Jan 132019
 

Kevin Wells has released another new version of his BusTimes application, bringing it up to version 1.03, with a new feature that allows you to specify a date and time for your chosen stop, allowing you to better plan ahead for your trip. Kevin has uploaded a short video to YouTube demonstrating the feature.

The program draws its data from the Transport API website, so requires a working internet connection and a copy of Wget.

Jan 062019
 

Now you can tell corny jokes in other languages.

Kevin Wells has released an updated version of his cheesy joke application, DadJokes. Bringing it up to version 1.01, the new version of the application introduces a new feature, although that feature also brings a new (known) bug with it – but to balance that out slightly, Kevin has also squashed another small bug.

The software’s purpose is quite simple: It presents a random joke to the user. While chuckle-inducing, these jokes are usually very cheesy, and if not they’re very corny – but who can really tell the difference?

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Dec 122018
 

Or at least very (a)corny ones.

Kevin Wells has released another application that makes use of Wget to act as an interface between the RISC OS user and a remote website.

Called DadJokes, the purpose of the software this time isn’t to perform a useful service, but instead to do something much better – display a random, and usually very corny joke.

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Nov 302018
 

A portent of coming… increased functionality!

A new version of Prophet is now available.

The software is a comprehensive business accounts package, with features that compare well to those found on much more expensive accounts packages on other platforms. It was originally written by Quentin Pain and sold through Apricote Studios (now Accountz), and as of earlier this year it is being looked after by Rob Sprowson and sold through Elesar Ltd.

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Nov 272018
 

Kevin Wells has released another update to his TrainTimes application, which uses Wget to display information about trains due at any given UK railway station via the TransportAPI website, and thence about those trains themselves.

The update to version 1.06 contains a few small fixes. Firstly, When the number of trains due is either ten or twenty, there is now no button for the next pageful after the last ten. Secondly, there is now an hourglass displayed when timetables are loaded. In addition there are a couple of spelling and wording corrections.

Kevin has also uploaded a short video showing the application in use.

Nov 202018
 

Kevin Wells has released another update to his TrainTimes application. The software, which uses Wget to interrogate the Transport API site, presents the user about trains due at a chosen station.

Clicking on a button for any of those trains will reveal stations and times for that train’s route – and the new feature in version 1.05 is that it is now possible to click on any of those stations to view the times of trains due there.

Nov 112018
 

It’s a carp-carp card game, doncherknow – but not a version of Go Fish!

Rick Murray has released an implementation of a Japanese two-player card game, pitting you against the computer, called Koi-koi (or “come on”).

The game is played with a deck Japanese playing cards called Hanafuda, which translates as flower cards, and the aim of the game is to accumulate matches, called Yaku. These are pairs of cards of the same suit, and when the game ends, the winner is the player with the most points derived from those pairs.

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Nov 102018
 

AMCOG Games launched a new title at the London Show two weeks ago, and it is now available to purchase via !Store, priced at just £9.99.

A top-down racing game, Stunt Drivers pits you as a driver in a three-lap race against a number of computer controlled cars around a track on which there are obstacles to overcome – hazards such as oil spills, and ramps for you to use to jump over other objects.

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Nov 072018
 

Kevin Wells has updated VKeyboard, his application that presents the user with an on-screen keyboard, driven by the mouse. Whenever a key is clicked on, the relevant character is inserted into the keyboard buffer, and the system then sees it as a normal keypress and passes it to the application that has the input focus.

The update tidies up the menus by removing blank space at the end, and the relevant entry is now ticked for the selected keyboard – including the default keyboard when the application is first started.

Oct 302018
 

Kevin Wells has released an updated version of TrainTimes, his application for finding out the times of trains due in at a given railway station.

The update brings with it a similar function to the not unrelated BusTimes, in that it now politely informs you when there are no trains expected at the station (though it doesn’t tell you if this is because there are leaves on the track). It also now correctly displays an ampersand (&) when it encounters the character’s UTF8 code.