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Geek Culture / TGC Convention 2008

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David Gervais
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Posted: 3rd Oct 2008 16:40
I can't go,.. I want you to set up a real time chat and webcam, so the rest of us can join the fun. Just don't point the cam at a life sized pic of Barry Manilow. that would be cruel and unusual punishment.

LOL

Have fun people Cheers!

Mr Tank
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Posted: 3rd Oct 2008 17:21
I'm tempted. Have the sunday off but not the saturday. Could arrive by about mid day sunday. Is there some kind of timetable? I guess the lectures/presentations would be pretty much over by then. I'll see if i can get the saturday off too. Anyone know how much a cheap hotel costs?

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Posted: 3rd Oct 2008 18:46
Mr Tank, you would miss an awful lot by Sunday lunchtime. The last afternoon tends to be more freeflow.

I think GG and a couple of others used local hotels last year.

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Posted: 4th Oct 2008 00:33
Ta. I'll see if i can get the Saturday off work. Failing that then maybe next year.

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Posted: 5th Oct 2008 17:04
yorkshire.... thats in florida right?

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Posted: 5th Oct 2008 17:30 Edited at: 5th Oct 2008 17:31
Quote: "yorkshire.... thats in florida right?"


Don't know about Yorkshire, but I know Leeds is near Wakefield and that's in New Zealand (see map). So I guess Leeds must be a hamlet near that.

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Mnemonix
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Posted: 5th Oct 2008 18:06
Wait what?

I have to stand up after I have seated myself in one of those comfy chairs!?


This is an outrage. Who agrees with me!

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Posted: 8th Oct 2008 02:26
David (Gervais) you will be kind of at the conference due to me mentioning you in my talk

As far as the barry manilow thing - the camera is going to be pointed at Mike Johnson for about 7 hours on the sunday... you will be pleading for the manilow believe me!

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Posted: 8th Oct 2008 14:55
2 (or in my case 3) more sleeps to go. i'm just (trying to) get DBP installed on mah brand spanking new laptop using the uni's wireless as i dont have the net at home yet

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Posted: 8th Oct 2008 15:59
nearly there! I'm looking forward to this year, but then I've had chance to talk to the TGC massive about their talks and plans. They all sound excited about their own stuff, which is a good sign

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Posted: 8th Oct 2008 16:40
I'm particularly looking forward to the Feeback session on the Sunday afternoon.
Mike Johnson
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Posted: 8th Oct 2008 16:55
Can I exchange free drinks for quality feedback on my talk plus some comments saying Raveys was appalling.
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Posted: 8th Oct 2008 16:58
You would think this scheme is foolproof Mike, however Ravey has already decided to bribe people with beer to say that his talk was awesome and yours was appalling

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Posted: 8th Oct 2008 16:58
I'm looking forward to Mikes rendition of the Lord of the Rings Extended edition on Sunday morning.

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Posted: 8th Oct 2008 17:20
[I must do something about my avatar. ]

According to the Convention's timetable we have a Feeback session - not a Feedback session.

But I'm more than happy for Mike and Ravey to bribe me with beer to not mention this.
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Posted: 8th Oct 2008 17:43
Gandalf - that is completely selfish of you. The only thing you are thinking about is you drinking beer and how to get more beer for yourself... much respect

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Posted: 8th Oct 2008 21:01
For free beer, I am willing to sign up to state that anybodies talk is fantastic ... now, who is offering what?



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Posted: 8th Oct 2008 21:07
I started making a game specifically for the convention last night at about half past 9. So if it is done in time it will be a miracle.

Who has faith in ye olde mnem!?

TheSturgeon(playing me at chess) : I will use my powers of the horse and pwnzor you.
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Posted: 8th Oct 2008 21:46
Wish I could be there. Have fun!
Mnemonix
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Posted: 9th Oct 2008 03:42 Edited at: 9th Oct 2008 04:27
Whoops! My post let out my little secret. We can't have that can we!

All this bribing going on is likely to cause some kind of a riot...involving Ravey no doubt.

Anyway, looking forward to seeing everybody again, and meeting the new faces too!




TheSturgeon(playing me at chess) : I will use my powers of the horse and pwnzor you.
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Posted: 9th Oct 2008 18:31 Edited at: 9th Oct 2008 18:39
If you see Dave on Friday, ask him why he's so "tetchy"!

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Posted: 9th Oct 2008 18:35
Cruel evil man

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Posted: 9th Oct 2008 20:55
Even im not there.. I want you to play rick astley - never gonna give up loud!

