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Realname: John Rickman
About me:History of machines - BBC-B, Arch310, RPC700, Iyonix, A9, most recent purchase A7000+ paid 40 gbp at SW show - hoping to run old Acorn games on to keep the children away from my Iyonix:-)
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On Firefox port updated to release number eight:

I have been using this new version for several hours. It appears to be stable and faster than the version from January this year. Download and install was easy and without any problems. My thanks to Peter for his continuing support for this browser.

 is a RISC OS UserJohnR on 30/8/09 9:05PM
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On Richard Brown takes over day-to-day running of ISP Orpheus:

Perhaps it's a cost saving - the drobe hosted riscos.org.uk is still working

 is a RISC OS UserJohnR on 30/6/09 12:09PM
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On Five tips for ROL over the next five years:

I've used Aemulor from the beginning. Apart from a few 28M limit problems it has been trouble free and virtually invisible in operation.

Here is the complete list of what I use it for. Publish+ and Tablemate I would class as essential; EFFCAT and SuperGram I would miss; the rest I could manage without.

!Chords !Meteors !ColourMap !MineHunt !CrossStar !PDCAT !D2Font !PREMIER !Dilo !Publish+ !Dis-le !smbserver !Dis-leII !Snapper !Drummer !SuperGram !Dungeon !TableMate !EFFCAT !TemplEd !EFFmanual !Trace !effTTT !TransDDF !Equasor !TransFSI !Fresco !TransIMP !GraphDraw !TransPCD !ImageFS !TransRTF !LinkCheck !TranTIFF+ !WordWorks

 is a RISC OS UserJohnR on 29/5/09 3:18PM
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On Recent developments have left me feeling...:

A vote for Dave Holden provides an opportunity to "spoil your ballot paper" when you don't agree with any of the other candidates.

What has puzzled me for sometime is the two-tone colour system. Ie the pink and the blue colours on the bars. A key would help.

 is a RISC OS UserJohnR on 30/4/09 9:47AM
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On OCR tool STRing updated:

Unfortunately running !STRing on my Iyonix v5.14 gives Message: Internal error: abort on data transfer at &20765DA0.

 is a RISC OS UserJohnR on 29/4/09 11:01AM
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On RISC OS Open 5.14 now available for free download:

It works a treat. I have not been brave enough to burn it in yet but I have put a couple of run files in the apps directory which allow me to boot into 5.14 or 5.15. One surprisingly nice thing is how much better !Alarm is now.

 is a RISC OS UserJohnR on 29/4/09 10:28AM
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On Google to fund another round of NetSurf development:

Apart from a few fixed magnification sizes (which it used to have) and the ability to save customization in choices I am very happy with the interface. Any change here risks breaking something that is very much not broke. But JS - now that would be something else.

 is a RISC OS UserJohnR on 23/3/09 10:36PM
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On Mourners at tragic Paul Vigay's funeral to plant acorns in his memory:

Paul Vigay

Just some fragments from the day of his funeral as they came to mind.

Paul's coffin surprised me - somehow I expected it to made of cardboard or wicker in keeping with the sustainability theme - but a true Acorn fan even beyond death, Paul was buried in a stout oak box.

I followed the coffin into the woods, talking to the solicitor who is getting to grips with Paul's privately managed Internet affairs. He pointed out the woodland floor covered in Dog's Mercury, a rare plant he said, which I subsequently failed to find in in Roger Darlington's beautiful wild flower site [link]

The CIA security sign on the wall of the Rising Sun at Cranfield where we had lunch with fellow MUG members; reading the hardcopy condolences book produced by Rob Kendrick; then getting lost on the short journey to the Sustainabilty Centre and driving too fast around single track roads trying not to be late.

Keith Dunlop and Louie sitting cross-legged on a wooden shelf throughout the length of the celebration service tributes. I am surprised they could stand up still had the use of their legs afterwoods.

