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By dgs . Published: 17th Nov 2003, 15:21:02 | Permalink | Printable

Count down to end of year celebrations [Updated] Select ROM demonstration

Usergroup article motifNorwich
Not content just with his recently announced visit to Scotland, Castle's Jack Lillingston will be making a rather shorter journey - to Norwich - on Thursday 20th November. His destination is the RISC OS Users Norwich Group (RUNG), at the Holy Trinity Church Hall, Cambridge Street, Norwich NR2 2BA.

The topic, of course, will be an Iyonix demonstration. Doors open at 7pm for a 7:30pm start, and there is an entrance fee of two pounds to cover costs (this includes tea, coffee and biscuits).

More information (including parking details etc) can be obtained from Peter Lacey as petlacey@argonet.co.uk or Paul Beverley as paul@archivemag.co.uk or on 01603 722 544 (daytime). The Norwich group meets on the third Thursday evening of every month, usually at the same venue.

Essex
The Essex Acorn User Group (EAUG) continues to meet on the second Tuesday evening of each month, in Great Baddow Village Hall. The 9th December meeting is "A Christmas Special". More information can be obtained from eaug@aaug.net or from the group's website at www.wattys.fsnet.co.uk/eaug

Derbyshire
DARC's next meeting will be Barry Thompson will be speaking on "A View on Digital Photography", and discussing all aspects of current technology from the image-taking device to the output, be it web, CD, DVD or print.

The meeting is on Monday 8th December and starts at 7.30pm at the Parish Hall, St. Alkmunds Church, Duffield (just off the A6 north of Derby), Derbyshire. There is an admission charge of two pounds to cover costs. Tea, coffee and biscuits are available at the meeting. More information about the Derbyshire Area RISC Club can be found at www.darc-comp.org.uk or by emailing darc@aaug.net

Belgium
RISCOS.be, the Belgian RISC OS user group, meets on Friday 28th November and Friday 12th December. More information on the group can be found at www.riscos.be

London
ROUGOL are taking a relaxed approach to their November and December meetings. It seems likely that the November meeting (Monday 17th) will be free of computers apart from laptops and PDAs, but the culinary delights of the venue (which are not limited solely to Indian cuisine) will be open to all; perhaps accompanied by a few drinks. Bring your favourite paper-based RISC OS magazine for others to look at.

In December, ROUGOL are planning to bring out the club's cherished Risc PC, which benefits from just about everything apart from a StrongARM. It's not certain whether the evening's activity will involve installing Select 3, experimenting with two different makes of SCSI podule, demonstrating Ovation Pro, ProCAD+ and Artworks 2, or setting up the Eagle M2 card, but it'll certainly be interesting.

ROUGOL meets on the third Monday evening of each month, at The Blue-Eyed Maid, 173 Borough High Street, London SE1 1HR. For more information see the ROUGOL website (now regularly updated) at rougol.jellybaby.net or email info@rougol.jellybaby.net

Ipswich
The ICENI Computer Club are taking hospitality one step further for their December meeting, Wednesday 10th. There will be a free raffle for a Christmas mini-hamper, Tombola prizes (everyone is asked to bring a small gift of at least one pound value, suitably wrapped), and a games challenge based around a television and PlayStation 2.

As usual, there will also be a licensed bar, and plenty of discussion of matters RISC OS related. The event will be at ICENI's usual venue, the Bourne Vale Social Club, Halifax Road, Ipswich IP2 8RE. ICENI's January meeting will be a meal at the Crown Hotel, Manningtree, on Wednesday 14 January at 7.30 for 8pm. If you wish to attend, please contact peter.l.dunn@btinternet.com as soon as possible. The ICENI website is at www.btinternet.com/~icenicomputerclub

Wakefield
The Wakefield RISC OS Computer Club (WROCC) have an auction evening planned for Wednesday 3rd December. More details can be found on their website at www.wrocc.org.uk

Manchester
Stuart Tyrrell will be visiting the RISC OS North West User Group (RONWUG in Sale on the evening of Wednesday 19th November 2003. On the agenda will be the newly announced "A6", as well as USB products for RISC OS, and established Advantage Six product lines such as Risc PC mouse adapters.

