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MSon
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Posted: 22nd Aug 2007 19:58
If I've sent my Deposit via the Google Checkout, do i still need to send the booking Form or anythink?

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BatVink
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Posted: 23rd Aug 2007 13:37
Hi Mson - yes, can you send the booking form too please.

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Posted: 8th Sep 2007 00:51
anyone going from manchester? anyone going from manchester needing a lift? anyone from manchester willing to give a lift in the event of my car.. failing?

RSVP ^_^

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Posted: 10th Sep 2007 04:28
just sent my £10 deposit ^_^

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Posted: 12th Sep 2007 13:29
Hinsley Hall:
How to find us By Road
From M1 Junction 43 take the M621 continue on the M621 past the City Centre exit and on to Junction 2, turn right At the Armley gyratory follow York sign onto inner Ring Road, A58(M) for 1 mile. Turn first left after the tunnel A660, follow Skipton signs past Leeds University for one and a half miles, turn right at Oakfield, Hinsley Hall is straight ahead.
From M62 Leave M62 at junction 27, follow M621 to junction 2, directions as above from M1.

From York and East Follow A64 and continue onto A64(M) turn off at A660 and follow instructions as above.

From Skipton Follow A660 through Headingley, Oakfield and Hinsley Hall will be located on left one third of a mile past North Lane traffic lights

By Public Transport
Hinsley Hall is approx. 2 miles from Leeds Station by Taxi or Headingley/Cookridge Buses from City Square.

By Air
Leeds & Bradford
Hinsley Hall is only approx 6 miles from the Airport
BatVink
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Posted: 12th Sep 2007 13:39
I just found this site...

http://www.megatrain.com/uk/

If you book early, you can get some extremely cheap train / bus tickets. It looks like only the major cities travel to Leeds, though.

Green Gandalf
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Posted: 17th Sep 2007 14:52
Is it too late to book???

If not, I'll book today!
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Posted: 17th Sep 2007 15:03
Woo! The mathematics genius! I`m gonna bug you to learn stuff like I did last year

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Posted: 17th Sep 2007 15:08 Edited at: 17th Sep 2007 15:08
It's not too late to book. Email michelle @ devink.co.uk and she can send you a Google Checkout request. At this stage, full payment is preferable but let her know what you would like to do in the mail.

There are still rooms too, and the full option includes all of your meals from Friday Evening to Sunday lunch.

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Posted: 17th Sep 2007 15:24
Quote: "I`m gonna bug you to learn stuff like I did last year "


You're welcome. (Actually, I seem to remember you had to explain a few things to me too - like how to use the 2D sprite commands. )
Green Gandalf
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Posted: 17th Sep 2007 16:05
@BatVink

Just sent Mrs BatVink an email (2nd attempt - without the extra blanks in the address!!). Full amount by cheque and post is simplest for me.

[Don't you love computers - my PC has suddenly decided to have an off day and refuses to Autofill my on-line forms...]
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Posted: 17th Sep 2007 16:10
Thanks Professor Gandalf. Mrs BV only checks her mail at night (no Bat jokes please) - I assume you have worked out that all of the necessary info is on the form then?

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Posted: 17th Sep 2007 17:09
Quote: "Thanks Professor Gandalf."


I won't be bringing my Punch & Judy show though.

Quote: "I assume you have worked out that all of the necessary info is on the form then?"


I've tried my best - it's going in the post NOW.

Quote: "no Bat jokes please"


I wouldn't dare ...
spooky
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Posted: 18th Sep 2007 13:14
Just paid you the balance using your Google checkout invoice you emailed me.

Spotted a minor error on page 1 of this thread. You have put £169 instead of £170.

Boo!
Philip
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Posted: 19th Sep 2007 00:20
Just sent an email to Mrs. B asking for the google link. I'm now going to cough up the balance owed.

So, yes, I'm definitely coming ... what sort of convention would it be without my unique brand of stupid questions?

No-one has asked for a talk on any sort of legal topic this year so it looks like I'm off the hook. I'll be focusing my attention on drinking alcohol and trying to get up later than Lee.

BTW - if you are wondering why the forums have been a cartoon bear free zone for a while, the answer is that all kinds of interesting and fun things are happening in my life. Not much chance for programming/posting.

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Posted: 19th Sep 2007 01:03
Can we have a talk on any sort of legal topic this year please?
Anyway, can anyone remember who owes me a pint? ... or two?

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Green Gandalf
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Posted: 19th Sep 2007 01:43
Quote: "Can we have a talk on any sort of legal topic this year please?"


I was rather expecting all topics to be legal - but I don't care really.

Quote: "Anyway, can anyone remember who owes me a pint? ... or two?"


It'll hardly matter after the first six or so.

Why does the subject of beer always crop up when we're all hoping to hear or say something intelligent - or perhaps I've misunderstood?
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Posted: 19th Sep 2007 10:21
Philip, if you want to talk, then let me know, I'm sure we can find a slot for you. I enjoyed your Orange-Juice-based humorous outlook on legalities. In fact, it was comparable in entertainment value to Judge Judy, and that is indeed a worthy accolade.

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Posted: 21st Sep 2007 00:15
*Correction*

Apart from IanM, no-one has asked for a talk on any sort of legal topic this year so it looks like I'm off the hook.

