With the end of November rapidly approaching, and with it the deadline for preparing the RISC OS Awards poll for 2015 (coming soon, folks), here are some news items that have previously either slipped under the RISCOSitory RADAR (it came with the bunker, doncherknow), or which were held back for a snippets post. Like this one!
Not quite as cheap as chips – but not far off at all!
When the Raspberry Pi was first announced, some people joked about its proposed price, saying things like if it was much cheaper, it wouldn’t be long before a computer was included as a free gift in a box of breakfast cereal. And while that hasn’t happened – yet – today saw something not that far removed: A computer provided as a free cover gift on a magazine.
It’s okay, I was washing my hair anyway that night.
The Wakefield RISC OS Computer Club have regrettably announced that their December meeting – which would otherwise have taken place on Wednesday 2nd December – has had to be cancelled. This, apparently, is a result of a double-booking by the venue.
Red sky at night, shepherd’s delight. Red keys on the keyboard? Well, that’s just right!
Visitors to the recent London Show – and readers of the RISCOSitory account of the event – will know that one of the items on display was a keyboard on the RISC OS Open Ltd stand. However, this wasn’t just any old keyboard, but something a little more interesting.
The who and the what. The only why is why weren’t you there?
The 2015 RISC OS London Show took place on 24th October, 2015 – and while the number of visitors was (I believe) just shy of 110, there were plenty of RISC OS users unable to attend. So what did they miss?
All you need: a used washing up liquid bottle, some sticky-back plastic, and a pair of scissors.1
For RISC OS users who happen to be within shouting distance of Bromsgrove tomorrow (21st November), the next meeting of the Midlands User Group takes place at 2:00pm, at:
But if there is, it might be a sort of ‘Plan B.1’ (if that makes sense!)
For the last few months, Steve Potts has been announcing the RISC OS North West User Group’s meetings with a warning that, due to ongoing building refurbishment work, it’s possible that the group might not be able to meet in the usual place. To that end, he has provided a ‘Plan B’ that would see the group relocate to an alternative venue if necessary.
Southampton tomorrow, Bristol the next day… then, the WORLD! BWAHAHA! Or something.
Tuesday, 10th November sees the Southampton RISC OS User Group meet up, from 19:00 until 21:00 at its usual venue, the Sports Centre of Itchen College, Deacon Road, Southampton. The meeting takes place in the College Centre, which is an open area with tables and chairs, adjacent to the Sports Centre Reception desk.