The "croppies", certainly no odder in their own way than we niche OS supporters, looked and sounded surprisingly normal; and their voices, to a Pompey born and bred exile listening to the Southern "R"s and "ows" all around was like coming home. Then there was learning how to pronounce Paul's second name - not V-ee-gay, but V-igh-gay.

The little child with blonde hair who persuaded three MUGs to come and admire a ring of stones and pile of twigs laid for a fire close to the edge of the wood.

Hugging Paul's sister and collecting two potted acorns. Curiously, hearing Fran speak took away some of the feeling of loss. It was as if he had not altogether gone.

When I was a child I caught a fleeting glimpse, Out of the corner of my eye. I turned to look but it was gone. I cannot put my finger on it now. The child is grown, the dream is gone.

Paul wanted to play the guitar solo from "Comfortably Numb" but he was more of a keyboard player than a guitarist.

Shine on you crazy diamond - but I really, really wish you were still here.


 is a RISC OS UserJohnR on 23/3/09 7:10PM
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On VNC remote desktop app updated:

I could not get it to work at first. It supplies ABCLib 4.14 but RMEnsures 4.15. I have changed the obey file and it now loads.

 is a RISC OS UserJohnR on 4/3/09 6:27PM
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On ARM shows off prototype netbooks:

It doesn't always pay to be quick off the mark. I have been studying the specs of netbooks for 9 months but could not make my mind up which one to buy.

Unfortunately the cheap Linux netbook seemed to have been hijacked. Instead of a low spec Linux machine with solid-state drive most netbooks on sale now have hard-drives, come with XP and are priced as lowend laptops. PCWorld in Coventry last month had 21 different netbooks on sale; 19 of them were Windows XP machines with hard drives.

The new ARM systems look to be very interesting. Glad I kept my powder dry.

 is a RISC OS UserJohnR on 4/3/09 5:50PM
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On Paul Vigay found dead off Southsea seafront:

Ten minutes ago I was looking forward to going down to Webbington and meeting old friends and hoping to talk to Paul. I just saw the news on Archive-online and am in shock. Paul was the most positive advocate of RISC OS there ever was and we are going to miss him terribly.

 is a RISC OS UserJohnR on 20/2/09 9:47PM
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On Classic Archimedes technical bible republished online:

Thanks, with "No images" ticked the book displays nicely in Trinity font. It seems the book was set with Palatino but the font was not imbedded.

 is a RISC OS UserJohnR on 30/1/09 12:30PM
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On Classic Archimedes technical bible republished online:

I am trying to read this but have not found a satifactory way of viewing it on RISC OS. !RiScript renders the text nicely but I get two errors on each page which have to be cancelled. !PDF is curious. It seems to paint the screen twice. The first time the text appears to be in a vector font, but then it is over-painted with a rough looking bit map font. ArtWorks wont load it because it runs out of memory.

 is a RISC OS UserJohnR on 29/1/09 5:37PM
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On RISC OS Firefox port in bug fix update:

Reply to AW (using Firefox) Crash happened in [link] soon after I clicked on a tab labelled New! Translate Looking at this page with Firefox on PC it - shows that it is full of Flash rubbish (adverts) Iyonix 5.13

 is a RISC OS UserJohnR on 3/1/09 7:16PM
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On Drobe Awards 2008: The results:

I would have liked to have the opportunity to vote for StrongED as best non-commercial product this year. Fred Graute's development effort and almost instant response to problem reports has been truly outstanding.

 is a RISC OS UserJohnR on 2/1/09 11:03PM
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On RISC OS Firefox port in bug fix update:

been using it for 2 hours on Iyonix with only one crash - It is the most stable version yet. It is good to be able to use Streetmap.com again without leaving RISC OS

 is a RISC OS UserJohnR on 2/1/09 10:56PM
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On Executive decision time for Midlands show:

Sorry - misunderstanding - it was plugged via the converter because I wanted to keep a spare USB slot available. With this early arrangement the front of the A9 was too close to the case and I could not use the two USBs on the front - not incidently could I use the sound ouput.

 is a RISC OS UserJohnR on 25/11/08 10:31PM
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On Executive decision time for Midlands show:

Picture top right shows two AC/DC adapters. A five volt one for the A9 and a 12 volt one for the screen.

