TR BBQ ~VIII~ Official Thread

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TR BBQ ~VIII~ Official Thread

Postposted on Mon Dec 27, 2010 2:42 pm

Hell, it's about time.

The Front Page wrote:Clear your calendar and come to Holland, Michigan on August 6th for the eighth annual Tech Report BBQ! My mom has agreed to feed the geeks this year, so attendees are in for a treat! The premier athletic event is our traditional Baggo tournament where, unlike in years past, anyone has a chance to win!* The conversation and the people you'll have it with are top-notch, and you can count on them to supply some sweet deals at the inevitable hardware swap as well. Stay until dark, and we'll have a bonfire and obligatory smores on the beach.

All TR readers and their families are welcome!


Posting this now because I'm pretty sure of the dates already, either July 30th or August 6th.

TRBBQ VIII will be August 6th! Mark your calendars! :D

OMG we gots teh interwebs! We'll be Livestreaming the BBQ for the first time ever, it'll be almost like being there!* Start watching at http://www.livestream.com/sheldomaus around 11:00 or so. I'll have the webcam on my laptop doing the streaming so I can move it around occasionally.

* - not really, we're talking highly compressed ultra crappy steaming webcam footage here... You should still try to be there in person. Also, you'll miss the smells, the food, swimming, hardware swapping, etc... :P

BTW, here's a link to the official BBQ hardware swap thread. :wink:

Edit 6/1/11: Looking for a rough idea of total attendees; please post and let me know.
Edit 6/6/11: This post needs a picture! Here's one I took on Memorial Day at Tunnel Park - about a half mile south of the cottage:
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Here are the items we need people to bring: veggies & deserts.

Attendees

Confirmed: 8)
drfish & WIFE & family & friends - bringing ribs & burgers
Shoes & family - bringing baked beans
Sheldomaus
Entweichen - bringing soda and water
jss21382
Xylker - bringing napkins, paper plates, silverware, paper towels
FroBozz_Inc & family - bringing chips
gleek - bringing watermelons
Mr. Robot & friends - bringing brownies
eitje
Inkling
Damage

Dposcorp
BerserkBen
just brew it! & family
LoneWolf15

Unconfirmed (but likely): :-?

Hey, stranger things have happen: ;)
grantmeaname
Chun¢

Anti-Confirmed: :(
z-man
StrangeDay
pikaporeon
idchafee & family
FireGryphon
PRIME1

Image - I would sincerely appreciate any donation to help cover the cost of the BBQ, this year's BBQ in particular is expensive!
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Re: TR BBQ ~VIII~ Official Thread

Postposted on Fri Dec 31, 2010 8:52 pm

This far out, I think we can make aeither of those dates work
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Postposted on Sat Jan 01, 2011 5:29 pm

I'm in as always
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Re: TR BBQ ~VIII~ Official Thread

Postposted on Tue Mar 01, 2011 8:54 am

Any preferences at all? I'm going to make one of these dates final really soon.
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Re: TR BBQ ~VIII~ Official Thread

Postposted on Wed Mar 02, 2011 4:01 pm

I think I prefer the July date, but the August one is makeable as well.
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Re: TR BBQ ~VIII~ Official Thread

Postposted on Wed Mar 02, 2011 6:30 pm

Well greater events have intervened, our wedding[!] is going to be on the 30th so the BBQ will be the 6th. :D
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Postposted on Wed Mar 02, 2011 6:43 pm

Will this be in the war-torn Middle West like previous BBQs?
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Re: TR BBQ ~VIII~ Official Thread

Postposted on Wed Mar 02, 2011 6:44 pm

drfish wrote:Well greater events have intervened, our wedding[!] is going to be on the 30th so the BBQ will be the 6th. :D


Awesome, congrats! If the BBQ is the next week then when is the honeymoon!!!
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Postposted on Thu Mar 03, 2011 12:17 am

maybe we're the honeymood :o
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Re: TR BBQ ~VIII~ Official Thread

Postposted on Thu Mar 03, 2011 9:10 am

That's not far from the truth actually. :o We're having a lot of friends/family come see us the following two weeks. We've basically got the cottage for a whole month this year with the wedding and the BBQ right in the middle and we love the idea of actually being able to hang out with the people that made the trip for our wedding rather than barely seeing them at all on the day of and then flying out the next one. Our plan is to head somewhere tropical later in the year or first thing next year when its cold in Michigan. :wink:

ericfulmer wrote:Will this be in the war-torn Middle West like previous BBQs?


