Apr 052018
 

Stopped working due to the wrong kind of snow on the PCB tracks. Or something.

A new version of R-Comp‘s WeatherUK, written by Malcolm Hussain-Gambles, is available to download from !Store.

The application connects to a server to download current and forecast weather, displaying that information in a window on the RISC OS desktop – but a change at the server end meant the program had stopped working correctly. The new version addresses the changes, and as an added bonus increases the list of built-in, known locations – and the user can expand that list still further.

Jan 292017
 

A bit of this, a bit of that, eye of newt, toe of frog – it’s all good.

WROCC logoThe next meeting of the Wakefield RISC OS Computer Club (WROCC) – the second meeting of 2017, but the first ‘normal’ meeting, because last month’s was the group’s annual general meeting – takes place on Wednesday, 1st February, and will feature not one, but two talks on two very different subjects. Continue reading »

May 312016
 

Cat videos, cat videos, cat videos, and more cat videos. Possibly some software, too.

Finding its way to the RISCOSitory bunker at all but the last minute1, the Wakefield RISC OS Computer Club have announced the topic for their next meeting, which takes place on 1st June – tomorrow (Wednesday) evening.

The speaker for the meeting will be Malcolm Hussain-Gambles, developer of software such as NewsUK and WeatherUK, and he will be talking about ‘The Interweb’ and some of the latest goodies for RISC OS that can be found online. Continue reading »

Jan 012014
 

I wonder where in the world they would be of most use?

Malcolm Hussain-Gambles released two new applications during 2013:

The first, released initially in alpha form as BBCNews via the RISC OS Open Ltd forum, eventually became NewsUK. after it was pointed out by Steve Revill that the BBC might not be too happy with their brand being used unofficially in this way. The application is an RSS reader that Malcolm wrote as an initial test of using socket code under RISC OS, and which he therefore considers a “proof of concept” application that will help him develop others. Continue reading »