Mar 172019
 

Chris Evans recently initiated discussions on the RISC OS Open forum and the comp.sys.acorn.misc usenet group about the possibility of moving RISC OS shows away from their current ‘real world’ space, and into the online world – taking them virtual. In a reversal of the proposed direction, the RISC OS User Group of London (ROUGOL) plans to follow-up that online discussion in the real world, by making it the topic of their next meeting, which takes place from 7:45pm on Monday, 18th March – tomorrow – at the usual location:

The Blue-Eyed Maid (upstairs in the restaurant),
173 Borough High Street,
London,
SE1 1HR.

Dec 132018
 

The next meeting of the RISC OS User Group of London will take place on Monday, 17th December – but rather than a normal meeting, with a guest speaker, this last meeting before Christmas has instead been scheduled as the group’s informal Christmas Meal.

This is because the normal venue for ROUGOL’s meetings, the upstairs restaurant in the Blue-Eyed Maid, tends to be in high demand at this time of year. Therefore, the group may have to meet downstairs, in the bar – making it an ideal opportunity for those attending to discuss what has happened in the RISC OS World over the course of 2018, as well as what they hope and expect to happen in the coming year.

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Nov 102018
 

Having very recently acquired Castle Technology, and therefore the rights to RISC OS itself, RISC OS Developments Ltd has made people sit up and take notice yet again – after last year doing the same when it announced itself to the world, with the news that it had successfully secured funding for a then unspecified RISC OS project.

If you were unable to attend the RISC OS London Show, during which the company’s Richard Brown gave one of the talks – and in so doing packed the room set aside for the theatre and all but emptied the main hall – then you might want to know a little more, and you may even have a question or two. In which case, why not pop along to the next RISC OS User Group of London (ROUGOL) meeting, at which Richard will be talking?

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Oct 292018
 

Courtesy of Leo White, the five talks from the RISC OS London Show 2018 are now available to watch on YouTube. So, in the order they were listed on the show programme, here they are:

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Oct 262018
 

As everyone in RISC OS land should know by now, this year’s London Show will take place tomorrow at the St Giles Hotel in Feltham. With my exhibitor hat on, I get very busy in the run up to a show – and I also deal with trying to get any last minute news posted here before the show takes place.

But, as ever, it depends largely on the news being sent to me in the first place – not all of it is. With that in mind, I’ve done a quick scan of the comp.sys.acorn.announce usenet group, and the most recent posts on the RISC OS Open Ltd (ROOL) forums, to see if there is anything else to mention. And there is…

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Oct 262018
 

R-Comp will be bringing a new version of PiFi to the London Show, which takes place tomorrow. The software allows you to re-purpose a spare WiFi-enabled Raspberry Pi as an adapter for a RISC OS computer – or, if connected to a hub, a number of systems. The headline feature of version 3 of the software is that it now includes software that runs in the RISC OS desktop to configure the Pi, rather than having to do it via NetSurf.

Available for £29.99 at the show, PiFi 3 is supplied as a micro-SD card ready for use in a Pi – all you need to find is a spare one to use for the purpose!

Oct 252018
 

CJE Micro’s and 4D will once again be exhibiting at the London Show and expect to have plenty of goodies on display, such as small HDMI monitors, the pi-topRO 2 Pi-based laptop, the 4D/Simon Inns Econet Clock, and a new IDE Podule (details of which to be announced RSN), and much more.

However, the company will be getting to the show by car, which means there will be limited available space to carry stock – so if you have anything specific you wish to buy from them at the show, please give them a call on 01903 523 222 before Friday lunchtime.