May 232018
 

Having just published an item concerning GDPR, this may be a good opportunity to pre-empt an obvious question and explain why RISCOSitory currently has no Privacy Policy published on the website.

The simple answer is that the site does not collect any personally identifiable information (with the exception of IP addresses in site logs, handled by the site’s hosting company). There are no user logins, so no visitor email addresses or other details stored, and the site does not store cookies on your computer. It does not need any of this, so does not collect or do any of it – and that’s all there is to it1. Continue reading »

May 012018
 

You write ’em and send ’em, and I may put ’em online.

Until now, RISCOSitory has not carried product reviews. The main reason for this is that the site is run with no financial reward – only costs. As such, I didn’t want to commit to spending even more time working on the site than I already do, and thus not working on things that could be earning an income, and helping to cover those costs.

Sitting down to use a piece of hardware or software, with a critical eye, specifically to write about the experience would be adding to the amount of time I spend working on or for the site, and reducing my potential for earning – so I’ve always felt that it wasn’t an avenue worth exploring.

However, a few weeks ago I was sent a review by a third party. Continue reading »

Oct 162016
 

A change is as good as a rest, and boy do I need a rest!

A perennial problem faced here in the bunker is one of time – the one most people will understand: A lack of it. Busy periods have become more and more frequent, and seem to go on for longer, and during those periods publishing news on this site can become quite a headache. Continue reading »

Apr 232015
 

With the 2015 Wakefield Show now just about upon us, it is time to temporarily lock up the RISCOSitory top secret underground bunker (which is cunningly disguised as a run-down shack on the surface).

The provisional date on which normal operations are set to resume is 5th May, 2015 – the first working day after the bank holiday weekend – though that date isn’t set in stone; it may be sooner, it may be later.

Please continue to send any RISC OS-related announcements, press releases and interesting snippets – they may not be acted on while the bunker is locked up, but they will be queued until normal operations resume.

Dec 212013
 

Change your mind site; nothing ever stays the same.

It’s once again time to make some changes here at RISCOSitory.

The keen-eyed readers will already have noticed the first change – which is that, following a change to the site’s appearance earlier this year, it has now reverted to something similar to how it was before that change. Continue reading »

Mar 102013
 

A long break means a large back-log. Oh well. :/

Readers of RISCOSitory will undoubtedly have noticed that, over the last few months, there has been very little posted on the site. Apart from three posts in late November, and about half a dozen in mid December, RISCOSitory has fallen silent since the 2012 London Show. Continue reading »

Apr 242012
 

That’s the way the cookie crumbles.

From Tuesday, 1st May, 2012, the policy for user comments on RISCOSitory.com is changing, and Google adverts will be disappearing.

Previously, any user who wished to comment on an article needed to sign in to post their comment – which, obviously, meant they first needed to register with the site if they hadn’t done so already. In addition to that, there was a very simple moderation policy, though it wasn’t stated anywhere: Any comments including links needed approval, and any individual user’s very first two posts also needed approval – after that (and subject to the comment including a link), their comments would be automatically accepted.

From 1st May, however, registration will no longer be necessary. Continue reading »

Aug 252011
 

It can’t have escaped people’s notice that almost three weeks have passed with nothing new appearing on RISCOSitory – despite a number of posts appearing on other sites, such as The Icon Bar and The RISC OS Blog. The simple reason for this is that I’ve been doing some redecorating and reorganising at home, leaving myself with no desk for a while, and even no internet connection at times.

The current situation is that I now have a new desk, so I now have a place to work at home, (although it’s actually incompatible with my chair), and my modem and router have been re-sited so I now have a permanent internet connection once again – but I haven’t yet set up a RISC OS computer. On top of which, the two week break from normal work (around which this period has centred) means I have a lot of catching up to do. The upshot being that it might still be a week or two before I can begin reviewing announcements and events in the RISC OS world and reporting on them.

It would have been sensible for me to make some kind of comment before I started, so apologies for the unexpected and prolonged interruption!