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Title: Rockbox London Social Meet
Post by: GodEater on June 06, 2007, 12:50:05 PM
Looking around on Rasher's site which shows roughly where in the world people are - I see there are about 30 odd Rockbox users lurking around inside the M25, and most of those are inside the North / South circulars.

I was wondering if anyone would be interested in a bit of a social meet one night in the week?

It wouldn't be as formal as a "Devcon" - I wasn't planning on bringing a laptop (and mine's both broken, and extremely heavy anyway!) - but I guess people could possible use it as a forum for some informal Rockbox discussion, as well as an excuse to have a few light ales :)

Any interest in this? I was thinking about a pub in Holborn, or the western edge of the City (going further west is undesirable from my point of view as most bars tend to fill up with tourists).
Title: Re: Rockbox London Social Meet
Post by: linuxstb on June 07, 2007, 10:55:46 AM
As one of those 30 odd Rockbox users lurking within the M25, I'm interested in a social meet.

Holborn/east of Holborn seems a good idea for a location - it should be relatively quiet any night apart from Fridays...

Title: Re: Rockbox London Social Meet
Post by: Febs on June 09, 2007, 11:34:45 AM
If you happen to do it between July 7 and 12, I'll be in London for vacation and would be interested.
Title: Re: Rockbox London Social Meet
Post by: GodEater on June 10, 2007, 05:47:59 AM
No date been set yet - so we could definitely think about doing it then :)
Title: Re: Rockbox London Social Meet
Post by: husitska on June 11, 2007, 02:12:26 AM
i'm in east london and would love to take part if it's not on tuesday or thursday.
Title: Re: Rockbox London Social Meet
Post by: GodEater on June 13, 2007, 11:04:44 AM
Wednesday 11th good for everyone that's interested? (All four of us - careful in the rush!)

Was thinking of finding a drinking establishment in / near Smithfields as actual watering holes in Holborn itself are a little thin on the ground. Nearest tube station to Smithfields is Farringdon.
Title: Re: Rockbox London Social Meet
Post by: Febs on June 13, 2007, 12:27:02 PM
That would work for me.  We're staying on Aldwych, and it looks like that would be quite close.
Title: Re: Rockbox London Social Meet
Post by: husitska on June 13, 2007, 01:14:10 PM
Wed 11th is good for me. i'll be coming from Old St, ever nearer for me!!
Title: Re: Rockbox London Social Meet
Post by: GodEater on June 13, 2007, 03:42:36 PM

Wed 11th is good for me. i'll be coming from Old St, ever nearer for me!!


You're even closer than me then - I'll be coming from Bishopsgate :)
Title: Re: Rockbox London Social Meet
Post by: steves999 on June 19, 2007, 08:24:43 AM
I'm up for this - only just registered, but a long time rockbox user....and working in Grays Inn Rd!

Title: Re: Rockbox London Social Meet
Post by: GodEater on June 19, 2007, 08:32:28 AM
More the merrier :)

If you're THAT close to our venue - can you recommend a pub ? (Must serve Guinness or linuxstb is going to shoot me).
Title: Re: Rockbox London Social Meet
Post by: madorangepanda on June 19, 2007, 09:37:52 AM
I'm up for this as well, long time user though this is one of my first posts here. I work at White City but know the Holborn area fairly well if people are stuck for ideas on where to go.
Title: Re: Rockbox London Social Meet
Post by: GodEater on June 19, 2007, 10:43:06 AM
So long as we don't end up in the Griffin I think it'll be cool (Febs is bringing his wife - wouldn't be a good choice unless she's very liberally minded!)
Title: Re: Rockbox London Social Meet
Post by: GodEater on July 10, 2007, 02:15:38 AM
Okay - I've failed spectacularly to do any sort of visit to Holborn to find a decent a pub to start in - so I suggest we just go to Feb's hotel and go from there.
Title: Re: Rockbox London Social Meet
Post by: Febs on July 10, 2007, 03:20:10 AM
Works for me.  Let me know what time you want to meet.

There are plenty of pubs in the immediate vicinity of my hotel, though they definitely seem to cater to the tourist crowd, which I think linuxstb wanted to avoid.
Title: Re: Rockbox London Social Meet
Post by: GodEater on July 10, 2007, 03:47:42 AM
Me too - so we'll wander east from your hotel to find somewhere a bit less popular with the tourists.
Title: Re: Rockbox London Social Meet
Post by: Febs on July 10, 2007, 02:27:01 PM
Sounds good.  There's a place called "The George" on Strand which looks promising, though I haven't yet been inside.

