Sep 142017

Return of the Mack Tribbeck!1

Back in the 1990s and early 2000s, a name you will have almost certainly seen in the Acorn and RISC OS world was Jason Tribbeck.

In the early 1990s, Jason was a developer for Vertical Twist/VTi, a company that produced a number of upgrades and add-ons for Acorn computers, including a SCSI interface, and a sound sampler that connected to the parallel printer port. Argonet was formed in the mid-1990s, and Jason developed some of the software supplied to its users for internet connectivity, including the Voyager launcher application, and usenet reader Newsagent. Continue reading »

 September 14, 2017  Posted by  User groups Tagged with: , , , ,
Sep 132017

The guest speaker for the next Midlands User Group meeting is to be Rob Sprowson, who will be popping in to talk about all things Elesar Ltd, with its growing range of both hardware and software.

Hardware, of course, includes the Titanium motherboard, designed from the outset with RISC OS in mind, while software includes Elesar’s own CloudFS and LOOKSystems’ Font Directory Pro. Continue reading »

 September 13, 2017  Posted by  User groups Tagged with: , , , , ,
Sep 092017

It’s that time of the month again when RISC OS users in Hampshire area can get together to discuss all things RISC OS – the next meeting of the Southampton RISC OS Users Group will take place on Tuesday, 12th September from 7:00pm until 9:00pm, in the usual venue:

Itchen College Sports Centre,
(The open area with tables and chairs, next to the Sports Centre Reception desk),
Deacon Road,

The car park is accessed from Deacon Road, opposite Whites Road.

There is no admission fee, and anyone is welcome to come along. Visitors are welcome to bring any hardware or software they want to show off, and there will be at least one network of RISC OS computers with an internet connection.

 September 9, 2017  Posted by  User groups Tagged with: , , ,
Sep 082017

If you can find it, you’ll be able to find out where you are. Or something.

The next RISC OS Users meeting in Bristol will take place on Wednesday, 13th September, in the Hope and Anchor pub, and will run from around 7:00-7:30pm until the pub’s closing time. An informal affair, the meetings are an opportunity for anyone in the area to meet up for a drink and a chat about all things RISC OS, and more besides.

This month, Chris Hall intends to bring along the latest version of his RISC OS-based satellite navigation device, Continue reading »

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Sep 042017

WROCC logoThe next meeting of the Wakefield RISC OS Computer Club will take place on Wednesday, 6th September, with Dr Nat Queen of Birmingham University as the guest speaker. Originally delivered to the RISC OS User Group of London in June, the talk will cover modern cryptography, the difference between symmetric (conventional) cryptography and public-key cryptography.

Admission is free for fully paid up members of the group, or £3.00 for visitors – with details and the benefits of joining detailed on the WROCC wesbite, where you will also find a map and directions to the venue. Speaking of which, starting at 7:45pm the meeting takes place at:

The West Yorkshire Sports and Social Club,
Sandal Hall Close, off Walton Lane,
(A61) Barnsley Road,
WF2 6ER.
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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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