Feb 222017
 

New product from R-Comp at the Southwest Show this Saturday!

With a nod towards the potential hurdles setting up network attached storage for those less technically inclined, and another towards the need to have good backups (which many people to this day still fail to do), R-Comp will be launching a two disc RAID mirrored storage solution for RISC OS users on Saturday. Bundles will be available consisting of the RAID solution, and SafeStore 2, the company’s backup software.

Related to this, the company will be announcing disc partitioning support for ARMX6 at the show – which allows multiple partitions to be set up on larger discs, something that is common on other platforms, but which has been sadly lacking on RISC OS.

 February 22, 2017  Posted by  Hardware Tagged with: , , , ,
Feb 182017
 

That’s just seven days – so few you can count ’em on the fingers of, er, one and a bit hands!

In a week’s time, a large contingent of the RISC OS community – hardware and software developers, businesses, hobbyist programmers and, of course, general users – will be converging on a hotel in a rather nice setting on the Mendip Hills for the first main event of the year: RISC OS Southwest, organised by R-Comp‘s Andrew Rawnsley and Orpheus Internet‘s Richard Brown.

The hotel is, of course, the Webbington, which has hosted the Southwest Show since its inception in 1998, and the doors will be open to the public from 10:30 until 4:00pm, with an entry fee of (I believe – it isn’t specified on the show website) £5.00. Continue reading »

 February 18, 2017  Posted by  Shows Tagged with: ,
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 »

 January 29, 2017  Posted by  User groups Tagged with: , , , , , ,
Jan 152017
 

But not so formally that I had to wear a dinner jacket to publish it here!

Although the date for the 2017 Wakefield Show has been known about since the 2016 London Show, where it first appeared in the public eye in the issue of Archive Magazine published on the day of the event, it hadn’t been formally announced. At the time Archive’s editor, Jim Nagel, told me that he asked WROCC’s Chris Hughes for the date so that it could be included in the magazine, and I similarly asked Chris for confirmation before publishing it in a news nybble.

Today, however, that more formal announcement has been issued by the Wakefield RISC OS Computer Club, the group that organises the event. Continue reading »

 January 15, 2017  Posted by  Shows Tagged with: , ,
Dec 052016
 

7th December? But Christmas is still AGES away!

WROCC logoThe Wakefield RISC OS Computer Club – the Yorkshire-based user group after which WROCC syndrome is named1 – will be holding their December meeting on Wednesday 7th December; two days time as I type this.

Being the last meeting before Christmas, it will be an evening of festive frivolity, with mince pies and other ‘seasonal nibbles’ available to eat, and rather than someone giving a talk on a RISC OS or other computer related topic, those attending will be subjected to a “famously fiendish” computer-themed quiz, devised by Peter Richmond. Continue reading »

 December 5, 2016  Posted by  User groups Tagged with: , , , , ,
Nov 102016
 

Organiser Chris Hughes has been in touch to confirm that date of the next Wakefield Show is 22nd April, 2017, as published in the latest issue of Archive Magazine – so mark that date in your diaries now, folks.

No comment was added about the venue, so I would imagine it is safe to assume that it will be at the Cedar Court Hotel as usual. Such details will undoubtedly come when a more formal, and more detailed announcement is made – if there is one thing that can be said about the Wakefield Show, it’s that it is always very well planned and organised.

 November 10, 2016  Posted by  Shows Tagged with: ,
Apr 152016
 

Announcement from Andrew Rawnsley, 15th April, 2016.

RCI is pleased to announce that we will have various deals on ARMX6 and TiMachine computer systems purchased at the Wakefield Show.

Purchasing a computer to take away with you lowers our shipping costs, and ensures that the machine is well cared for during transit. We pass these savings on to you in the form of extra goodies! Continue reading »

 April 15, 2016  Posted by  Announcements Tagged with: , , , , ,
Apr 142016
 

Announcement from Chris Evans, 14th April, 2016.

CJE and 4D are looking forward to seeing many of you at the Wakefield Acorn and RISC OS Show on Saturday, 16th.

In addition to the two fastest ever RISC OS computers, the RapidO Ig and RapidO Ti, which will be in stock on our stand, we’ll have our normal massive and ever expanding range of Acorn or RISC OS related items! Continue reading »

 April 14, 2016  Posted by  Announcements Tagged with: , , , ,