Mar 142017
 

Note: Being in the Midlands is not a compilation prerequisite!

The Midlands User Group‘s next meeting takes place from 2:00pm on Saturday, 18th March, and the guest speaker this month will be Chris Hall, who will be showing MUG members how to use RISC OS Open‘s Desktop Development Environment to build their own RISC OS ROM image – as well as touching on other uses for the software suite. The place to be is:

The Methodist Church Hall,
Greenhill,
Blackwell,
Bromsgrove,
B60 1BL.

There is a small entrance fee to cover costs, and refreshments will be available.

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Mar 052017
 

Insert witty comment about Witty Pi here. Um… that’ll do.

The next meeting of Bristol RISC OS Users (BRU) will take place on Wednesday, 8th March, at the Hope and Anchor pub in Bristol – and, as ever, anyone with an interest in RISC OS who is in the area is welcome to come along; there are no membership or entry fees.

Running from around 7:30pm until closing time, the meetings are generally informal in nature, and consist of a group of like-minded people meeting up for a chat over a pie1 and a pint2. Continue reading »

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Feb 122017
 

A last minute round-up before the bunker is sealed off for a few days!

Later today, the RISCOSitory/Soft Rock Software bunker will be sealed and secured shut while I disappear into the middle of nowhere for my annual mid-February break. Hopefully, there will be no kind of apocalyptic event while I’m away, so the bunker should be open for business again from next weekend.

In the meantime, I’ve had a last minute catch-up on my reading, and found a few things worth mentioning in a final round-up before I set off. Continue reading »

Jan 082017
 

And possibly – just possibly – some gaming fun, too1.

The next meeting of Bristol RISC OS Users (BRU) will take place on Wednesday, 11th January, and this month Chris Hall will be showing off a £6.00 OLED display, sporting a whopping 128×64 pixel resolution and connected to a Raspberry Pi Zero.

This is the latest evolution of Chris’ GPS project, with the display showing the Ordnance Survey grid reference, milepost mileage (which will generally show zero unless you are on or very near the Severn Valley Railway, since this part of the software relates to that), and the time. Continue reading »

Oct 162016
 

Out of the chaos comes… another round up of (mostly late) news!

With yet another protracted busy period here in the RISCOSitory/Soft Rock Software bunker, it’s time to round up some news that has either been previously missed, or held back until more time was available. Continue reading »

Oct 152016
 

Just the thing for the morning after the night before, and you’ve woken up wondering where on Earth you are!1

Chris Hall has released a new application, provisionally called ‘SatNav’, that can read the signal from a GPS receiver and feed it to other applications capable of understanding and acting on that data. One such application is Sine Nomine’s mapping software RiscOSM, which will then open a map showing your current location. Continue reading »

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Oct 142016
 

Erm… best for you, that is, because it’s subjective, innit?

Chris Hall will be visiting the RISC OS User Group of London on Monday, 17th October, to give a talk entitled ‘System Comparisons’ in which he will look at the various new systems available that can be used to run RISC OS – whether they are full-blown, ready to use computers sold by the likes of R-Comp and CJE Micro’s, or simply system boards and DIY kits, for which additional components are needed such as (for that full Blue Peter experience) some sticky-back plastic, pipe cleaners and a used washing up liquid bottle1.

Continue reading »

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Sep 162016
 

Tom Williamson to present his Pi-based machine to ROUGOL.

The guest speaker at this month’s RISC OS User Group of London meeting, which takes place on Monday, 19th September, will be Tom Williamson of Ident Computer – and his subject matter will be the company’s Raspberry Pi-based Micro One computer. Continue reading »

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 »

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 »