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Nekochan open day in Europe in the spring????

Unread postby maxsleg » Wed Oct 29, 2008 11:25 am

Would anybody be interested in helping me organise/host a nekochan 'open day' in the spring?
I am located in southern Germany (near Stuttgart) a town near Reutlingen, this is pretty central in terms of Europe.

I may be able to sort out a location/hall for the day where we could bring along and run assorted machines, hold a swap etc etc etc

Is there any interest?
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Unread postby fzalfa » Wed Oct 29, 2008 12:36 pm

sound interresting, need to know, when, where exactly....

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Re: Nekochan open day in Europe in the spring????

Unread postby Gray Fox » Wed Oct 29, 2008 3:51 pm

damn, too far and too much for me. But Good Luck, and take Pics of it.

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Unread postby guardian452 » Wed Oct 29, 2008 5:55 pm

will you charter us yankees and canucks a jet?

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Unread postby mmendez » Wed Oct 29, 2008 11:37 pm

Sounds pretty cool. I have a couple of coworkers that would love to see some SGI boxen in action. I have my O2 at work and they were fascinated the first time they saw it.
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Re: Nekochan open day in Europe in the spring????

Unread postby maxsleg » Wed Oct 29, 2008 11:42 pm

ha ha - well you know Europe is a great place for a holiday!!!!

Another option I could explore would be to tag onto the end of another computer fair -

These folks http://www.cray-cyber.org/general/start.php are based in Munich and have open days - could be a great synergy with that..

I will explore all the possibilities and keep you informed...

The aim would be:-
1. Chance for SGI fans to meet face to face
2. Demo, see in action etc some SGI machines, especially the more unusal & larger machines.
3. swap, exchange, buy, sell parts

Any other suggestions?
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Re: Nekochan open day in Europe in the spring????

Unread postby shel » Thu Oct 30, 2008 2:15 am

maxsleg wrote:Would anybody be interested in helping me organise/host a nekochan 'open day' in the spring?
I am located in southern Germany (near Stuttgart) a town near Reutlingen, this is pretty central in terms of Europe.

I may be able to sort out a location/hall for the day where we could bring along and run assorted machines, hold a swap etc etc etc

Is there any interest?

Sign me up!

I'm in southern France, and didn't bring any SGI kit with me when we came over from the USA, but I'd love to have a "play day."

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Re: Nekochan open day in Europe in the spring????

Unread postby anotherlin » Thu Oct 30, 2008 3:38 am

I'm interested, I'm in Paris.

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Unread postby deBug » Thu Oct 30, 2008 3:51 am

maxsleg wrote:ha ha - well you know Europe is a great place for a holiday!!!!

Another option I could explore would be to tag onto the end of another computer fair -

These folks http://www.cray-cyber.org/general/start.php are based in Munich and have open days - could be a great synergy with that..

I will explore all the possibilities and keep you informed...

The aim would be:-
1. Chance for SGI fans to meet face to face
2. Demo, see in action etc some SGI machines, especially the more unusal & larger machines.
3. swap, exchange, buy, sell parts

Any other suggestions?


Great Idea!

I will try to come.
I would love to meet in person some of the nekochan people.
And the cyber museum would be a great sideshow (I actually thought of visiting it sometime so it fits my plans perfectly)
I'll see if I can get some Swedish friends hooked on the Idea.
If I can afford the gas I might even take the Porsche and make it a road trip to it's birthplace :D
But I guess hopping on a Ryan Air to Frankfurt and renting a car will be me economic and relaxing as it is a an 11 hour drive down to Stuttgart from my place in Sweden.

If this happens and I can come, then I can take open myself the task of setting up a Software swap meet with a small NAS, a switch and Wifi were you can upload and download software.


What about sleeping accommodations? Is there any decedent priced places that you can recommend ?
Were will we have the barbecue ?
You were planing of having a barbecue and beers at night, right ?? :D :D :D

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Re: Nekochan open day in Europe in the spring????

Unread postby maxsleg » Thu Oct 30, 2008 5:47 am

And the cyber museum would be a great sideshow (I actually thought of visiting it sometime so it fits my plans perfectly)


The museum is located in Munich, this is about 3-4 hours from where I am located - (about 3 hours from Stuttgart - maybe less in a Porsche ;) )

If I can afford the gas I might even take the Porsche and make it a road trip to it's birthplace :D


The Porsche museum in North Stuttgart is also worth a visit.

But I guess hopping on a Ryan Air to Frankfurt and renting a car will be me economic and relaxing as it is a an 11 hour drive down to Stuttgart from my place in Sweden.


Ryanair fly to Frankfurt-Hahn - actually this is a fair way from Frankfurt - it takes me 3 hours to drive from my house to Frankfurt Hahn (I use Ryanair to fly back to Kerry).

What about sleeping accommodations? Is there any decedent priced places that you can recommend ?

It all depends on the location, if it will be near Reutlingen then I have some ideas, I am not so sure about Munich

Were will we have the barbecue ?
You were planing of having a barbecue and beers at night, right ?? :D :D :D


You can go to a beer garden like Neckar-Mueller in Tuebingen http://www.neckarmueller.de/

Have good food and beer and then visit the very nice town of Tuebingen, where DNA was first discovered
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Re: Nekochan open day in Europe in the spring????

Unread postby JacquesT » Thu Oct 30, 2008 7:04 am

Sounds like a good idea...Have a friend in just north of Berlin I'd like to visit next year, so may make it a holiday over...Can I bring my wife?!? :mrgreen:

Would love to meet some other neko folks...Won't be able to lug my Octane over though...Think EasyJet would have a fit! :lol:

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Re: Nekochan open day in Europe in the spring????

Unread postby maxsleg » Thu Oct 30, 2008 7:18 am

Sounds like a good idea...Have a friend in just north of Berlin I'd like to visit next year, so may make it a holiday over


It is a long way between Berlin and Stuttgart but you could make a holiday!!!

Nearby we have:-

The Black Forrest http://www.blackforest-tourism.com/
Lake of Constance http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Constance
Stuttgart - Porsche & Mercedes museum http://www.porsche.com/international/faq/museum/
Hohenzollern Castle http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burg_Hohenzollern
Tuebingen http://tuebingen.de/en/1559.html

One proposal I have been thinking about is to hold it on an adjacent day to the Cyber-cray folks as then people could do a nekochan day and then go over to Munich and visit the open day there.
I would welcome any suggestions and other proposals
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Unread postby Bluefan » Thu Oct 30, 2008 2:15 pm

Three years ago I was in Munich, I got there by train on a school trip. I'd love to come, but it would have to be during holidays.
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Unread postby Hakimoto » Thu Oct 30, 2008 10:06 pm

Sounds lovely. Shame I'm too far away.
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Re: Nekochan open day in Europe in the spring????

Unread postby maxsleg » Sun Nov 09, 2008 2:06 am

Looking at a weekend (Saturday) in May......

Location would be near Reutlingen (about 35 km south of Stuttgart, Southern Germany)
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