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'Lucky' user wins STD stuff, Iyonix

By Chris Williams. Published: 9th Dec 2004, 12:20:28 | Permalink | Printable

Not going to ebay it shock

James Scholes at Wakefield 2003
Happy: James, from Wakefield 2003
We just might have found the luckiest RISC OS user of the year. Perhaps. Less than a week after winning free stuff from STD, James Scholes was stunned when he learned yesterday that he'd won a free Iyonix from Castle.

After bagging a DigiFlash interface in STD's Christmas raffle earlier this month, James, 21, was shocked to receive an email from Castle telling him he'd won the Iyonix, complete with 512M RAM and a 120G hard disc. James says he entered the free prize draw, hosted on the Iyonix website, at the end of October and reckons he was due some good news.

Although he says he won't be eBay'ing the new machine, he might sell off his RiscPC as he mostly uses RISC OS for music composition, email and chatting on IRC. Fingers crossed for that 32bit MIDI work, then.


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 is a RISC OS Userfylfot on 9/12/04 1:16PM
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He won my Iyonix.

Perhaps I will win it next year.

 is a RISC OS UserRevin Kevin on 9/12/04 1:41PM
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 is a RISC OS Usergovind on 9/12/04 1:44PM
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I hope he has made his "suggested charity donation" - in both cases! :)

 is a RISC OS Userharmsy on 9/12/04 1:57PM
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all bob

 is a RISC OS Usernex on 9/12/04 2:37PM
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IYONIX, suggested donation 600. Oh well... there's always next year. I'll stick with my Pocket ROS from STD.

 is a RISC OS UserAndrewDuffell on 9/12/04 3:07PM
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or maybe not next year. The "Win an IYONIX" page has gone. :( Maybe they'll launch a new computer which we can win next year...?

 is a RISC OS UserAndrewDuffell on 9/12/04 3:13PM
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Great stuff - Congratulations :-)

 is a RISC OS Userleeshep on 9/12/04 3:31PM
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AndrewDuffell: I think I'll stick to pocket RISC OS too :)

 is a RISC OS Userandypoole on 9/12/04 3:38PM
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It's just about sunk in. Sum up how I feel in one word? WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! (o:

 is a RISC OS Userjymbob on 9/12/04 4:59PM
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Hehe, well done jymbob :)

 is a RISC OS Userandypoole on 9/12/04 5:02PM
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lol. Can I have a go?

 is a RISC OS UserAndrewDuffell on 9/12/04 5:31PM
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Best of fun with your new toys James :)

Let's hope liquid gets the MIDI module porting ready soon and better still let's hope for a great new audio or music app taking advantage of IYX' specs somewhere in the near future. Maybe a job for RCI ? ;)

 is a RISC OS UserhEgelia on 9/12/04 10:44PM
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hEgelia wrote:

"Let's hope liquid gets the MIDI module porting ready soon"

heehee... I spotted Alan at a musical theatre concert last Thurs ... taking an evening off from coding I see!! ;-)

 is a RISC OS Usergovind on 9/12/04 11:00PM
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Well done James.

I don't personally know you, but knowing you as a RISC OS user / enthusiast makes me very pleased in a way much more than one of those big "Lotto" winners that you never hear about!!

Have heaps of fun for Christmas!

 is a RISC OS UserSawadee on 10/12/04 6:24AM
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Sawadee: Thanks. I'm a fellow Sib7 user too!

Jymbob: Now typing on his Iyonix, which arrived 30 mins ago (o:

 is a RISC OS Userjymbob on 10/12/04 10:27AM
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govind: "I spotted Alan at a musical theatre concert last Thurs ..." Ah, I thought you were avoiding me! ;-) It was a good show. But it was a night off from rehearsals, not coding, though :-)

 is a RISC OS Userliquid on 10/12/04 1:53PM
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Right, I tested if PlaySound worked, it did with 2 minor problems, needs a 32bit AMPlayer module copying into the !PlaySound dir and MP3s need to be type 1AD rather than BF8.

So now I need suggestions, what new things can I do on not-my new Iyonix?

 is a RISC OS Usermavhc on 11/12/04 12:18AM
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Anyhow, today, I won pocket RISC OS too! Haven't won anything non-RO related this season, so it must be a very specific run of fortune.

Mavhc: You could sit by your own computer and admire it from afar.

 is a RISC OS Userjymbob on 22/12/04 11:21AM
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