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1  Retro Computing / News and Events / Re: Commodore Los Angeles Super Show 2022 - June 25-26 on: June 24, 2022, 02:21:46 AM
     Last minute additions!  Sajtron has a musical C64 video presentation, and Simone shows artful Amiga game screens he created for the Hired Sword 2 game.  New raffle item - an Amiga 500.

          Truly,
          Robert Bernardo
          http://www.portcommodore.com/class
2  Retro Computing / News and Events / Re: Commodore Los Angeles Super Show 2022 - June 25-26 on: June 19, 2022, 06:16:42 AM
     With one week to go before CLASS 2022, this year's CLASS commercial has been released.  See it at

https://youtu.be/IH2rf1LYZMQ

          Truly,
          Robert Bernardo
          organizer - Commodore Los Angeles Super Show 2022
          http://www.portcommodore.com/class
3  Retro Computing / News and Events / Re: Commodore Los Angeles Super Show 2022 - June 25-26 on: June 14, 2022, 05:53:01 AM
    Just verified that we can set up our equipment in the VFW hall on Friday, June 24, after 1 p.m.!

         Truly,
         Robert Bernardo
         Fresno Commodore User Group - http://www.dickestel.com/fcug.htm
         Southern California Commodore & Amiga Network - http://www.portcommodore.com/sccan
         June 25-26 Commodore Los Angeles Super Show 2022 - http://www.portcommodore.com/class
4  Retro Computing / News and Events / Next FCUG meeting - Sunday, June 12, 2022 on: June 08, 2022, 07:48:48 AM
Happy almost Father?s Day, C= and Ami aficionados!
     The Fresno Commodore User Group has its next meeting from 11 a.m. to 1:30+ p.m., Sunday, June 12, 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

Note that the our usual meeting, which would have been on the third Sunday of the month (June 19), was going to be on the same day as Father's Day.  And so, that is why the club meeting was moved to June 12.
     This is our big meeting before the June 25-26 Commodore Los Angeles Super Show at the Burbank VFW hall.  We?ll talk about the latest happenings at the show, and even at this late time, if you have any suggestions for CLASS, let us know.
     In our hardware/software part of the meeting, member David S. may be bringing his A500 Mini which he just received a few days ago!  We look at a SD2IEC for the Commodore Plus/4 (or any Commodore that has a serial port and can have SD2IEC power taken from the user port).  If it's assembled in time, we'll examine the Retro-Printer Module with its Raspberry Pi 4B (still gotta get the Epson EcoTank ET-3850 printer for the RPM).
     Using the Ultimate 64, we'll go through the latest C64 software from May and June.

          Truly,
          Robert Bernardo
          Fresno Commodore User Group -
          http://www.dickestel.com/fcug.htm
5  Retro Computing / General Discussion / Transcripts from QuantumLink on: June 02, 2022, 09:34:38 AM
     Some transcripts from the classic (1986-87) QuantumLink on-line service are now available for you to read.  The subjects cover the C128, GEOS, Butterfield, C64, Commodore, the Midnite Gazette, Amiga, and SYSOP.  Go to

http://www.commodore.international/qlink/

          Truly,
          Robert Bernardo
          Fresno Commodore User Group - http://www.dickestel.com/fcug.htm
          Southern California Commodore & Amiga Network - http://www.portcommodore.com/sccan
          June 25-26 Commodore Los Angeles Super Show 2022 - http://www.portcommodore.com/class
6  Retro Computing / News and Events / Re: Commodore Los Angeles Super Show 2022 - June 25-26 on: May 27, 2022, 09:25:29 AM
Greetings, all C= and Ami aficionados!
     The Commodore Los Angeles Super Show (CLASS) is happening in a few weeks! And what a show we'll have! We have four presentations concentrating on Commodore 8-bit and Amiga music. We have six presentations on software and hardware. We have nineteen exhibits. We have raffle prizes, door prizes, and items for sale and for free. We have a game competition for cash.  We have cake for the 40th anniversary of the C64!
     CLASS is held at the Burbank Veterans of Foreign Wars hall, 1006 W. Magnolia Blvd., from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Burbank, California 91506, USA. Admission is $25, whether you come for one day or both days.