In the picture bottom right, the adapters are hidden. They are now in a metal box and are connected via a DIY "Y" lead which terminates at the back. The mains lead is plugged into this from the back, allowing a simple unplug and go!

The ethernet cable at present enters through a hole in the back.

 is a RISC OS UserJohnR on 25/11/08 10:24PM
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On Executive decision time for Midlands show:

In reply to drucks strange outburst:- Heath-Robinson it may be, but it is very definitely not unwieldy. It is probably more convenient than the average laptop for packing up and carrying. For by the time you have unplugged the charger and mouse and zipped them up in the laptop bag you have a bulkier package than my Samsonite briefcase. Which incidently comes with a combination lock and does not look like a computer thereby hopefully not attracting the light-fingered.

With respect to the Netbook, no mater how small, neat and cheap, none afaik is any good for RISC OS apps.

 is a RISC OS UserJohnR on 25/11/08 8:33PM
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On South East 2008 show round up:

Please excuse the "me too", but I must say it really is a pleasure to have drobe back again.

Despite all the gloom there were plenty of "green shoots"at the SE show. The updated EasyWriter is important for keeping up with MS Word and the Photodesk development is welcome.

There was a good showing of MUG members- getting tips for our Christmas show and attempting to recruit exhibitors. Fortunately, they all agreed to come or at least said they would try.

The door price refund for purchases was a novel idea

 is a RISC OS UserJohnR on 20/10/08 11:58PM
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On Click right on with RISC OS:

In reply to Adrianl: "Shift-double click with the Select button on the icon of an open directory in the Filer, and it closes that directory and all subdirs etc."

Now that one really is useful to me (and anybody else who uses !MoreDesk) I run !MoreDesk with 7 screens, using each screen for a different set of tasks. Very often I need to access a directory opened on one screen from a differernt one. The problem is in finding it!

Until now I have had to either search through all the screens, or navigate menus - Fetch > filer...

Now it is possible to close the "mislaid" directory wherever it is and open it again on the current screen.

 is a RISC OS UserJohnR on 25/3/08 10:33PM
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On Icon Technology boss Mike Glover retires:

Very best wishes for your retirement Mike. I was a late comer to the delights of EasyWriter. A "lite" version came bundled with my Iyonix in 2004. It was not easy to make it do what I wanted at first as it was very different to the Impresson and Ovation I was used to. What bowled me over, however was how good it was with handling "foreign" formats; MSWord documents in particular but also html and PDF. I bought the full version as soon as possible and have updated it at every show ever since. Favourite feature :- Menu:Misc > Insert Lorem Ipsum > labore esse non.....

 is a RISC OS UserJohnR on 5/3/08 4:51PM
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On South West 2008 this weekend:

It was interesting to see the Eee PC running VRPC on XP on the Rcomp stand. Despite the small screen it was quite usable.

There was a Linux Eee PC on the ARM Club stand which belonged to Dave Ruck - no RISC OS though.

 is a RISC OS UserJohnR on 25/2/08 8:12PM
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On Animated love:

Pretty! and had the added benefit of alerting me to the fact that I have been running NetSurf with animations disabled for months and had not noticed

the technique would be good for making an animated firework display

 is a RISC OS UserJohnR on 18/2/08 10:21PM
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On PhotoFiler handed out in free download:

Anything from the author of !PrivateEye has to be worth trying

 is a RISC OS UserJohnR on 12/2/08 10:45PM
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On Best of 2007 awards results:

The Best Commercial Product was a "no brainer" the multiple pages function in !Artworks was a life-changing event (the Bhudda said "all life is sad" )

