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Wakefield show approaches

Posted by Jeffrey Lee on 20:25, 12/4/2011 | , ,
 
Wakefield Show logoIt's that time of year again - this Saturday marks the date of the sixteenth Wakefield show. The show will take place at its usual location of the Cedar Court Hotel, and will run from 10:00am to 4:30pm. Entry is set to cost 5 per adult, which grants you access to both the main show floor itself and to the theatre presentations. Highlights of this year's show look to be:
  • R-Comp/RCI - Apart from the other wares they'll be bringing to the show, expect them to also take the opportunity to officially launch their new ARMini computer.
  • RISC OS Open and RISCOS Ltd - Providing you with the latest OS updates, no matter which side of the fence you're on.
  • Mike Cook's Gadgets stand - If you've ever wanted to find out what he's been up to since his Micro User/Acorn User days, now's your chance!
  • WikiProject RISC OS - Meet the people who aim to put RISC OS back on the map (on Wikipedia, at least).
  • Also look out for lots of new software releases, including (but not limited to) new versions of Organizer 2 and Impact.
For more details about the show, including the theatre schedule, please check out the show's website.
 
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Trevor Johnson Message #117241, posted by trevj at 08:12, 14/4/2011
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"Qercus removed from exhibitor list due to extenuating circumstances." unhappy
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Martin Bazley Message #117243, posted by swirlythingy at 12:24, 14/4/2011, in reply to message #117241

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That would be why Stand 21 is vacant, then.

What's more interesting is that there is no stand 13 at all. Superstitious, Steve? tongue
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Steve Fryatt Message #117246, posted by stevef at 12:40, 14/4/2011, in reply to message #117243
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That would be why Stand 21 is vacant, then.
Indeed. If anyone wants a stand, talk to Chris now. indiff

What's more interesting is that there is no stand 13 at all. Superstitious, Steve? tongue
I don't do the stand numbers. tongue
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Peter Howkins Message #117247, posted by flibble at 12:50, 14/4/2011, in reply to message #117241
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"Qercus removed from exhibitor list due to extenuating circumstances." unhappy
Would those circumstances be not having a magazine out or being asked to pay for the stand?
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Steve Fryatt Message #117256, posted by stevef at 16:36, 14/4/2011, in reply to message #117247
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"Qercus removed from exhibitor list due to extenuating circumstances." unhappy
Would those circumstances be not having a magazine out or being asked to pay for the stand?
No.

I don't know the specific details, so I'm not going to comment on them. However, given what I do know, I'd suggest that people might want to avoid turning this into a "let's bash Qercus" thread: that way, any potential for subsequent foot-in-mouth will be minimised.
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Jason Togneri Message #117257, posted by filecore at 16:53, 14/4/2011, in reply to message #117256

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people might want to avoid turning this into a "let's bash Qercus" thread
Yeah, I thought we already had an official "let's bash Quercus" thread over in Playpen.
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Phil Mellor Message #117260, posted by monkeyson2 at 22:38, 14/4/2011, in reply to message #117257
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people might want to avoid turning this into a "let's bash Qercus" thread
Yeah, I thought we already had an official "let's bash Quercus" thread over in Playpen.
Where's the official "let's bash people who spell Qercus wrong" thread? tongue
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Jason Togneri Message #117265, posted by filecore at 07:34, 15/4/2011, in reply to message #117260

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people might want to avoid turning this into a "let's bash Qercus" thread
Yeah, I thought we already had an official "let's bash Quercus" thread over in Playpen.
Where's the official "let's bash people who spell Qercus wrong" thread? tongue
I'm sorry, I just have trouble writing abominations like "qe-" at the beginning of a word, particularly so if writing in English. Did you know that the magazine's name is derived from the latin word for oak, quercus? Even in Latin it's "qu-". I officially disapprove.
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Trevor Johnson Message #117266, posted by trevj at 10:20, 15/4/2011, in reply to message #117256
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Would those circumstances be not having a magazine out or being asked to pay for the stand?
[...] I'd suggest that people might want to avoid turning this into a "let's bash Qercus" thread [...]
My post wasn't intended to encourage bashing, but hopefully the above can be viewed more as banter anyway.
[...] What's more interesting is that there is no stand 13 at all. [...]
Therefore, I suggest turning this into the "Volunteers for Stand 13 at Wakefield 2012" thread!
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Jason Togneri Message #117267, posted by filecore at 10:59, 15/4/2011, in reply to message #117266

