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Apr 152018
 

Save the cost of postage – put it towards your rail fare instead!

Once again, Elesar Ltd – makers of the award winning Titanium motherboard – are offering a click and collect option in the run up to this year’s Wakefield Show, which takes place on Saturday, 21st April. In order to benefit from it, all you need to do is place your order by midday (UK time) on Friday, 20th April – selecting the appropriate option for delivery.

Well, when I say that’s all you have to do – you obviously also have to come to the Wakefield Show, which is probably a good idea anyway. Once there, you will be able to collect your Elesar order from the RISC OS Open Ltd stand.

Apr 152018
 

Ask nicely, and he might show you a picture of his 43-incher!

Tomorrow evening, 16th April, is when the RISC OS User Group of London next meets, and the guest speaker will be Clive Semmens, talking on the subject of his time working and playing with ARM processors. Clive’s first encounter with the processor was when he purchased an Archimedes for a classroom in Stornoway, in the Outer Hebrides, and some thirty years later he is still using them, having retired as a Senior Technical Author for ARM in 2007.

Admission to the meeting, which kicks off at 7:45pm, is free. Head for the restaurant upstairs at The Blue Eyed Maid, 173 Borough High Street, London, SE1 1HR. Full details of the venue, how to get there, and so on, can be found on ROUGOL’s website.

Apr 152018
 

Something to read on the train on the way to the show, perhaps?

A little bird has informed me that the next issue of the lesser-spotted Archive Magazine has been printed and was being bundled into envelopes the other day.

With the Wakefield Show now just six days away, the obvious thing to infer is that Archive’s editor, Jim Nagel, intends for subscribers to receive their copy before the show takes place – so it can probably be expected to arrive in the next few days.

Apr 122018
 

It’s where the discerning RISC OS user will be on Saturday, 21st April.

It’s now only a little over a week until this year’s Wakefield Show takes place – so let’s take a quick look at what’s in store for you, the discerning RISC OS user in question.

Getting some important details out of the way first, the show will take place at its regular venue: Continue reading »

Apr 052018
 

Kevin Wells’ application for displaying information about your local representitive, MPdata+, has gained another new feature – it can now tell you when there are upcoming elections in your local area.

The program uses wget to fetch data from remote sites, parse it, and then present it in a RISC OS window, and for the new feature the data is found on the Who Can I Vote For website.

Apr 052018
 

The next meeting for RISC OS users in and around Southampton will take place on Tuesday, 10th April. As ever, admission is free and anyone is welcome to come along – and there will be at least one small network of RISC OS computers, hopefully with a connection to the internet.

The venue, as usual, is the Sports Centre of Itchen College – look out for the College Centre, an open area with tables and chairs next to the Sports Centre Reception desk. The College car park is accessed from Deacon Road, opposite Whites Road.

 

Apr 052018
 

Stopped working due to the wrong kind of snow on the PCB tracks. Or something.

A new version of R-Comp‘s WeatherUK, written by Malcolm Hussain-Gambles, is available to download from !Store.

The application connects to a server to download current and forecast weather, displaying that information in a window on the RISC OS desktop – but a change at the server end meant the program had stopped working correctly. The new version addresses the changes, and as an added bonus increases the list of built-in, known locations – and the user can expand that list still further.