The first is to use a time machine1 The second method is much easier. All you need to do is be in Cambridge – more specifically the Centre for Computing History – on Saturday, 21st and/or Sunday, 22nd September, because that’s when the museum will be holding its own Acorn World event – as it has done for the last couple of years.
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Acorn World exhibition in Cambridge – 8th and 9th September
The Centre for Computing History, a computing museum based in Cambridge, will be playing host to an event this coming weekend that should be of interest to any and all fans of Acorn Computers: Acorn World 2018. Organised by the Acorn and BBC User Group (ABUG) in association with the museum, the event will run from 10:00am until 5:00pm on both Saturday the 8th and Sunday the 9th of September, and will offer an eye-popping range of hardware and software from both the Acorn and post-Acorn eras, with many of…
Acorn World exhibition in Cambridge – 13th and 14th May
A modern event with a retro bent! In just over a week’s time, the Centre for Computing History, based in Cambridge, will be hosting an event that should be of interest to anyone with fondness for computers that came from the Acorn stable – Acorn World 2017. The event has been organised by the Acorn & BBC User Group in association with the museum, and will give visitors an insight into how Acorn started, some of their innovations, and the legacy they left behind – successes such as ARM and…
Using Ovation Pro in the professional world – Wakefield, 2nd October
Gavin Crawford will be talking at the next Wakefield RISC OS Computer Club (WROCC) meeting on his use of Ovation Pro – one of RISC OS’ desktop publishing packages, and the only one that runs natively on 32-bit platforms. Gavin has used the software to produce professionally printed hard back books, and has put RISC OS to use in a research project into historic textiles – a project that was ten years in the making.
RISCWorld and APDL’s PDL (!) back online
Family and friends of David Holden pay tribute with a new website. With the recent, unfortunate death of David Holden, as well as condolences for the family, some concern was expressed on usenet and other forums about what would happen to his business, APDL, including the hardware and software David sold, as well as the vast amounts of software that existed in the ‘public domain library’ that gave APDL its name, and other resources made available on the website.
Book proposal: A potted history of Acorn Computers
From little Acorns grow great oaks dead tree publications. David Bradforth has set up a crowd-funding campaign to publish a new book, to be called A Potted History of Acorn Computers. The proposed book will be a 132 page, perfect-bound, full-colour, A4 publication and, according to the Indiegogo page David has set up, his plan is for “a loose deadline of October for the books to ship to the purchasers; this will be the latest date for the final production giving approximately ten weeks [from the date the Indiegogo campaign…
Updates to Fat32FS, Doom and Twinworld patch, new download page
It’s like a snippets post, but all for one developer! Fat32FS, a filing system for USB mass storage devices, has been updated to version 1.40. Announcing the update last week, developer Jeffrey Doggett explained that with this release the drive label can be changed from the menu, rather than having to use the command line, and that it also shows the partitions (if any) in use on the drive, and now partially supports extended partitions. At the same time, Jeffrey announced version 1.11 of Doom, his port to RISC OS…
ROUGOL talks optical disc burning with Steffen Huber
If you’re out and about in or near London on Monday, 15th February… ask yourself what you’re doing, then get yourself home. Once there, consider setting up a suitable computer to join the meeting of the RISC OS User Group of London (ROUGOL) which takes place that evening. The guest speaker will be Steffen Huber, covering the subject of putting data on optical discs – CDs, DVDs, and Blu-Rays – using his CDVDBurn 3 software.
Snippets – 31st December, 2019
With 2019 drawing to a close at the end of today, to be immediately followed by a year with the official designation of 2020, it’s time to round up a selection of news that hasn’t been covered on RISCOSitory over the course of the year.
The 2019 London Show looms
Hang on, have I written the Southwest Show report yet? Ah, yes. What about Wakefield? Er… The countdown until the end of the Long Gap, when the RISC OS London Show takes place, has now ticked down to twenty days. It takes place on Saturday, 26th October at the St Giles Hotel, Feltham – so I hope everyone has their travel (and if necessary hotel) arrangements made, and that the show will be busy with plenty of visitors.