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1  General Category / Southern California Commodore & Amiga Network (SCCAN) / Re: Next SCCAN meeting - Saturday, January 8, 2022 on: January 16, 2022, 12:15:55 AM
     Yes, the rev. 8 motherboard is considered an A500 Plus.  It did include the Super Agnus, and the ram expander was added to give a full 2 Mb Chip RAM.

          See it at the next SCCAN meeting in March,
          Robert Bernardo
          Southern California Commodore & Amiga Network - http://www.portcommodore.com/sccan
2  General Category / Southern California Commodore & Amiga Network (SCCAN) / Next SCCAN meeting - Saturday, March 12, 2022 on: January 14, 2022, 12:26:25 AM
     Here is the preliminary announcement for our next meeting!

          Truly,
          Robert Bernardo
          Southern California Commodore & Amiga Network - http://www.portcommodore.com/sccan
3  Retro Computing / News and Events / Next FCUG meeting - Sunday, January 16, 2022 on: January 11, 2022, 03:23:17 AM
Happy New Year, C= and Ami aficionados!
     The Fresno Commodore User Group has its next meeting from 11 a.m. to 1:00+ p.m., Sunday, January 16, at

Panera Bread Restaurant
3590 W Shaw Ave. (corner of W. Shaw Ave. and Marty Ave.)
Fresno, CA 93711
(559) 271-0104
http://www.dickestel.com/meet_loc.htm

     For discussion, we'll talk about the Commodore Los Angeles Super Show 2022. In hardware/software, the Ultimate 64 returns with new programs, like Sonic the Hedgehog v1.2, Scramble Infinity, Snowdown, and Snow Force. The Amiga 500 with Vampire 500 v2 accelerator returns, and we?ll have more time to delve into its many, many games, demos, music, videos, and emulators which are on its Compactflash drive. Attack of the Petscii Robots returns, this time with a proper 1084 monitor and 80-column cable so that we can look at it in 40 and 80-column mode. The VIC-20 returns, and we?ll try out some of its latest programs.

          Truly,
          Robert Bernardo
          Fresno Commodore User Group
          http://www.dickestel.com/fcug.htm
 
P.S. Our meeting venue, Panera Bread, closed early at our last 2 meetings. Be prepared if they close early again? say at 2 p.m..
4  General Category / Southern California Commodore & Amiga Network (SCCAN) / Re: Next SCCAN meeting - Saturday, January 8, 2022 on: January 03, 2022, 07:41:29 AM
Happy New Year, C= and Ami comrades!
     The next meeting of the Southern California Commodore & Amiga Network is Saturday, Jan. 8, from 2 to 5+ p.m. at

Panera Bread Restaurant
19662 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, California
(818) 407-9400

Note: We are back to our bi-monthly (every other month) meeting schedule.
     For discussion, we'll talk about the Commodore Los Angeles Super Show 2022. For hardware/software, the Ultimate 64 returns with new programs, like Sonic the Hedgehog, Scramble Infinity, Snowdown, and Snow Force. The refurbished Amiga 500 with v8 motherboard makes its first appearance and now has a Vampire 500 v2 accelerator. Spec.?s ? 2 mb Chip RAM, 128 Fast RAM, Gold 2.12 core, Kickstart 3.10 (three point ten), Coffin OS r59, 32 gig CF card, and a full complement of platform emulators, WHDload games/demos, and native HDMI games/demos/music/videos.
     If you missed them at CLASS 2021 and at the December SCCAN meeting, Wayne and Sonia Aller may be at this meeting to sell their VIC-20/C64 hardware and software.
     As always, feel free to bring any other Commodore and Amiga hardware/software that you wish to show off!

          Sincerely,
          Robert Bernardo
          Southern California Commodore & Amiga Network - http://www.portcommodore.com/sccan
5  Retro Computing / News and Events / Next FCUG meeting - Sunday, December 19, 2021 on: December 13, 2021, 03:11:37 AM
Happy 40th FCUG Anniversary, C= and Ami aficionados!
     The Fresno Commodore User Group has its next meeting from 11 a.m. to 1:00+ p.m., Sunday, December 19, at

  Panera Bread Restaurant
  3590 W Shaw Ave. (corner of W. Shaw Ave. and Marty Ave.)
  Fresno, CA 93711
  (559) 271-0104
  http://www.dickestel.com/meet_loc.htm

     We continue to celebrate the 40th anniversary our club!  Last month I wrote:

> A ruby is supposed to mark the 40th anniversary, but I'm not getting everyone a ruby.  Wink

     O.K., I relented.  You'll get some rubies... the C64 text adventures, Ruby Rap and Ruby Chalice.  Then we'll look at some Christmasy software and demos for for the C64 and VIC-20.  And there is the new Attack of the PETSCII Robots for the C128.
     On the Amiga side will be the unveiling of the Amiga 500 with Vampire 500 v2 accelerator.  It was my first Amiga computer, given to me by Dick Estel back in 1995.  Throughout the years it's gone from a very basic machine to one with an outboard 1010 disk drive and ECS (its configuration for Classic Gaming Expos and Vintage Computer Festivals of the early 2000's) to its new Vampire state as a very mean computer with 149 MIPS (million instructions per second) compared to the original .56 MIPS and 128 megs of Fast RAM compared to the original with its 512K of RAM.
     For discussion, we'll have the election for officers and more talk on the Commodore Los Angeles Super Show 2022.

