Jan 022017

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.

 January 2, 2017  Posted by  Software Tagged with: , , , ,
Jan 262016

An updated look at the alternative options people have voted for so far.

RISC OS Awards logoThe 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. Continue reading »

 January 26, 2016  Posted by  Awards Tagged with:
Dec 302015

Have you voted yet? If not, get voting – and here are some additional ideas!

RISC OS Awards logo

The voting form for the 2015 RISC OS Awards poll went live three weeks ago today, and there have so far been just over a hundred entries – which is still a long way short of the first poll run by RISCOSitory two years ago, in which there were around 150 votes, but already a match for last year’s poll (in fact, it’s a very small improvement), which received around a hundred entries after being open for just over two months. Continue reading »

 December 30, 2015  Posted by  Awards Tagged with:
Feb 182015

Roll out the red carpet!

RISC OS Awards logo

RISC OS Awards logo

The RISC OS Awards poll for 2014 officially closed earlier this month, and the votes have now been counted up – on RISC OS, using a combination of a small BASIC program and Colton Software’s Fireworkz. Continue reading »

 February 18, 2015  Posted by  Awards Tagged with:
Jan 242015

And a reminder: Vote now and be counted!

The 2014 RISC OS Awards poll has been underway since the beginning of December, and the deadline for votes was to be the end of January – in one week’s time. However, that has now been extended, and the new deadline for votes is 7th February, 2014. If you haven’t voted yet, you now how two weeks in which to make your decision and cast your vote. Continue reading »

 January 24, 2015  Posted by  Awards Tagged with: ,
Jan 142015

An opportunity to reminisce about good times long very recently gone.

The RISC OS User Group of London have announced the date and subject of their next meeting – and it’s a subject that I hope all but fifty or so members of the RISC OS community are currently thinking about!

That subject is the 2014 RISC OS Awards poll, which is currently underway and has only received a handful over fifty votes so far – with a closing date that is a little over two weeks away, at the end of this month. Continue reading »

 January 14, 2015  Posted by  User groups Tagged with: , , , , ,
Jan 102015

Remembering it for you, so you don’t have to.

With the form for the 2014 RISC OS Awards poll now having been online for more than half of the intended period – it was opened for votes at the start of December, and will be closed in just three weeks at the end of January – it’s disappointing to note that the number of votes is worryingly low, at just 50 so far. And glancing at those votes, quite a number of people have only cast votes in a small number of categories, either leaving others blank or inserting comments such as “I couldn’t remember anything”. Continue reading »

 January 10, 2015  Posted by  Awards Tagged with: