RIP Jim Nagel: You will be missed, my friend.

It is with the greatest regret that I have to pass on some very sad news – the recent passing of Jim Nagel. Martin Wuerthner has been in contact with the family, and released the following statement on their behalf: “It is with great sadness that the family of Jim Nagel announces his passing peacefully on Saturday, March 21. Most RISC OS users will know Jim as the editor of the Archive magazine since 2007, and before that as the author of the Acorn column in the Computer Shopper magazine. Jim…

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News nybble: StreetFix exports GPX files of report locations

Kevin Wells has updated StreetFix, his software that allows RISC OS users to report problems to local authorities, such as potholes, broken street lights, etc. Using Wget, the software interfaces with the FixMyStreet website to do this. It can also be used to look at existing reports, and version 1.02 of the software allows those reports to a GPX file – which can then be loaded into suitable mapping software to see where those reports are about.

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London meeting: Acorns in Aerospace – 15th October

That’s the aerospace industry, not the space above a Nestlé facility1. If you want to find out all about the use of Acorn computers in the aerospace industry then you need to head for the nation’s capital city on the evening of Monday, 15th October. That’s when Keith Emerton – a retired Senior Specialist Test Equipment Engineer – will be talking to the RISC OS User Group of London (ROUGOL) on that very subject.

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