Oct 082017
 

Can now bring you back to the future. Or the past. It depends where you start.

MiniTimeFred Graute has released a new version of MiniTime, bringing it up to version 1.08. The application displays the current date and/or time in a small window or icon, so that it is readily visible, yet unobtrusive at the same time – it doesn’t get in the way with the computer’s general, day to day use. Continue reading »

 October 8, 2017  Posted by  Software Tagged with: ,
Oct 032017
 

The next meeting for RISC OS users in the Southampton area will take place on Tuesday, 10th October. The meeting runs from 7:00pm until 9:00pm and takes place at:

Itchen College Sports Centre,
Deacon Road,
Southampton.

The group meets in the open area with tables and chairs, which is next to the Sports Centre Reception desk, and the car park is accessed from Deacon Road, opposite Whites Road.

There is no admission fee, and anyone is welcome to pay the group a visit, and bring along anything you wish to show off or discuss. There will be at least one network of RISC OS computers with an internet connection.

 October 3, 2017  Posted by  User groups Tagged with: , ,
Oct 032017
 

Tomorrow night – Wednesday, 4th October – Mike Cook will be the guest speaker at the Wakefield RISC OS Computer Club‘s October meeting, with the subject being “Another year of random projects.” Mike was last listed as the group’s guest speaker in February 2016, so that should perhaps be “Another year and a half…” – but either way, he should have plenty to tell the group.

Meetings are open to members and non-members alike (with the latter paying an attendance fee of £3.00 – but check out the benefits of joining) and the meeting takes place from 7:45pm at:

West Yorkshire Sports and Social Club,
Sandal Hall Close, off Walton Lane,
(A61) Barnsley Road,
Sandal,
Wakefield,
WF2 6ER.
 October 3, 2017  Posted by  User groups Tagged with: , , , ,
Oct 022017
 

My calculator doesn’t seem to like that calculation, but it’s definitely right.

Following last month’s offer of five games for the price of none when purchasing a Titanium motherboard, October sees another piece of software up for grabs from Elesar Ltd when purchasing their flagship product. This time, the offer is for a free full copy of RISC OS Open Ltd‘s Desktop Development Environment. The DDE (which is how it’s known to its friends) is normally priced at £50 including VAT, and includes a C compiler, ARM assembler, GUI resource editor, and more.

To take advantage of the offer, simply pop along to the Elesar Ltd shop page, and on the Titanium + RISC OS product page click on the ‘EH-008-9’ link in the product description to reach the bundle product page, and order from there – and when the product arrives and you’ve put the board in a suitable case, etc, get programming for RISC OS!

 October 2, 2017  Posted by  Hardware Tagged with: , , ,
Sep 172017
 

Seven months on? This must be some kind of a record!

The RISC OS Southwest Show this year took place on 25th February – so this show report sets quite a record for the time between the event and its appearance at just under seven months. Unfortunately, this is a reflection of the amount of time I’ve had available in that intervening period to sit down and write the report. Which is to say: very little.

To make matters slightly worse, I usually refer to the photos I’ve taken at the show as a means to remind myself of who was there, what they were demonstrating, and so on – and this year, I forgot to take my camera. I did take a few pictures with my phone, but I really don’t like my phone as a camera (it’s perfectly capable, it’s just the way it has to be held, etc.) and therefore only have a few pictures. Continue reading »

 September 17, 2017  Posted by  Shows Tagged with: , ,
Sep 152017
 

The problem with needing both a Windows or MacOS computer system as well as a RISC OS one is space – two computers take up more valuable space on your desk than just one. A good emulation of one that works on the other is a neat solution to this, because it means you can have just the one computer, but reap the benefits of both platforms.

This has always been where VirtualRiscPC has shown its worth, offering a very strong and just about seamless emulation of the RiscPC computer. R-Comp have long since recognised this, and provide Windows computers with the emulator installed and ready to use as standard, in the form of their RISCube range. Continue reading »

 September 15, 2017  Posted by  Hardware Tagged with: , , , ,
Sep 152017
 

If it supports two heads, does that mean it’ll soon support three ARMs?1

Users of R-Comp‘s TiMachine computer – and those who are subscribed to their support scheme for Elesar‘s Titanium – can now make use of the two DVI-I outputs found on the motherboard. The company has released DualHead, which makes it easy to drive two separate monitors from the board. Continue reading »

 September 15, 2017  Posted by  Software Tagged with: , , , ,
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,
Southampton.

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: , , ,