May 122017

It’s not only Smarties that have the answer – ROUGOL does too!

If you want to know what happened at last month’s Wakefield Show, a reasonable approach would be to read the RISCOSitory report – but I haven’t written it yet. The workload here in the bunker is such that the report is still to be written for the earlier Southwest Show – so the Wakefield one might be a while. You could also look at the videos of the theatre talks, but apart from one, I haven’t even watched them, let alone edited and uploaded them for you to do the same.

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 May 12, 2017  Posted by  User groups Tagged with: , , , , , , ,
Nov 302016

Didn’t we have a lovely time the day we went to Bangor London?

Looking down the main hall at London 2016

Looking down the main hall at London 2016

This year’s RISC OS London Show took place on 29th October, and while it wasn’t as large as last year’s event (which I’ll discuss near the end of this report) it was still an enjoyable and worthwhile one. So, without any further preamble, here is a run down of what visitors could have seen, working clockwise from the entrance.

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 November 30, 2016  Posted by  Shows Tagged with: , ,
Jul 112011

The Midlands Midsummer MUG show 2011 took place on Saturday 9th July, 2011, and was perhaps one of the quietest RISC OS shows I’ve attended in as long as I can remember, if not the quietest. However, in spite of the very small attendance by users, I did find myself reasonably busy for most of the day, having some fairly long chats with various people – mostly visitors, and some exhibitors, though often not about things RISC OS!

(For example, Martin Wuerthner and I discussed the joys of travelling down narrow country lanes; in my case often in my own car when venturing out for walks in the middle of nowhere, and having taken a wrong turn a couple of weeks ago and subsequently reversing quite a way before I could turn around, but trumped by Martin who was once a passenger on a coach whose driver had taken it down some wholly unsuitable lanes and had to somehow reverse it back out.)

Of course, this means that writing a show report is going to be somewhat challenging, with the only stand I can honestly write anything definitive about being my own – but that doesn’t mean I can’t try to write an interesting account of the day, so here goes!

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 July 11, 2011  Posted by  Shows Tagged with: , ,