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My post wasn't intended to encourage bashing, but hopefully the above can be viewed more as banter anyway.
The above is pretty much par for the course as far as these forums go. Anybody taking genuine offence is obviously new around here big smile
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Michael Drake Message #117273, posted by tlsa at 14:38, 15/4/2011, in reply to message #117267

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Anyone know when the minibus service from the station to the show starts in the morning?

http://www.wakefieldshow.org.uk/travel.html doesn't say.
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Steve Fryatt Message #117274, posted by stevef at 14:55, 15/4/2011, in reply to message #117267
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My post wasn't intended to encourage bashing, but hopefully the above can be viewed more as banter anyway.
The above is pretty much par for the course as far as these forums go. Anybody taking genuine offence is obviously new around here smile
No offence taken. However, given what had already been written, and the reason that I was given for John's withdrawal, I thought it might be helpful to discourage further comments that might be regretted later. smile
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Steve Fryatt Message #117275, posted by stevef at 15:01, 15/4/2011, in reply to message #117273
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Anyone know when the minibus service from the station to the show starts in the morning?

http://www.wakefieldshow.org.uk/travel.html doesn't say.
No, but I've just asked two men who might and will report back.

IIRC it was around 9.45am last year, to arrive for 10am at the venue.
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Matthew Wightman Message #117276, posted by msww at 15:42, 15/4/2011, in reply to message #117275
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Are the timings on the theatre programme accurate? It says the last presentation is at 4.30pm, which would be a very short talk given that's also the closing time...
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Michael Drake Message #117277, posted by tlsa at 17:13, 15/4/2011, in reply to message #117275

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Anyone know when the minibus service from the station to the show starts in the morning?
No, but I've just asked two men who might and will report back.
Thanks!
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Blind Moose Message #117278, posted by Acornut at 17:59, 15/4/2011, in reply to message #117276
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I think you'll find that the exhibitors hall closes at 16.30, NOT the theatre.
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Steve Fryatt Message #117279, posted by stevef at 18:44, 15/4/2011, in reply to message #117277
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Anyone know when the minibus service from the station to the show starts in the morning?
No, but I've just asked two men who might and will report back.
And the answer is... The first bus will leave after 9.30am: the driver will wait until he has 'enough' passengers (or, presumably, until the ones that he has start to get militant). After dropping off at the venue, the bus returns immediately to Westgate, then waits for passengers again. In other words, it's largely demand-driven to work with the incoming trains.

This continues until the website timetable kicks in at 12.15pm: after that, the bus will leave the venue for the station at the designated times (which will be on display at the hotel, too). During this time, departures from the station will be somewhere in between.
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Steve Fryatt Message #117280, posted by stevef at 18:48, 15/4/2011, in reply to message #117276
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Are the timings on the theatre programme accurate? It says the last presentation is at 4.30pm, which would be a very short talk given that's also the closing time...
Looks like someone got confused over their daylight saving time. Ahem.

The first presentation is at 10.30am; the last at 3.30pm.
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VinceH Message #117283, posted by VincceH at 22:28, 15/4/2011, in reply to message #117266
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[...] What's more interesting is that there is no stand 13 at all. [...]
Therefore, I suggest turning this into the "Volunteers for Stand 13 at Wakefield 2012" thread!
I don't do superstitious nonsense. I therefore volunteer to have Stand 13 at Wakefield 2012.

Indeed, I'll more than happily have my stand renumbered as 13 this year.

