Feb 272017
 

The next meeting of the Wakefield RISC OS Computer Club takes place on Wednesday, 1st March – two days from now. The theme of the evening covering a selection of hardware and software, that visitors will be able to look at and play with. The meeting starts at 7:45pm, and anyone with an interest is welcome to come along. Members get in for free, and non-members have to pay £3.00 – but annual membership costs just £15.00, discounted to £7.50 in the first year, and full benefits of doing so are described on the Club’s website.

Where to go? Try:

West Yorkshire Sports and Social Club,
Sandal Hall Close, off Walton Lane,
(A61) Barnsley Road,
Sandal,
Wakefield,
WF2 6ER
 February 27, 2017  Posted by  User groups 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 292016
 

WROCC logoThe Wakefield RISC OS Computer Club is to hold its annual general meeting on Wednesday, 4th January, 2017, at 7:45pm. This would be the group’s scheduled January meeting, but it is customarily reserved for their AGM, at which their committee for the coming year will be elected, and attending members will be able to have their say on the Club’s future and how it is run.

As such, while non-members are normally able to attend meetings, the January meeting is restricted to members only – so please don’t turn up if you aren’t a member. The February meeting should see normal service resumed, which means non-members can attend for a small fee – details below. Continue reading »

 December 29, 2016  Posted by  User groups 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: , , , , ,
Dec 032016
 

Micro moment monitor manages massive months!

MiniTimeOnce upon a time there was an application called SmallTime, which sprouted from the programming hands of James Freeman. That application, however, has never been updated to run on 32-bit hardware such as the Iyonix, let alone modern ARMv7-based platforms. Aemulor can save the day, but that’s hardly ideal, and the licence under which SmallTime was released meant newer versions updated by third parties couldn’t be distributed.

Fred Graute therefore took SmallTime as his inspiration, and developed a completely new application that achieved the same goal, but which would work on newer hardware – and in February 2015, version 1.00 of MiniTime was released under the three clause BSD licence. Continue reading »

 December 3, 2016  Posted by  Announcements Tagged with: , , , , , , ,
Nov 022016
 

Nearly missed it – I really need a news address. Oh wait, I do have one!

The next meeting of the Wakefield RISC OS Computer Club takes place tonight – Wednesday, 2nd November – and this month Steve Fryatt will be talking about Ovation, the DTP package originally written by David Pilling. Not to be confused with its younger ‘Pro’ sibbling – which is used to create the club’s monthly newsletter – Ovation is now available for free, with the source code available, and further work has been done on it by Rick Murray.

The meeting starts at 7:45pm, and takes place at the West Yorkshire Sports and Social Club, Sandall Hall Close (off Walton Lane), (A61) Barnsley Road, Sandal, Wakefield, WF2 6ER. For non-members there is a £3.00 entry fee – but it’s worth investigating the benefits of membership.

 November 2, 2016  Posted by  User groups Tagged with: , , , ,
Jun 062016
 

Right, I’ve been up to Wakefield, had a cup of tea and a little walk, and now it’s… er, June!?

The annual trip to the North for RISC OS users – the Wakefield Acorn & RISC OS Computer Show – took place this year on 16th April, at the Cedar Court Hotel, Denby Dale, near Wakefield – the venue at which it originally started in 1996 before setting off for pastures new, and to where it returned some years ago and has remained ever since. Continue reading »

 June 6, 2016  Posted by  Shows Tagged with: , , ,
May 312016
 

Cat videos, cat videos, cat videos, and more cat videos. Possibly some software, too.

Finding its way to the RISCOSitory bunker at all but the last minute1, the Wakefield RISC OS Computer Club have announced the topic for their next meeting, which takes place on 1st June – tomorrow (Wednesday) evening.

The speaker for the meeting will be Malcolm Hussain-Gambles, developer of software such as NewsUK and WeatherUK, and he will be talking about ‘The Interweb’ and some of the latest goodies for RISC OS that can be found online. Continue reading »

 May 31, 2016  Posted by  User groups Tagged with: , , , , ,