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Posted: 4th Oct 2007 19:26
Unfortunately, they dont go to, or from, Chichester...

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Posted: 4th Oct 2007 19:27
Quote: "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."


You can't just leave us hanging like that Philp. I will lose sleep over this. I know there is no money in picnic basket theft, but it is what you do. You're the BEST. You aren't becoming a park ranger are you? Maybe a pimp? What is the deal my peanutbutter-n-jelly samich eating friend? What IS the deal?


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Posted: 4th Oct 2007 22:49
Fisherman...

Or mercenary...

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Posted: 4th Oct 2007 22:50
brick, nat express do go from chichester to leeds, but its a long journey. £43 return

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Posted: 4th Oct 2007 22:53 Edited at: 4th Oct 2007 22:55
It wasn't listed on their web site... Ah - you have to do a searchy thing...

Way too long though - 9 hours - I'll keep my train tickets

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Posted: 4th Oct 2007 22:54
I found it with my uber skills of web access.

You need to click the link that says "Click here for more destinations etc. including chichester, that old backwards town near bognor regis"

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Posted: 4th Oct 2007 22:55
Having to do a search is a bit daft...

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Posted: 4th Oct 2007 22:59
Yea, its a huge city like...MANCHESTER

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Posted: 4th Oct 2007 23:55
By the way - your avatar isn't viewable...

Be interesting to see what Leeds are like...

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Posted: 5th Oct 2007 00:36
Quote: "Be interesting to see what Leeds are like..."


They're like the things you plug in to the back of your PC, only further North.
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Posted: 5th Oct 2007 00:40
Ba Bum Chee


Hilarious Green Gandalf,

What are YOUR transport arrangements?

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Posted: 5th Oct 2007 06:38
so is anybody going to video tape it for the rest of us here in the US?
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Posted: 5th Oct 2007 12:14
Green Gandalf, I'll get yer coat...

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Posted: 5th Oct 2007 14:31
@Ron

Sorry - I was being a bit cryptic.

To elaborate, today I handed in my notice at the law firm that employs me. I've been here 8 years (including my stint in our HK office) so it's a very significant and quite emotional decision. However, I've decided that the time has come in my life to do something entrepreneurial and to that end I'm off to become a partner of another firm. It's all very exciting if a bit daunting.

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Posted: 5th Oct 2007 22:57
Quote: "What are YOUR transport arrangements?"


Train. I expect to arrive in LeEds approx 18:00 on friday.

Quote: "To elaborate, today I handed in my notice at the law firm that employs me. I've been here 8 years (including my stint in our HK office) so it's a very significant and quite emotional decision. However, I've decided that the time has come in my life to do something entrepreneurial and to that end I'm off to become a partner of another firm. It's all very exciting if a bit daunting."


Good luck - and watch out for the park rangers.
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Posted: 6th Oct 2007 20:55 Edited at: 6th Oct 2007 21:00
Scraggle is confirmed!

I finally got permission from Mrs Scraggle to attend this years con ... married life is taking some getting used to So I posted my booking form and sent my Google payment today. I am aiming to arrive at 17:00 on Friday.

Quoting Philip:
Quote: "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)."


... actually, I would love an answer to a legal question. It may be a simple answer and not worthy of a whole talk but could you please answer this:
Whenever someone posts media that shows any form of logo (especially in the FPSC boards) there is a stream of forum lawyers all screaming "COPYRIGHT!" It is my opinion that no company would care about an indie dev using their logos because it is free advertising for them but from a legal standpoint is that an acceptable argument for using said logos? Thanks

I look forward to meeting forum members again and meeting new ones too I am beginning to feel like a kid at christmas - that makes me really geeky doesn't it?

@Batvink
Would you mind posting a list of all confirmed attendees? I would love to know who I can expect to see there



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Posted: 6th Oct 2007 23:05
Quote: "that makes me really geeky doesn't it?"


You are not alone.
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Posted: 7th Oct 2007 01:02 Edited at: 7th Oct 2007 01:04
All confirmed attendees should have received an email with convention details. If you haven't received it then I haven't received your booking form / payment, or you have an overactive spam filter!

In either case, let me know if you haven't received the information. Nick, I already have your bounce email, can you let me have your new address.

The mailing list will let you know who is attending, and for the reasons stated in the mail.
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Posted: 7th Oct 2007 01:18
I've just received the email, and most disappointing it is too - I mean, where are the directions to the nearest Chicago Rock? Where's the nearest Kentucky Fried Chicken?

When we went to Chichester, we knew exactly where they were!

How is Dave going to last until his spot on Sunday without them?

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Posted: 7th Oct 2007 03:44 Edited at: 7th Oct 2007 15:42
I had a look at the recipient list on the email(which should theoretically contain the email of each attendee).

Here are the ones I can determine from that list:

Myself
IanM
Philip
Lee
Mike
Ravey
Rich
Rick Vanner
Paul Johnston
Batvink
Scraggle
El_Go0rf
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Cash Curtis
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Green Gandalf
Mike Kennedy (dont know forum name)
Michael Mihalyfi (dont know forum name)
************ (again, dont know forum name but I rather suspect that it is Spooky.)

[EDITED, just in case Spooky doesn't want his email address out there - IanM]
Cheers Ian, didn't even realise

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Posted: 7th Oct 2007 12:33 Edited at: 7th Oct 2007 12:35
Mrs Vink - dont worry, I get all emails even though a bounce message is sent out. Its because I'll be leaving Nildram very soon, for Be

I'll be printing that oit later on.

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Posted: 8th Oct 2007 12:14
the dbhut email address which I presume is what is now asterisked is indeed me, and thanks IanM for editing out my email address. You are correct in assuming I don't like my email addy plastered all over the place - keeps spam down a lot.

