Sep 112018
 

TrainTimes also fixed, but that ruins the play on words in the title!

Kevin Wells has released small updates to two of his applications, StreetFix and TrainTimes. In both cases, the updates address bugs in the programs, with one of those bugs shared by both.

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Sep 092018
 

The next meeting of the Midlands User Group, which was originally planned for Saturday, 15th September, has had to be cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances. The group usually meets on the third Saturday of every ‘odd’ month, so the next scheduled meeting is Saturday, 17th November.

Tony Bartram of AMCOG Games is expected to appear as the guest speaker for the November meeting, subject to confirmation closer to the date – so keep your eye out for an announcement as that date draws near.

Sep 092018
 

In a situation that could have brought the economy stumbling to its knees, for a while there were no Econet Clocks in stock at 4D, having sold the last of the existing i-Cubed stock some time ago. However, the company is pleased to report that there is now a batch of new devices in stock and available to buy.

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Sep 032018
 

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 the computers on display running software for visitors to try out.

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Sep 022018
 

Fred Graute has released a new version of ToggleBD, a utility to raise the desktop backdrop to the front so that objects pinned to it are more easily accessible than by minimising windows and/or moving them around in order to find that pinned item.

Using its iconbar icon, or a configurable hot-key combination, the backdrop can be both raised and lowered, so once you’ve found and used that pinned item, it’s quick and easy to return to your original task.

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Aug 192018
 

Kevin Wells has released a new version of Kquiz. The application – which needs wget to operate, because it draws its data from the Open Trivia Database website –  offers the sort of trivia questions you might encounter in quizzes. As such, it allows you to hone your knowledge in all sorts of areas of trivia and to get in some practice if you intend to enter any quizzes yourself.

The new version adds a ‘quizmaster’ option, which offers ten questions on the various subjects selected by the user. Kevin has also dealt with a bug that manifested itself in the form of an error when the same category was used twice in a row.