Aug 192017

Just to clarify, I mean it’s an informal meeting, not that Phil Collins is performing tracks from his 1985 album.

The holiday season is in full swing, so for the next meeting of the RISC OS User Group of London there will be no formal speaker. Instead, the meeting is to be an informal one, allowing for a general discussion of all things RISC OS over a drink and a meal. Continue reading »

 August 19, 2017  Posted by  User groups Tagged with: , , ,
Aug 022017

Last month it was usual time, different place – will both differ next month?

The Southampton RISC OS Users Group will be holding it’s next meeting on Wednesday (oops…) Tuesday, 8th August – in the usual venue, but not at the usual time.

The group normally meets in the Itchen College Sports Centre (unless pesky student exhibitions dictate otherwise) at around 7:00pm, but this month the meeting is scheduled for 6:45pm – and while the meetings usually run until 9:00pm, this one is scheduled to end at 8:30pm. Continue reading »

 August 2, 2017  Posted by  User groups Tagged with: , , ,
Jul 132017

If you’ve ever wanted to try your hand at writing games, but you’re unsure how to go about it, then attending the next RISC OS User Group of London meeting on Monday, 17th July, might not be a bad start – because Tony Bartram of AMCOG Games will be the group’s guest speaker for the evening, talking about the AMCOG Development Kit.

While it can’t take care of the most difficult part of game development – coming up with the initial idea – the Kit is designed to make game development extremely simple. It comes with libraries to cover core areas such as screen plotting, screen transitions, MP3 playback, sound, and so on, as well as a selection of game sprites, music tracks and sound samples to get you going. Continue reading »

Jul 052017

Venue a highly guarded secret, revealed only to those who know the code1

The Southampton RISC OS Users Group normally meets in the Itchen College Sports Centre, but there is a change of venue for their July meeting – to a top secret location, the actual address of which is a highly guarded secret1.

Why is this? Perhaps it’s because someone from Southampton attended ROUGOL‘s June meeting, the subject of which was Cryptography and Security, and developed an unhealthy sense of paranoia as a result – after all, they really ARE out to get you – and has since bought a lifetime’s supply of tinfoil hats, etc. Continue reading »

 July 5, 2017  Posted by  User groups Tagged with: , ,
Jul 022017

The Wakefield RISC OS Computer Club will next be meeting on Wednesday 5th July, and has a mixture of topics planned.

Starting off the mix will be Derek Barron, who will be demonstrating his 3D Molecule program, amongst other things. Peter Richmond will then take a look at StudioSound – an audio sequencing package originally released by Oregan Developments, and since updated by Henrik Pedersen. Peter will be using various sound samples to show off the features of the package. Continue reading »

Jun 172017

A reminder has found its way into the RISCOSitory inbox about the next RISC OS User Group of London meeting, which takes place on Monday, 19th June, from around 7:45pm in the restaurant (upstairs) at The Blue-Eyed Maid, 173 Borough High Street, London, SE1 1HR.

Full details of the meeting can be found in the previous announcement but, to sum up, the guest speaker will be Dr. Nat Queen of Birmingham University, who will be talking to the group on the hot topics of cryptography and security. The talk will begin with a look at how encryption works, covering the difference between symmetric-key and public-key encryption, and on to the software in this area that available for RISC OS, including some of his own.

 June 17, 2017  Posted by  User groups Tagged with: , , , , ,
Jun 082017

The Southampton RISC OS User Group will be holding their next meeting on Tuesday 13th June, from 7:00pm until 9:00pm, at:

Itchen College Sports Centre,
Deacon Road,

The meeting takes place in the College center, an open area with tables and chairs, next to the Sports Centre Reception, and the car park is accessed from Deacon Road opposite Whites Road.

There is no entry fee, and visitors are welcome to bring along any hardware or software they wish to discuss with the group – and there should be at least one small network of RISC OS computers, hopefully with an internet connection.

 June 8, 2017  Posted by  User groups Tagged with: , , ,
Jun 052017

This post has been double-encoded with ROT13, for your added security1.

Cryptography and Security is the topic for the next meeting of the RISC OS User Group of London, with a presentation by Doctor Nat Queen of Birmingham University.

Computer security is a topic that should be important to everyone these days, with so much of our lives stored on not only our own machines, but also those belonging to third party companies – from our energy supplies to our tax records; it’s all computerised, and the data is in some way accessible online. Continue reading »

 June 5, 2017  Posted by  User groups Tagged with: , , , , ,
Jun 032017

Meeting probably safe – killer robots unlikely to appear.

The next meeting of the Wakefield RISC OS Computer Club will take place on Wednesday 7th June, with the subject matter being “Things to do with Robots, Sensors, and a Raspberry Pi” – with no further information given beyond that, leaving plenty of room for speculation.

The most obvious guess (given that no speaker has been mentioned) is that it’s going to be an open discussion on the things that can be done with, well, robots, sensors, and a Raspberry Pi. The clue’s in the title, really, isn’t it? Continue reading »

 June 3, 2017  Posted by  User groups Tagged with: , , , , , ,