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

Thursday 15 August 2019

Mario's pics of CommVEx 2019

Freebies on the admissions table
Debbie running the table
The goodies in the raffle
Amiga 2000 Video Toaster set-up
Matt Brewster's 3 MiST FPGA boxes in action
64 Mini to the left
From a distance
Robert Bernardo's Ultimate 64
Robert's SX-64 with homemade joystick
Amiga 600 with Amiga CD32
Nearer to the A600
Loading up Street Fighter II Turbo
Lenard Roach's set-up
Displaying his suite of C64 productivity programs
Justin Pope's Amiga 1000 plus Transformer
Inside... a Rejuvenator, accelerator, SCSI hard drive
Repairs needed
But what a machine!
One last look at it
Josh Shiflet's MiST set-up
Joeri's Ultimate 64 Elite disassembled
And his U64 Elite reassembled
Tim Waite's t-shirt sales
And his set-up's -- Amiga CD32, Ultimate 64...
...and Commodore 128DCR.
PETpix streaming a video (identify that .MP4!)
PETPix part of Saj Awan's tables, including this...
...and this...
...and this...
...and this...
...and that.
Part of Jeff Eckmann's table (I think)
But definitely on Jeff's table... a Moog synth board
The Ensoniq keyboard... Very SID-sounding !
Robert Down's set-up with AmiKit running
Jeff Krantz's C128DCR
Mario Luppi's Amiga 1000...

...and his C128DCR with RAMLink
Science fair project!
Tech Sketch Music Port keyboard
VR64 glasses near wireless controllers + Unijoysticle 2
VIC-20 system
But those aren't VIC-20 carts!
Still to be assembled (including Plus/4)
The projector set-up
Free stuff from California!
Digging through it all
What it says
Carts right-side up
Gathered for the Video Toaster presentation
Behind the camera
Ultimate 64 bared!
The room before it is torn down

Mario Luppi took these pictures of the August 10-11 Commodore Vegas Expo v15 2019.

Robert Bernardo
Fresno Commodore User Group
Commodore Vegas Expo -