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#371154 - 26/07/2018 09:19 21th Birthday Party, 2019
andy
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Registered: 10/06/1999
Posts: 5794
Loc: Wivenhoe, Essex, UK
Thread for discussion of next year's 21th Empeg Birthday Party.
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#371158 - 26/07/2018 17:42 Re: 21th Birthday Party, 2019 [Re: andy]
tfabris
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Registered: 20/12/1999
Posts: 31286
Loc: Seattle, WA
I'd love to come, and I've marked it on my calendar. Not yet sure if I can come, but I'm going to try to plan for it.
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#371159 - 26/07/2018 18:59 Re: 21th Birthday Party, 2019 [Re: andy]
mlord
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Registered: 29/08/2000
Posts: 14065
Loc: Canada
Excellent! I will do my best to be there, life issues permitting.

Thanks Rob!

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#371160 - 27/07/2018 16:13 Your invitation to the empeg 21st birthday party!
rob
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Registered: 21/05/1999
Posts: 5327
Loc: Cambridge UK
Calling All empeg Subjects

In common with Her Majesty the Queen of England, June 8th 2019 will mark empeg's official birthday. Note the weekend in your calendar and join us in Cambridge UK as your favourite historical car audio brand comes of age!

Plans for the best way to present empeg with its own key to the door will form over the coming months, and proposals for talks and activities will be gratefully received at the email address below. Please join in the thread to share your ideas or just to announce your interest in joining us for a weekend of frivolity, nostalgia and decent beer.

This could be the last party until empeg's 50th so let's make it a good one!

Rob
empeg ents officer
rvoisey at gmail dot com

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#371161 - 27/07/2018 16:15 Re: Your invitation to the empeg 21st birthday party! [Re: rob]
rob
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Registered: 21/05/1999
Posts: 5327
Loc: Cambridge UK
It should now be possible to post in this thread.

If you want an invite to the Facebook event (where there's an active discussion) let me know!

Rob

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#371163 - 28/07/2018 01:05 Re: Your invitation to the empeg 21st birthday party! [Re: rob]
mlord
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Registered: 29/08/2000
Posts: 14065
Loc: Canada
-100 for FB. Ugh.

Besides, we do have this far more appropriate forum!

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#371167 - 29/07/2018 19:45 Re: Your invitation to the empeg 21st birthday party! [Re: rob]
julf
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Registered: 01/10/2001
Posts: 1298
Loc: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
FB is the new AOL. Let's stick to this forum.

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#371540 - 16/01/2019 02:24 Re: Your invitation to the empeg 21st birthday party! [Re: rob]
speedy67
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Registered: 18/12/2000
Posts: 342
Loc: South-West-Germany
Okay, to say it here: I'm in.
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#371541 - 16/01/2019 02:57 Re: Your invitation to the empeg 21st birthday party! [Re: speedy67]
mlord
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Registered: 29/08/2000
Posts: 14065
Loc: Canada
Originally Posted By: speedy67
Okay, to say it here: I'm in.

Excellent! Hope to see you there, Thomas!

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#371555 - 16/01/2019 23:35 Re: Your invitation to the empeg 21st birthday party! [Re: rob]
JBjorgen
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Registered: 19/01/2002
Posts: 3523
Loc: Columbus, OH
It's a long shot, but hit me with the Facebook link anyway.
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#371585 - 21/01/2019 12:53 Re: Your invitation to the empeg 21st birthday party! [Re: rob]
ShadowMan
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Registered: 09/06/1999
Posts: 554
Loc: Newfoundland, Canada
Send the facebook link my way too please.
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#371587 - 21/01/2019 14:12 Re: Your invitation to the empeg 21st birthday party! [Re: rob]
mlord
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Registered: 29/08/2000
Posts: 14065
Loc: Canada
No facebook. We have a perfectly good and more appropriate forum here for such stuff.

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#371588 - 21/01/2019 20:20 Re: Your invitation to the empeg 21st birthday party! [Re: rob]
LittleBlueThing
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Registered: 11/01/2002
Posts: 612
Loc: Reading, UK
Sorry Mark, it looks like organiser's prerogative smile

However it may amuse you to know that the FB event seems to have picked up Cambridge, UK as a business in Lisbon, Portugal.

If Rob's not managed to send an FB link to anyone (Shadowman, JBjorgen) then I'm David Greaves on there (my avatar has red horns) and if you friend me, I'll invite you to the event.
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#371590 - 21/01/2019 20:59 Re: Your invitation to the empeg 21st birthday party! [Re: rob]
mlord
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Registered: 29/08/2000
Posts: 14065
Loc: Canada
I don't do facebook.

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#371597 - 23/01/2019 19:59 Re: Your invitation to the empeg 21st birthday party! [Re: rob]
JBjorgen
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Registered: 19/01/2002
Posts: 3523
Loc: Columbus, OH
Mark, I'll be happy to update this thread with important information if I get an invite to the FB event.
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#371599 - 23/01/2019 21:50 Re: Your invitation to the empeg 21st birthday party! [Re: rob]
mlord
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Registered: 29/08/2000
Posts: 14065
Loc: Canada
Thanks, John. If anything ever does happen there, I'm sure I'm not the only person without FB access/desire.

I actually tried to sign up for a FB account just to check on the party, and FB refused me claiming my name was not correct. WTF? But then I don't really mind that, as FB isn't a great idea in the first place. smile

Meanwhile, Rob Voisey did just email me this update:
Originally Posted By: Rob Voisey
Yes I just haven't had time to organise it. There will be things happening on the 8th and 9th [of June] and it'll all be in or near Cambridge. I hope to sort it out next month.