Not stopping there, RONWUG also benefits from the continuing user group road show of Joe Taylor on Wednesday 3rd December. Joe's AppBasic is freeware, and billed as the easiest way to write standard RISC OS applications for the desktop.

RONWUG's regular meetings are on the third Wednesday of every month, so there is also a second December meeting on Wednesday 17th December. RONWUG meets at the Trafford Metrovick Rugby & Cricket Club, Finnybank Road, Sale, Cheshire M33 6LR. Admittance and membership are free. RONWUG can be contacted as info@ronwug.org or by phone on 0161 969 9820.

Blackpool
The Blackpool RISC OS user group will meet on Friday 28th November at the Victoria Hotel, Cleveleys. Meetings are normally on the last Friday of the month, but in December the meetng will be Friday 19th December. Meetings tend to be completely informal. More information can be obtained from Maureen Lewtas on 01253 864 028 or as maureen@lewtas50.freeserve.co.uk

M25EROUG goes into hibernation
We're duty bound to bring you the bad news as well as the good. Sadly, the M25 East RISC OS User Group (based in Harold Wood, near Romford) has now closed "for at least the winter". The group looks forward to re-opening when sufficient interest can be found (many of you will remember the huge audiences for the MicroDigital and Castle visits), so if you have any bright ideas do contact M25EROUG as barrywalsh@ntlworld.com

Southampton
The Southampton Acorn User Group meets on Monday December 8th, from 7pm until 9pm, in Room S1, Itchen College, Middle Road, Southampton. Admission is free, and all are welcome. More details on the group can be obtained from davehigton@dsl.pipex.com

And there's more
If you have any information for next month's user group round up, please drop me an email as dgs@aaug.net. The more details you can include, the better.

Update
The next meeting of the Bristol area RISC User Group (BARUG) will be on Wednesday 26th November, when Paul Middleton, Managing Director of RISCOS Ltd, will be the guest speaker. Paul hopes to demonstrate the eagerly awaited ROM version of RISC OS 4.39. On previous visits Paul has also discussed other topics of relevance to RISC OS and where it might go in the future. Paul's briefings have always provoked lively debate, and this one should be no exception.

The December BARUG meeting will be on Wednesday 17th December (not the usual last Wednesday of the month). There will be no guest speaker, but mince pies and coffee will be available alongside any discussions or demonstrations which members propose.

All are welcome at these meetings, both of which start at 7:30pm. A map and directions can be found on the BARUG website at www.barug.co.uk>

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Whay....! real news at last. Well more news than the last cople of offerings! BTW how come the heading/front page is shorter than the average? Mart.

 is a RISC OS UserMart on 17/11/03 7:45PM
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You modded down the flrst post - does this make me the 1st?!

T minus 3 seconds until I'm moddem down too.....

 is a RISC OS Usersimo on 17/11/03 10:36PM
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I shall be attending saug as always :)

 is a RISC OS UserHertzsprung on 18/11/03 12:58PM
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What ever happened to the Hemel Hempstead Risc Os User Group?

 is a RISC OS Userem2ac on 18/11/03 7:49PM
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It still meets on the third Wednesday of each month. We shall be at Nash Mills Village Hall tomorrow evening from 2000 to 2200, and will be pleased to see you if you want to come.

 is a RISC OS Userlibrarian16 on 18/11/03 8:00PM
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I really must attend DARC...

 is a RISC OS Usermoss on 18/11/03 9:15PM
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Next meeting of RISCOS.be is on Friday 28th November (not the 21th). Could you correct this?

TIA

Stefaan (member of RISCOS.be)

 is a RISC OS Userscl4c0rn on 19/11/03 2:11AM
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Done, thanks for the correction.

Chris. Just me.

 is a RISC OS Userdiomus on 19/11/03 11:38AM
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I was going to post this comment in the previous User Group column, but since we've got a wonderful new Xmas edition... :) Parts 1 & 2 of the networking notes promised from ROUGOL's October meeting are now online on the website.

 is a RISC OS UserMENTAT on 25/11/03 4:00PM
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Oh, I suppose I could provide a link here as well ;) (the notes are now also linked to from the home page) [link]

 is a RISC OS UserMENTAT on 26/11/03 11:39AM
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