Jul 092014
 

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: Continue reading »

Jun 082011
 

I am pleased to report that having now set up the ARMini computer that I purchased at Wakefield 2011, I have been able to briefly test the following pieces of software and found that they appear to work without problem:

  • WebChange – the website maintenance tool for RISC OS computers. The software features a wealth of features that allows the user – you – to simplify what could otherwise be repetitive work when maintaining and updating websites.
  • Seek’n’Link – a search tool that will search HTML and other text files, and generate a HTML file containing the results as links.
  • WaitUntil – a command line tool that allows you to insert ‘pauses’ in Obey files. Such a pause can be for a set amount of time, until a specified file is closed, or for many other reasons.
  • TimeToHex – another command line tool, this one generates a hexadecimal string based on the current time and puts it in the specified system variable.
  • Quicksand – a free text adventure game in which you play the part of Stan Tyler, and must find your way out of the woodland park and back to a world in which fashion sense prevails. Quicksand is written using Trellis, which is itself written in BBC BASIC, but they both require the relocatable module SRSLibrary – so Quicksand (and therefore Trellis) working indicates that this module is compatible. Continue reading »