Dozer screen saver reviewed

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Introduction

PackMan, the package management program for RISC OS computers, features an interesting screen saver program called !Dozer. Written by R.A Swetman it consists of a number of graphic savers that after a user-selected delay are automatically displayed on the screen. Having explored this program, I thought people might like know about it.

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ROUGOL to go all hybrid on Monday, 19th July

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But it’s not a meeting about greener forms of transport – it’s both online and in-person

For over a year because of the pandemic, the RISC OS User Group of London (ROUGOL) meetings have been held online so that the group could continue to meet, and continue to present an interesting and diverse range of speakers to its members.

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Terry Swanborough talks RiscPCB to MUG – 3rd July

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RISC OS users with an interest in designing printed circuit boards (PCBs) may wish to attend the next Midlands User Group (MUG) meeting, when Terry Swanborough will be the guest speaker, talking about his freeware PCB designer application, RiscPCB. Terry will also explain how and why he began using RISC OS, and about a current project for which he uses the operating system.

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Mike Stephens talks to ROUGOL – 21st June

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The guest speaker at the next RISC OS User Group of London the World (ROUGOL) meeting will be ex-Acorn and Pace programmer Mike Stephens, who will be talking to the group about his time at the two companies, and ‘RISC OS in those StrongARM days’.

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A final call for votes in this year’s awards poll

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Along with an updated look at the alternative votes

The 2020 RISC OS Awards poll has now underway for more than a couple of months, which means it’s about time a final deadline for votes was issued so that the hundreds hundred or so votes that have been cast can be counted up and the results published. That deadline, therefore, is the end of this month – 30th June. If you haven’t yet voted, please ensure you do so by then.

If you’ve looked at the options and decided one or more of them aren’t what you’d like to vote for, you can always opt for something else and pop what you’re voting for in the text field for that category – just as many others have done. With that in mind, then, here is a final round up of what other people have voted for in case it’ll help you make up your own mind.

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Two more Code the Classics games bounce their way onto RISC OS

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Jeroen Vermeulen, who has already ported two games to RISC OS from the Raspberry Pi Code the Classics bookInfinite Bunner and Cavern – has now given the same treatment to two more games found in the book – Boing and Myriapod.

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AMCOG Development Kit updated to version 1.09.1

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And a new ‘case study’ game thrown into the mix

BASIC games programmers who use the AMCOG Development Kit to make the process easier can now fetch a new version of the kit, which has been updated to v1.09.1. Features added to this version include:

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