Tim Hill has added an online HTML to RISC OS colour conversion tool, Hex 2 Percent, to his website. The page accepts a six digit HTML hexadecimal colour value as input, and returns the red, green and blue percentage values used by RISC OS colour pickers.
The website may be gone, but the Twitter feed lives on!
Some people may have noticed that the RISCOScode website has disappeared. During a brief discussion on comp.sys.acorn.misc, Chris Evans reported that the site’s owner, Martin Hansen, had made the decision to ‘retire’ the site in order to “free up time for other RISC OS projects.”
However, that retirement isn’t all that it seems!
For those who have yet to read it, The Icon Bar – a site that once upon a time saw regular news and features posted to it, and seems to be starting to do so again – has this weekend published an interview with Jeffrey Lee.
Jeffrey, as every RISC OS user should know, puts a remarkable amount of effort into the operating system, and has been heavily involved in bringing it to some of the newer platforms we now enjoy. Not entirely surprisingly, therefore, he has also won Best Overall Contributor in the RISC OS Awards for the last two years running.
Despite the ‘e’ it is computer-related, and not some kind of Great
British French Bake Off.
Shortly before this year’s Wakefield Show David Feugey, the man behind RISC OS Fr, pre-announced an, er, announcement that would made on the morning of the show – and the announcement he pre-announced was indeed announced when he said it would be announced.
And what was that announcement? It was for the Raspberry Pie contest.
Just don’t mention the acronym in polite company, mkay?
A newly registered domain and associated website has popped up, apparently through which its owner – Andy Marks – intends to sell of his collection of Acorn and RISC OS Spares and Extras. (I did say not to mention the acronym in polite company, didn’t I? Oh, yes, I did.)
Earlier this year, the French RISC OS resource RISC OS FR run by David Feugey moved to a new server. Previously, the site was being served from a Raspberry Pi running RISC OS – something that, while clearly possible, is probably not an ideal solution.
Registered email addresses, password hashes leaked.
On Friday, Neil Spellings sent out an urgent email to all Spellings.net customers warning that a list of registered email addresses and password hashes from their online store have appeared on the web – and, it turns out, those hashes weren’t salted.
Family and friends of David Holden pay tribute with a new website.
With the recent, unfortunate death of David Holden, as well as condolences for the family, some concern was expressed on usenet and other forums about what would happen to his business, APDL, including the hardware and software David sold, as well as the vast amounts of software that existed in the ‘public domain library’ that gave APDL its name, and other resources made available on the website.
Martin Hansen of The MathMagical Software Company has unveiled a new website, called piLEARN. The main thinking behind the site is for it to be a starting point for those people who wish to try out RISC OS on the ARM based Raspberry Pi computer, due to be launched in the next few weeks. He also hopes to have additional material and resources available from the site, with education being an obvious focus since the Raspberry Pi has been intended from the the outset to as a device on which kids can learn to program and Martin, as well as being a programmer himself, has taught mathematics for over twenty years – not to mention the obvious historical connection between RISC OS and education.