Retriever gets a better grip in version 0.03

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A new version of Retriever has been made available by its developer, Thomas Milius, which benefits from a number of new features.

The software offers a method of locating documents based on search terms or other criteria, but does so by building up an initial cache of data about your files, with the specific information varying based on their type.

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Midlands User Group discussing Pi cameras – 4th December

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Pi… Camera… Action! (And erm… RISC OS?)

Although most laptops these days include webcams, as do some normal monitors even, the Raspberry Pi has its own camera module and a number of third parties also supply cameras for the device. At the next Midlands User Group (MUG) meeting, John Rickman will be talking about cameras for the Pi, and exploring what you need to use one.

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Wakefield show and tell with Ian Stanley and Peter Richmond – 1st December

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The Wakefield RISC OS Computer Club (WROCC) will be holding their next meeting as an in-person event on Wednesday, 1st December, and there will be two people presenting to the group – Ian Stanley and Peter Richmond.

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Updated Impression manual now available to order

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And bag a free copy of Impression Publisher if you get in early!

The user manual for the Impression desktop publishing software has been receiving a lick of paint lately, and you may have seen drafts on Chris Hall’s stand at the recent London Show, and before that at the 2020 Southwest Show.

Chris has now reached the point where his work updating the manual can become something tangible for other Impression users, with the book now available to purchase.

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ROUGOL meeting room – use it or lose it!

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Back in January 2020, the RISC OS User Group of London (ROUGOL) moved from their previous home of some eighteen years to a new one, after the old pub had unexpectedly closed. With the arrival of the coronavirus on the UK’s shores and the subsequent lockdowns, however, the meetings moved online after only a small number of meetings at the new venue.

With restrictions lifted, the group returned to its new home in July of this year with a new hybrid format. This means that those able to come to the pub can enjoy a bite to eat and a drink with RISC OS-using friends, and those unable to do so can join in from afar via the Zoom video conferencing software.

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Gerph to fan the Pyromaniac flames at ROUGOL

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Last November, Gerph gave a talk to the RISC OS User Group of London (ROUGOL) on the subject of Pyromaniac, which he initially launched earlier that year as the RISC OS Build Service, and discussed how it came about and how it was developed, and its practical use for testing things. One year on, he is returning to the group to give a follow-up presentation, to update the group on what he’s done with it since.

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Enter Mamie Fletcher’s House to prove ghosts aren’t rea… EEK!

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The timing of this year’s London Show put it the day before Halloween, making it nice timing for the release of a couple of games with an appropriate theme – and one of those games was Mamie Fletcher’s House by Rick Murray, which is available to buy from !Store for £4.99.

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