QrCode receives a little house training

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A QR Code linking to this page

Kevin Wells has released a new version of his QrCode application. The software is used to produce ‘Quick Response’ codes – two dimensional bar codes that can contain a little more information than their simpler older relatives, with URLs being a common example, whereby you scan a QR Code with your phone or other device, and from there your web browser can be launched pointing to the relevant address. For example, the one used on this page – somewhat pointlessly, I admit – leads to this page.

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LanMan98 2.08 released under open source licence

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Developed by Paul Gardiner and released as a Warm Silence Software (WSS) product, LanMan98 provided a means to access other devices on a network using the SMB (Server Message Block) protocol. In its original form LanMan98 worked alongside LanManFS and Omniclient, and offered support for long filenames on remote filing systems, but the software grew from those origins and became something that could work independently of Omniclient.

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Introducing the DARIC programming language at ROUGOL – 15th March

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The next RISC OS User Group of London (ROUGOL) meeting will take place on Monday, 15th March, and once again it will be an online event, held using the Zoom video conferencing system. The guest speaker will be Daryl Dudey, talking on the subject of DARIC, a programming language he has been developing for both RISC OS and Windows.

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Elesar raises four points

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Well, point releases for four products – TextEase, CloudFS, Prophet, and the WiFi Hat

Over the last few weeks there have updates to four of Elesar Ltd‘s products, all being ‘point’ releases. This generally means the least significant digit of a version number has been increased, usually indicating minor changes. A small change, however, isn’t necessarily an unimportant one – so these are the four items that have seen changes that you may wish to benefit from.

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Two talks at the next Wakefield meeting – 3rd March

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Phil Pemberton on software preservation, Andy Marks on RISCOSbits

The Wakefield RISC OS Computer Club (WROCC) will next meet up on Wednesday, 3rd March, when there will be two guest speakers talking to the group.

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Cavern pops its way into !Store

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I’m forever blowing bubbles orbs

A popular game from yesteryear was Bubble Bobble, which was available for a number of 8-bit home computer platforms and consoles – a platform game in which the player moved around each level, firing bubbles at the monsters in order to eliminate them. It’s also one of the games featured in the Code the Classics book from the Raspberry Pi folk – and the ‘type in listing’ from that book, written in Python, is called Cavern.

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