Aug 262016
 

Round up, round up; news in a very late style. (That was what China Crisis sang, wasn’t it?)

The bunker has been engulfed in chaos for quite a while – with a heavy workload leading to a period of hectic and frantic headless chicken impersonations. On top of that, a partial change of platforms has been undertaken, with some work being migrated from Windows (grr, spit, hiss) to Linux – and being completely new to Linux, that has meant adding a bit of self-education into the mix, not to mention that the installation didn’t go entirely smoothly!

However, today there is a brief lapse in the chaos, so how about a round-up of some news over the several months that wasn’t dealt with as individual items? Continue reading »

Aug 122016
 

Drag 'N Drop magazine logoOn-off-on-off-under-new-management PDF magazine Drag ‘N Drop has completed its seventh volume with the latest issue, which is now available to buy.

Volume 7 issue 4, also known to its friends as 7i4, is the ‘Summer’ issue, was published last week by editor Christopher Dewhurst, who took over from original editor Paul Stewart back in 2012. According to Chris, this issue has arrived a touch later than usual due to it being the holiday season. In other words, he’s been off on his jollies. Continue reading »

 August 12, 2016  Posted by  Magazines Tagged with: ,
Aug 122016
 

Well, sort of – through emulation, not temporal manipulation!

Realising that people can’t time travel – not even within their own lifetime – members of the RISC OS User Group of London will step into the Quantum Leap Accelerator Blue Eyed Maid and, rather than vanish, will find themselves enjoying a presentation about a BBC Micro emulator for Android devices. Continue reading »

Jul 232016
 

The perfect computer for anyone who likes Airfix models. Or Ikea furniture.

A name not many people in the RISC OS world will have heard of until very recently is Ident Computer, run by Shrewsbury-based Tom Williamson. Tom founded his company, the Ident Broadcasting & Communications Group, in 2006, and Ident Computer is a comparatively recent addition to the group, with the aim of preserving and exhibiting retro computers, and to aid and build new resources for education and entertainment. Continue reading »

 July 23, 2016  Posted by  Hardware Tagged with: , , ,
Jul 232016
 

If you were using 4.69f9, you should probably upgrade… to 4.69f9.

StrongEDFred Graute has released another new version of StrongED, a general purpose and very powerful, yet easy to use text editor.

The software, which is an ideal replacement for the vastly less-featured Edit that has been supplied with all RISC OS computers since the days of Acorn, can load any type of file, and be configured to recognise certain types and behave in particular ways as a result. Continue reading »

 July 23, 2016  Posted by  Software Tagged with: , ,
Jun 292016
 

CJE Micro’s is currently advertising for a new member of staff. The job title is ‘IT Support Technician’ and the successful applicant – who is expected to become a key member of the small team at the firm – will have a wide range of duties, from simple admin through to helping with repairs to computer equipment and assisting with the development of new products. Continue reading »

 June 29, 2016  Posted by  Misc Tagged with: , ,