As of today, the 2024 Southwest Show – the first main event of the year for the RISC OS community – is just two weeks away. It will take place on Saturday, 24th February, at the same Bristol venue that has been used for the show for the last few years:
No London Show again? Read about the last Wakefield one instead! Due to circumstances beyond the control of the organisers, last year’s Wakefield Show morphed into the Wradfold show – Wakefield, but in Bradford – and this year, the show carried on in the same location, for much the same reason. It took place on 22nd April at the Cedar Court Hotel in – well, yes – Bradford.
25th February 2023 saw the RISC OS Southwest Show return to the Arnos Manor Hotel in Bristol. This was the first time the event has taken place since just before the Covid pandemic hit the UK, with the last one pretty much on the eve of the plague landing on our shores in early 2020.
Shortest route found: to their desk to use a computer with Zoom installed. Hilary and Matthew Phillips of Sine Nomine will be joining the RISC OS User Group of London (ROUGOL) as the guest speakers for their next meeting, which takes place on Monday, 17th July.
Wait, officer, no, that’s definitely not what I meant! Computer technology in general tends to improve in a number of areas, with newer machines sporting any or all of more memory, greater storage, and faster processing speeds – although equal developments in the software that runs on them, to make use of those improvements, can sometimes mean the end user doesn’t necessarily notice the gains that have been made.
The first significant event in the RISC OS calendar for 2023 is the Southwest Show, and it will take place in one week’s time on Saturday, 25th February, at:
A week later than the customary first Wednesday of the month (members need time to recover from the New Year celebrations, obviously), the next Wakefield RISC OS Computer Club (WROCC) meeting is set for Wednesday, 11th January, 2023, and Andrew Rawnsley of R-Comp will be the guest speaker.
A collection of news for 2022 not already covered on RISCOSitory 2022 is about to draw to a close, so it’s time to cast one last eye over the various forums etc., to look for things that haven’t found their way onto these pages already.
Oh, and something about TextEase version 6, as well. Elesar Ltd‘s Rob Sprowson will be visiting the Wakefield RISC OS Computer Club (WROCC) on Wednesday, 7th December, to deliver a talk ostensibly on the subject of speech. Well, speech synthesis to be precise.
With no London Show today, it’s a perfect time to remember Wakefield! This year’s Wakefield show was a slightly unusual one for a couple of reasons. Firstly, the show was held around a month later than usual, on 21st May, rather than its traditional April slot – although you could also argue that it had returned to its original traditional month; the show started out in May back in 1996.