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.
Kevin Wells’ application that allows you to view and report local problems, such as pesky potholes, broken bollards, smashed streetlights, and so on, has seen an update.
The next important date in the typical RISC OS year is almost upon us, with the Wradfold Show – that’s the official RISCOSitory name for the Wakefield Show when it takes place in Bradford – now just a smidgen under three weeks away.
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.
StreetFix is an application from Kevin Wells that makes it possible to check up on and report problems in different postcode districts of the United Kingdom. It does this by using Wget and an internet connection to talk to a remote site, relaying user requests as necessary – and in this case, the site in question is FixMyStreet.
Kevin Wells has released another update to KevNav, his application for planning how to get from A to B. It works by using Wget to relay a start point and destination to the Transport API website, retrieve the results, and display it in a window in the RISC OS desktop.
ALso: The Midlands User Group now has a YouTube Channel – the RISC OS MUG Zone. The inaugural virtual show hosted by the Midlands User Group (MUG) took place on 2nd July – and being an online event, it’s no surprise that the various presentations were recorded with the aim of making them available online after.
Kevin Wells has spent a little time working on his route finding application KevNav, the result of which is the release of version 1.02. This update adds support for public transport when it comes to finding out how to get to your chosen destination.
This year’s Wakefield Bradford Wradfold Show – the first in person RISC OS Show in the North of England since the 2019 event in Wakefield, and the 25th physical show organised by the Wakefield RISC OS Computer Club (WROCC) – takes places this Saturday, 21st May.
Yes, it can now take you there and back again. Kevin Wells has released an update to his latest application, KevNav, a route finding tool that uses Wget to look up directions from one place to another on the Transport API website.