Oct 122014

If news were a hot dog, this would be the ketchup. (Ketchup? Catch-up? Geddit? No? Ho hum – where’s my coat?)

Here at the RISCOSitory/Soft Rock Software top secret underground bunker (whose entrance is cunningly disguised as a ramshackle shed) things have become somewhat busy positively hectic over the last couple of months, which has resulted in no news being posted to the site whatsoever for almost a month – not even in the ‘press release’ format whereby an announcement is simply quoted in full. So, in order to catch up – and possibly look back over other things that have been missed previously – it’s time for another dreaded ‘Snippets’ post! (Boo, hiss!) Continue reading »

Aug 162014

A selection of hitherto unreported items from the past few months.

B gets beefed up to become B+

On 14th July, just a couple of days after the Midlands Show, the Raspberry Pi Foundation announced a new version of the Raspberry Pi. The Model B+ is the same size as its predecessors (give or take – well, take – about half a millimetre or so in one dimension) but features an improved layout and specification. Continue reading »

Jun 022012

A June German get together.

The Arche Acorn User Club, based in the Ruhr area of Germany and describing itself as being “for the Friends of the RISC OS machines Acorn Archimedes, Acorn Risc PC, IYONIX pc, A9home and all other RISC OS computers,” are organising an “Arche user gathering”.

The gathering, number 2.2 on their (new) numbering scheme, will take place from 1pm on Saturday, 16th June, 2012, in Room 104 of the Unperfekthaus, Friedrich-Ebert-Str. 18, 45127 Essen – the same location as the last two gatherings, which took place during 2011. Continue reading »