What time should we meet?
Title: Re: Rockbox London Social Meet
Post by: axlgreasetires on July 10, 2007, 03:19:34 PM
Damn why do i have to live in the U.S.A.  I would like to go but it's just a bit to far away to be considered a short trip.
Title: Re: Rockbox London Social Meet
Post by: scorche on July 10, 2007, 04:41:12 PM

Damn why do i have to live in the U.S.A.  I would like to go but it's just a bit to far away to be considered a short trip.


Well, that was why we had DevConWest.  :)
Title: Re: Rockbox London Social Meet
Post by: Bagder on July 10, 2007, 05:50:25 PM
Guys,

I'm sorry to tell you that I failed to send tshirts over to you for this event. My vacation sucked me up totally.  :-[
Title: Re: Rockbox London Social Meet
Post by: GodEater on July 11, 2007, 01:29:31 AM
Sounds like it was a good vacation then :)
Title: Re: Rockbox London Social Meet
Post by: husitska on July 11, 2007, 09:31:17 AM
can we get a finalized venue and time please...?
Title: Re: Rockbox London Social Meet
Post by: GodEater on July 11, 2007, 09:37:50 AM
Final Venue and time is :
The Coal Hole on The Strand.

http://www.beerintheevening.com/pubs/s/81/813/Coal_Hole/Strand

6pm onwards.
Title: Re: Rockbox London Social Meet
Post by: husitska on July 11, 2007, 09:52:17 AM
super!

oh... will anyone be flying the Rockbox flag or something...? i need to know which table to go to join you...
Title: Re: Rockbox London Social Meet
Post by: GodEater on July 11, 2007, 10:01:51 AM
The plan is for someone to have it written on a piece of paper on the table.

Otherwise just walk in and scream "Rockbox" at the top of your voice, and we'll spot you ;)
Title: Re: Rockbox London Social Meet
Post by: GodEater on July 11, 2007, 11:46:34 AM
I'm sat in the pub already. Upstairs.
Title: Re: Rockbox London Social Meet
Post by: dan_a on July 11, 2007, 01:14:54 PM
You don't fancy having another one of these in a couple of weeks when I'm down in London, do you?
Title: Re: Rockbox London Social Meet
Post by: GodEater on July 12, 2007, 01:55:45 AM
linuxstb and I are definitely keen for a rematch. He managed to out drink everyone else last night, and still sound coherent and intelligent. This could well have been because I was thoroughly plastered and conversations about pink elephants and bubblegum would have sounded intelligent to me - but lets not go there :)

So for anyone interested our agenda for the evening went :

a) beer
b) more beer
c) curry
d) conversations that looped in and out of Rockbox related stuff.

Febs showed off his (imho) far too expensive headphones (Shure e500s I think) which did an excellent job of removing all background noise from the surroundings but (again imho) still aren't worth the price! Caveat again that I'm proud of my tin ears, so don't go mad at me for maligning your favourite headphones if they happen to be in your back pocket too.

Stripwax failed to show up sadly.

Febs good lady wife managed to last a good hour or so before she told us that "riveting though the conversation is, I'm going back to the hotel - later!".

Febs and I have agreed to try to explain cricket / baseball to each other.

Um - there was probably more but I was definitely a bit squiffy when I left and it escapes me now.
Title: Re: Rockbox London Social Meet
Post by: dan_a on July 12, 2007, 02:40:56 AM
How does Wednesday 25th suit people for DevConPub 2?
Title: Re: Rockbox London Social Meet
Post by: GodEater on July 12, 2007, 02:51:38 AM
Surely you mean "DevConPub 2 - The Revenge"  ;)
Title: Re: Rockbox London Social Meet
Post by: pondlife on July 12, 2007, 03:39:57 AM
I could probably make Wed 25th...

pondlife
Title: Re: Rockbox London Social Meet
Post by: Febs on July 12, 2007, 06:08:26 PM
So for anyone interested our agenda for the evening went :

a) beer
b) more beer
c) curry
d) conversations that looped in and out of Rockbox related stuff.


Quote
Um - there was probably more but I was definitely a bit squiffy when I left and it escapes me now.


You left out:

b2) more beer
b3) more beer
b4) "I'll just have a soft drink this round."  "I got you another beer any way!"

Let's see, what else?

We discovered that one cannot open an iPod 4G with a guitar pick.  Especially after a couple of beers.

We discovered that these forums can be highly entertaining when read aloud from GodEater's mobile phone after a few rounds.  :)

We discovered that the proprietor of a certain Indian restaurant on The Strand is not keen on providing a glass of ice when the can of Coke that he has served is already, in his opinion, cold enough.

