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Jun 292016
 

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. Continue reading »

Apr 222015
 

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. Continue reading »

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 »

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 »

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.

Aug 042018
 

Better late than never, but not as late as last year – so that’s something, right?

This year’s Southwest Show took place on Saturday, 24th February, at the Webbington Hotel and Spa – the same venue at which it has been held every year since its inception. This year’s show was therefore the 21st, marking twenty years since the very first one, held in February 1998. There was therefore cake – which you missed out on if you didn’t come to the show, and which everyone who was present enjoyed. And so ends this show report: That’s all you need to know, really.

Oh, you want a little more detail? Oh well, if you insist… Continue reading »

Jun 032018
 

RISC OS Awards logoThe 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. Continue reading »

Feb 032018
 

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. Continue reading »

Feb 022018
 

The first chance to see the Raspberry Pi-powered [ desk lamp / IoT Torch / projector-equipped system / other ]1!

Ident Computer‘s Tom Williamson will be the guest speaker at the next Wakefield RISC OS Computer Club meeting, which takes place at 7:45pm on Wednesday, 7th February, at:

West Yorkshire Sports and Social Club,
Sandal Hall Close (Off Walton Lane),
Wakefield,
WF2 6ER.

Continue reading »