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On Scientologists eyed up RISC OS - new claim:

Steve's current site is [link] - which includes his bloody awful poetry and some entertaining fiction (in his career section).

His membership of that fruity little club is an irrelevance. He was a crap editor, who stated I would "never work in the industry again" after I objected to his editing of a comparative review for AU of two products which reversed the conclusions to favour the product produced by his own company.

The next year I got a job at Acorn.

I do admire his gall in producing an increasingly thin and weak publication, and letting PFJ teach programming (so much for his skills as a tech editor).

 is a RISC OS UserChimpy on 23/9/06 7:38AM
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On Wakefield 2006 live news:

Can i nominate hzn for funniest post of the week? Stultifying.

 is a RISC OS UserChimpy on 13/5/06 7:52PM
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On Archive booklets review part one:

Aye, you have to buy the CD from RISC Foundation. Should be noted that I don't get any money from this - the articles & code were bought outright before publication. I didn't even get a complimentary copy :)

 is a RISC OS UserChimpy on 16/12/05 10:03AM
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On Archive booklets review part one:

My toolbox topics series of 15 or so articles in RISC User garnered some fan mail back in those heady days when I were a young pup spending afternoons writing articles to fund my excessive drinking round the seemier ends of my uni campus. They're available from the RISC foundation and unlike PFJ's stuff conform to normal standards coding and general sanity.

List of articles here: [link]

PFJ for me has become synomynous with the coding style of a crack addled monkey.

 is a RISC OS UserChimpy on 15/12/05 10:55AM
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On Castle push BASIC compiler:

I suppose expecting people to write technically good code in BASIC is like asking people to do calligraphy with a set of fat blunt crayons. Oh well :)

 is a RISC OS UserChimpy on 1/9/05 3:00PM
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