the Mack Tribbeck!1
Back in the 1990s and early 2000s, a name you will have almost certainly seen in the Acorn and RISC OS world was Jason Tribbeck.
In the early 1990s, Jason was a developer for Vertical Twist/VTi, a company that produced a number of upgrades and add-ons for Acorn computers, including a SCSI interface, and a sound sampler that connected to the parallel printer port. Argonet was formed in the mid-1990s, and Jason developed some of the software supplied to its users for internet connectivity, including the Voyager launcher application, and usenet reader Newsagent.
After many years away from the RISC OS scene, Jason has now returned and will be the guest speaker at this month’s RISC OS User Group of London meeting, which takes place at 7:45pm on Monday, 18th September. He’ll be discussing his time at Vertical Twist and Argonet, what he’s been doing in the intervening years, and his plans for further development of ROVLib, his C programming library that was used in the development of Voyager, and which he released to the world back in 2002.
The Blue-Eyed Maid (upstairs in the restaurant),
173 Borough High Street,
Admittance is free and everyone is welcome. The venue serves a range of hot and cold food, as well as alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. Located between London Bridge and Borough tube stations – a mere five minute walk from either, through well lit streets with CCTV coverage – it’s well served by public transport, and there is ample cycle parking nearby, also covered by CCTV.
For those driving to the meeting, Congestion Charging ends at 6:00pm, and the meeting starts much later – but consider the need to park: Avoid double red lines at all times, and single red or yellow lines until after 7:00pm. And since this is central London, ramp up your patience, allow plenty of time, and bring maps!
- In case that reference is too obscure (or old), Return of the Mack is the title of a 1996 album and single by Mark Morrison which, for reasons unknown, I <em>do</em> appear to have a copy of – so let’s quietly move away from that. I was tempted to work in a reference to Star Trek’s ‘tribbles’ because that’s the user name Jason often uses, but that was too obvious.