The RISC OS Awards poll for 2017 has been open now for about a week and a half, and there have been 60 votes cast – so now is probably a good time as any to take a look at some of the alternative nominations people have made if they felt something other than the options on offer deserve to win in any given category.
The annual RISC OS Awards poll undertaken by RISCOSitory on the RISC OS Awards website is now under way – so you can now cast your votes.
The poll is running a little later than planned, but between now and late May you will be able to vote for your favourite piece of software, the show you enjoyed the most, the project you find most interesting, and so on.
As usual, there are up to six initial suggestions in most categories, along with an option to make an alternative nomination, with a text field into which you can enter that alternative.
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.
Is that what a time traveller does when crossing the road?
At their next meeting, which takes place just two days from now on Monday, 20th February, the RISC OS User Group of London will be looking back over the last year, and forward to the next – but without the benefit of a crystal ball or a time machine.
Using this year’s RISC OS Awards nominees as an initial guide, along with the alternative options suggested by a number of voters, the group will start the evening by reviewing the highs and lows in the RISC OS scene over the last year. This will be followed by looking forward, with a discussion of people’s hopes and fears for the coming year – with what can be expected at next Saturday’s Southwest Show being a starting point.
If you have yet to vote, here are even more options for you – so why not get voting NOW?
The RISC OS Awards 2016 voting form was put online on 18th December, and while the number of votes looked promising compared to last year the first time the alternative options were published, this is no longer the case.
When the second round of alternative options were posted last year, approximately seven weeks after the polls were opened, the voting form had been completed approximately 140 times. Today – also about seven weeks in – the tally stands at around 120.
So if you have yet to vote, why not do so now?
If you have yet to vote, here are some more options for you!
The RISC OS Awards 2016 voting form was put online on 18th December, and there have been a similar number of votes cast as at the same point last year, so it’s about time for a quick run down of the alternative options that people have voted for this time around.
And a drum loop, and some chords…
If you’ve not yet had a chance to look at this year’s RISC OS Awards poll, or simply have yet to decide what to choose in some categories, Tony Bartram of Amcog Games has released something to help you make that decision in at least one category.
Tony is one of the nominations in the Most innovative or interesting project category for a Wavebox-inspired synthesizer project which, amongst other things, should result in a simple to use sound capability on modern hardware – think in terms of how the SOUND and ENVELOPE commands worked on a BBC Micro, in particular because one of the benefits of the project is that it means those commands now work as they do on the BBC.
An alpha version of the module, along with sources and some example programs, is now available to download – and with just a quick glance here in The Bunker, it’s looking pretty neat.
The annual RISC OS Awards poll undertaken by RISCOSitory on the RISC OS Awards website is now underway – you can now cast your votes!
Between now and late February, you have the opportunity to vote for your favourite piece of software, the show you enjoyed the most, the project you find most interesting, and more besides.
Closing date looks suspiciously like the start of my holiday1.
The opportunity to vote in RISCOSitory’s third annual RISC OS Awards poll will be coming to an end soon!
The voting form will remain live until the morning of Friday, 12th February – one week from now.
An updated look at the alternative options people have voted for so far.
The voting form for the 2015 RISC OS Awards poll went live seven weeks ago tomorrow – and the current tally stands at a few short of 140. This is a notable improvement on last year’s poll, which received around a hundred entries after being open for over two months, although still a little short of the previous year’s 150 – and ideally, even that could be bettered.