Jul 022018
 

David Lane will be taking the floor at the next meeting of the RISC OS User Group of London to talk about DrawScript, a programming/script language developed by Joe Taylor that can be used to produce graphics in Draw format. Based on BASIC, but with extra graphics commands, DrawScript can be used to produce elaborate drawings with great precision – as demonstrated by the DrawScript gallery, linked from the software’s website. Continue reading »

Dec 092017
 

It appears that the London Show website was quietly updated a few weeks ago with the date of the 2018 event: 27th October.

The venue will again be the St Giles Hotel, Feltham, and the doors will be open to the public from 11:00am until 5:00pm, with an entry fee of £5.00 on the door for adults and £0.00 for under-16s.

Nov 132017
 

Meanwhile, I have yet to get the final Wakefield Show video finished and uploaded!

ROUGOL member Leo White, who records the theatre talks at the London Show, has now uploaded the recordings of this year’s talks to YouTube. In alphabetical order:

 

Oct 252017
 

No product called Llanfair­pwllgwyngyll­gogery­chwyrn­drobwll­llan­tysilio­gogo­goch, apparently.

The king of amusingly named products, Andy Marks of RISCOSbits, has come up with the goods once again in time for this year’s London Show, with a new interlocking acrylic case for the Raspberry Pi, suitable for the credit card-sized computer with or without a PiSSDup add-on board – another of Andy’s products.

It’s for the Pi, it’s made of acrylic, it’s interlocking, and it’s ace1, so if you pull together the parts of that I’ve highlighted, it’s easy to see that the name can really only be one thing, Continue reading »

Oct 242017
 

RiscOSM, the mapping software from Sine Nomine that uses data derived from OpenStreetMap has gained a major new feature in time for the London Show. Towards the end of his talk at April’s Wakefield Show, Matthew Phillips mentioned that Sine Nomine were looking at adding contour lines, the data for which is now available from Ordnance Survey under an open data licence.

That feature has now been added – although, being data from Ordnance Survey, that does mean it’s only for Great Britain. Upgrades to the latest version, supporting contour lines, along with map data that includes it, will be available at the show on Saturday, and Sine Nomine will be accepting old RiscOSM SD cards and USB sticks in part exchange for the upgrade.

Oct 222017
 

There is now less than a week to go until this year’s London Show – it takes place next Saturday, 28th October – and as well as the extensive line up of exhibitors, there is now a very full theatre programme.

When he emailed exhibitors a week ago, ROUGOL‘s Bryan Hogan listed the main five talks, and asked if anyone would care to give short snappy talks of five to ten minutes – and it looks like that request has been answered. In alphabetical order, that line-up in full is: BBC Media Preservation, CJE Micro’s, MW Software, R-Comp, RISC OS Developments Ltd, RISC OS Open Ltd, Sine Nomine Software with RISCOSbits, and VideoNuLA.

Oct 082017
 

So what’s in store for you lucky RISC OS users this year?

The Long Gap is the period between the annual Wakefield Show, which usually takes place in April, and the London Show, which takes place a whole six months later (that’s half a year, doncher know), towards the end of October.

It’s October now (and has been for a week and a day), which means the Long Gap is almost over, and the London Show is imminent – it takes place on Saturday the 28th – so it’s time to take a look at what’s in store for anyone making the trip and, hopefully, encourage those on the cusp of deciding whether to visit to make the right choice!

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