Yup.
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Postposted on Thu Mar 03, 2011 9:54 am

I, for one, welcome your new wifey overlord :)

My brother and I will once again try to make it, and bring a bunch of crap to trick Stiffee into buyin.
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Postposted on Thu Mar 03, 2011 10:45 am

drfish wrote:Well greater events have intervened, our wedding[!] is going to be on the 30th so the BBQ will be the 6th. :D


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Postposted on Tue Mar 29, 2011 7:58 pm

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Re: TR BBQ ~VIII~ Official Thread

Postposted on Mon Apr 11, 2011 8:49 am

wow.

Not sure how this is going to go over, but it looks like I will be unable to attend the BBQ this year. I do hope it doesn't impact the event as there really isn't anything I can do about it. I do apologize to everyone as I know a number of you really look forward to it and the food.

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Postposted on Mon Apr 11, 2011 10:06 am

z-man wrote:wow.

Not sure how this is going to go over, but it looks like I will be unable to attend the BBQ this year. I do hope it doesn't impact the event as there really isn't anything I can do about it. I do apologize to everyone as I know a number of you really look forward to it and the food.

For the record I am not kidding about this.



I know its a big deal to you to miss it, so I hope all is well with you. Just take care of whatever you have to, and don't worry about the this stuff.
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Postposted on Thu Apr 14, 2011 2:46 pm

That's a pretty big bummer z-man but not to worry, we will thrive even without your awesome cooking skills. I will miss hanging out around the coals at 6AM though. ;)

I'll make some other accommodations for food, maybe tell my mom that cooking for the BBQ can be her wedding gift to me. :D

I know is still a bit early but can I start to get a rough idea of how many to expect? Any ideas for anything the we should do differently this time around?
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Postposted on Thu Apr 14, 2011 7:13 pm

I have an interest in a chicago themed restaurant, wouldn't be too big of a deal to provide gyro, italian beef, and chicago dogs...though, it wouldn't really be a bbq then, not to mention idachaffe can go anywhere and get that.
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Postposted on Mon Apr 18, 2011 10:11 am

My mom has agreed to make ribs! :D Of course I have to buy them but the important thing is that she'll cook 'em! 8) Bring some wet-naps though, they're a bit of a different breed than z-man's. ;)

Burgers and hot dogs are pretty easy to supply, as well as corn on the cob - I'll handle all those too. We just need soda, WATER, misc chips, veggies, BAKED BEANS, cookies, etc... We should be ok.

What kind of interest are you talking about, jss? I'd be up for a mixed themed deal...
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Postposted on Wed Apr 20, 2011 6:28 am

No replies? Obviously you guys don't know how big of a deal my mom agreeing to cook for us is... :P Shoes are you around? Ent? Sheldo? Tell 'em!
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Postposted on Thu Apr 21, 2011 2:08 pm

drfish wrote:My mom has agreed to make ribs! :D Of course I have to buy them but the important thing is that she'll cook 'em! 8) Bring some wet-naps though, they're a bit of a different breed than z-man's. ;)


And what is that supposed to mean? Really I am not a fan of super wet ribs in the sense of some cooks rely on the sauce to make them. Good BBQ should always be about the meat and how well it is cooked. BBQ sauce is just icing on the cake.
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Postposted on Thu Apr 21, 2011 3:20 pm

They hardly rely on the sauce, they are very well cooked - it's a complimentary thing (sauce is homemade) - they are a lot messier than yours though as the quantity of the sauce is significantly greater - hence the need for wet naps. *yum*

I would agree that your ribs definitely emphasize the meat more (lots of effort preparing it) while hers are like a 50/50 split but it's not detrimental. I have a foot firmly in both camps. :)
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Postposted on Thu Apr 21, 2011 4:58 pm

I don't like ribs
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Postposted on Thu Apr 21, 2011 5:00 pm

I vouch for drfish when he says his mom is making food for us......tis very true indeed
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Postposted on Thu Apr 21, 2011 5:34 pm

idchafee wrote:I don't like ribs


What?

Wish we could organize a BBQ further south. I'm not really in a position to do that though, or I would.
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Postposted on Mon Apr 25, 2011 5:51 pm

I shall furnish the baked beans!
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Postposted on Mon Apr 25, 2011 9:19 pm

DancinJack wrote:
idchafee wrote:I don't like ribs


What?


Dunno, call it a character flaw.

SHOES wrote:I shall furnish the baked beans!


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Postposted on Mon Apr 25, 2011 9:24 pm

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Postposted on Tue Apr 26, 2011 2:15 pm

I would like to see a list of what Dpos is selling before making any sort of commitment.


Actually as is the case these last few years, family obligations make any sort of real commitment impossible. Put me down as a distant maybe.
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Postposted on Tue Apr 26, 2011 2:49 pm

Yeah, yeah, and like every year you'll show up anyway. :P
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Postposted on Thu May 05, 2011 10:04 am

So, I'm thinking we need a trophy or something for the tournament...? What could we name it? The Wasson Cup?
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