Sep 152018
 

Blessed be thy VAT return.

Elesar Ltd‘s Rob Sprowson will be visiting the RISC OS User Group of London (ROUGOL) on Monday, 17th September, when he will be giving a presentation entitled “Prophet and more.”

If I’ve glanced back through the mists of time correctly, Rob’s last visit to the group was in January of last year, when he talked about CloudFS and Font Directory Pro (report by Mark Stephens). Given that he’s been busy on a number of software and hardware projects, it’s reasonable to assume that the “and more” part of the talk will cover some of these.

Examples might include the S&P Hardware Attached on Top (HAT) add-on for the Raspberry Pi to give the tiny computer serial and parallel ports, or the new bundle deal of a 128GB SSD with Titanium motherboards.

The “Prophet” part, however, is a little more obvious – the most recent release from Elesar is a new version of Prophet, the popular business accounts package originally developed by Quentin Pain of Apricote Studios (now Accountz). The new version is fully compatible with modern systems, and includes better compliance with the Style Guide, an updated manual, and so on.

The meeting begins at 7:45pm, at:

The Blue-Eyed Maid (upstairs in the restaurant),
173 Borough High Street,
London,
SE1 1HR.

It is free to attend, the only cost to you being what you choose to spend on food and drink – the Blue-Eyed Maid serves a selection of hot food, and both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.

The venue has good public transport links, being just a short walk from both Borough and London Bridge stations. There is cycle parking nearby, and for drivers the meeting takes place long after congestion charging ends – though you do need to take into account London traffic, and finding somewhere to park.

For help finding the Blue-Eyed Maid, or any other information, ROUGOL can be contacted by telephone on 07970 211 629, by email, or via Twitter.

Looking forward to the October meeting, which takes place on the 15th, Keith Emerton will be regaling the group with details of how Acorn computers are (present tense for those not paying attention) used in aerospace testing – and that includes a BBC Micro that has been in use for over thirty years.

Another date to look forward to is 27th October. That’s when this year’s London Show, organised by ROUGOL, takes place at the St Giles Hotel, Feltham.