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User groups

Midlands User Group delves into shared files – 16th November

The Midlands User Group (MUG) looked at the various means of accessing network connections wirelessly at their September meeting, and had intended to move neatly from that onto the subject of sharing data and files with other computers, even other platforms. However, limited time meant the meeting only covered the connectivity options, and didn’t touch […]

User groups

News nybble: Southampton meeting – 12th November

The Southampton RISC OS User Group (SROUG) will next be meeting up on Tuesday, 12th November. There is no attendance fee, and everyone is welcome – whether to simply discuss RISC OS generally, or some specific aspect, to seek help with an issue or show off something they’re working on. There should be at least […]

Videos

News nybble: Video of Chris Cox’s visit to ROUGOL now online

Back in February, Chris Cox paid a visit to the RISC OS User Group of London (ROUGOL) – and much more recently the Wakefield RISC OS Computer Club (WROCC) – to talk about his time at Acorn Computers and Acorn RISC Technologies, where amongst other things he largely became the public face at exhibitions. For […]

Software

News nybble: TrainTimes 1.12 arrives at multiple stations

Kevin Wells has released a new version of TrainTimes, his software that looks up information about train and station timetables and routes via the Transport API website using Wget. The new version follows a similar route to BusTimes (which performs the same task for buses) in that it now allows multiple stations to be added […]

Software

News nybble: QrCode catches ANTs in its web

Kevin Wells has released version 1.04 of QrCode, his application that uses Wget to access the QR Code Generator website API in order to do what it says on the tin: Generate QR Codes – those ‘square’ bar codes you sometimes see. The new version now supports ANT URL and Acorn URI files being dragged […]

User groups

Chris Cox visits Wakefield to talk Acorn, ART, the Clan, and more – 6th November

While the company ceased to be an entity in its own right over twenty years ago, the legacy of Acorn Computers lives on. Not just with its most important technological innovation, the ARM chip, now being ubiquitous – but also because RISC OS, the computing platform it built around that chip, is still used, developed, […]

Shows

Show report: Wakefield 2019

Six months on from the show itself… that’s almost as long as the Long Gap between the Wakefield and London shows! Ahem. The place to be for discerning RISC OS users (and retro Acorn enthusiasts) on Saturday, 27th April, was Wakefield – more specifically, the Cedar Court Hotel in Calder Grove – because that was […]