The freebie category was much more difficult - I rely on !PrivateEye to manage my image collections, and !Parmesan is always running. But in the end I had to vote for NetSurf. Without it I don't think that RISC OS would survive.

 is a RISC OS UserJohnR on 31/12/07 3:42PM
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On New RiScript supports CMYK PDF export:

looking forward to getting mine. Unfortunately my invitation has gone to an email address that no longer works. I signed in and updated my profile and have written via the contact page requesting a download password. I hope they are checking emails over the new year period.

 is a RISC OS UserJohnR on 29/12/07 3:00PM
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On A9home: two years on:

It would not be difficult for someone from A6 to post a status report to the A9Home list once a month. Even a one liner saying " not a lot to report" would indicate that the project is still alive.

I find it amazing that bugs mentioned on the A9 list may not be picked up.

The lack of communication is is just bad manners. The machine however, is a delight. I get occasional disk errors fixed by DiscKnight. There is an obscure problem with !Hermes which sometimes gets stuck sending mail, and HOMM2 doesn't work. Otherwise it does the biz.

 is a RISC OS UserJohnR on 6/12/07 10:04PM
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On A9home DIY laptop: first pictures:

You wait forever for a laptop and suddenly three come at once. First the Lego, then Paul's, and now on the A9Home mailing list, Willem admits that his questions about drawing power from USB ports are part of his project to turn his A9 into a laptop.

 is a RISC OS UserJohnR on 4/12/07 9:15PM
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On Christmas 2007 show this weekend:

It is possible that young people are not interested because RISC OS can't handle the networking sites where they interact with fheir friends. I can just about use Facebook using Firefox but would not recommend to anyone who did not have a strong masochistic streak. MySpace, Flickr, and online maps are now taken for granted. A year ago they were not so well established.

 is a RISC OS UserJohnR on 3/12/07 9:55PM
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On Christmas 2007 show this weekend:

It was an enjoyable show, but there were fewer people than last year at Featherstone - It would be useful to have some idea why. was the location at Gaydon too far South?, was it the bad weather forecast?, was it too soon after the South East show? have a significant number of RISC OS users left the platform, (or died)?

Any other suggestions?

The MUG club will be discussing the next Midland show at our 19th January 2008 meeting. So the more opinions we have the better. (facts would be nicer than opinions but they are harder to come by) john

 is a RISC OS UserJohnR on 3/12/07 9:13PM
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On Christmas 2007 show announced:

Pogo stick or space hopper is hard work. I will be taking a boat to the edge of Gaydon village and then walking up the hill.

Here is a link to some arial views of the Heritage Centre taken from a helicoptor a few weeks ago. The route from the motorway can be seen clearly. [link]

 is a RISC OS UserJohnR on 15/8/07 4:23AM
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On Could NetSurf 2.0 support JavaScript?:

Javascript really does seem to be less prevalent on the web than a year ago -or perhaps more web coders are providing <Noscript> alternatives on their pages. It has now reached the stage where I can afford to ignore sites that do not work with NetSurf. I have just researched and booked flights, car park and hotel for a holiday using nothing but NetSurf.

The only area where the lack of JS was a problem was with maps. More and more sights are going for dynamic maps rather than static images. This gets around update and copyright problems, so I suppose will probably become more common.

 is a RISC OS UserJohnR on 4/4/07 3:37PM
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On South West show reports and photos:

in reply to AW:

I was a bit surprised to see the Mac but anyone who has to travel to give a presentation has little choice. Given the close association of RISC OS Now with PV a PC laptop with VRPC would be out on religious grounds. An A9Home would be possible, but is a bit messy with separate mouse, keyboard and screen - which leaves the Mac. It was plainly not was Louie's machine of choice - she had to ask the audience how to use it at least once.

 is a RISC OS UserJohnR on 1/3/07 11:32AM
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On South West show reports and photos:

Vince has cracked da code ;-)

It came about when I was playing with letters to make up the club name. MUG gave the right flavour but wasnt specific enough. MUGRO was specific but lost the sense of irony. MUGro was no improvement. Then I happened upon the registered copyright symbol which combines the R and the O in a sort of ready made RISCOS monogram.

Hence MUG® - don't know if the symbol will be rendered properly so I usually write it as MUG((R)

 is a RISC OS UserJohnR on 28/2/07 4:04PM
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On South West show reports and photos:

Warning - and apologies! the link in my previous post will not back out to Drobe owing to a redirecton page meant to trap index.htm and convert it to index.html. I need to rethink this:-(

 is a RISC OS UserJohnR on 27/2/07 6:06PM
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On South West show reports and photos:

DGS mentions a "subtle new logo" for RISC OS that the Midlands User Group is playing with. It is visible on this web page:- [link] It is part of the name on the image of the mug and explains why our official abbreviation is MUG(R) not MUG.

 is a RISC OS UserJohnR on 27/2/07 6:01PM
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On RiscPkg author publishes new coding book:

It's a nice book. similar format to his "Programming with RISC OS Toolkit. written using TechWriter on an Iyonix. The introduction, explaining what UnixLib is, is followed by a fascinating chapter on the History of UnixLib from 1989 to the present day. Then it gets down and dirty with detailed information on how to use it with separate chapters on Files, Directories, Sockets, Name Resolution, Processes, Threads, Globbing, Regular Expressions, CLI and SysLog. Even for a non-coder the book has a fair amount of interest for example the explanations of Globbing and Regular Expression. (for Graham - there is a typo on page 9 start of penultimate paragraph:-)

 is a RISC OS UserJohnR on 25/2/07 8:13PM
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On 32bit Insignia released for free:

It is getting late - but I couldn't resist downloading. No problems with download, install, running it. Thanks!

 is a RISC OS UserJohnR on 9/1/07 11:39PM
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On Firefox 2 port now Iyonix and A9home friendly:

Thanks Peter. Now that Firefox sits on the icon bar and does not disappear when startled I will keep it running all the time alongside of Netsurf. It helps to be using Moredesk of course because I can have a screen for each browser and quickly swap back and forward.

Just one regret. I wish had read drobe before re-downloading and re-installing Tinct, UnixLib etc in an attempt to get round the start up problem. Thanks for the solution Doug.

 is a RISC OS UserJohnR on 27/12/06 2:42PM
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On Iyonix-only Firefox 2 port released online:

version 2.0 works a lot better than 1.5 - it is not as slow and typing into writeable fields is improved. I can now see the vertical cursor, which I never could with 1.5.

Given that 100 people pledged 100 gbp to buy Select it should be possible for 100 people to fund Firefox - even if its a case of robbing Paul to pay Peter:-)

This is being typed in using Firefox.

 is a RISC OS UserJohnR on 2/12/06 2:07PM
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On RISC OS 6 Select 4 preview released:


What point were you making - the link you supplied gives an error message:- "The requested URL was not found on this server"

 is a RISC OS UserJohnR on 27/11/06 12:56PM
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On September news round up:

Steve Revill to meet his public:

If anyone is thinking of trying out a virtual desktop program may I heartily recommend Steve Revill's MoreDesk. It is well worth the fifteen pounds.

I have been using Dave Ruck's Workspace for quite a while but was intrigued by reports on MoreDesk which I bought last week. Workspace is an excellent program and I have used it daily for over a year. It is free and has a powerful set of commands for setting up your desktops, but it has some drawbacks, chiefly the lack of an overview window where you can see your all open windows and, for me, the inability to change the set number of virtual desks.

MoreDesk, has a very good overview window which uses icons to represent your open applications. It also neatly solves the problem of having some applications show on all virtual desktops. You can have up to 49 desktops (I believe), but I am currently using three, and will probably add more when I get comfortable with three and need more space.