          Sincerely,
          Robert Bernardo
          organizer - Commodore Los Angeles Super Show 2022
          http://www.portcommodore.com/class
7  General Category / Southern California Commodore & Amiga Network (SCCAN) / Next SCCAN meeting - Saturday, July 9, 2022 on: May 23, 2022, 08:36:36 AM
     Barring unforeseen circumstances, the next meeting of the Southern California Commodore & Amiga Network will be Saturday, July 9.

          Truly,
          Robert Bernardo
          Southern California Commodore & Amiga Network - http://www.portcommodore.com/sccan
8  General Category / Southern California Commodore & Amiga Network (SCCAN) / Re: Vampire 500 v2 ordered! on: May 23, 2022, 08:30:18 AM
     Well, I received an Apollo Firebird several weeks ago, but I haven't installed it in anything yet.  An A2000?  An A1000?

          Truly,
          Robert Bernardo
          Southern California Commodore & Amiga Network - http://www.portcommodore.com/sccan
          June 25-26 Commodore Los Angeles Super Show 2022 - http://www.portcommodore.com/class
9  Retro Computing / Commodore 64 General Topics / Re: Another load from Ray Carlsen on: May 20, 2022, 07:46:57 AM
Not another load from but another load to give to Ray Carlsen when I see him in September.  I have 4 brown C64s and 3 C64C's to be repaired by him.
     All repaired!  One C64 had to have its SID chip replaced, and Ray put an ArmSID into it.
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Also I'm tired of having C64 composite/s-video cables with a RCA male plug at the end for audio.  In the past I've used all kinds of audio adapters to connect that RCA plug to modern computer speakers which have a 1/8" mini-plug.  Time to convert those C64 cables to have female 1/8" jacks that can accept the 1/8" mini-plugs.
     I had Ray construct several of those cables for me, but I need more!  Maybe another four...  Smiley
     Right now it looks like I'll be visiting Ray in late October.  Some broken C128's to give to him for parts... A club member's 1541 to be repaired.  Oh, I read that Ray can replace the old, linear power supplies in brown 1541's with a modern p.s..  I'll have him do that to two of my 1541's.  No more heat problems after that operation!

          Truly,
          Robert Bernardo
          Fresno Commodore User Group - http://www.dickestel.com/fcug.htm
          Southern California Commodore & Amiga Network - http://www.portcommodore.com/sccan
          June 25-26 Commodore Los Angeles Super Show 2022 - http://www.portcommodore.com/class
10  General Category / Southern California Commodore & Amiga Network (SCCAN) / Re: Next SCCAN meeting - Saturday, May 21, 2022 (not May 14) on: May 17, 2022, 10:34:00 AM
Happy May, C= and Ami comrades!
     The next meeting of the Southern California Commodore & Amiga Network is Saturday, May 21, from 2 to 5+ p.m. at

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

     For discussion, we'll talk about the June 25-26 Commodore Los Angeles Super Show to be held at the Burbank VFW hall.  If you have any ideas/presentations/hardware for the show, now is the time to tell!
     We?ll play around with some of the latest C64 apps released since our March meeting, such as a bug-fixed Flight Simulator II, the Basil PET emulator, the Great Giana Sisters PETSCII, Sheep in Space, Tasered in the Crotch, and various nuvies.  We?ll try out a resurrected Amiga 3000 (OS 3.1, 2 meg Chip RAM, 16 meg Fast RAM via ZIP-to-SDRAM adapter, SCSI-to-SD hard drive), courtesy of the repair skills of Duncan M. and Steven B. of The Other Group of Amigoids, our sister club in San Jose.  Perhaps member Mario L. will bring a laptop with Amiga Forever running on it.  Smiley
     I?ll show off souvenirs I picked up at the April Vintage Computer Festival East.  As always, feel free to bring any other Commodore and Amiga hardware/software that you wish to show off!