Rob

So.. I doubt we have missed out on anything significant yet.

Cheers


Edited by mlord (23/01/2019 21:51)

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#371601 - 25/01/2019 02:02 Re: Your invitation to the empeg 21st birthday party! [Re: rob]
jmwking
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Registered: 27/02/2003
Posts: 703
Loc: Washington, DC metro
FWIW, I don't do Facebook, either...

(And probably can't make the party, either.)

-jk

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#371632 - 05/02/2019 03:11 Re: Your invitation to the empeg 21st birthday party! [Re: rob]
mlord
carpal tunnel

Registered: 29/08/2000
Posts: 14065
Loc: Canada
I acquired airline tickets today for travel to/from the UK, so I will definitely be there! Just me though, SWMBO can't make it this time around.

Cheers

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#371643 - 06/02/2019 17:21 Excellent SIM card deal for visiting the UK: giffgaff [Re: rob]
mlord
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Registered: 29/08/2000
Posts: 14065
Loc: Canada
To use my Nexus 5X (smartphone) in the UK, I've ordered a free SIM card from giffgaff (owned by the O2 operator in UK). They say no charge, and free shipping to me in Canada. Unlike many others, one can pay for a month plan with a non-UK credit card as well.

https://www.giffgaff.com/freesim-international

This may be of interest to others travelling from outside of EU/UK. Check out the above link. Pretty decent fees for a month of calls/texts with gigs of data included.

Cheers

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#371743 - 28/02/2019 13:22 Re: Excellent SIM card deal for visiting the UK: giffgaff [Re: rob]
rob
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Registered: 21/05/1999
Posts: 5327
Loc: Cambridge UK
Survey is up.

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/N9SSFKZ

Venue at Bletchley Park is 90% certain, although their event room only fits 40 people. I think 40 is optimistic but we'll see how that goes.

Rob

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#371744 - 28/02/2019 13:58 Re: Excellent SIM card deal for visiting the UK: giffgaff [Re: rob]
mlord
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Registered: 29/08/2000
Posts: 14065
Loc: Canada
Excellent! Survey submitted!

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#371759 - 03/03/2019 02:48 Re: 21th Birthday Party, 2019 [Re: andy]
mlord
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Registered: 29/08/2000
Posts: 14065
Loc: Canada
Originally Posted By: Rob
.. daytime meet at the National Museum of Computing at Bletchley Park on June 8th .. evening BBQ at a location TBD on June 8th .. activities to be organised on Sunday June 9th ..

I plan to visit Edinburgh during the week before the meet. If anyone else here happens to be around there at the same time, we could perhaps meet up for a scotch tasting or something. smile


Edited by mlord (03/03/2019 02:52)

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#371867 - 08/04/2019 16:04 Re: Your invitation to the empeg 21st birthday party! [Re: rob]
mlord
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Registered: 29/08/2000
Posts: 14065
Loc: Canada
60 days and counting! laugh

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#371906 - 03/05/2019 23:15 Re: Your invitation to the empeg 21st birthday party! [Re: rob]
altman
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Registered: 19/05/1999
Posts: 3454
Loc: Palo Alto, CA
Can't wait smile

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#371908 - 09/05/2019 16:30 Re: Your invitation to the empeg 21st birthday party! [Re: rob]
mlord
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Registered: 29/08/2000
Posts: 14065
Loc: Canada
30 days and counting! laugh

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#371914 - 11/05/2019 17:31 Re: Your invitation to the empeg 21st birthday party! [Re: rob]
rob
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Registered: 21/05/1999
Posts: 5327
Loc: Cambridge UK
The booking form will be going up on Monday.

Rob

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#371920 - 12/05/2019 10:35 Re: Your invitation to the empeg 21st birthday party! [Re: rob]
rob
carpal tunnel

Registered: 21/05/1999
Posts: 5327
Loc: Cambridge UK
The meet booking site is now online!

https://empegmeet.com/

If you previously filled in the questionnaire you must also complete the booking form.

Please complete the form as soon as possible and if you can settle the bill quickly that would also be appreciated as most of the activities have to be paid for in advance.

We still need talks and presentations, and almost any topic of interest to geeky/linuxy/empegy/audio-ey people would do! Any volunteers?

Rob


Edited by rob (12/05/2019 10:40)

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#371922 - 12/05/2019 11:27 Re: Your invitation to the empeg 21st birthday party! [Re: rob]
Roger
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Registered: 18/01/2000
Posts: 5616
Loc: London, UK
I'm thinking of heading up to Cambridge on the Friday. Is anyone arriving early and planning on being around?
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#371923 - 12/05/2019 11:47 Re: Your invitation to the empeg 21st birthday party! [Re: rob]
mlord
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Registered: 29/08/2000
Posts: 14065
Loc: Canada
My train gets in to Cambridge at 2:40pm on the Friday. We should definitely meet up. I will have a local UK mobile number by then to make things easier.


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#371924 - 12/05/2019 12:40 Re: Your invitation to the empeg 21st birthday party! [Re: rob]
mlord
carpal tunnel

Registered: 29/08/2000
Posts: 14065
Loc: Canada
Originally Posted By: rob
The meet booking site is now online!

https://empegmeet.com/


Great, signed-up thanks!

Note for others: pay close attention to the event times.. smile

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