A good reason for buying MoreDesk is the quick response feedback. Last Thursday night I sent an email with details of two problems. Just before midnight Steve sent back a bypass fix for one and managed to include fixes for both problems in the new version 1.10 available two days later.

 is a RISC OS UserJohnR on 18/9/06 1:31PM
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On New mag aimed at newbie and pro users:

Good luck to Louie with his enterprise. I will certainly subscribe to it using the money I've saved by not having to renew Qercus, but if it is still going in a years time I'll eat my hat. (really?)

 is a RISC OS UserJohnR on 1/8/06 10:08PM
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On Unofficial A9home mailing list opened:

>An unofficial mailing list was created this week for >A9home owners to discuss their new computers.

The mailing list I have been invited to join looks pretty official to me. It is hosted in-house and is signed "The A9 Team"

 is a RISC OS UserJohnR on 17/5/06 11:53PM
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On New ArtWorks, AWRender planned for Wakefield:

In reply to wuerthne:

> In my experience people leave the market > *"because there is nothing to buy"*.

Or the same thing- "because no one is selling anything" What is a market, but a place where people are buying and selling? It is possible that the abundance of free software is harming the RISC OS platform:-)

 is a RISC OS UserJohnR on 19/4/06 2:38PM
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On Bluetooth support for A9home mulled:

In reply to timephoenix:

>Anyone know if the audio quality on the A9Home will be better than on the Iyonix?

I downloaded and re-flashed the OS last night and was delighted to find that sound now works. So far I have only had time to test it with !Maestro, but it sounds good through my lo-fi desktop amp and speakers.

 is a RISC OS UserJohnR on 6/4/06 11:05AM
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On South West 2006 round up:

in reply to SimonC

Paul Middleton said that there was more than a years work to make a complete Iyonix Select. If all the pledges were honoured that would only raise enough to to pay for half a programmer - better than none perhaps - hence the selected bits of Select

He was asked if Iyonix users would lose anything by installing Select. He replied that the only area that he could forsee a problem was the Geminus exploitation of the nVidia graphics card. This may give me a problem as I bought the Geminus accelerator at the show:-(

 is a RISC OS UserJohnR on 20/2/06 10:32AM
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On Midlands user group formed:

In Reply to Trapper

If you could contact me via email to discuss I would be interested in following this up - but not for a couple of days as the response to the article has rather swamped me!. I will be posting an update to the MUG web page by Tuesday this week.

 is a RISC OS UserJohnR on 13/2/06 12:15AM
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On Midlands user group formed:

well ...the article did say ".. a web site with contact details will be appearing soon " ;-) There is now a link on the home page of my website with some information, including contact details:- [link]

 is a RISC OS UserJohnR on 10/2/06 6:15PM
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On Grapevine 3 features mooted:

reply to arawnsley:

MSN Messenger is a pain. You can get rid of the tabs and park the window partly off screen to hide the flashing ads - but it is far better to de-install it and use Windows Messenger instead - but neither is as unobtrusive or pleasant to use as Grapevine.

 is a RISC OS UserJohnR on 31/1/06 9:34PM
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On Grapevine 3 features mooted:

It is different from telephone and email (rather in the way that texting is different from either) and it has some benefits. The main one is that you have a fair idea that someone is at home when you try to comunicate.

You can use this information to make a phone call, knowing that someone will pick up the phone, if you like:-)

What I like best about is the sense of companionship it gives when working late at night. You don't have to actually chat - just watch your friends log in and log out when they go to bed.

 is a RISC OS UserJohnR on 31/1/06 11:49AM
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On Web gallery apps compared:

WebGen2 gets my vote, although it is a bit daunting at first because of the number of options. I have used it on my website - [link] (click on the gallery)

Webgen2 does produce rather a lot of files if you use the simple options - approx 5 per photo. The Java script options produce fewer but I have avoided these because they don't work with NetSurf.

