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Apr 152018
 

Something to read on the train on the way to the show, perhaps?

A little bird has informed me that the next issue of the lesser-spotted Archive Magazine has been printed and was being bundled into envelopes the other day.

With the Wakefield Show now just six days away, the obvious thing to infer is that Archive’s editor, Jim Nagel, intends for subscribers to receive their copy before the show takes place – so it can probably be expected to arrive in the next few days.

Oct 292016
 

One of the rarest species these days in the world of RISC OS is the Lesser-spotted Archive – well, more specifically, it’s new editions of the Lesser-spotted Archive. However, the London Show, which opens its doors to the public in a little over an hour from now, is expected to be the scene of a mass sighting.

Jim Nagel will be bringing a hot-off-the-press new edition – volume 24, issue 2 – and subscribers attending the show will be able to collect their copy, whereas subscribers who don’t attend can jolly well wait for it to arrive in the post! Jim will also be taking orders for a new end-of-volume DVD, which is currently being prepared, with a price tag of £22 (£20 at the show), or £12 (£10) for those upgrading from the volume 22 edition.

Jul 102014
 

Announcement from Dave Bradforth, 10th July, 2014.

Working in conjunction with the estate of David Holden, we will shortly be launching the first stage of The APDL Archive.

This is planned to be a lasting tribute to David Holden’s work, and an invaluable resource for all users of RISC OS computers. Continue reading »

Mar 012011
 

Showing a level of initiative often sadly lacking these days in the RISC OS community, the current editor and publisher of Archive Magazine, Jim Nagel, has made available a sampler of issue 22:12 (volume 22, issue 12). His main motivation for doing this is that the physical magazine is only due back from the printers on the eve of the South West Show this coming Saturday and, as reading the sampler reveals, the news pages obviously cover the show; it’s clear that in an ideal world Jim would have liked that issue to be on our doorsteps before the show takes place – in particular because at least one item of news it contains might encourage more people to attend the show.

And what is that news?

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Dec 152018
 

That’s last year’s record for a long-delayed show report broken!

This year’s Wakefield Show took place on 21st April, at the Cedar Court Hotel, organised by the local user group – the Wakefield RISC OS Computer Club (WROCC).

Like last year, I must apologise for another long-delayed RISCOSitory show report. As ever, this is mainly because of how busy I am outside the world of RISC OS, but also because I wanted to edit down my video recordings of the theatre talks to a more manageable length – and video editing can take a lot of time.

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Aug 142018
 

A round-up of news items found anywhere but the RISCOSitory news submission address!

With time rarely being on my side, I’m always glad when people who release software or other resources for RISC OS, or who do anything else relevant to the platform let me know about it by sending their news to the email address made available for the purpose.

However, there are still plenty who don’t send me their announcements, and that is the purpose of these ‘Snippets’ posts – so what follows is the result of me attempting to catch up on my reading of RISC OS-related newsgroups, mailing lists, and other online fora.

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Aug 142018
 

A brand new version of an old game has made its way to !Store, where it can be downloaded free of charge, thanks to the efforts of Jeroen Vermeulen.

Originally published as a type-in listing in volume 8, issue 1 of The Micro User, which hit newsagents’ shelves in 1990, Dickie Brickie was written by Mike Goldberg – one of six that he had published in the magazine. Twenty eight years on, Jeroen has released a RISC OS remake of the game, written using the AMCOG Development Kit by Tony Bartram – and Tony himself helped out by dealing with the sound conversion.

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Aug 042018
 

Better late than never, but not as late as last year – so that’s something, right?

This year’s Southwest Show took place on Saturday, 24th February, at the Webbington Hotel and Spa – the same venue at which it has been held every year since its inception. This year’s show was therefore the 21st, marking twenty years since the very first one, held in February 1998. There was therefore cake – which you missed out on if you didn’t come to the show, and which everyone who was present enjoyed. And so ends this show report: That’s all you need to know, really.

Oh, you want a little more detail? Oh well, if you insist… Continue reading »

Jun 032018
 

RISC OS Awards logoThe latest RISC OS Awards poll, covering 2017, came to a close a on Saturday, 26th May – and the results are now known.

The Awards website has been updated to show the results, and the winners (for whom I have contact details) will be notified by email later today, with direct links to the results so that they can be referred to on the their own websites.

The results have already been announced on the RISCOSitory Twitter feed, but for anyone not using Twitter they are below. Continue reading »