Boo!
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Posted: 8th Oct 2007 20:33
Its a pretty exciting time this month - what with OS X 10.5 coming out, the F-200 should also be available this month, and this 'ere convention...

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Posted: 8th Oct 2007 21:41
What convention? Oh that!

I completely forgot.

Does anybody have anything to show off at the con?

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Posted: 8th Oct 2007 23:45
Hi TGC delegates

I just wanted to confirm (for those of you who were unsure) the weekend starts on the Friday evening with dinner at 6.30pm. I didn't want anybody missing out on a meal...
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Posted: 9th Oct 2007 00:08
Quote: "I didn't want anybody missing out on a meal..."


More importantly, looks like I'll be missing out on the pre-dinner drinks since I probably won't arrive till 18:30.
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Posted: 9th Oct 2007 00:22 Edited at: 9th Oct 2007 00:23
Quote: "I didn't want anybody missing out on a meal.."

No chance of that

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Posted: 9th Oct 2007 01:05
GG, I'm sure the beverages will continue into the night. It's in the middle of studentville, so even if the bar closes early, there's plenty of options.

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Posted: 9th Oct 2007 13:47
Quote: "It's in the middle of studentville, so even if the bar closes early, there's plenty of options."


This is beginning to sound hazardous.
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Posted: 9th Oct 2007 17:27
I think I must draw attention to the timetable

8am for breakfast!!!

What do you think we are :p


(i'll try and get up )

Incidentally, there seems to be rather a lot of food on offer, which is always good

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Posted: 10th Oct 2007 13:03
Hi There, I'm Mike Kennedy!

I doubt I'll be able to get there until 9/9.30 ish and am not staying at Hinsley hall.

So unless there are "late night" drinks then I shall be meeting everyone bright and early on saturday!! 8am though!??!?!

Cheers
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Posted: 10th Oct 2007 18:18
Mike, I'll pass on my mobile phone details later, then if we go anywhere you can join us.

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Posted: 10th Oct 2007 19:06
Is there a reliable bus schedule from Manchester to Leeds? I'll be arriving at the Manchester Airport on Friday afternoon.


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Posted: 10th Oct 2007 19:17
It will most likely be easier for someone who has not visited Manchester before to get the train to Leeds. There are frequent services from the Airport to Manchester Piccadilly station, from where there are frequent services to Leeds. I shall post up a timetable for you if I get chance too later.

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Posted: 10th Oct 2007 19:48 Edited at: 10th Oct 2007 19:53
Hi
Quote: "Michael Mihalyfi (dont know forum name)"

Thats Me

I may be in work on the friday morning, But i'll still be there by 18:00, (Hopfully)

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yes I agree, having been between manchester and leeds before, trains are the best way to go!

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Posted: 12th Oct 2007 16:27
I will hopefully be leaving Hemel Hempstead around 10am and slowly making my way up to Leeds on the M1 j8-j43 on the same road, going to be fun me thinks

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Posted: 16th Oct 2007 17:10
I'm flying into Leeds now. Catching a bus from London would turn my trip into an all day adventure and for the price of the trains I'd might as well fly directly.

Question for you Brits : can I use Euros in England, or will I need to purchase Pounds for all of my (bar) expenses? And, if Euros won't do, is it easy to buy more Pounds with dollars/Euros whenever I need, or do I need to do it at the airport?


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You'll be needing coin of the realm, mate. We don't do Euros over here... We're far too backwards for that.

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Leeds/Bradford airport is a much better option, you are only a few miles from the venue then! And don't worry about the runway disappearing down a hill, it's always been like that, never caused any problems.

I don't know if you can do it back-to-front as it were (Foreign -> GBP), but Travelex do one of the best rates, as long as you book your currency online first, and pick up at the airport. Also, make sure they are open at the times you are arriving/departing.

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Posted: 16th Oct 2007 18:31
Okay, thanks for the heads up guys

@BatVink -
Thanks for the website. That is an excellent one, but unfortunately they're closed when I arrive. I'll check to see if the hotel has anything similar...


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Posted: 16th Oct 2007 19:13
it's not a hotel, it's a conference centre, so it won't have. There won't be anything locally either, you might need to sort it out before you travel.

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Posted: 17th Oct 2007 01:26
Quote: "I'm flying into Leeds now"

Hope your arms aren't tired

Quote: "You'll be needing coin of the realm, mate. We don't do Euros over here... We're far too backwards for that."

There may be a few places that are sllly enough to accept it, but finding any would be very difficult...

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Quote: "There may be a few places that are sllly enough to accept it, but finding any would be very difficult..."

Probably just gay bars. I'll just buy Pounds

I've got it sorted. I didn't know that I can buy currency other than Euros from the military bank here. They have good rates. I was just hoping for more of a 'buy as I go' type thing, that way I wouldn't have to sell lots of unused Pounds back and lose on the exchange again. Oh well, I'll just have to use it all...


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I'll tell you what, to save all that hassle, why not just send any excess dosh to me, at [address to be inserted if Cash has an IQ of below 3 and looks like he's going to fall for my cunning scheme]

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Could always just use Visa everywhere...

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You can't use card for munch though, should you feel like slipping out for a quick mid-morning burger and pint.

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I always find my hip flask comes in handy for mid morning alcohol breaks!!

You could always draw cash out on a visa card should you desperately need to! There are plenty of cash machines in headingly.
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Most places accept it, including McDonalds

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Posted: 18th Oct 2007 13:35 Edited at: 18th Oct 2007 13:37
It's all booked, I'm on a coach from manchester at 13:05 on the friday so should be there by 15:00, and on sunday im getting a coach back at 21:15

Hopfully it wont cost too much for a taxi from Leeds Coach Station to the Venue.

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