That’s the aerospace industry, not the space above a Nestlé facility1.
If you want to find out all about the use of Acorn computers in the aerospace industry then you need to head for the nation’s capital city on the evening of Monday, 15th October. That’s when Keith Emerton – a retired Senior Specialist Test Equipment Engineer – will be talking to the RISC OS User Group of London (ROUGOL) on that very subject.
Also: Wakefield 2019 date now confirmed!
The Wakefield RISC OS Computer Club (WROCC) will be holding their next meeting on Wednesday, 3rd October, and the theme for the evening is Micro Miscellany. Rather than a set speaker, the idea is that members and visitors can bring along any of their own projects, anything else that others may find interesting, or anything they need help with.
This year’s London Show, which marks the end of the Long Gap in the main shows in the RISC OS calendar, takes place on Saturday, 27th October. So with today being the last day of September, it is now just 27 days away.
The 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.
Many RISC OS users will have noticed an email or two arriving lately from RISC OS companies about personal data, privacy, and communications. Those emails almost certainly mention something called GDPR – the General Data Protection Regulation – which comes into force on Friday, 25th May, 2018 – the day after tomorrow.
Without going into any depth, the GDPR sets a new standard for protecting personal data, and giving control of that data to the people who actually own it – the people the data is about, such as you, or me. The general crux of those emails, therefore, is to tell you how the companies that sent them handle the information they hold about you. They may also seek your permission to communicate with you about products, promotions, special offers, and so on – and possibly even give you the option to be forgotten about.
Save the cost of postage – put it towards your rail fare instead!
Once again, Elesar Ltd – makers of the award winning Titanium motherboard – are offering a click and collect option in the run up to this year’s Wakefield Show, which takes place on Saturday, 21st April. In order to benefit from it, all you need to do is place your order by midday (UK time) on Friday, 20th April – selecting the appropriate option for delivery.
Well, when I say that’s all you have to do – you obviously also have to come to the Wakefield Show, which is probably a good idea anyway. Once there, you will be able to collect your Elesar order from the RISC OS Open Ltd stand.
Five games for the price of none! (Well, ignoring the price of the Titanium, obviously!)
The summer holiday period is just about over, and people with kids will soon see them returning to school (here in the UK, at least). Things will be quiet around the house during the day, so you’ll need some way to pass the time, having got used to entertaining the children during their time off.
Elesar Ltd have provided a simple solution with their latest announcement, by offering a a bundle of five titles from AMCOG Games free with any purchase of a Titanium motherboard. Once the little angels are sent off to school1, you can while away those hours playing:
Two RISC OS user group meetings are taking place in the next few days, one in Bristol and one in Southampton.
RISC OS Open Ltd promised us an epic announcement at Wakefield – and this might just be it: The company will be demonstrating “previously unheard of amounts of storage on RISC OS” with a 2TB – that’s two TERRABYTES – drive attached directly to a disc controller on a RISC OS computer, in native Acorn FileCore format.
An image of a RISC OS machine with a ‘Gargantuan’ hard drive was posted by Rob Sprowson to Twitter earlier this week (with the image stolen and included here), though at the time he denied that it could be called epic.