A now customary arrangement for RISC OS shows, Elesar Ltd – Rob Sprowson’s operation that has brought us the Titanium motherboard, a 105-key mechanical keyboard with red function keys, and software such as CloudFS – is once again offering a click and collect option in time for the upcoming show.Continue reading “Elesar Ltd again opens click and collect option for Wakefield”
Well, a Wakefield Show near you, if you’re near Wakefield, obviously.
The Wakefield RISC OS Computer Club – the group that organises the annual Wakefield Show – will be launching the ninth edition of their back catalogue CD at this year’s show, which takes place on Saturday, 27th April.Continue reading “WROCC Back Catalogue CD edition 9 coming to a Wakefield Show near you”
The annual RISC OS Awards poll has now been open for just over two months, and is due to be closed fairly soon.
Shortly after the poll began I moved home and didn’t properly set up any computers for quite some time, so the planned occasional review and post of the ‘alternative’ entries didn’t happen, other than one quiet afternoon when I scanned through the votes that had been received at that point and tweeted those alternative entries.Continue reading “RISC OS Awards: Deadline, and an overdue look at the alternative suggestions”
I could’ve made a joke about safety nets, couldn’t I? Oh well.
Now available from R-Comp is the latest version of the NetFetch internet suite, which contains a bundle of software including, amongst other things, Hermes for transporting emails and a version of Messenger so you can read and write those emails.
The update to version 5.50 includes two headline features – support for the very latest SSL/TLS standards, and an easy ‘quick-fetch’ function for individual mailboxes.Continue reading “Netfetch 5.50 lands safely and securely”
Tonight’s meeting of the RISC OS User Group of London will be a discussion, with Bernard Boase taking the lead, on how to encourage others to take an interest in, and use the operating system. The discussion will cover everything from the highlights of the RISC OS GUI, through to its flaws and missing features; from the RISC OS publications, to quality or state of RISC OS-related websites.
To participate in this discussion, which will kick off at around 7:45pm, head for:
The Blue-Eyed Maid (upstairs, in the restaurant),
173 Borough High Street,
It is time once again for RISC OS users to make their annual pilgrimage oop north!
This year’s Wakefield Show will take place on Saturday, 27th April – a day shy of two weeks from now – so as I type this, all the exhibitors will be heading into their final fortnight of relaxation, able to put their feet up having prepared everything for the show long in advance.
No, of course, they won’t! For most exhibitors the next couple of weeks will probably see them at their busiest, adding the final touches to the latest versions of their products, discovering problems and making more final touches, before finding even more problems that need fixing, frantically working into the night and not getting enough sleep, as the clock counts down until the point where they have to head for:Continue reading “Time to get ready for your trip to Wakefield”
Following a similar facility being added recently to TrainTimes, Keven Wells has added a save facility to BusTimes – which performs a similar timetable look-up function as the first application, but for buses and stops rather than trains and stations. Kevin has also uploaded a short video demonstrating the new feature.
No, no, not train crashes, you fools – application crashes!
Kevin Wells has released an updated version of his TrainTimes application, which can be used to look up the trains due at a given station, to help planning any upcoming trips. Version 1.10 benefits from a bug fix that prevents it crashing when first run if a station had more than ten trains.
The Southampton RISC OS User Group will be holding its next meeting from 7:00pm until 9:00pm on Tuesday, 9th April. As ever, the meeting is free to attend, and there will be a small network of RISC OS computers, hopefully with an internet connection.
The place to head for is the Sports Centre of Itchen College, Deacon Road, Southampton. The car park entrance is accessed from Deacon Road, opposite Whites Road, and once in the college you need to head for the College Centre – an open area with tables and chairs next to the Sports Centre Reception.