All-in-all, it was a great time.  Thanks again to GodEater for putting it together and for linuxstb for making the executive decision on what turned out to be a fine pub.
Title: Re: Rockbox London Social Meet
Post by: Febs on July 12, 2007, 06:10:39 PM
Oh, almost forgot!

(http://www.jazzexplosion.com/Febs/DSCN1225.JPG)

From left to right:  linuxstb, GodEater, Febs.
Title: Re: Rockbox London Social Meet
Post by: GodEater on July 13, 2007, 01:24:45 AM

We discovered that one cannot open an iPod 4G with a guitar pick.  Especially after a couple of beers.


It was a 3G actually but I'm just being picky.

See what I did there? I crack myself up :)
Title: Re: Rockbox London Social Meet
Post by: bascule on July 13, 2007, 01:26:11 AM

We discovered that these forums can be highly entertaining when read aloud from GodEater's mobile phone after a few rounds.


I can just imagine that. All the n00bish DOOM posts must become much less irritating under the influence  ;)

Nice to see the photo. You always form a vague mental image of people after reading enough posts from them and it's nice to see that image absolutely shredded after seeing what they are really like ;D

/me wonders how likely a North-East Scotland social meet would be...  :-\
Title: Re: Rockbox London Social Meet
Post by: dan_a on July 13, 2007, 02:04:15 AM

I could probably make Wed 25th...

How would the 24th be for you?
Title: Re: Rockbox London Social Meet
Post by: GodEater on July 13, 2007, 02:10:00 AM
We're already changing it ? :o
Title: Re: Rockbox London Social Meet
Post by: dan_a on July 13, 2007, 02:11:25 AM
Linuxstb can't do the 25th
Title: Re: Rockbox London Social Meet
Post by: GodEater on July 13, 2007, 02:12:21 AM
24th's fine for me.
Title: Re: Rockbox London Social Meet
Post by: Bagder on July 14, 2007, 09:40:06 AM
There are 4 shirts and cups in the mail sent to GodEater, that should arrive at 23rd or 24th. So hopefully you get them for this next meet or you'll just have to do a third! ;-)
Title: Re: Rockbox London Social Meet
Post by: GodEater on July 15, 2007, 07:28:16 AM
Thanks very much Bagder - much appreciated.
Title: Re: Rockbox London Social Meet
Post by: pondlife on July 15, 2007, 01:59:49 PM
I *think* I can make the 24th, will know for sure on Tuesday.

Any more volunteers? The more the merrier!  We can have a drink-off for the limited supply of T-shirts...

pondlife
Title: Re: Rockbox London Social Meet
Post by: soap on July 15, 2007, 10:40:48 PM
Drinking for prizes?


/me looks up flights to the UK.
Title: Re: Rockbox London Social Meet
Post by: scorche on July 16, 2007, 06:36:37 AM
You already have a shirt!
Title: Re: Rockbox London Social Meet
Post by: GodEater on July 17, 2007, 04:56:34 AM
Details for the 24th :

The Coal Hole, on the Strand.

http://local.google.co.uk/maps?f=q&hl=en&geocode=&q=coal+hole,+wc1&ie=UTF8&z=14&iwloc=A&om=1
Title: Re: Rockbox London Social Meet
Post by: pondlife on July 17, 2007, 06:09:10 AM
Yep, I'll be there.  Don't worry; I will not be pursuaded to "sing", no matter how many beers I get through.

pondlife
Title: Re: Rockbox London Social Meet
Post by: GodEater on July 17, 2007, 06:11:50 AM
*Makes note of this and plans on depth charging several of pondlife's beers.*
Title: Re: Rockbox London Social Meet
Post by: roolku on July 17, 2007, 06:30:33 AM
I wouldn't mind flying down on a weekend, but can't afford to take two days off work during the week.  :(

Alternatively: is anyone interested in a meeting in Edinburgh? Bascule?
Title: Re: Rockbox London Social Meet
Post by: GodEater on July 17, 2007, 12:15:07 PM
Just as an aside - I'm planning on bringing along another A4 sized "banner" to put on the table anyway - but I'm guessing since my own and linuxstb's ghastly visages are now publicly available it probably won't be necessary ?
Title: Re: Rockbox London Social Meet
Post by: dan_a on July 23, 2007, 02:18:22 PM
Darnit, I'm not going to be able to make it tomorrow now  :(
Title: Re: Rockbox London Social Meet
Post by: stripwax on July 23, 2007, 03:06:17 PM
I'll still be able to make it so I'll look out for two ghastly visages and a rockbox poster :-)
Title: Re: Rockbox London Social Meet
Post by: GodEater on July 24, 2007, 01:45:52 AM