BatVink, I haven't detected any real interest nor does anyone seem to have any particular subject that they want to hear about. So I'm not proposing to speak (thus breaking the pattern of the past three Conferences).

I will happily speak if:

1. enough people express an interest; and

2. there is a DBPro/hobbyist game creating legal topic that people want to hear about.

I hope we are doing a coding compo again this year. Last year I almost won - out of 6 entries I came 6th (but I was biding my time and lulling everyone into a false sense of security).

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Posted: 21st Sep 2007 01:16
Um, Oops. Sorry Mr Bear.

It may not be worth a full-blown talk, but I'd like to hear about the pros, cons and just plain silliness of patents in the fast-moving world of software (I wonder if you can tell where my loyalties lie in this).

@gg,
Actually, I'm planning on being a good boy this time around. Small numbers of pints for me ... uh, maybe

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Posted: 21st Sep 2007 04:39
someone tell the bar staff to have a crate of ginger beer ready... jamaica dry if possible

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Posted: 21st Sep 2007 21:16
Quote: "Small numbers of pints for me ... uh, maybe "


Keeping it down to single figures, perhaps?
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Posted: 22nd Sep 2007 18:51
@BatVink and Mrs BatVink

Well I've paid the money so I'm now a fully signed up punter.

@IanM

I think the use of patents to protect computer software is almost as silly as their use to protect parts of DNA. Copyright is the correct way to protect software imho. Happy to discuss during the Con over a few beers.

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Posted: 22nd Sep 2007 21:35
Quote: "Copyright is the correct way to protect software imho."


Yeah - I'd like to know more about that too.
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Posted: 25th Sep 2007 02:00
just wondering, what times will the meeting be, and will ravey be attending local clubs again?

umm... thats a point, where is ravey these days?

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Hopefully he'll be making a more restrained appearance this time

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Posted: 25th Sep 2007 21:22
ok rephrase, what time should i get the train there, and back home again, on both days. baring in mind im up for staying behind for going out to a meal/hitting the clubs etc and getting a later train back ^_^

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Do you know the bus number to catch from the train station to the venue ?

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Posted: 29th Sep 2007 18:48
I just paid the remainder of my balance

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Posted: 29th Sep 2007 19:03
Mrs BatVink will be sending out everything you need to know shortly, including directions, public transport, times and agenda etc.

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Posted: 29th Sep 2007 19:04
Wonderbrau.

Can't wait. Lets hope they have a decent stocked bar

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Thats good

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Posted: 1st Oct 2007 02:24
I've also paid all the dosh - am looking forward to receiving Mrs B's email shortly.

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Posted: 1st Oct 2007 12:31 Edited at: 1st Oct 2007 13:48
Look forward to seeing you guys there

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Posted: 1st Oct 2007 15:00
Noes.

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Posted: 1st Oct 2007 23:58
Hi All

As the TGC Convention draws near, I will be sending out details of directions to the venue and an itinerary for the event. If for any reason you have not received these by Sunday evening, please email me and let me know.

Only 26 sleeps to go!!!!!
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Looking forward to it (all)

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Posted: 2nd Oct 2007 16:00
**** ---- Breaking News ---- ****


(Rich, can we embed fanfare music in the forum please?)

There will be a handful of prizes to give away at the convention, anyone attending is eligble to win - no skill required!

The main prize is a GeForce 7950GX2 graphics card, and is sat shining in the mid-afternoon sunlight, in Lee's office right now.

There will also be other smaller prizes, and quite possibly some product giveaways for you lucky people.

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Sounds excellent



Are there any plans for a coding contest this year?

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Sounds good

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Quote: "in Lee's office right now."


LEE STOLEZ IT!!!

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Quote: "The main prize is a GeForce 7950GX2 graphics card, and is sat shining in the mid-afternoon sunlight, in Lee's office right now."


Is it one of the Nvidia compo prizes?! THATS WHERE THEY WENT TO!

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ive been emails about an after meeting dinner, what time is it expected the finish like?

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Posted: 3rd Oct 2007 14:11
Don't know until Michelle and Rick thrash out the finer details of the agenda.

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Froogle, are you taking the train from Piccadilly? If so I will join you.

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Posted: 3rd Oct 2007 22:41
mnem yes, lets do it

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Posted: 4th Oct 2007 01:24
Yes, I'd like to add my voice to the "please can we have a coding compo" chorus. I thoroughly enjoy demonstrating my abject lack of coding talent in front of plenty of people.

Btw - sorry I am still mostly AWOL from the forums. All my time that is not being devoted to the girlfriend is being devoted to a fairly large life changing career decision that I am in the process of taking.

And, no, it does not involve the import/export of large jugs of orange juice.

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Quote: "I thoroughly enjoy demonstrating my abject lack of coding talent in front of plenty of people."


At least you understood last year's question - unlike Yours Truly.
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Last year's one was simple!

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Posted: 4th Oct 2007 19:13
I thought it would be worth bringing attention to the fact that National Express run services to Leeds from all over the country and that if you book in advance you can get one of their "funfare" prices.

For me this means I can get a return ticket to Leeds for just £2 (£1 each way)

www.nationalexpress.com

Worth a look, for your coach needs. You can print your ticket out yourself to save on postage

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