize of a two usb car hub (plugs into a cigarette lighter). Tonight was nostalgia night with TRS-80 Model IV making an appearance. Tried to load an educational program from the tape-based data device, without success. Talked about going to the Atari Party July 30, 2016 in Davis and the Vintage Computer Show West at the computer Museum in Mountain View, scheduled for Sat.-Sun. August 6-7. Details on our Facebook Page.