Darnit, I'm not going to be able to make it tomorrow now  :(


Noo! What happened ?
Title: Re: Rockbox London Social Meet
Post by: pondlife on July 24, 2007, 02:29:46 AM
Dan probably heard that I'm able to make it... ;p

pondlife
Title: Re: Rockbox London Social Meet
Post by: Bagder on July 24, 2007, 03:56:22 AM
I guess he chickened out thinking about the harsh competition for the 4 shirts... :-)
Title: Re: Rockbox London Social Meet
Post by: GodEater on July 24, 2007, 04:43:34 AM
Tell you what - I'll arm wrestle all comers for the t-shirts and mugs.
Title: Re: Rockbox London Social Meet
Post by: bluebrother on July 24, 2007, 06:32:39 AM

I guess he chickened out thinking about the harsh competition for the 4 shirts... :-)

I'd take the challenge. No idea if I'd loose (guess so) but unfortunately DCP is just too far away for me :'(
Title: Re: Rockbox London Social Meet
Post by: GodEater on July 24, 2007, 12:10:24 PM
Sat in the pub already. Upstairs again :-)
Title: Re: Rockbox London Social Meet
Post by: Febs on July 24, 2007, 12:38:06 PM

Sat in the pub already. Upstairs again :-)


Have a beer for me.
Title: Re: Rockbox London Social Meet
Post by: GodEater on July 24, 2007, 01:35:13 PM
Already had several :)
Title: Re: Rockbox London Social Meet
Post by: stripwax on July 24, 2007, 01:48:33 PM
see you in fifteen mins .. !
Title: Re: Rockbox London Social Meet
Post by: pondlife on July 25, 2007, 02:57:14 AM
Morning all...

pondlife
Title: Re: Rockbox London Social Meet
Post by: GodEater on July 25, 2007, 09:08:13 AM
Sadly the photos taken last night were all of the camera phone variety, and therefore quite sucky. However I still had to post this one because it makes me laugh whenever I look at it.

Behold pondlife fighting for his T-shirt and mug.


[attachment deleted by admin for age]
Title: Re: Rockbox London Social Meet
Post by: Chronon on July 25, 2007, 12:47:57 PM
That is so incredibly awesome!  It looks like you guys had fun.   ;D
Title: Re: Rockbox London Social Meet
Post by: GodEater on July 30, 2007, 02:58:49 PM
Paging dan_a, paging dan_a.

Is there any point organising yet another arm-wrestling bout which you could again fail to turn up to ?
Title: Re: Rockbox London Social Meet
Post by: scorche on July 30, 2007, 06:41:59 PM
Hmph...you guys are making me sad that I don't have any other Rockbox hackers around.  :-\
Title: Re: Rockbox London Social Meet
Post by: linuxstb on February 27, 2008, 02:39:00 AM
After 6 months of hard training, I think I'm ready for another tournament.

GodEater and I can both make a London meeting next Thursday (6th March).  Anyone else up for it?

Title: Re: Rockbox London Social Meet
Post by: Febs on February 27, 2008, 08:53:48 AM
Be sure to have a drink for me!
Title: Re: Rockbox London Social Meet
Post by: shotofadds on February 27, 2008, 03:46:48 PM
PubCon 2008, eh? I might drop in for a jar or two if I'm around - never one to turn down a pint! Though I fear my lack of training in the arm wrestling department may leave me at a disadvantage... ;D
Title: Re: Rockbox London Social Meet
Post by: pondlife on February 28, 2008, 02:41:51 AM
Fear not, for if I can make it (and I hope to) then you won't come last in any arm-wrestling.

I think we should concentrate more on a decent Tower this time though.  Anyone got a decent camera phone (or portable camera)?

Also, did we decide on a location yet?

pondlife
Title: Re: Rockbox London Social Meet
Post by: GodEater on February 28, 2008, 02:44:07 AM
I have a semi reasonable camera which I could bring along - the phone just didn't cut it last time. 3.2 megapixels maybe, but the lense is horrible and Carl Zeiss optics are no doubt fine in proper cameras, but get covered in pocket fluff on a phone just like other lenses do.
Title: Re: Rockbox London Social Meet
Post by: GodEater on March 04, 2008, 04:03:48 AM
The Coal Hole on The Strand.

7pm onwards.
Title: Re: Rockbox London Social Meet
Post by: pondlife on March 04, 2008, 04:04:32 AM
I'll be there!  With both arms!

pondlife
Title: Re: Rockbox London Social Meet
Post by: shotofadds on March 04, 2008, 05:44:41 AM
Quote from: pondlife
We're having a couple of pints on Thursday from 7pm, all Rockbox users are very welcome. Come along and barrack us about your favourite bugs! You'll spot us by the teetering pile of DAPs, and empty glasses.

