Saturday, 4 January 2020

Visiting The Other Group of Amigoids

Meeting at Mountain Mike's Pizza
Members have their kids visit, too.
Not C= or Amiga but a modded Atari 7800
Bogdan Macri Ultimate 64 with Kickstarter case, Mechboard64
I have visited The Other Group of Amigoids (TOGA) off and on for many years, but I don't recall ever posting any photos of a meeting.  Well, that flaw has been remedied!  :)  These pics are from the December, 2019 meeting.  For more information on TOGA, go to

Robert Bernardo
Fresno Commodore User Group -
Southern California Commodore & Amiga Network -

Commodores/Amigas at Downtown L.A. Maker Faire 2019

Computers exhibited under Classic L.A. Computers
Jerold Kress interviewed on his C64 set-up
Texas Instruments TI-99 4/A, Amiga 3000, Ultimate 64
Robert Bernardo stands by the PAGO statue!
Another view
Playing Street Defender while Jerold stands by
Not at our exhibit but water drops suspended!
Incredible Musical Keyboard (near), C64VR (far)

At the December 7 Downtown Los Angeles Mini Maker Faire 2019, we had our computers on exhibit for the hundreds who passed by.  Thanks to SCCAN members Jerold Kress and Mario Luppi for their support at the show!  It was a big success!  For a report on DTLA Maker Faire, go to

(Photos by Robert Bernardo, except for the last photo by Gary)

Happy New Year!
Robert Bernardo
Southern California Commodore & Amiga Network -
Fresno Commodore User Group -

Saturday, 16 November 2019

A Quick Trip to Amsterdam!

Trevor, Marvin, Chris, and Robert... the fancy Van der Walk Hotel
Saturday at the distillery
Lemony one on the right was good (no, not the glass of water)

Too many of the lemony ones!
Chris finds the Amiga Boing in the distillery!
Leo, Chris, Marvin, Marcel, Trevor, Robert, Omar
The canal near my hotel
Another look down the canal
Those are not the Amsterdam houseboats!
The breakfast/lunch diner a few blocks from my hotel
With a full English breakfast!
The wall of waving cats at HappyHappyJoyJoy
Supperclub before the performances begin
Karl and Kiki at Supperclub
Last night at a nearby restaurant
I wonder how well it goes around corners?
Kruidvat discount store next to Primera stationary
A pile of Dutch chocolates from Kruidvat!
On Oct. 31 I left California for a quick visit to Amsterdam, the Netherlands.  Objective -- to meet up with Commodore and Amiga enthusiasts (who were also my friends).  The whirlwind trip had me busy on Nov. 1-3, and on the 4th and 5th I was able to slow down and see the sights around the neighborhood of my hotel, the Hotel Flipper.  On the 6th I was back in California!

Robert Bernardo
Fresno Commodore User Group -
Southern California Commodore & Amiga Network --

Thursday, 19 September 2019

A Visit to the Seattle Commodore Computer Club

Which way to the meeting?
An original Amiga 1000 mouse
With the metal ball... but it tracks terribly!
In one room, huddled around to play Archon
It's down to the last two players!
In another room, hacking to happen
Free stuff from Ray Carlsen!
Pizza time!
The delicious pizza went fast!
Geoworks running on the Commodore PC20-III.
The C= PC20-III in all its glory!
GeoWrite now on the PC20-III
And now Atari GEM on the PC20-III!
A close-up of GEM
The back of the PC20-III with AdLib sound card
Amiga 2000 ready to be opened up
Amiga 3000 under repair
Operating on 2 machines - SX-64 and A2000
Fine soldering required
Disassembled A3000 brought in to connect to monitor
More freebies - disk box and Tunnels of Armageddon
The Compaq powers up but nobody has a DOS disk.

I visited the Seattle Commodore Computer Club on Sept. 11, 2019, in the trendy Fremont neighborhood of Seattle, Washington, USA.  Here is what I captured on that evening.  My thanks to Eric Hill, leader of the club.

Robert Bernardo
Fresno Commodore User Group