Midlands Midsummer Mugshow 2014

The annual Midlands Midsummer Mugshow takes place on 12th July, 2014 – this coming Saturday – and, as usual, I will be there to talk about Soft Rock Software‘s existing products, such as WebChange, as well as websites such as RISCOSitory.

The show will take place at:

St John’s Church Hall
205 Warwick Road


Doors are open to the public from 11:00am until 4:00pm, and the cost of entry is just £1 for adults, with children getting in for free.

The status of Soft Rock Software’s existing products remains largely as it did for the last couple of shows – South West and Wakefield – with no changes to WebChange or its incomplete manual, and the rewritten WaitUntil still only remaining available as a test version (email me if you’d like a copy).

However, I did say Soft Rock Software’s existing products! There will actually be something new on the Soft Rock Software stand this year – hardware, not software – though not yet complete, and therefore not yet available to buy: Two new case designs for the Raspberry Pi.

There are plenty of existing cases available to buy for the Raspberry Pi, but the two cases you will be able to see on Saturday have been designed specifically with RISC OS users in mind. They won’t necessarily make the Raspberry Pi run RISC OS any better than it did before – which it does very well – but they may very well raise a smile when a Pi housed in one is switched on.

To find out more about these cases – including the name1, which should also raise a smile – you’ll either have to come along to the show on Saturday, or you’ll have to wait patiently for the inevitable RISCOSitory show report!

Soft Rock Software has also reached a significant milestone this year, in that it is now 25 years old so, in celebration of that, something else you will find on the stand at this year’s show is a computer on which most of the old budget games that were released through Soft Rock Software in the early to mid 1990s can be played. These include Escape from Exeria, Drop Rock and Floopy.

So what more needs to be said, other than: See you there!

  1. Although the observant reader might notice a clue to it on this page.


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