          Merry Christmas!  Happy New Year!
          Robert Bernardo
          Fresno Commodore User Group - http://www.dickestel.com/fcug.htm

P.S. Again I will be driving in from Stockton, and I hope I will not be delayed by the fog.  If I am delayed, I'm counting on v.p. Roger to carry on!  Smiley
6  General Category / Southern California Commodore & Amiga Network (SCCAN) / Next SCCAN meeting - Saturday, January 8, 2022 on: December 13, 2021, 02:17:15 AM
     Here is the preliminary announcement for our next meeting!  It seems early in the month, but January does have five Saturdays.  Smiley

          Merry Christmas!  Happy New Year!
          Robert Bernardo
          Southern California Commodore & Amiga Network - http://www.portcommodore.com/sccan
7  Retro Cars / General Discussions / Re: Hatchbacks and sunroofs on: December 08, 2021, 12:47:56 AM
     When I went to New York/New Jersey in September, I rented a car which was upgraded to a bigger car, a 2018 Ford Fusion.  I drove it around and noticed how quiet it was.  I took out the sound meter app on my cell phone and measured the decibel level at 70 mph on the New Jersey Turnpike.  65-66 decibels!  A full 4-5 db quieter than my 1990 Ford Crown Vic and 1988 Mercury Colony Park!  Well, the NJ Turnpike has a really smooth asphalt surface, and California highways have a noisier, corrugated surface, so maybe that Fusion was 4 db. quieter.  Future goal - get the Crown Vic and Colony Park quieter with sound-absorbing materials.  Smiley

          Maybe not as far as 4 db. quieter but at least closer,
          Robert Bernardo
          Fresno Commodore User Group - http://www.dickestel.com/fcug.htm
          Southern California Commodore & Amiga Network - http://www.portcommodore.com/sccan
          Commodore Los Angeles Super Show - http://www.portcommodore.com/class
8  General Category / Off Topic / Re: FeedingAmerica.org on: December 08, 2021, 12:40:12 AM
    I have been faithfully giving a monthly donation to FeedingAmerica.org .  Now it seems I'm giving a monthly donation to Ahead with Horses - http://aheadwithhorsesla.org - one of William Shatner's favorite charities.  Smiley

         Truly,
         Robert Bernardo

P.S. I realized at the November meeting of the Fresno Commodore User Group that we may be the only Commodore club giving a charitable donation every year.  This year, as in many past years, the $50 donation went to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. https://www.stjude.org
9  Retro Computing / Buy, Sell and Trade / Re: Attack of the PETSCII Robots for the C128 on: December 08, 2021, 12:32:23 AM
     Got the boxed game in the mail yesterday.  It will get a full work-out at the December FCUG meeting.

         Truly,
         Robert Bernardo
         Fresno Commodore User Group - http://www.dickestel.com/fcug.htm
         Southern California Commodore & Amiga Network - http://www.portcommodore.com/sccan
10  General Category / Southern California Commodore & Amiga Network (SCCAN) / Re: Next SCCAN meeting - December 11, 2021 on: December 08, 2021, 12:27:58 AM
    Let's see how many members show up with the new L.A. County Covid requirements in place.  Smiley

         Truly,
         Robert Bernardo
         Southern California Commodore & Amiga Network - http://www.portcommodore.com/sccan
11  Retro Culture / Retro Movies / Re: The Chevy pick-up in Star Trek IV on: December 08, 2021, 12:25:52 AM
...I paid the big money for a custom Vintage Air system for the truck.  The parts (a.c. condenser, compressor, etc) are supposed to come in 6-8 weeks.  Then when they do come in, I will have Street Rods Plus install the system.
     It took forever for the parts to come in... and when they did come in, it was in separate shipments.  But now that all the parts have been delivered to Street Rods Plus, I have to set a time for them to install the system, which would take a few days.  I wonder what their schedule is for December.  Smiley

