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.

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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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Dec 292016
 

WROCC logoThe Wakefield RISC OS Computer Club is to hold its annual general meeting on Wednesday, 4th January, 2017, at 7:45pm. This would be the group’s scheduled January meeting, but it is customarily reserved for their AGM, at which their committee for the coming year will be elected, and attending members will be able to have their say on the Club’s future and how it is run.

As such, while non-members are normally able to attend meetings, the January meeting is restricted to members only – so please don’t turn up if you aren’t a member. The February meeting should see normal service resumed, which means non-members can attend for a small fee – details below. Continue reading »

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Dec 132016
 

So if this was a news nybble, it would be a nybble about having a nibble, then?

The RISC OS User Group of London‘s next meeting will take place on Monday, 19th December, and with no set topic of formal speaker arranged, the group will instead take the opportunity to have an informal discussion about what has happened in the RISC OS world during 2016, and what people hope to see happen in 2017 – and all of this over a drink and a meal. Continue reading »

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Dec 092016
 

The Southampton RISC OS Users Group, aka SROUG, has its next meeting on Tuesday, 13th December, at:

Itchen College Sports Centre,
Deacon Road,
Southampton.

The car park entrance can be found on Deacon Road, opposite Whites Road and once in, visitors should Head for the College Centre, an open area with tables and chairs next to the Sports Centre reception desk.

With free admission and anyone welcome, the meeting runs from 7:00pm until 9:00pm, and 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 try out or show off.

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Dec 052016
 

7th December? But Christmas is still AGES away!

WROCC logoThe Wakefield RISC OS Computer Club – the Yorkshire-based user group after which WROCC syndrome is named1 – will be holding their December meeting on Wednesday 7th December; two days time as I type this.

Being the last meeting before Christmas, it will be an evening of festive frivolity, with mince pies and other ‘seasonal nibbles’ available to eat, and rather than someone giving a talk on a RISC OS or other computer related topic, those attending will be subjected to a “famously fiendish” computer-themed quiz, devised by Peter Richmond. Continue reading »

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