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The Icon Bar: News and features: Wakefield looms (updated)

Wakefield looms (updated)

Posted by Richard Goodwin on 10:49, 17/5/2001 | , , , , , , ,
Wakefield 2001

It's that time again - many of us will be trekking oop North for the Wakefield show to see the latest and greatest in RISC OS related products.

The show is from 10:00 to 17:30 on Saturday (91th May) and 10:00 to 16:00 on Sunday (20th May) at the Thornes Park Athletics Stadium on Horbury Road in Wakefield. There may be problems with direct trains to Wakefield, so please check before you leave. The event is sponsored this year by Acorn User, Castle, Cerilica, RComp, RiscStation and Surftec.

Show madnessSo long as Jason's car makes it all the way there (it's currently held together by gaffer tape) I'll be there on the Saturday and hope to make a report from the show, with extra photographs and a more detailed report to follow. Highlights (may or may not) include working prototypes of both MicroDigital's Omega and the RiscStation laptop - Acorn User apparently has an(other) Omega exclusive; Cerilica will have RiScript 4 and Vantage on display - Vantage, I'm reliably informed, is now at v1.00 with everything from infinite undo to themed skinning in place, and is competition for Martin W├╝rthner who's just released a ColourBar module for ArtWorks; RComp/RCI will have - well, quite a lot judging by the recent flurry of newsgroup postings, but Descent II as an upgrade and a full product should please quite a few people; and a first outing for TEK 1608 from Artex should prove interesting.

See you there - I hope!

And this just in - Real Ingenuity are offering the chance to win a 15" LCD colour monitor - a Panasonic PanaFlat LC50 - to people signing up for their ISP package, RealSurfXtra. You can also trade up to a 56K modem if you bring in your old modem and £40.

Show site: http://www.wacg.org.uk/show/

  Wakefield looms (updated)
  (12:38 17/5/2001)
  Mr Jake Monkeyson (15:51 17/5/2001)
    Richard Goodwin (16:53 17/5/2001)
      Rob Kendrick (17:05 17/5/2001)
        David James (18:53 17/5/2001)
          Rob Kendrick (19:14 17/5/2001)
            Michael Stubbs (19:55 17/5/2001)
              Richard Goodwin (08:32 18/5/2001)
                Rob Kendrick (10:37 18/5/2001)
                  Rich (13:25 19/5/2001)
Michael Stubbs Message #88524, posted at 12:38, 17/5/2001
Unregistered user Good luck with the car, Rich ;)
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Mr Jake Monkeyson Message #88525, posted at 15:51, 17/5/2001, in reply to message #88524
Unregistered user Is it just me, or has the Wakefield web site gone down?

It's annoying. I was supposed to be sending the link to a non-Acorn punter. She might not come now.
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Richard Goodwin Message #88526, posted at 16:53, 17/5/2001, in reply to message #88525
Unregistered user The website's been up and down all day - I only just managed to get the logo and date/time info before it went down again and I couldn't get the travel page :(
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Rob Kendrick Message #88527, posted at 17:05, 17/5/2001, in reply to message #88526
Unregistered user According to RIPE, the site's IP address is allocated to BT Public Internet Services, and seems to be in BTOpenwoe's chunk, which makes me think that Wakefield's site is sat at the end of some poor sod's ADSL line. Considering that BT are having serious ADSL problems in Scotland, Northern Ireland and the north of England, I'm not surprised that it's not reliable... perhaps I should offer them web hosting at a reduced rate? ;-)
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David James Message #88528, posted at 18:53, 17/5/2001, in reply to message #88527
Unregistered user From my experience they are constantly having problems in West London as well.
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Rob Kendrick Message #88529, posted at 19:14, 17/5/2001, in reply to message #88528
Unregistered user Apparently, most of the UK north of Manchester is having major outages due to lots of cables being cut accidentally at a major exchange in the city centre. There's an article on The Register somewhere about it.
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Michael Stubbs Message #88530, posted at 19:55, 17/5/2001, in reply to message #88529
Unregistered user Red faces at British Telecom if it was them that cut the cables! :-/

I thought you weren't supposed to run servers on BT Openworld anyway? Even so, isn't it an expensive way of going about things? Electricity bill and owning the server etc...

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Richard Goodwin Message #88531, posted at 08:32, 18/5/2001, in reply to message #88530
Unregistered user I'd offer them some space here on Neo, but it isn't much more reliable ATM ;)
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Rob Kendrick Message #88532, posted at 10:37, 18/5/2001, in reply to message #88531
Unregistered user The electricity to run a web server is minimal; for all we know, they could be running their website on an A3000 running WebJames or something :) As far as BT's AUP goes, I can't remember exactly if you're allowed to run services on them; NTL recently changed their mind... I wonder if BT did. As for price, hosting a computer somewhere decent costs well over 500ukp. I have a box in Telehouse that I might be able to offer them some space on for a while.
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Rich Message #88533, posted at 13:25, 19/5/2001, in reply to message #88532
Unregistered user 91th May???
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