          A Christmas gift for the truck,
          Robert Bernardo
          Fresno Commodore User Group - http://www.dickestel.com/fcug.htm
          Southern California Commodore & Amiga Network - http://www.portcommodore.com/sccan
          Commodore Los Angeles Super Show 2021 - http://www.portcommodore.com/class
12  General Category / Southern California Commodore & Amiga Network (SCCAN) / Re: Vampire 500 v2 ordered! on: December 08, 2021, 12:19:40 AM
     It's taken me this long!  The Vampire 500 has been installed in my very first Amiga 500 (which I got back in 1995)!  A couple months ago I brought the V500 to my friend Duncan (along with a broken A3000) for him to examine.  The A3000 was brought to another person for major board repairs.  Then we got into putting the V500 into the A500.  We got to the point where we got to the boot screen of the V500, but it was getting late, and I had to leave.  I left the hardware with my friend who would get other hardware bits (adapters, etc.) and the latest firmware onto the V500.  He showed off the fully-functioning A500/V500 at the November meeting of The Other Group of Amigoids in San Jose.  I will pick up the machine at the December meeting of TOGA.

          Truly,
          Robert Bernardo
          Fresno Commodore User Group - http://www.portcommodore.com/fcug.htm
          Southern California Commodore & Amiga Network - http://www.portcommodore.com/sccan
          The Other Group of Amigoids - http://togausergroup.org
13  General Category / Southern California Commodore & Amiga Network (SCCAN) / Re: Next SCCAN meeting - December 11, 2021 on: December 05, 2021, 11:18:32 AM
Merry Christmas, C= and Ami comrades!
     The next meeting of the Southern California Commodore & Amiga Network is Saturday, Dec. 11, from 2 to 5+ p.m. at

     Panera Bread Restaurant
     19662 Nordhoff Street
     Northridge, California
     (818) 407-9400

Note: This meeting replaces the November meeting which was delayed due to the Commodore Los Angeles Super Show (CLASS).

Double note: Due to Los Angeles County health orders and because we meet in Panera Bread Restaurant, we must now...

- wear masks inside the restaurant (masks may be removed to eat and drink).

- be able to show proof of full vaccination against Covid-19.

     For discussion, we'll talk about CLASS 2021 and plan for CLASS 2022.  For hardware/software, the Ultimate 64 returns with new programs, like Bagman, Lady PacMan, Rock Star Ate My Hamster +3GM, and Galaxian DX, and oldies, like Micro Rhythm and Eclectic.  The Amiga 600 returns with its external Gotek, and we'll see how Amiga OS 3.2 deals with ADF's on the Gotek.
     If you missed them at CLASS 2021, Wayne and Sonia Aller will be at the meeting to sell their VIC-20/C64 hardware and software.  We'll just spread out their goodies on the outside patio tables.  Smiley  To get a preview of what they are selling, see

https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipNQWrCI_4T0mqMTiKtPtTU4eBvtQGo1lpXUZJHds_ICF7iN0XtsmfiPLfRtdTzsHQ?key=UEhQNVZ5V09sdEdfVTRTVVdVSVkxUDlycTVkREhR

     As always, feel free to bring any other Commodore and Amiga hardware/software that you wish to show off!

     Sincerely,
     Robert Bernardo
     Southern California Commodore & Amiga Network -
     http://www.portcommodore.com/sccan
14  Retro Computing / Buy, Sell and Trade / Attack of the PETSCII Robots for the C128 on: November 30, 2021, 12:37:46 PM
     Here we go... a new, commercial game for the Commodore 128!  It is Attack of the PETSCII Robots!  Released earlier for the C64, VIC-20, and PET, the C128 version makes use of the C128's extra memory space, uses burst load with a 1571 or 1581 drive, makes use of the full C128 keyboard, and has dual monitor mode (map screen in 80-columns at the same time as main screen in 40-columns).  Priced from $10 to $50 US (options from digital download to autographed box with physical disks), Attack of the PETSCII Robots C128 is available at

https://www.the8bitguy.com/product/petscii-robots-for-commodore-128/

     Merry Christmas!
     Robert Bernardo
     Fresno Commodore User Group -
     http://www.dickestel.com/fcug.htm
     Southern California Commodore & Amiga Network -
     http://www.portcommodore.com/sccan
     Commodore Los Angeles Super Show -
     http://www.portcommodore.com/class
15  Retro Computing / News and Events / Re: Photos of CLASS 2021! on: November 22, 2021, 08:44:07 AM
     Now Commodore Los Angeles Super Show photos from Mario Luppi have been posted.  See

http://blog.retro-link.com/2021/11/more-more-photos-of-class-2021.html

          Truly,
          Robert Bernardo
          Fresno Commodore User Group -
          http://www.dickestel.com/fcug.htm
          Southern California Commodore & Amiga Network -
          http://www.portcommodore.com/sccan
          Commodore Los Angeles Super Show -
          http://www.portcommodore.com/class
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