David Gervais
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Posted: 9th Oct 2008 21:07
hmm, I wonder if I can upload a mp3 file here.. let's try..

Cheers!

P.S. yes that is my voice, in it's natural form, untouched and unedited.. getting me to sound human takes way too much work for me to bother with. O_o

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Posted: 10th Oct 2008 09:43
Well, I can't go this year, but if it's still going in 3 years time then count me in for that one! lol
School stuff is in the way ATM.
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Posted: 10th Oct 2008 10:40
Well, I guess the "Who posts first from the Con" race starts here!

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Posted: 10th Oct 2008 10:55
I so totally wanted to create a game/simulation to take to the con, but two weeks solid of partying and a number of lectures to go to have gotten in the way, of which I'm now late for my C++ lecture, so I must part. Looks like I'm gonna be turning up empty handed and just leeching info from you guys instead


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Posted: 10th Oct 2008 12:26
See everybody at the con!

TheSturgeon(playing me at chess) : I will use my powers of the horse and pwnzor you.
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Posted: 10th Oct 2008 13:02
See everyone there, just about to leave to see what the M 1 looks like from one end to the other.

Jas

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Posted: 10th Oct 2008 14:52
I'm heading into Manchester to meet Dave and then coming back here for Lee and then over to Leeds. See you tonight.
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Posted: 10th Oct 2008 15:00
I'm catching the train around 3pm, so i should get to leeds around 4:30, generally should be at hinsley for around 5pm.

I'll see you all tonight then!
(What time does the bar open? )


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Posted: 10th Oct 2008 16:24
Safe journey to you all!

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well, see you all tomorrow morning

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Posted: 10th Oct 2008 20:15
Anyone there yet?

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Posted: 11th Oct 2008 00:11
I know Dave is there because I spoke to him on his mobile! I doubt anyone has net access until Saturday when they get into the room.

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Posted: 11th Oct 2008 13:25
We've had Lee and Rick strut their stuff, and talk about big wet sponges, Ravey just taking the floor.

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Go Dave go!

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Posted: 11th Oct 2008 14:13
Lee's sponge advice video is now up on You Tube;

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=523XHoOZapU

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Posted: 11th Oct 2008 16:09
Are you making vids like last year?
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Posted: 11th Oct 2008 18:20
No, we are not making vids like last year. We are making vids where the voices are audible

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Posted: 12th Oct 2008 06:14
Sweet, can't wait to see them


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Posted: 12th Oct 2008 17:03
Will we have to wait for the next newsletter or will they be made available between now and then? I`m really looking forward to them - gutted I couldn`t make it this year, gutted
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Posted: 12th Oct 2008 23:59 Edited at: 13th Oct 2008 00:02
I am home!

Convention was fantastic this year, may have got quite drunk at some point.

Here is a photo I took with many people in it




TheSturgeon(playing me at chess) : I will use my powers of the horse and pwnzor you.

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Posted: 13th Oct 2008 11:03
Hi, I've started the process of importing the videos from DV tape and then video editing them. I'll aim to do at least one session a day and upload them as and when they are ready.

Thanks to all of the people who attended and to the various presenters. Lee managed to add a lot of new features into DBPro and he fixed some bugs too - more details on that from Lee when he's ready to share.

Special thanks to Steve and Michelle for once again organising the event.

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In Mnemonix's pic can you spot where Lee is?

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Posted: 13th Oct 2008 16:25
now, where's our copies of ezrotate?

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Posted: 13th Oct 2008 16:44
I need to sort that one out with Rick / Ron.
You also need a key for MPL3D, which I don't have here.

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Posted: 13th Oct 2008 17:00
I'm back home now.
P
ersonally I had a great time at the conference - what an amazing bunch of people that came.

It was awesome to meet new people and also catch up with those I already new - all in all very cool

Here is my own shot from the conference (well kinda)



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Posted: 13th Oct 2008 17:08
So are you like going to show us how to stream that sponge ravey? it would be handy for lee to recieve it in small chunks to prevent sponge overload.

yeah, the con was fantastic, great bunch of folks turned up, lots of great tips and techniques picked up. go TGC team.

cheers, grant.

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Posted: 13th Oct 2008 17:28 Edited at: 13th Oct 2008 17:40
lol... also found the conference really entertaining...

it had gr8 accomidation nd we all had a laugh..

while also learning lots of stuff...

i just felt like:



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