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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: , , , , , ,
Mar 202017

The RISC OS Awards poll for 2016 was brought to a close on 29th February. As before, the results were processed and counted on a RISC OS computer (using a home-brewed program to turn the votes into a file for each category, ready to be loaded into Fireworkz), and initially announced on the @RISCOSitory Twitter feed. Those results are now online on the RISC OS Awards website and the various winners have been notified – where possible – by email. Continue reading »

 March 20, 2017  Posted by  Awards Tagged with: ,
Nov 302016

Didn’t we have a lovely time the day we went to Bangor London?

Looking down the main hall at London 2016

Looking down the main hall at London 2016

This year’s RISC OS London Show took place on 29th October, and while it wasn’t as large as last year’s event (which I’ll discuss near the end of this report) it was still an enjoyable and worthwhile one. So, without any further preamble, here is a run down of what visitors could have seen, working clockwise from the entrance.

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 November 30, 2016  Posted by  Shows Tagged with: , ,
Oct 232016

Feltham’s calling to the faraway towns, come along and see the best OS around!

It is now just one week until I’ll be heading home from Feltham (and will have already long since reached home, looking at the time) – which means it’s just five days until I’ll be heading in the direction of Feltham.

The day between those two journeys, of course, is when I’ll be in Feltham, exhibiting at this year’s London Show, organised by the RISC OS User Group of London – and here’s why you, the discerning RISC OS user, should be there as a visitor1: Continue reading »

 October 23, 2016  Posted by  Shows Tagged with: , ,
Aug 102014

Surprise! Just when you thought it wasn’t going to get written!

The 2014 Midlands Midsummer MUG Show took place on 12th July, at the St John’s Church Hall in Kenilworth, just as it has for the last few years, and I was there, rapidly changing hats so fast no observer could even see me doing it (or even see the hats), between one for Soft Rock Software, and one for RISCOSitory – on the one hand, promoting my products (both old and new), and on the other promoting this site, and gathering information for it. Continue reading »

 August 10, 2014  Posted by  Shows Tagged with: , ,
Jun 252014

How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood? Please select Eh?, b, iii or 4.

Leeds-based Jon Robinson, operating under the name ArchieSoft, has released a new educational program called QuizMaster. Priced at £20, the software is currently available via eBay, and will be sent to customers by email, Continue reading »

 June 25, 2014  Posted by  Software Tagged with: , , ,
May 102014

I never knew the RiscPC tasted so good!

This year’s big RISC OS event in the North – the Wakefield Show – took place on 26th April, so it is once again time to put pen to paper fingers to keyboard, and write about it for the benefit of those who were unable to attend. As usual, the show took place in the Cedar Court Hotel, Denby Dale Road, just off junction 39 of the M1 – the same venue in which it started some eighteen years ago (making this the nineteenth show), and to which it returned several years ago. Continue reading »

 May 10, 2014  Posted by  Shows Tagged with: , ,