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South East 2008 show photos

Published: 20th Oct 2008, 23:20:59 | Permalink | Printable

If a picture tells a thousand words, here's a short story

Photographs taken of last weekend's South East 2008 show are here, thanks to Peter Howkins. Click on a thumbnail for a larger picture.

The RISCOS Ltd stand showing off RISC OS 6
Allan Rawnsley of R-Comp looking well
The widescreen-monitor-with-a-built-in-A9home, aka the A9wai1, and Advantage Six's reasons for its, um, advantages
Each A9wai1 can drive two monitors
The A9wai1's monitors can also be stacked vertically to create a portrait mode
RiscPkg author Graham Shaw ponders which RISC OS module to rewrite from scratch next
"I give the source code a little rub and then blow, just like this, and bam - a new feature appears. That's the magic of ArtWorks development"
MW Software's Martin Wuerthner struggles to maintain his usual cheery face when asked if ArtWorks can produce Flash files
Paul Vigay can only stare in horror as a small child spills hot chocolate over his Iyonix 2 prototype motherboard*
Is "the leading internet service provider" bit missing a letter 'p'? Just kidding, Paul, you're all right
It's RISC OS Now editor Louie Smith
APDL's Dave Holden keeps an ever-watchful eye on proceedings
RISC OS Open's Steve Revill totally convinces punters he hasn't been up all night preparing to release the latest batch of RISC OS 5 source code
"We are Borg, I mean, ROOL. Relicensing is futile"
RISCOS Ltd's Paul Middleton moves onto his next song, My Sweet A7000 Left Me For A Mico And Fresco's Crashed Again
Leo White prepares his video camera, hopefully so that recordings of the show's theatre presentations can be watched over the Internet at some point in the near future
NetSurf's John-Mark Bell pauses momentarily as he starts to run out of witty replies for the constant stream of "When will you add JavaScript support?" queries
PrintPDF author Steve Fryatt is available for life model sessions at art classes near you
NetSurf developer Rob Kendrick comes to his senses again after dashing out of one particularly hard-going theatre talk. He was forced to escape the lecture hall when the speaker kicked off with: "The future of RISC OS is in networking. Say you have a RiscPC and an A9home. Or a RiscPC and an Iyonix. Or an A9home and an Iyonix. Or maybe two A9homes and two Iyonixes..." Really.
Martin Wuerthner holds a theatre talk, and not a slideshow of his flower gardens
A table of biodegradable one-use nutritional upgrades for punters
Graham Shaw, left, tries not to overhear John-Mark being quizzed over his choice of desktop background by fellow NetSurf developer Daniel Silverstone, far right
The ARM Club had various bits of kit on sale
A punter inspects ROL's updated PRM for desktop software developers
The R-Comp stand had plenty to play with
The APDL stand stocked as per usual
CJE Micros also brought an updated LanMan98 and Photodesk to the event in Guildford, UK
Qercus editor John Cartmell, centre, waits patiently for a show punter to complete a puzzle game before being allowed to resubscribe
RISC OS Open loves the userbase tthhiiiisss much, and says it in source code
The ROOL gang have spun out a desktop calender set featuring images from RISC OS's history - but is this a subtle admission that they've lost the blueprints for !Alarm?
"And that's how I completed Pacmania in 3 minutes, 8 seconds"


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Photos taken by Peter Howkins and used under licence. * None of this is true

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Hmm - I should have shaved. Although there are certain things you just can't be faffed to do when you get up at 5am to arrive at the other end of the country for 9!

 is a RISC OS Userrjek on 21/10/08 12:03AM
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In reply to rjek: Not to worry, you can always try and shave for the MUG show in December.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 21/10/08 7:52AM
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Many thanks to Peter for taking these. Combined with the show report, I don't feel as if I have missed anything by not attending.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 21/10/08 7:54AM
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Well it might have to be done entirely online next year. :(

 is a RISC OS Userdruck on 21/10/08 9:10AM
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Hopefully it won't come to that Druck

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 21/10/08 9:14AM
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In reply to sa110:

Pity that you don't feel you have missed anything!

There is a real difference to reading show reports and looking at still images or even short movies (there was the odd one a while ago) to being there and meeting others and chatting with them. But perhaps I'm the wierdo here since for me there is a difference between email, internet chat, telephone and meeting!

 is a RISC OS Userhzn on 21/10/08 6:18PM
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In reply to hzn:

Yes you are quite correct. Being there is not the same as reading a show report or watching a video. However some of those are unable to attend every single show that goes on! Roll on the MUG show!

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 21/10/08 7:11PM
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In reply to sa110:

True - visiting shows implies quite a bit of travel not everybody can afford (be it time, money, or both) - especially when you don't live in UK.

 is a RISC OS Userhzn on 22/10/08 10:03AM
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