I'm still welcome if I'm not technically a user, right? Nothing I've coded is usable. ;D

I have a couple of potential targets (D2, ZVM) for tower building, but I'd need to take a soldering iron to my H100 before I have anything that can actually run Rockbox...
Title: Re: Rockbox London Social Meet
Post by: GodEater on March 04, 2008, 06:41:57 AM
Potential targets are always welcome in towers of Rockbox. It makes them taller (very important) and more interesting (who wants to see a pile of MP3 players we've all seen before?) :D

So yes - please come along!
Title: Re: Rockbox London Social Meet
Post by: pondlife on March 04, 2008, 08:49:16 AM
And because nobody can tell if a target is actually working or not from the photo, it matters not if the H100 is broken.

pondlife
Title: Re: Rockbox London Social Meet
Post by: juanpa74 on March 04, 2008, 11:31:32 PM
I hadn't noticed  this thread before.
I am a Rockbox user/fan and live in London (near London Bridge).
I won't be able to attend this time but hopefully next!
Title: Re: Rockbox London Social Meet
Post by: GodEater on March 05, 2008, 04:16:31 AM
That's fine - just remember to bring an excuse note from your Mum along next time ;)
Title: Re: Rockbox London Social Meet
Post by: shotofadds on March 05, 2008, 05:48:34 AM
@linuxstb/pondlife: I can read the IRC logs at work but can't log in, so you get a response here. :-\

I was hoping to show some useful progress on the D2 port, but I've pretty much run out of hacking time (beer elsewhere comes first tonight!). The code doesn't work from flash at present, so even to show it boot to the Rockbox logo and then crash would require someone with a laptop and tcctool - and it has to be said, that runs the risk of getting a bit geeky for a PubCon...
Title: Re: Rockbox London Social Meet
Post by: petur on March 05, 2008, 08:04:31 AM

@linuxstb/pondlife: I can read the IRC logs at work but can't log in, so you get a response here. :-\

not even using the webclient? or ircatwork?

do you know that the freenode server(s) also listen on port 8000 (which most firewalls let through)?

just hinting ;)
Title: Re: Rockbox London Social Meet
Post by: shotofadds on March 05, 2008, 09:01:31 AM
Mibbit was blocked by our firewall last week; now it appears to work just fine. I've got no excuse now, except this little AUP thing ;)

But anyway, a pub on the Strand sometime after 7pm is fine with me - I'll be coming from surburbia via Waterloo.
Title: Re: Rockbox London Social Meet
Post by: freeway986 on March 11, 2008, 10:15:48 AM
Holy cow!  These sound like fun.  I like in Basingstoke and would consider a trip in for one of these if I had decent warning.  I quite enjoy Rockbox (have used it for several years) and would love to chat with the community.  If there's another one, I'll do my best to make it.
Title: Re: Rockbox London Social Meet
Post by: shotofadds on March 11, 2008, 10:26:22 AM
There's a prize (a pint, naturally) if you can identify all the players used to build the towers:

http://www.beermex.com/rockhenge.jpg
http://www.beermex.com/empirerockboxbuilding.jpg

Of course, to make the competition harder we 'deliberately' made the photos rather dark and blurry... ;D
Title: Re: Rockbox London Social Meet
Post by: freeway986 on March 11, 2008, 10:33:16 AM
I get 404 errors on both those links.  :(
Title: Re: Rockbox London Social Meet
Post by: shotofadds on March 11, 2008, 10:50:21 AM
That's because I'm an idiot. Try again.
Title: Re: Rockbox London Social Meet
Post by: freeway986 on March 11, 2008, 11:32:03 AM
They work now.  Thanks.
Title: Re: Rockbox London Social Meet
Post by: scorche on May 13, 2008, 04:08:21 AM
Announcing...

DevConPub #5
Post-DevConEuro Edition
...The Saga Continues...
...Whether it is truly #5 or #4...
...does it really matter anymore?...
...hmph...

I am visiting London as the second part of my vacation (the first part being DCE and Berlin).  Available dates include the night of July 4th, 5th, or 6th.

Who wants to come?
Title: Re: Rockbox London Social Meet
Post by: GodEater on May 13, 2008, 04:12:14 AM
Oooh oooh - me me!!!

