A bit of this, a bit of that, eye of newt, toe of frog – it’s all good.
The 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.
Malcolm Hussain-Gambles will be up first, discussing networking, firewalls, and security, with Peter Richmond following this with a talk about how to record the sound and video output from your computer.
Kicking off at 7:45pm, the place to be is:
Sandal Hall Close, off Walton Lane,
(A61) Barnsley Road,
The venue benefits from plenty of free parking – with the emphasis on ‘free’ (don’t ask, it must be a Yorkshire thing), and the group helpfully provides a map and directions on their website. More notably, but lacking emphasis, there is also a bar from whence refreshments may be purchased.
WROCC members can attend the meeting for free, and non-members are also welcome but there is a £3.00 entry fee, which also brings with it a printed copy of the Club newsletter. Membership can be had for a mere £15.00 per annum, with a 50% discount in the first year – the equivalent of two and a half meetings in that first year, and five thereafter.
As well as free entry into meetings, members also get the Club newsletter delivered as a PDF or, for an annual supplement of £7.00, there is the option of slaughtering innocent trees to have a paper copy delivered. Members are also able to place for sale and wanted adverts on the Club’s website and in the newsletter, and are able to access the WROCC online discussion forum.
Looking ahead, the next two meetings are expected to be:
- 1st March, with the title Micro Miscellany 2,
- 5th April, with the subject being RISCOSbits.
There’s also a little event organised by the Club taking place later in April – the Wakefield Acorn and RISC OS Computer Show, which this year will be on Saturday, 22nd April, at the Cedar Court Hotel.