Jun 172017
 

A reminder has found its way into the RISCOSitory inbox about the next RISC OS User Group of London meeting, which takes place on Monday, 19th June, from around 7:45pm in the restaurant (upstairs) at The Blue-Eyed Maid, 173 Borough High Street, London, SE1 1HR.

Full details of the meeting can be found in the previous announcement but, to sum up, the guest speaker will be Dr. Nat Queen of Birmingham University, who will be talking to the group on the hot topics of cryptography and security. The talk will begin with a look at how encryption works, covering the difference between symmetric-key and public-key encryption, and on to the software in this area that available for RISC OS, including some of his own.

 June 17, 2017  Posted by  User groups Tagged with: , , , , ,
Jun 082017
 

The Southampton RISC OS User Group will be holding their next meeting on Tuesday 13th June, from 7:00pm until 9:00pm, at:

Itchen College Sports Centre,
Deacon Road,
Southampton.

The meeting takes place in the College center, an open area with tables and chairs, next to the Sports Centre Reception, and the car park is accessed from Deacon Road opposite Whites Road.

There is no entry fee, and visitors are welcome to bring along any hardware or software they wish to discuss with the group – and there should be at least one small network of RISC OS computers, hopefully with an internet connection.

 June 8, 2017  Posted by  User groups Tagged with: , , ,
Jun 052017
 

This post has been double-encoded with ROT13, for your added security1.

Cryptography and Security is the topic for the next meeting of the RISC OS User Group of London, with a presentation by Doctor Nat Queen of Birmingham University.

Computer security is a topic that should be important to everyone these days, with so much of our lives stored on not only our own machines, but also those belonging to third party companies – from our energy supplies to our tax records; it’s all computerised, and the data is in some way accessible online. Continue reading »

 June 5, 2017  Posted by  User groups Tagged with: , , , , ,
Jun 032017
 

Meeting probably safe – killer robots unlikely to appear.

The next meeting of the Wakefield RISC OS Computer Club will take place on Wednesday 7th June, with the subject matter being “Things to do with Robots, Sensors, and a Raspberry Pi” – with no further information given beyond that, leaving plenty of room for speculation.

The most obvious guess (given that no speaker has been mentioned) is that it’s going to be an open discussion on the things that can be done with, well, robots, sensors, and a Raspberry Pi. The clue’s in the title, really, isn’t it? Continue reading »

 June 3, 2017  Posted by  User groups Tagged with: , , , , , ,
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.

So what is the discerning RISC OS user who was unable to attend Wakefield to do? Continue reading »

 May 12, 2017  Posted by  User groups Tagged with: , , , , , , ,
May 092017
 

The next meeting of the Southampton RISC OS Users Group, which was originally planned for this evening but had to be cancelled due to a double booking by the venue, has been rescheduled for Tuesday, 16th May – next week. As per the original – and usual – arrangements, the meeting will run from 7:00pm until 9:00pm at:

Itchen College Sports Centre,
Deacon Road (opposite Whites Road),
Southampton.

There is no admission fee, and everyone is welcome – head for the College Centre, an open area with tables and chairs, next to the Sports Centre Reception. There should be a network of RISC OS machines, with internet access, and visitors are welcome to bring along any hardware or software of their own.

 

 May 9, 2017  Posted by  User groups Tagged with: , ,
May 082017
 

The meeting scheduled and announced for the Southampton RISC OS User Group – which would otherwise have taken place Tuesday, 9th May (tomorrow night) – has been cancelled.

It appears that the venue has made a double-booking, and the room used by the group is therefore unavailable – so any RISC OS users who make the mistake of turning up will be joining an event concerning something else entirely.

Organiser Andrew Conroy says he will try to arrange an alternative date, and let everyone know as soon as possible.

 May 8, 2017  Posted by  User groups Tagged with: , ,
Apr 162017
 

With it being the Easter weekend, and with the RISC OS User group of London‘s next meeting taking place tomorrow evening, the group has sent out a reminder. The evening’s speaker will be Chris Gransden, talking about his efforts porting things from Linux to RISC OS – with Otter Browser being one of the most notable ports to date, as well as arguably the most important. And since the meeting is less than a week before this year’s Wakefield Show, it’s an opportunity to discuss the show with other like minded folk.

The timing of the meeting – on a public holiday – means two things: Firstly, it’s an ideal day to do some sight seeing in London before heading to the meeting and, secondly, for those who may choose to head into the city closer to the time of the meeting, there shouldn’t be as much traffic as you would normally expect. Full details can be found on the meetings page of the group’s website, or the earlier post about the meeting on this site.

 April 16, 2017  Posted by  User groups Tagged with: , , , , , ,
Apr 072017
 

No bunnies were harmed sent on their holidays in the arranging of this meeting.

If London on the Easter weekend is still too daunting for you, the next Southampton RISC OS User Group meeting will take place six days earlier, on Tuesday, 11th April.

However, this doesn’t coincide with any public holidays and is a normal working day, and there aren’t as many famous tourist attractions in Southampton as there are in London anyway. Readers could therefore be tempted to conclude that I’m just using the London meeting as a basis to add some verbiage to this announcement – and rightly so. Ahem. Continue reading »

 April 7, 2017  Posted by  User groups Tagged with: , , ,