Guess I'll have to anyway since I'm providing the accomodation...
Title: Re: Rockbox London Social Meet
Post by: AlexP on May 13, 2008, 05:31:37 AM
I should be able to get over for the weekend, which means either the 4th or 5th.  I'm not too fussed which, but knowing sooner rather than later would be good as I need to book trains.

Edit:  I'd prefer Friday 4th - it cuts down the total number of trains I have to take.
Title: Re: Rockbox London Social Meet
Post by: freeway986 on May 13, 2008, 05:32:47 AM
Put me down for a possible.  Not sure what all will be going on that weekend.
Title: Re: Rockbox London Social Meet
Post by: pondlife on May 13, 2008, 06:08:23 AM
I'm able to make the 4th or 6th, but not the 5th.  Prefer the 4th though.

pondlife
Title: Re: Rockbox London Social Meet
Post by: AlexP on May 13, 2008, 06:25:08 AM
Given Pondlife not being able to do the 5th and preferring the 4th, my not being able to do the 6th and my preference for the 4th, and GodEater and Scorche not caring, I propose we settle on the 4th (that's the Friday).
Title: Re: Rockbox London Social Meet
Post by: LambdaCalculus on May 13, 2008, 06:55:25 AM
So are you guys going to have some arm wrestling matches for cool Rockbox swag? ;)
Title: Re: Rockbox London Social Meet
Post by: GodEater on May 13, 2008, 07:05:53 AM
With any luck it'll be far too warm to consider anything so physical.

In addition, we have no swag to wrestle over :)

Given that there will be at least three of us sleeping over at my place that night (room for more on the floor if you're not fussy), I propose we have a change of venue this time, and go somewhere local to me.

There are at least three pubs on Wapping High Street which all directly overlook the River, two of which I know first hand have beer gardens right on the river. Nearest Tube station is current Tower Hill, with a quick (5 minutes) bus ride from there to get into the heart of Wapping.
Title: Re: Rockbox London Social Meet
Post by: AlexP on May 14, 2008, 03:56:41 AM
Tickets booked.
Title: Re: Rockbox London Social Meet
Post by: shotofadds on May 14, 2008, 04:49:47 AM
Wow, pubs in Wapping need tickets for entry? ;D
Title: Re: Rockbox London Social Meet
Post by: AlexP on May 14, 2008, 05:11:17 AM
Wow, pubs in Wapping need tickets for entry? ;D

Nah, it's not the pubs - you need a ticket to be allowed in GodEater's presence  :D
Title: Re: Rockbox London Social Meet
Post by: GodEater on May 14, 2008, 01:42:14 PM
That's only for people who've never actually met me before of course!
Title: Re: Rockbox London Social Meet
Post by: pondlife on May 15, 2008, 03:38:33 AM
Yep.  After you've met GodEater, he has to pay you to repeat the experience. :D

pondlife
Title: Re: Rockbox London Social Meet
Post by: GodEater on May 15, 2008, 09:09:59 AM
Hahahah - you funny man!

How's your shoulder ? :)
Title: Re: Rockbox London Social Meet
Post by: shotofadds on June 18, 2008, 06:50:39 AM
With a bit of luck I'll be able to make the 4th too, now. A few beers and a bit of M200-swapping sounds pretty good to me. 8)

Btw. I originally had a mental target of getting the D2 port to a somewhat usable state by the time of DCE. That's obviously not going to happen, but I should be able to demo something a little more impressive than the blank screen it had back in March...
Title: Re: Rockbox London Social Meet
Post by: GodEater on June 18, 2008, 08:18:56 AM
Welcome to the party ;)
Title: Re: Rockbox London Social Meet
Post by: scorche on June 18, 2008, 11:36:11 PM
Right then.  So by my count we have: me, GodEater, pondlife, shotofadds, and BigBambi.  Is that all?
Title: Re: Rockbox London Social Meet
Post by: pondlife on June 19, 2008, 09:46:38 AM
All?  That's a record turnout for DevConPub, I think.  If we all make it, of course...

You might want to pester stripwax and linuxstb if they've not already got good excuses.  I'd probably do it myself, but luckily I'm snowed under at work.

pondlife
Title: Re: Rockbox London Social Meet
Post by: AlexP on June 19, 2008, 10:32:06 AM
GodEater at least had better make it - I'm sleeping on his sofa :)

And if he is there, then I assume scorche will be too, unless he gets lost in the delights of Soho or something  ;)
Title: Re: Rockbox London Social Meet
Post by: GodEater on June 19, 2008, 10:43:06 AM
I think linuxstb is in Cuba on that date - so he can't come.

