Apr 192017
 

With the last couple of months having been somewhat busy here in the bunker, I’ve not yet had time to write a Southwest Show report – indeed, it is only just over a week ago that I was finally able to sit down and watch the four talks given at the show, which I was able to capture with my video camera on the day.

Following that, I was able to devote some time over the Easter weekend to doing a little editing work on them, before uploading the results to YouTube – and that’s now done, so here they are:

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Oct 252016
 

Function key fix, configuring the nano-router.

pi-topRO users, it seems, may be feeling somewhat befuddled about using their function keys “in the normal way with the Fn modifier key” – but if you are such a user, you can now be de-befuddled. Chris Evans has revealed, with thanks to Jon Abbott for spotting the cause and solution, that all you need to do is turn off ‘Num Lock’ – which can be via the RISC OS Configure app (double click Boot, or menu click the Switcher icon on the far right of the icon bar), in the keyboard section.

Chris has also confirmed that the nano-routers they supply, that help to bring wireless connectivity to RISC OS which doesn’t otherwise support it, can be configured using the Otter web browser, ported to RISC OS by Chris Gransden. It requires a little more effort than doing the same on another platform, but Chris says “it is practical.”

 October 25, 2016  Posted by  Hardware Tagged with: , ,
Sep 092016
 

Finally, you can let your A4 cash in on its pension!

Anyone familiar with the Raspberry Pi scene will be aware of the Pi-Top, a laptop computer based around the credit card-sized computer that was developed after a successful crowd-funding campaign on Indiegogo in 2014 – and anyone familiar with the RISC OS scene will know that Chris Evans of CJE Micro’s and Fourth Dimension has, since London 2015, been talking about releasing a RISC OS version of the machine. Continue reading »

 September 9, 2016  Posted by  Announcements Tagged with: , , , ,
Sep 092016
 

Horsham, Southampton, Bristol, Midlands, Wessex… Everybody talk about… pop music! No, hang on, that’s not right.

There are quite a number of user group meetings taking place over the next week, so it seems sensible to wrap them up in a single post, covering all of those up to and including next Saturday (17th September). Continue reading »

May 092016
 

The meeting’s tonight – so this is a last minute, RapidO post!

The next meeting of SASAUG, the Surrey and Sussex Acorn User Group, takes place on Monday, 9th May, and according to an announcement only just received here at the RISCOSitory bunker, the meeting will have Chris Evans of CJE Micro’s along as a guest speaker, with the subject being the Eastwood RapidO Ig and RapidO Ti computers. Continue reading »

 May 9, 2016  Posted by  User groups Tagged with: , , , , , ,
Feb 232016
 

The first full computer to be based around the Titanium motherboard from Elesar Ltd will be launched at the Southwest Show on Saturday.

The computer is to be called the RapidO Ti, as already revealed, and comes from the little shop with a lot of stock, CJE Micro’s – and Chris Evans says they’ll have some on the day that customers will be able to take away with them. Continue reading »

 February 23, 2016  Posted by  Hardware Tagged with: , , , ,
Nov 262015
 

Not quite as cheap as chips – but not far off at all!

When the Raspberry Pi was first announced, some people joked about its proposed price, saying things like if it was much cheaper, it wouldn’t be long before a computer was included as a free gift in a box of breakfast cereal. And while that hasn’t happened – yet – today saw something not that far removed: A computer provided as a free cover gift on a magazine. Continue reading »

 November 26, 2015  Posted by  Hardware Tagged with: , , ,