          Truly,
          Robert Bernardo
          Southern California Commodore & Amiga Network -
          http://www.portcommodore.com/sccan
11  Retro Computing / News and Events / Next FCUG meeting - Sunday, May 15, 2022 on: May 09, 2022, 10:23:51 AM
Happy Mother's Day, FCUG members and guests!
     The Fresno Commodore User Group has its next meeting from 11 a.m. to 1:30+ p.m., Sunday, May 15, 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


     During our discussion time, I'll report on the Vintage Computer Festival East that was held in New Jersey. I'll even show off a C128 Neo board that was bought at the show.  Then we'll talk about the June 24-25 Commodore Los Angeles Super Show and even the August Vintage Computer Festival West in Mountain View, California.
     For the hardware/software part of the meeting, the VIC-20 returns with SD2IEC. We check out an Amiga 3000 which has a SCSI2SD card drive, 16 megs of Fast RAM via a ZIP-to-SIMM adapter, OS 3.1, and a huge amount of WHDLoad games. (This A3000 had extremely bad motherboard damage but was brought back to life by Duncan M. and Francis B. from the South Bay area.)
     If we have time, we'll power up the Ultimate 64 and look through the latest C64 software for May.
     After the meeting, Bernardo Studios opens up in Fresno so that CLASS presentations can be filmed.


          Truly,
          Robert Bernardo
          Fresno Commodore User Group
          http://www.dickestel.com/fcug.htm
12  Retro Computing / News and Events / Re: Videos from the Vintage Computer Festival East 2022 on: May 06, 2022, 04:20:13 AM
     Part 2 of the biggest C= group gathered in years! The 12 Commodore engineers and employees discuss their remembrances of working at Commodore Business Machines -- Andy Finkel, Al Charpentier, Benny Pruden, Bil Herd, Bob Russell, Carl Sagedy, Dave Esposito, Dave Haynie, Hedley Davis, Joe Myshko, Neil Harris, and Von Ertwine! Go to

Herd of C= Engineers (part 2) - VCFE 2022

https://youtu.be/Xqds6pLAbt0

          My work is done,
          Robert Bernardo
          Fresno Commodore User Group - http://www.dickestel.com/fcug.htm
          Southern California Commodore & Amiga Network - http://www.portcommodore.com/sccan
          June 25-26 Commodore Los Angeles Super Show 2022 - http://www.portcommodore.com/class
13  Retro Computing / News and Events / Re: Videos from the Vintage Computer Festival East 2022 on: May 03, 2022, 06:13:29 AM
     Here it is... the main event!  The biggest C= group gathered in years, 12 Commodore engineers and employees to discuss their remembrances of working at Commodore Business Machines.  Andy Finkel, Al Charpentier, Benny Pruden, Bil Herd, Bob Russell, Carl Sagedy, Dave Esposito, Dave Haynie, Hedley Davis, Joe Myshko, Neil Harris, and Von Ertwine!  See

Herd of C= Engineers (part 1) - VCFE 2022

https://youtu.be/aQRz1MxB5jY

          Truly,
          Robert Bernardo
          Fresno Commodore User Group - http://www.dickestel.com/fcug.htm
          Southern California Commodore & Amiga Network - http://www.portcommodore.com/sccan
          June 25-26 Commodore Los Angeles Super Show 2022 - http://www.portcommodore.com/class
14  Retro Computing / News and Events / Re: Videos from the Vintage Computer Festival East 2022 on: May 02, 2022, 07:55:03 AM
     Commodore engineers Dave Haynie and Andy Finkel talk about Amiga computer development, telling the story from 1984 and then going throughout the years.  Go to

Haynie and Finkel - VCFE 2022

https://youtu.be/EGDt4aaeUQM

          Truly,
          Robert Bernardo
          Fresno Commodore User Group - http://www.dickestel.com/fcug.htm
          Southern California Commodore & Amiga Network - http://www.portcommodore.com/sccan
          June 25-26 Commodore Los Angeles Super Show 2022 - http://www.portcommodore.com/class
15  Retro Computing / News and Events / Re: Videos from the Vintage Computer Festival East 2022 on: May 01, 2022, 03:57:25 AM
     This VCF East video has Commodore engineers Bil Herd and Albert Charpentier talking about the C= computers of 1977 to 1985.  Go to

https://youtu.be/FwYb1sXqylI

          Truly,
          Robert Bernardo
          Fresno Commodore User Group - http://www.dickestel.com/fcug.htm
          Southern California Commodore & Amiga Network - http://www.portcommodore.com/sccan
          June 25-26 Commodore Los Angeles Super Show 2022 - http://www.portcommodore.com/class
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