Sep 132017
 

The guest speaker for the next Midlands User Group meeting is to be Rob Sprowson, who will be popping in to talk about all things Elesar Ltd, with its growing range of both hardware and software.

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. Continue reading »

 September 13, 2017  Posted by  User groups Tagged with: , , , , ,
Jun 282017
 

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: Continue reading »

 June 28, 2017  Posted by  Shows Tagged with: , , , , ,
Mar 142017
 

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:

The Methodist Church Hall,
Greenhill,
Blackwell,
Bromsgrove,
B60 1BL.

There is a small entrance fee to cover costs, and refreshments will be available.

 March 14, 2017  Posted by  User groups Tagged with: , , , , , ,
Jan 162017
 

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:

The Methodist Church Hall,
Greenhill,
Blackwell,
Bromsgrove,
B60 1BL.

There is a small entrance fee payable, which covers the cost of the hall, and refreshments will be available.

 January 16, 2017  Posted by  User groups Tagged with: , , , , , , ,
Nov 162016
 

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.

 November 16, 2016  Posted by  User groups Tagged with: , , ,
Sep 162016
 

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. Continue reading »

Sep 092016
 

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). Continue reading »

May 202016
 

Also to discuss Recursion 2016. Also to dis… oh, wait, no – that’d be repetition, not recursion.

The Midland User Group‘s next meeting will feature Tom Williamson from Ident Computer as its guest speaker.

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. Continue reading »

 May 20, 2016  Posted by  User groups Tagged with: , , , , ,
Mar 162016
 

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: Continue reading »