Friday, 31 July 2015

The CommVEx room for 2016

The entry to Ballroom 9
The spacious Ballroom 9
For the July 30-31 Commodore Vegas Expo v12, we have a larger room for our activities.  It is Ballroom 9, the entrance being in the center of the third floor, a bit farther from the third floor garage in comparison to the other rooms we have used in the past.  You enter the doorway to Ballroom 9 and go through a foyer before coming to the ballroom.

The round tables will be replaced by 8-foot rectangular tables,
Robert Bernardo
Fresno Commodore User Group

Sunday, 26 July 2015

Photos from the Amiga 30th in California - Saturday, July 25

Now ready for an audience 
Before the crowds enter 
Still before the crowds 
Now very crowded for the first speakers
My favorite Amiga cake 
My next favorite cake 
All the Amiga cakes! 
The Hahn Auditorium fills for the banquet. 
All those working on the Amiga - past and present 
From Dale Luck's collection

With all the video-recording I'm doing, there isn't much of a chance to photograph during the show.  So, here are some more photos before the Saturday start of the show and a little bit during the banquet.

Too many hours behind the videocamera,
Robert Bernardo
Fresno Commodore User Group

Friday, 24 July 2015

Amiga 30th in California - pre-show photos

The moving vehicles line up to bring in Amiga goods
Gathering the goods
The many food trucks providing yummy food
Waiting to enter the Computer History Museum at 5:30
Hey, that's Dave Haynie with the sunglasses (left) 
Still talking, still waiting
Trevor working on the scaffolding
We set up, and the previous Linked-In group gets out.
Too much stuff to set up! 
And more! 
Deciding on the positions of the tables. 
Amiga-powered arcade machine 
And behind the curtain... 
Bill Bosari (right) greets European guests 
This will be the speakers's area for Saturday and Sunday. 
Dave Needle sets up his system. 
Dave's A1000 
Working to get the machines ready 
Dave Needle, Dale Luck, Bob Burns 
We head to the Sports Page Bar across the street.

Whew!  We tried to get everything ready from 5:30 to 9:00 p.m., but we only got about halfway done for the show on Saturday and Sunday.  Yes, we had to be out of the Computer History Museum by 9 tonight, or they would charge us much more money.  We'll try to finish the set-up's tomorrow morning before the doors open!

Writing from Mountain View, California,
Robert Bernardo
Fresno Commodore User Group

Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Some CommVEx v11 2015 photos

On the way to CommVEx, at Alien Fresh Jerky in Baker, CA
It's like it's like a Gerry Anderson production!
Can you guess the real car?  I figured it out.
FCUG v.p. Roger wondering what $1 will do in the slot
We saw this on Thursday at the L.V. Pinball Museum. 
Friday set-up with Roger watching over John Ferrell 
Louis, Vincent, and Josh hovering over A.J.'s UNIX machine
Corey, Rik, and Greg at the table
A close-up on the PDXCUG table 
Steve Davison and Jim Drew getting things ready 
Chris Zimmerman preps his table. 
Yul Haasman, Leonard Tramiel, and a photo-bombing Bil Herd 
This is the silhouette of....  :)
Saturday's sign-up.  Leonard came with Bil.
Missing the Carlsen/Wright + Brewster talks

Though I took few photos during the show, I did take photos before the event.  I humbly present what I have, because other attendees took far more than I.

Still in Las Vegas after CommVEx,
Robert Bernardo
Fresno Commodore User Group

Monday, 20 July 2015

Star Trek: TOS boot!

Here is one of the Star Trek: the Original Series boots presently being constructed by Luis Jovel Boots in Fresno, California.

Currently writing from Las Vegas,
Robert Bernardo
Fresno Commodore User Group

Sunday, 12 July 2015

Production model of the C128 VGA adapter

Engineer John Carlsen is now producing his C128 VGA adapter, albeit in limited quantities.  The production model, seen above, will be sold at the July 18-19 Commodore Vegas Expo v11 2015.  His webpage is

His adapter is said to be the most accurate in color rendition, because he measured the signals being received in a Commodore 1084 monitor.

For previous news on his adapter, see

C128 VGA adapter pricing to be announced,
Robert Bernardo
Fresno Commodore User Group
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