LanChelms LAN Party, Sapphire Hybrid X800 PCIe, and more!
Good afternoon guys and gals :) First on the list today, is an announcement for LanChelms 160 Man LAN Party that's being held on Fed 12th. On a different note, there's a guide on "Wireless Networking Troubleshooting", which I was very glad to see as I know more and more people these days, who are freeing themselves from the shackles of the ethernet cable. Well folks, Read on and enjoy!
LanChelms 160 Man LAN Party Feb 12th!
This is a reminder to everyone that LanChelms 9 is in two weeks, Saturday February 12th, 2005 in Chelmsford, MA! LanChelms is Massachusetts's largest active LAN party, and has a long history of sellouts at our past events. Seats have not filled up! There are 203 people registered and only 126 prepaid! You only have 1 week left to prepay and secure your spot, so we suggest you get your payment in as soon as possible. Seating at the party is on a first come, first serve basis. If you don't prepay and we don't sell out ahead of time, you may not get a seat. Only 34 seats remaining, don't get left out!!
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