Our next meeting will be Tuesday, October 4, 2016. Mtg. is from 7-8 pm at the San Leandro Public Library, 300 Estudillo Ave., San Leandro, CA 94577. Contact Robbie Bridges to confirm you're coming.
A member (Don S.) uploaded part of a 1994 SLCC Journal Newsletter. Transport yourself back, over 20 years ago.
Recent Meeting Notes
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.
March 2016 - Much better turnout This month. Rob, Kevin, Robbie, Bob, Jim and Bill attended. Jim won the door prize, a 2800 ma portable USB power source. Rob showed his game programming skills working on an 8 bit Atari game with a Python-powered assembler editor. An 810 floppy drive was operated on and a very rare Atari PS3000 (at least I think that's what it was with an Atari Logo on it) VGA Monitor-Floppy Drive Drive combo was examined. Upcoming SF Bay Area Atari events were discussed and noted on our FaceBook Page. Couple 1991 era SLCC newsletters were reviewed. Possibility they might be provided (scanned) for the web site.
February 2016 - Due to vacations, only Robbie and Jim attended. Next month looks much better
January 2016 - Rob McMullen from the Player/Missile Podcast attended (photos on Facebook page). Bob took a look at Rob's 1200XL that needed some work. Robbie told us about his Alaskan vacation. Bill showed a $40 "Atari Flashback 6" device with 100 games found at Bed Bath and Beyond. Jim won the power strip door prize. More detail and a photo on FB.
December 2015 - New member Howard attended, Kevin won the door prize (a generous gift certificate), several played Bob's Threshold game (on an Atari 800), determined that Bill's Atari 800 needed a keyboard cleaning, assessed Kevin's Atari 130XE (it worked well) and discussed possible future meeting topics.
November 2015 - Bob W. brought an Atari 815 dual-double density floppy drive for everyone to admire. I/O is quite fast. These were released to developers and only a handful produced. Bill, on a 12 to one shot, won a 32 gb USB 3 flash drive.
October 2015 - Kevin attended for the 2nd month, and appears to be a regular. We had a "Big" door prize for a mouse shaped like an Aston Martin. Bob assembled his Atari 1200XL. Robbie connected to the internet with his phone. And.... we created a Facebook page.
September 2015 - Bob won a 32 gb thumb drive in the door prize. A new Atari enthusiast (Kevin) joined us this evening. Took a new selfie minus the photographer. Don S continues to insist that Train-Z is the best thing since, well... you know.
August 2015 - Don won the prize, a 160gb 2 1/2" drive. Somebody forgot to bring the Atari computer but brought the accessories.
June 2015 - The gang assembled and Robbie won the monthly door prize of DVDs and sleeves. Vacations and repaired computers were discussed as well as an internet cable that seemed not to work. An announcement that the meeting might be cancelled, was premature.