I've not seen stripwax to pester him, although I might well be able to get hold of him on facebook.
Title: Re: Rockbox London Social Meet
Post by: stripwax on June 21, 2008, 07:33:03 AM
I'm in!
Title: Re: Rockbox London Social Meet
Post by: Bagder on June 28, 2008, 10:23:03 AM
So you're three Londoners and Scorche?

Please tell me your tshirt size as soon as possible, and I'll ship a few with Scorche (as we're both currently in Berlin) to make you able to still have some fun over there even though I won't show up! ;-P
Title: Re: Rockbox London Social Meet
Post by: shotofadds on June 29, 2008, 03:58:57 AM
* shotofadds figures 4 t-shirts and 6 attendees makes arm-wrestling time (btw. mine's a medium!)
Title: Re: Rockbox London Social Meet
Post by: AlexP on June 29, 2008, 06:06:06 AM
I'm not sure if I was included in that, but if so as many X's as possible then an L :)
Title: Re: Rockbox London Social Meet
Post by: Bagder on June 29, 2008, 07:20:45 AM
A stack of shirts have been handed over to scorche!
Title: Re: Rockbox London Social Meet
Post by: pondlife on July 01, 2008, 02:49:12 AM
Can the arm-wrestling rules be extended so that only small armed people wrestle for the small shirts?

pondlife (fresh back from Glastonbury and in need of new clothiing)
Title: Re: Rockbox London Social Meet
Post by: GodEater on July 01, 2008, 03:19:33 AM
I would imagine the small shirts would only fit the small-armed people, so there'd be little point in the big-armed people wrestling for them. Unless they want something to wash the car with or something. Which personally I don't :)
Title: Re: Rockbox London Social Meet
Post by: AlexP on July 01, 2008, 03:27:57 AM
If the Rockbox fund buys me a car for which I would then need something with which to clean it, then I will arm wrestle for a small t-shirt.  Otherwise, I think your small t-shirt is safe from me at least :)
Title: Re: Rockbox London Social Meet
Post by: Bagder on July 01, 2008, 03:36:16 AM
Oh darn, we already left Berlin now so we can't make scorche take the Rockbox car to London!
Title: Re: Rockbox London Social Meet
Post by: AlexP on July 01, 2008, 03:37:12 AM
If only I had thought to speak up sooner!   :D
Title: Re: Rockbox London Social Meet
Post by: GodEater on July 01, 2008, 03:38:57 AM
Who's in possession of the Rockbox car currently then ?

And what is it ?

/me  imagines some sort of gold plated Lambourghini
Title: Re: Rockbox London Social Meet
Post by: Spoonman on July 01, 2008, 08:09:55 AM
i´d suggest something as compact as a typical rockbox target, so u maybe can get a "matchbox" branded lambourghini perhaps eaven gold colored (not plated!!) ;D
Title: Re: Rockbox London Social Meet
Post by: Febs on July 01, 2008, 09:27:37 AM
/me  imagines some sort of gold plated Lambourghini

Considering that it's coming from the Swedes, I would imagine it's a Volvo.  Or maybe a Saab.   :)
Title: Re: Rockbox London Social Meet
Post by: LambdaCalculus on July 01, 2008, 11:15:17 AM
Considering that it's coming from the Swedes, I would imagine it's a Volvo.  Or maybe a Saab.   :)

Now it's time to make a small model of the Rockbox Car with Zagor, Bagder, and LinusN action figures to go with it. ;)
Title: Re: Rockbox London Social Meet
Post by: pondlife on July 02, 2008, 12:48:58 AM
Heh, as a child of the 70s who suffered financial hardship through the mighty arm of the Lucasfilm merchandising department, I'd like to see a range of Rockbox(tm) action figures.

pondlife
Title: Re: Rockbox London Social Meet
Post by: GodEater on July 02, 2008, 01:15:14 AM
Having also suffered at the hands of Mr. George Lucas and his marketing empire, I'm now imagining some scene in the dim and distant Rockbox past where LinusN tells Bagder, "I am your father". :D
Title: Re: Rockbox London Social Meet
Post by: terrence1019 on July 02, 2008, 04:33:24 AM
Will there be audio and video recordings at the Social Meet, as there were for DevCon 2008?
Title: Re: Rockbox London Social Meet
Post by: AlexP on July 02, 2008, 04:35:49 AM
I sincerely hope not - I intend to get drunk and talk rubbish :)

It is a social anyway, not a full on dev conference.
Title: Re: Rockbox London Social Meet
Post by: GodEater on July 02, 2008, 05:31:15 AM
The screams of pain from pondlife should he suffer *another* dislocated shoulder during the arm wrestling will not make for good listening I promise.
Title: Re: Rockbox London Social Meet
Post by: GodEater on July 02, 2008, 06:13:21 AM
Considering that it's coming from the Swedes, I would imagine it's a Volvo.  Or maybe a Saab.   :)

