Chris Gransden talks porting to the Midlands User Group

Chris Gransden runs the RISC OS Ports website, which is home to a quite diverse selection of software that he has ported to the platform, or which he has updated – in some cases, originally ported by others, and in others software that originated on RISC OS. The Midlands User Group (MUG) will be welcoming Chris through their virtual doors as the guest speaker for their next meeting, at which he will be talking about the portfolio of ports on his website.

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Midlands User Group meeting – prepping for the Summer Show

A handy meeting to join if you’re thinking about exhibiting Later this year, the Midlands User Group (MUG) will be holding their Midsummer Show, resurrecting it as an online event, to be held using the Zoom video conferencing software. Unlike the London and Wakefield shows that have taken place via the software, however, with a run of presentations held one after the other, the group is aiming to make more fuller use of Zoom’s facilities, and make their event more like a traditional show. But online.

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Midlands show returns as a virtual event

In recent months, particularly in announcements for their user group meetings, you may have seen references to a show to be organised in 2022 by the Midlands User Group – a resurrection of their old Midsummer MUG Show. And if you happened to look on RISCOSitory at any point over the last few days, you may well have noticed that a banner has appeared in the sidebar for just such a show. The show page(s) on the group’s website were updated at the end of November with the show’s details…

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Midlands User Group discussing Pi cameras – 4th December

Pi… Camera… Action! (And erm… RISC OS?) Although most laptops these days include webcams, as do some normal monitors even, the Raspberry Pi has its own camera module and a number of third parties also supply cameras for the device. At the next Midlands User Group (MUG) meeting, John Rickman will be talking about cameras for the Pi, and exploring what you need to use one.

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Terry Swanborough talks RiscPCB to MUG – 3rd July

RISC OS users with an interest in designing printed circuit boards (PCBs) may wish to attend the next Midlands User Group (MUG) meeting, when Terry Swanborough will be the guest speaker, talking about his freeware PCB designer application, RiscPCB. Terry will also explain how and why he began using RISC OS, and about a current project for which he uses the operating system.

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Watching YouTube videos on RISC OS (updated)

While we all love RISC OS and its user interface, we all know that it is not an operating system without problems and deficiencies, because it simply hasn’t kept up with the main platforms in a number of areas – and one such area is access to online video streaming services such as YouTube. However, all is not lost – if you have a suitable computer, there is a software solution for viewing YouTube videos on RISC OS.

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