Jan 142018
 

Looking at the year ahead for RISC OS

The RISC OS User Group of London will be holding their next meeting on Monday, 15th January, and with no formal speaker for this meeting the group has set the coming year as the topic of discussion. The meeting is therefore an opportunity for members and visitors to talk about their plans and hopes, and – more realistically than hopes – expectations for RISC OS in general, and ROUGOL itself, for 2018.

It is also an ideal time to bring up any particular topics, software, or hardware that could be covered in a future meeting. Continue reading »

 January 14, 2018  Posted by  User groups Tagged with: , , ,
Jan 112018
 

Users in the Southampton area will have the opportunity to meet up on the evening of Tuesday, 16th January, in their usual venue, the Sports Centre of Itchen College. The group’s normal meeting day is the second Tuesday of the month, which should have meant the 9th – but a week’s delay was necessary because of the College opening times over the holiday period.

Other than the off-schedule date, the usual arrangements apply: Continue reading »

 January 11, 2018  Posted by  User groups Tagged with: , , ,
Dec 302017
 

That one time per year when non-members are definitely not welcome!

It’s the time of year when the Wakefield RISC OS Computer Club holds their Annual General Meeting, at which they deal with group administrative issues, such as electing their committee for the year ahead, and discuss the future of the club and how it is run. Unlike the other meetings held throughout the year, therefore, this one is for members only.

For members who wish to attend (and non-members to avoid) the time and place to be (or not, as appropriate) is Monday, 3rd January, 2018, with a 7:45pm start-time, at the West Yorkshire Sports and Social Club, Sandal Hall Close, Off Walton Lane, Wakefield, WF2 6ER.

Normal service will resume from the next meeting again, which takes place on 7th February, with Tom Williamson from Ident Computer scheduled to be the guest speaker.

 December 30, 2017  Posted by  User groups Tagged with: , , , ,
Dec 162017
 

*They did not actually say this. It’s the group’s informal Christmas meal!

The December meeting for the RISC OS User Group of London takes place on Monday, 18th December – a date that necessitates a couple of slight changes to the normal monthly proceedings.

The meeting takes place in the usual venue – the Blue-Eyed Maid – but being a so close to Christmas, there is high seasonal demand for space in the restaurant, so the expectation is to meet in the bar downstairs for a more informal meeting. Continue reading »

 December 16, 2017  Posted by  User groups Tagged with: , , ,
Dec 062017
 

Mark Tuesday, 12th December in your diaries if you are a RISC OS user within shouting distance of Southampton, because that’s when the next meeting takes place for users in that area. Those who attend the meeting are welcome to bring along any hardware or software to discuss with the group. There will be at least one small network of RISC OS computers, and an internet connection – and it’s a stroke of luck that this is December, the same month in which Christmas falls, because there will be a demonstration of at least one piece of festive hardware!

The group meets in the Sports Centre of Itchen College, Deacon Road, Southampton – in the College Centre, the open area with tables and chairs adjacent to the Sports Centre Reception. The car park is accessed from Deacon Road, opposite Whites Road. The meeting takes place from 7:00pm until 9:00pm, and there is no admission fee.

 December 6, 2017  Posted by  User groups Tagged with: , , ,
Dec 042017
 

Also: There will be mince pies. (Hmm… should this have been the headline?)

The December meeting of the Wakefield RISC OS Computer Club takes place on the 6th – that’s this Wednesday – and Tony Bartram of AMCOG Games will be the guest speaker, discussing the art of writing games and producing the necessary audio-visual effects with RISC OS. All of AMCOG’s games to date will be demonstrated, including an in-development first person perspective zombie game, and RDSP – Tony’s sound synthesis engine.

WROCC members can attend the meeting for free (there is a small fee for any non-members who wish to attend), which takes place at:

West Yorkshire Sports and Social Club,
Sandal Hall Close (off Walton Lane),
Wakefield, WF2 6ER.
 December 4, 2017  Posted by  User groups Tagged with: , , , , ,
Nov 182017
 

Having visited the RISC OS User Group of London (ROUGOL) twice before, Dr Colin Wright will be the group’s guest speaker again on Monday, 20th November, 2017.

Colin has visited the group before, in 2001 and in 2008, with the subject of both talks being RADAR – in particular, RISC OS-based RADAR systems. Those systems used the Iyonix and RiscPC, and ran a suite of applications that Colin helped develop at Denbridge Marine Ltd, Continue reading »

 November 18, 2017  Posted by  User groups Tagged with: , , , ,
Nov 152017
 

It’s meeting time in the Midlands this Saturday, 18th November!

With this being the Midlands User Group‘s last meeting of this year, those in attendance will be reviewing what looks to have been an exciting year for the operating system, and looking forward to 2018; discussing topics people would like to see covered at meetings, guest speakers, and so on. Continue reading »

 November 15, 2017  Posted by  User groups Tagged with: , , ,