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 122016
 

Can I stop being so busy now, please? Pretty please? Aw, go on…

Observant readers will no doubt have noticed a low post count on RISCOSitory since the Southwest Show – a grand total of eight, in fact, including the show report itself, and this year’s April Fool. As is often the case, this is because I’ve been too busy to devote time to this site (or anything RISC OS-related in general). Continue reading »

Apr 262015
 

Today, 26th April, 2015 isn’t just the morning after this year’s Wakefield Show; it is also 30 years to the day since the very first ARM1 processor was produced, powered up – and worked!

The story of the new processor goes back a little further than 26th April, 1985, and  started when Acorn were looking for a suitable replacement for the MOS 6502 CPU, which at that point they were using in the BBC Microcomputer range. Continue reading »