Feb 182017
 

Is that what a time traveller does when crossing the road?

At their next meeting, which takes place just two days from now on Monday, 20th February, the RISC OS User Group of London will be looking back over the last year, and forward to the next – but without the benefit of a crystal ball or a time machine.

Using this year’s RISC OS Awards nominees as an initial guide, along with the alternative options suggested by a number of voters, the group will start the evening by reviewing the highs and lows in the RISC OS scene over the last year. This will be followed by looking forward, with a discussion of people’s hopes and fears for the coming year – with what can be expected at next Saturday’s Southwest Show being a starting point. Continue reading »

 February 18, 2017  Posted by  User groups Tagged with: , , , , ,
Feb 112017
 

Neil Thurlow has been in touch to let me know that the Surrey and Sussex Acorn User Group – aka SASAUG – will be holding their February meeting on Monday evening (13th February) from 8:00pm – but in a change from their previous schedule, the venue will not be the Horsham Methodist Church Hall. Instead, those wishing to attend should plot a course for:

The Olde Stout House,
Carfax,
Horsham,
West Sussex,
RH12 1EE.

Continue reading »

 February 11, 2017  Posted by  User groups Tagged with: , , , ,
Feb 072017
 

Show RISC OS some LUUUURVE! (And read that in a really deep inner voice!)

Meeting on the second Tuesday of each month, the Southampton RISC OS User Group’s next meeting is on February 14th – Valentine’s Day – running from 7:00pm until 9:00pm at:

Itchen College Sports Centre,
Deacon Road,
Southampton.

The group can be found in the College Centre, an open area with tables and chairs, next to the Sports Centre Reception. There is no charge for admission, so anyone with an interest in the operating system and the computers that is welcome – either to just attend, or bring along any software and/or hardware you want to show off, discuss, and so on.

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Jan 292017
 

A bit of this, a bit of that, eye of newt, toe of frog – it’s all good.

WROCC logoThe next meeting of the Wakefield RISC OS Computer Club (WROCC) – the second meeting of 2017, but the first ‘normal’ meeting, because last month’s was the group’s annual general meeting – takes place on Wednesday, 1st February, and will feature not one, but two talks on two very different subjects. Continue reading »

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Jan 162017
 

Techwriter and Easiwriter will be the subject of the next Midlands User Group meeting, with John McCartney providing hints, tips and demonstrations of both packages in use. The meeting takes place at 2:00pm on Saturday, 21st January, at:

The Methodist Church Hall,
Greenhill,
Blackwell,
Bromsgrove,
B60 1BL.

There is a small entrance fee payable, which covers the cost of the hall, and refreshments will be available.

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Jan 162017
 

The next meeting of the RISC OS North West User Group will take place on Wednesday, 18th January, running from 7:30pm until around 10:00pm at the usual venue:

The Trafford Metrovick Rugby and Cricket Club,
Finnybank Road,
Sale,
Cheshire,
M33 6LR.

There are no membership or entry fees, and the meeting is open to anyone interested in RISC OS computers.

 January 16, 2017  Posted by  User groups Tagged with: , , , ,
Jan 112017
 

But if you want more details, pop along to the ROUGOL meeting on Monday!

As well as talking about CloudFS, the mystery product that Elesar Ltd‘s Rob Sprowson is set to reveal at the next meeting of the RISC OS User Group of London has been revealed as an updated version of Font Directory Pro, which was originally developed and sold by LOOKsystems. The software has been updated so that it can be used on the latest hardware, and on zero-page versions of RISC OS, and MW Software have provided an updated file scanner plug-in for Artworks files that contain text areas.

The only task remaining in order to be able to release the new version of Font Directory Pro is converting the large user manual, which is taking longer than expected – but in the meantime, the meeting on Monday, 16th January (full details in the previous announcement) is the place to be to see a demonstration of the software and pose any questions about it to Rob.

Jan 082017
 

And possibly – just possibly – some gaming fun, too1.

The next meeting of Bristol RISC OS Users (BRU) will take place on Wednesday, 11th January, and this month Chris Hall will be showing off a £6.00 OLED display, sporting a whopping 128×64 pixel resolution and connected to a Raspberry Pi Zero.

This is the latest evolution of Chris’ GPS project, with the display showing the Ordnance Survey grid reference, milepost mileage (which will generally show zero unless you are on or very near the Severn Valley Railway, since this part of the software relates to that), and the time. Continue reading »

Jan 082017
 

The Southampton RISC OS Users Group, aka SROUG, will next be meeting on Tuesday, January 10th, at:

Itchen College Sports Centre,
Deacon Road,
Southampton.

Anyone can attend the meeting, which has free admission and runs from 7:00pm until 9:00pm. There will be a small network of RISC OS computers, hopefully with an internet connection, and anyone attending is welcome to bring along any hardware or software they want to show off.

Aim for the College Centre, an open area with tables and chairs next to the Sports Centre reception desk.

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Jan 042017
 

But what is that something else? Why… It’s a Mystery1!

If you’re Sheep Farming in Barnett or lost in the Jungles of Jupiter on Monday, 16th January, you will probably miss out on having a Brilliant Day – well, okay, a Sensational evening – because Rob Sprowson of Elesar Ltd will be visiting the RISC OS User Group of London where he will Be Proud, Be Loud, Be Heard on the topic of CloudFS. Continue reading »

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