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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: ,
Feb 182015
 

Roll out the red carpet!

RISC OS Awards logo

RISC OS Awards logo

The RISC OS Awards poll for 2014 officially closed earlier this month, and the votes have now been counted up – on RISC OS, using a combination of a small BASIC program and Colton Software’s Fireworkz. Continue reading »

 February 18, 2015  Posted by  Awards Tagged with:
Jan 142015
 

An opportunity to reminisce about good times long very recently gone.

The RISC OS User Group of London have announced the date and subject of their next meeting – and it’s a subject that I hope all but fifty or so members of the RISC OS community are currently thinking about!

That subject is the 2014 RISC OS Awards poll, which is currently underway and has only received a handful over fifty votes so far – with a closing date that is a little over two weeks away, at the end of this month. Continue reading »

 January 14, 2015  Posted by  User groups Tagged with: , , , , ,
Jan 102015
 

Remembering it for you, so you don’t have to.

With the form for the 2014 RISC OS Awards poll now having been online for more than half of the intended period – it was opened for votes at the start of December, and will be closed in just three weeks at the end of January – it’s disappointing to note that the number of votes is worryingly low, at just 50 so far. And glancing at those votes, quite a number of people have only cast votes in a small number of categories, either leaving others blank or inserting comments such as “I couldn’t remember anything”. Continue reading »

 January 10, 2015  Posted by  Awards Tagged with:
Dec 302014
 

Because while no news is good news, some news is better. Or something.

Keen eyed readers of RISCOSitory will no doubt have noticed that for the last couple of months they have in fact not been keen eyed readers of RISCOSitory at all. As is sometimes the case, the workload here at the Soft Rock Software office became somewhat hectic for a while – moreso, I think, than it’s ever been before – leaving no time for any updates to the site.

And to cap that, a nasty bout of flu has meant most of the Christmas holiday so far has been spent wrapped up in bed with either the TV on, or a good book open – but now I feel I can sit at the computer long enough to compile the news that has been missed into a final snippets post for 2014! Continue reading »