CJE Micro’s is currently advertising for a new member of staff. The job title is ‘IT Support Technician’ and the successful applicant – who is expected to become a key member of the small team at the firm – will have a wide range of duties, from simple admin through to helping with repairs to computer equipment and assisting with the development of new products.
Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue…1
Emphasising their support of everything-Acorn and RISC OS going all the way back to the 8-bit hardware on which many of us cut our teeth, CJE Micro’s have made an announcement in the run up to the Wakefield Show (this Saturday, 25th April, 2015) that covers products for the BBC Micro, more recent (24 year old) A5000 computers, and brings us up to date with the new IGEPv5-based computer with no name.
There was an ARCIn, but was there an ARCOut, or an ARCShake-it-all-about?
Amongst the various things sold and distributed by the late David Holden through APDL were the Acorn-related products of Baildon Electronics – IDE interfaces, in the form of ARCIn. Following Dave’s unfortunate passing, Baildon’s Dave Hitchens has teamed up with CJE Micro’s/4D to ensure distribution of the range of the interfaces (including firmware updates) continues.
Roll up, roll up!
In one week’s time, 12th July, 2014, the Midlands Midsummer Mugshow takes place in it’s usual venue in Kenilworth, and it’s time to take a quick look at who will be bringing along their wares for you to come along and see.
Dolly useful tool!
Ben Avison of Piccolo Systems (and RISC OS Open Ltd) has released version 1.01 of CloneDisc, which he describes as “a general purpose tool for copying the entire contents of a disc,” and which “features full support for disc image files.”
The software’s capabilities, explains Ben in his announcement at the beginning of August, fall into four major areas:
In a number of posts on RISCOSitory.com over the last year, I’ve mentioned that we were approaching the BBC Micro’s 30th birthday and linked to a single page website about it. It appears that more details have now appeared on another single page site, describing it as “an anniversary celebration of the BBC Micro and Computer Literacy Project.”
The date set for the celebration is Sunday, 25th March, 2012, with the location given as – fittingly – Cambridge. There is a link to a contact form, and another to a Twitter feed.
The latest RISC OS Awards poll, covering 2017, came to a close a on Saturday, 26th May – and the results are now known.
The Awards website has been updated to show the results, and the winners (for whom I have contact details) will be notified by email later today, with direct links to the results so that they can be referred to on the their own websites.
The results have already been announced on the RISCOSitory Twitter feed, but for anyone not using Twitter they are below.
This year’s Midlands Midsummer Mugshow taking place in winter!
The Recursion Computer Science Fair will be taking place two weeks from today, on Saturday, 17th February, having moved from the early July date of the last few years. The Fair offers a fun-packed day for anyone interested in computing in any form, with a heavy focus on education.
The first chance to see the Raspberry Pi-powered [ desk lamp / IoT Torch / projector-equipped system / other ]1!
Sandal Hall Close (Off Walton Lane),
This was going to be a news nybble, but two paragraphs weren’t nearly enough!
A couple of years ago Tom Williamson of Ident Computer brought his Raspberry Pi-based kit computer, the Micro One, to the world of RISC OS – and in February he will be unveiling a follow-up system, the Ident Compact Edition, or Ident CE for short1.