May 202016

Also to discuss Recursion 2016. Also to dis… oh, wait, no – that’d be repetition, not recursion.

The Midland User Group‘s next meeting will feature Tom Williamson from Ident Computer as its guest speaker.

Part of the Ident broadcasting & Communications group, which Tom founded in 2006, Ident Computer was formed with the aim of helping to preserve and exhibit retro systems, such as the BBC Micro, as well as to build and support new resources for the education sector. It is education in particular that he is set to discuss at the MUG meeting, with the topic being the use of RISC OS in modern education, and how a new audience is being exposed to its virtues. Continue reading »

 May 20, 2016  Posted by  User groups Tagged with: , , , , ,
May 192016

Announcement from Andrew Rawnsley, 17th May, 2016.

We are pleased to announce that R-Comp and RCI will be present at the RISC OS eXperience event near Amsterdam this weekend. It is always a great pleasure to meet the Dutch RISC OS users and show what we’ve been up to in the past year. Continue reading »

 May 19, 2016  Posted by  Announcements Tagged with: , , , ,
May 142016

Chap who may or may not be from the future talks about equipment from the past1.

The next meeting of the RISC OS User Group of London (ROUGOL) is one that will be worth a visit from anyone interested in the recovery and restoration of old Acorn kit and material found on disc media, and archiving that material for posterity – in particular, equipment and media that was used by the BBC in their ‘Special Projects’ unit. Continue reading »

 May 14, 2016  Posted by  User groups Tagged with: , , , , , ,
May 092016

The meeting’s tonight – so this is a last minute, RapidO post!

The next meeting of SASAUG, the Surrey and Sussex Acorn User Group, takes place on Monday, 9th May, and according to an announcement only just received here at the RISCOSitory bunker, the meeting will have Chris Evans of CJE Micro’s along as a guest speaker, with the subject being the Eastwood RapidO Ig and RapidO Ti computers. Continue reading »

 May 9, 2016  Posted by  User groups Tagged with: , , , , , ,
May 082016

Southampton, 10. Bristol, 11. Wait, sorry, no – those are dates, not scores.

Tuesday, 10th May is the date of this month’s Southampton RISC OS User Group meeting. Organised as usual by Dave Higton, the meeting will run from around 7:00pm until around 9:00pm, and everyone is welcome to attend. So, with free admittance, if you’re in or around Southampton the place you’ll want to head for is: Continue reading »

 May 8, 2016  Posted by  User groups Tagged with: , , , ,
May 022016

Nothing to do with World of Warcraft or Betty Boop!

Jim Lesurf has released an application called LP_WowAndFlutter, with which you can examine and measure any “wow and flutter” produced by an LP replay system which, with vinyl apparently coming back into fashion, might be useful when those old turntables are pulled back into service. Continue reading »

 May 2, 2016  Posted by  Software Tagged with: , ,
Apr 232016

It’s not what you get if you feed steroids to a photocopier!

Launched at this year’s Wakefield Show, AmCoG Games new 3D perspective, vector graphic game Xeroid is now available for general purchase.

Based on a similar idea to Fervour, originally released by Clares Micro Supplies in 1993, the game sees you guiding your craft along a track, with the blackness of space forming the backdrop – your goal being to remain on the track, overcoming obstacles to reach the end. Continue reading »

 April 23, 2016  Posted by  Software Tagged with: , , ,
Apr 232016

These are not the page numbers you are looking for!

Drag 'N Drop magazine logoThe latest edition of on-off-on-off-under-new-management PDF magazine Drag ‘N Drop is now available to buy, either from its website or via !Store. This issue – number three of its seventh volume – is 36 pages long excluding the front cover1, and as usual includes a mix of regular features and one off articles.

Continue reading »

 April 23, 2016  Posted by  Magazines Tagged with: ,