Or a Koeniggsegg... :D
Title: Re: Rockbox London Social Meet
Post by: AlexP on July 02, 2008, 06:21:59 AM
Considering that it's coming from the Swedes, I would imagine it's a Volvo.  Or maybe a Saab.   :)

Or a Koeniggsegg... :D

Hopefully with the Top Gear Spoiler :)
Title: Re: Rockbox London Social Meet
Post by: GodEater on July 04, 2008, 09:42:59 AM
For those still in doubt, we're meeting at "The Captain Kidd" on Wapping High Street. Early starters, such as myself, should be there from around 6:30 onwards.
Title: Re: Rockbox London Social Meet
Post by: GodEater on July 04, 2008, 01:41:44 PM
soap: beware, scorche and I have achieved flying buttresses in our first attempt. Pay up biatch! :-)
Title: Re: Rockbox London Social Meet
Post by: pondlife on July 06, 2008, 12:28:17 PM
Anyone got the photo(s)?

pondlife
Title: Re: Rockbox London Social Meet
Post by: GodEater on July 06, 2008, 01:10:22 PM
Well, before I post them *all* -  I need BigBambi to tell me how much he's willing to pay for us not to post the picture of him without his shirt on... ;)
Title: Re: Rockbox London Social Meet
Post by: AlexP on July 07, 2008, 01:58:39 AM
Considerable sums :)

However, I'd have thought that the risk of being sued for ruining people's eyesight would be a good enough deterrent :)
Title: Re: Rockbox London Social Meet
Post by: GodEater on July 07, 2008, 03:06:52 AM
In that case :

http://godeater.cream.org/rockbox/devcon2008/Group%20shot%202.jpg

which was unfortunately taken after pondlife had left. The ones which included him were taken by a drunken epileptic it would seem, and are not worth posting sadly :(

Also, just for soap :

http://godeater.cream.org/rockbox/devcon2008/Complete%20Tower.jpg

Note the beer included in the Tower (as the flying buttresses), which makes this one truly unique so far.

** corrected URL for the tower - thanks shotofadds
Title: Re: Rockbox London Social Meet
Post by: shotofadds on July 07, 2008, 03:16:58 AM
To get the full glory of the Tower you might need a capital T in the URL...  ;D

@GodEater: if you have a surplus pizza-stained Rockbox t-shirt lying around it's probably mine.
Title: Re: Rockbox London Social Meet
Post by: GodEater on July 07, 2008, 05:25:14 AM
I do indeed have your T-Shirt lying around. How do you want to collect it ?
Title: Re: Rockbox London Social Meet
Post by: pondlife on July 07, 2008, 05:39:37 AM
...which was unfortunately taken after pondlife had left. The ones which included him were taken by a drunken epileptic it would seem, and are not worth posting sadly

Now that's not fair, he was certainly drunk, but I don't think he was epileptic, nor did we use any strobe lighting.  I told you we should have got John McEnroe to take the picture....

pondlife (the unphotographable)

p.s. Hope you all carried on until the small hours, somehow it took me nearly 3 hours to get home.
Title: Re: Rockbox London Social Meet
Post by: GodEater on July 07, 2008, 05:52:38 AM
Well I went to bed about 2am. I think the others stayed up till about 3...
Title: Re: Rockbox London Social Meet
Post by: scorche on June 08, 2009, 04:53:59 AM
Right then!

Once more, I will be "in town", so I thought we might see about getting another one of these together.  I will be in London from the 24th till the 30th, so we should likely meet sometime around then.  ;)  Perhaps GodEater or someone else could suggest a specific date/place that will work?

As far as attendance goes, please post if you might be willing/able to attend!
Title: Re: Rockbox London Social Meet
Post by: GodEater on June 08, 2009, 08:07:55 AM
Well I guess since you're staying at mine it would be rude if I didn't come too. So count me in :D
Title: Re: Rockbox London Social Meet
Post by: pondlife on June 08, 2009, 08:54:39 AM
Darn - I'm going to be standing/sitting/lying in a muddy field from June 24th until June 29th.  Will probably want an early night on the 30th too, even if scorche hasn't flown off by that evening.

I really must extend the timestretch patch to real life.

pondlife
Title: Re: Rockbox London Social Meet
Post by: GodEater on June 26, 2009, 05:47:30 AM
I think since it became something of a tradition, we should revisit The Coal Hole on The Strand.

7 o'clock onwards okay? (Tonight!)