It is fairly easy to produce a stand-alone set of pages containing a good looking set of thumbnails and corresponding pictures including simple navigation controls. There is some provision for integrating these pages into an existing site, but I find this needs some tweaking.

Making changes to the generated html is possible but it is usually easier to regenerate the pages and re-integrate.

If I could request one change it would be for the default files to be htm not html:-)

 is a RISC OS UserJohnR on 10/1/06 10:44AM
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On Christmas roadshow news:

sorry about the double post. I didnt know that the Preview buttoon in the Post a comment window would submit the comment. It didn't appear to do anything (using NetSurf on aforementioned A9)

 is a RISC OS UserJohnR on 16/12/05 9:22PM
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On Christmas roadshow news:

a good show at a comfortable venue. my chauffuse was able to sit in the middle on an armchair doing a crossword and letting me get on with tallking to the stall holders and buying upgrades - netfetch, uniprint 2, artworks 2.5. and, after signing a strictly-no-whinging agreement (in blood), I was allowed to walk out with an A9 in flight case (Matt's) with attractive blue fan.

 is a RISC OS UserJohnR on 16/12/05 9:17PM
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On Christmas roadshow news:

a good show at a comfortable venue. my chauffuse was able to sit in the middle on an armchair doing a crossword and letting me get on with tallking to the stall holders and buying upgrades - netfetch, uniprint 2, artworks 2.5. and, after signing a stricly-no-whinging agreement (in blood), I was allowed to walk out with an A9 in flight case (Matt's) with blue fan.

 is a RISC OS UserJohnR on 16/12/05 9:14PM
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On Could A9 be a digital oasis in a desert of PCs and Macs?:

Love is blind.. or, price is sometimes irrelevant.

Who would buy a car with:- no roof, flimsy plastic doors no boot, no rear seats, cramped driving position,, no airbags, no ABS, no power steering, no audio system (too noisy anyway to hear one), poor fuel consumption, and an entry level price of 16000 new? Almost any car on the market is better value than my Caterham - but none of them are as pretty or as much fun to drive:-)

We have just had our study redecorated and my wife's old RiscPC with CRT is noisy and looks out of place on the desk next to the flat screen monitor of my floor standing Iyonix. It has to go.

The obvious machine to buy is another Iyonix. It seems to be better value and would certainly be more compatible with my machine than any other.

But... I want that one! but you ..... I know.

It has to be the pretty little blue box with a copy of Aemulor to run the old software my wife uses to produce the Parish magazine and collect the family email (Impression and Voyager).

And as a bonus I get to try Select/Adjust and see if it is worth signing the pledge for!

 is a RISC OS UserJohnR on 28/11/05 4:24PM
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On Software news:

"Chat application Grapevine development could be spurred if users cough up extra cash"

GV2 does all what I want it to do, apart from dropping the connection too frequently. However, I would be happy to pay for an upgrade. Don't know if this is possible but one thing I would like is to be able to add to, or change the "status" texts. At moment I "go to lunch" several times a day:) Another function I use at work is whiteboard sharing. Could this be done via Paint?

 is a RISC OS UserJohnR on 28/11/05 2:44PM
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On Qercus moves to in-house production:

The delays between issues of Quercus have meant that I have had time to read them cover to cover instead of putting them in the push-down stack only half read.

I think there is room for a quarterly mag in th RISCOS world

 is a RISC OS UserJohnR on 6/9/05 12:49PM
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On Archive mag to survey RISC OS computer use:

In the DROBE survey I ticked use of "VirtualRiscPC on a PC". What I actually use is VirtualA5000 running under XP - is this the same thing, or have I muddied the waters?

Incidently I have to run VA5000 with the Windows firewall turned off, otherwise the mouse pointer is hijacked when I write to disk.

 is a RISC OS UserJohnR on 11/8/05 10:55AM
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