News nybble: MPdata+ brings local elections to the RISC OS desktop

Kevin Wells’ application for displaying information about your local representitive, MPdata+, has gained another new feature – it can now tell you when there are upcoming elections in your local area. The program uses wget to fetch data from remote sites, parse it, and then present it in a RISC OS window, and for the new feature the data is found on the Who Can I Vote For website.

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Snippets – 13th January, 2018

A round-up of 2017 news that could have been reported on at the time if people had only sent it this way! With 2017 now behind us, looking back over the RISCOSitory posts for the year might leave people thinking there has been very little activity in the RISC OS world – but in fact it merely means there have been very few posts on the site over the course of the year. This, sadly, is a reflection of the amount of news submitted to RISCOSitory by developers etc, more…

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See what they look like with MPdata+

But do try not to have nightmares! Kevin Wells has released a new version of MPData+, his application for keeping tabs on UK local MPs. The software is designed to retrieve a variety of information about local MPs from the TheyWorkForYou website, displaying some of it – such as their name, constituency, party, the date they entered the House of Commons, and more – in a window on the desktop.

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Snippets – 31st December, 2014

Because while no news is good news, some news is better. Or something. Keen eyed readers of RISCOSitory will no doubt have noticed that for the last couple of months they have in fact not been keen eyed readers of RISCOSitory at all. As is sometimes the case, the workload here at the Soft Rock Software office became somewhat hectic for a while – moreso, I think, than it’s ever been before – leaving no time for any updates to the site. And to cap that, a nasty bout of…

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Snippets – 16th August, 2014

A selection of hitherto unreported items from the past few months. B gets beefed up to become B+ On 14th July, just a couple of days after the Midlands Show, the Raspberry Pi Foundation announced a new version of the Raspberry Pi. The Model B+ is the same size as its predecessors (give or take – well, take – about half a millimetre or so in one dimension) but features an improved layout and specification.

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Snippets – 19th March, 2014

Bringing you the latest yesterday’s last week’s month’s YEAR’s news TODAY! Thanks to a previous engagement being cancelled, an unexpectedly free day means I can – finally – root through my archive of possible news and put together a snippets-post of things that really ought to have been reported on before now on RISCOSitory.

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