[Edited by VincceH at 23:28, 15/4/2011]
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George Greenfield Message #117285, posted by Bucksboy at 08:46, 16/4/2011, in reply to message #117283
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I'm not going to Wakefield, but I hope someone who is will post a show report here. The ARMini in particular interests me. I've also just downloaded and installed NetSurf 2.7 and am using it to post this big smile
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Bryan Hogan Message #117286, posted by helpful at 14:56, 16/4/2011, in reply to message #117285
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Well the ARMini is available to buy and take away from Wakefield...

...so I did big smile

It will be at ROUGOL this Monday (18th) for anyone to have a play with.
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Rob Kendrick Message #117291, posted by nunfetishist at 22:42, 16/4/2011, in reply to message #117286
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Well the ARMini is available to buy and take away from Wakefield
Given its size (three times the size of an A9Home, and about a third the size of the smallest Iyonixes), it really should be called the ARMedium smile
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VinceH Message #117296, posted by VincceH at 14:54, 17/4/2011, in reply to message #117285
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I'm not going to Wakefield, but I hope someone who is will post a show report here.
http://www.riscository.com/?p=201
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Andrew Rawnsley Message #117300, posted by arawnsley at 15:09, 17/4/2011, in reply to message #117296
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Excellent show report, Vince smile Nice work!

I should probably add (tongue in cheek) that we had a healthy stock of HDMI<>DVI cables at reasonable prices - silly me for not thinking to offer you one!
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Andrew Rawnsley Message #117301, posted by arawnsley at 15:12, 17/4/2011, in reply to message #117291
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Good point, Rob, but then it couldn't be pronounced to rhyme with "Harmony", which was one of the intended nuances of the name.
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Andrew Poole Message #117306, posted by andypoole at 17:54, 17/4/2011, in reply to message #117301

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Good point, Rob, but then it couldn't be pronounced to rhyme with "Harmony", which was one of the intended nuances of the name.
Hm. So is it bad I've been pronouncing it "A-R-Mini", then? tongue
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Steve Fryatt Message #117307, posted by stevef at 18:36, 17/4/2011, in reply to message #117300
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Excellent show report, Vince smile Nice work!
Indeed; thanks!

Although the organisers won't be doing a fourteenth show next year, I'm afraid. We did that in 2009, so if we decide to do another we'd like to think that it would be the seventeenth. wink Unless our show numbers are like the volume numbers for The WROCC newsletter that the Club were selling on CD, in which case, who knows...
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VinceH Message #117309, posted by VincceH at 20:25, 17/4/2011, in reply to message #117307
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Excellent show report, Vince smile Nice work!
Indeed; thanks!

Although the organisers won't be doing a fourteenth show next year, I'm afraid. We did that in 2009, so if we decide to do another we'd like to think that it would be the seventeenth. wink
Oh, did I forget how to count in my rush to get that written before my connection came to an end? blush

<checks>

Ah, that's what I missed!

I counted the shows listed on the page at http://www.wrocc.org.uk/show/ and forgot about the ones prior to that - which are talked about elsewhere (the link at the bottom).

Annoyingly, when I put that bit in, I checked a couple of times, because I was sure it should have been more - but at no point did I spot that link, so in the end I went with what I'd counted. indiff

I'll fix it now.
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Steve Fryatt Message #117314, posted by stevef at 23:19, 17/4/2011, in reply to message #117309
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I counted the shows listed on the page at http://www.wrocc.org.uk/show/ and forgot about the ones prior to that - which are talked about elsewhere (the link at the bottom).
Ah. The shows listed there are selected on the arbitrary basis that they're the only ones I could get logo artwork for when I put the page together. smile
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Chris Evans Message #117326, posted by CJE at 10:38, 18/4/2011, in reply to message #117306
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Good point, Rob, but then it couldn't be pronounced to rhyme with "Harmony", which was one of the intended nuances of the name.
Hm. So is it bad I've been pronouncing it "A-R-Mini", then? tongue
I think you will find that they are not hyphens but half spaces :-P
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