Hardware, of course, includes the Titanium motherboard, designed from the outset with RISC OS in mind, while software includes Elesar’s own CloudFS and LOOKSystems’ Font Directory Pro.
Recursion comes around again!
The Midlands User Group normally meets on the third Saturday of odd months, but July is a particularly odd month because this year they’re meeting on the first Saturday instead.
It used to be that the group hosted their own RISC OS show in early July, and treated that as their meeting for the month – and that’s more or less what they still do, with the exception that their show is now a small area within a much bigger event that covers a great deal more than just RISC OS.
That show is the Recursion Computer Science Fair, which takes place on Saturday, 1st July, from 11:00am – with no entry fee – at:
Note: Being in the Midlands is not a compilation prerequisite!
The Midlands User Group‘s next meeting takes place from 2:00pm on Saturday, 18th March, and the guest speaker this month will be Chris Hall, who will be showing MUG members how to use RISC OS Open‘s Desktop Development Environment to build their own RISC OS ROM image – as well as touching on other uses for the software suite. The place to be is:
There is a small entrance fee to cover costs, and refreshments will be available.
Techwriter and Easiwriter will be the subject of the next Midlands User Group meeting, with John McCartney providing hints, tips and demonstrations of both packages in use. The meeting takes place at 2:00pm on Saturday, 21st January, at:
There is a small entrance fee payable, which covers the cost of the hall, and refreshments will be available.
The next meeting of the Midlands User Group – the last one of this year – will feature a hardware repair clinic, covering some common hardware faults that can occur with RISC OS computers, and how to deal with them. The group will also review the exciting RISC OS year, and look forward to the next with a planning session on future meetings.
The meeting takes place on Saturday, 19th November, starting at 2:00pm, at the Methodist Church Hall, Greenhill, Blackwell, Bromsgrove, B60 1BL – a mere couple of miles from M42 junction 1. There is a small entrance fee, and refreshments are available.
Tom Williamson to present his Pi-based machine to ROUGOL.
The guest speaker at this month’s RISC OS User Group of London meeting, which takes place on Monday, 19th September, will be Tom Williamson of Ident Computer – and his subject matter will be the company’s Raspberry Pi-based Micro One computer.
Horsham, Southampton, Bristol, Midlands, Wessex… Everybody talk about… pop music! No, hang on, that’s not right.
There are quite a number of user group meetings taking place over the next week, so it seems sensible to wrap them up in a single post, covering all of those up to and including next Saturday (17th September).
The Midlands User Group normally meets on the third Saturday of odd-numbered months, with the exception of July. Until 2014, the monthly meeting coincided with the annual Midlands Midsummer MUG Show, which the group organised for an earlier weekend in the month
Also to discuss Recursion 2016. Also to dis… oh, wait, no – that’d be repetition, not recursion.
Part of the Ident broadcasting & Communications group, which Tom founded in 2006, Ident Computer was formed with the aim of helping to preserve and exhibit retro systems, such as the BBC Micro, as well as to build and support new resources for the education sector. It is education in particular that he is set to discuss at the MUG meeting, with the topic being the use of RISC OS in modern education, and how a new audience is being exposed to its virtues.
It’s not like they’re buses or anything, but…
Three user group meetings will be taking place over the next few days, with the first of the three – RONWUG – taking place tonight. The second will be the MUG meeting on Saturday, and the third the ROUGOL meeting on Monday. So, a quick look at all three in that order: