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Jul 262014
 

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. Continue reading »

 July 26, 2014  Posted by  Hardware Tagged with: , , , ,
Sep 182013
 

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: Continue reading »

 September 18, 2013  Posted by  Software Tagged with: , , , ,
Feb 262012
 

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.

 February 26, 2012  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: , ,
Mar 202017
 

The RISC OS Awards poll for 2016 was brought to a close on 29th February. As before, the results were processed and counted on a RISC OS computer (using a home-brewed program to turn the votes into a file for each category, ready to be loaded into Fireworkz), and initially announced on the @RISCOSitory Twitter feed. Those results are now online on the RISC OS Awards website and the various winners have been notified – where possible – by email. Continue reading »

 March 20, 2017  Posted by  Awards Tagged with: ,
Nov 302016
 

Didn’t we have a lovely time the day we went to Bangor London?

Looking down the main hall at London 2016

Looking down the main hall at London 2016

This year’s RISC OS London Show took place on 29th October, and while it wasn’t as large as last year’s event (which I’ll discuss near the end of this report) it was still an enjoyable and worthwhile one. So, without any further preamble, here is a run down of what visitors could have seen, working clockwise from the entrance.

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 November 30, 2016  Posted by  Shows Tagged with: , ,
Oct 232016
 

Feltham’s calling to the faraway towns, come along and see the best OS around!

It is now just one week until I’ll be heading home from Feltham (and will have already long since reached home, looking at the time) – which means it’s just five days until I’ll be heading in the direction of Feltham.

The day between those two journeys, of course, is when I’ll be in Feltham, exhibiting at this year’s London Show, organised by the RISC OS User Group of London – and here’s why you, the discerning RISC OS user, should be there as a visitor1: Continue reading »

 October 23, 2016  Posted by  Shows Tagged with: , ,
Aug 122016
 

Well, sort of – through emulation, not temporal manipulation!

Realising that people can’t time travel – not even within their own lifetime – members of the RISC OS User Group of London will step into the Quantum Leap Accelerator Blue Eyed Maid and, rather than vanish, will find themselves enjoying a presentation about a BBC Micro emulator for Android devices. Continue reading »