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Roger W Wylde

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Mar 31, 2005, 6:50:17 PM3/31/05
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Nifty Software, well known producers of many many many unfinished
software packages, are pleased to anounce their expansion into the
hardware market with the formation of the

Case Porting Project

Its aim being to port popular 'cool' cases from the PC world into
the cosy RISC OS world

A preliminary range has been drawn up, going under the title of

Cool Retro-fit All Purpose Cases

Available for all of the leading RISC OS computers you can
currently buy :-

Iyonix Classic
Case #1. Polar White
http://www.nifty.demon.co.uk/cases/case1.jpg

Case #2. Transparent
http://www.nifty.demon.co.uk/cases/case2.jpg

Iyonix X100
Case #3. Ultra Low Profile
http://www.nifty.demon.co.uk/cases/case3.jpg

Iyonix Panther
Case #4. Kitty-Kat Super Deluxe Play Centre
http://www.nifty.demon.co.uk/cases/case4.jpg

Omega
Case #5. Environmentally friendly, bio-degradable, character
enclosure with user installable easy access reset button hole
http://www.nifty.demon.co.uk/cases/case5.jpg

(Please note, we may not bring this case to market since we don't
actually believe anyone really owns an Omega, which is a pitty
because it's the most customisable 'housing' available)

IMPORTANT

The above cases are intended as a 'proof of concept', a well proven
concept in the RISC OS market.

PLEDGE YOUR SUPPORT

With any project of this magnitude it is important to gauge demand
and backing. That's where you, the humble RISC OS user and hopefully
potential backer, come in.

Don't be put off by the many many many unfinished software packages,
I'm sure I can pull this one off, seems easy enough by my reconing,
I can produce better pictures if you give me a little more time, you
don't know how long it took to air brush out those cats! But I digress.

I appriciate that many of you may not have spare money just sitting
around like me, but I could do with some more, so I'm opening up the
options by allowing any form of funding; food, cars, air-miles, power
of atourney, use your imagination!

Thank you for your time, and hopefully money, err, I mean backing.

Roger Wylde - Project Manager.

Please post in this thread to show your support, please choose the
case number and payment method.

--
Roger Wylde - I.C.T. Technician and healer of computers,
Droitwich Spa High School, http://www.droitwichspahigh.worcs.sch.uk
At home a Acorn Risc PC, 233Mhz StrongARM, RISC OS Adjust 4.39
At work an Iyonix Panther and on the move/sofa a RiscStation Chameleon
http://www.niftysoftware.co.uk - no updates for 2 years and counting!

druck

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Mar 31, 2005, 7:00:43 PM3/31/05
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On 1 Apr 2005 Roger W Wylde <ro...@niftysoftware.co.uk> wrote:
> Omega
> Case #5. Environmentally friendly, bio-degradable, character
> enclosure with user installable easy access reset button hole
> http://www.nifty.demon.co.uk/cases/case5.jpg

ROTFLAPMS!

---druck

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Frances

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Mar 31, 2005, 8:01:33 PM3/31/05
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ro...@niftysoftware.co.uk said...

> Nifty Software, well known producers of many many many unfinished
> software packages, are pleased to anounce their expansion into the
> hardware market with the formation of the
>
> Case Porting Project
>
> Its aim being to port popular 'cool' cases from the PC world into
> the cosy RISC OS world
>
<delurk>
I'll have some of whatever he's having please.
<lurk>
--
Frances
Rhondda, De Cymru

Martin Dann

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Mar 31, 2005, 8:10:34 PM3/31/05
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In message <72628054...@nifty.demon.co.uk>

Roger W Wylde <ro...@niftysoftware.co.uk> wrote:

>
> Nifty Software, well known producers of many many many unfinished
> software packages, are pleased to anounce their expansion into the
> hardware market with the formation of the

> Cool Retro-fit All Purpose Cases

I'm sorry, but this type of CRAP post is really out of order, and should be
canceled immediatiely. I refere you to an email I received recently from
the UN.


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Cancelation of April.

April Fools.

Due to the number of april fools crimes commited by individuals and group
over the past few years, we are sorry to announce that april this year,
and for future years have been canceled.

To make up for the number of days lost with this cancelation, the UN
has exteneded the length of other months by about three days.

The change in length of months of the year will be as follows.

Month 2004 2005 2006
===== ==== ==== ====
January 31 31 33
Feburary 29 28 33
March 31 34 33
April 30 - -
May 31 34 33
June 30 34 33
July 31 34 34
August 31 34 33
September 31 34 33
October 31 34 33
November 30 34 33
December 31 34 34

Leap years will be catered for by adding an addtional day in Feburary
as in the old system.
For the sake of those who enjoy April fools, the UN may allow an occasional
April 1st every ten leap years, with the 1st of April replaceing
the 34th day of Feburary.

Secratery General of the UN

--------------------------------------------------------------

The date today is therefore 32nd March 2005, and you should set your
computer clocks to that date.


Martin.

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When emailing me, please include the word Banana in the subject line.

David

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Apr 1, 2005, 1:41:50 AM4/1/05
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In message <72628054...@nifty.demon.co.uk>
Roger W Wylde <ro...@niftysoftware.co.uk> wrote:

>
> Nifty Software, well known producers of many many many unfinished
> software packages, are pleased to anounce their expansion into the
> hardware market with the formation of the
>
> Case Porting Project
>
> Its aim being to port popular 'cool' cases from the PC world into
> the cosy RISC OS world
>
> A preliminary range has been drawn up, going under the title of
>
> Cool Retro-fit All Purpose Cases
>
>

> Omega
> Case #5. Environmentally friendly, bio-degradable, character
> enclosure with user installable easy access reset button hole
> http://www.nifty.demon.co.uk/cases/case5.jpg
>
> (Please note, we may not bring this case to market since we don't
> actually believe anyone really owns an Omega, which is a pitty
> because it's the most customisable 'housing' available)

You have my complete support, until noon today.

--
Dave Wisnia, Leeds

News

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Apr 1, 2005, 11:54:18 AM4/1/05
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In article <2910a654...@freeuk.net>,

David <ds...@freeuk.com> wrote:
> > (Please note, we may not bring this case to market since we don't
> > actually believe anyone really owns an Omega, which is a pitty
> > because it's the most customisable 'housing' available)

I have a bag of hen's teeth in my loft.
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I'll own up and admit it's a cardboard box containing an Omega!

--
Stuart Winsor

From is valid but subject to change without notice if it gets spammed.

For Barn dances and folk evenings in the Coventry and Warwickshire area
See: http://www.barndance.org.uk

David R Lane

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Apr 2, 2005, 5:21:20 AM4/2/05
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In message <4d54de22e...@dsl.pipex.com>
News <SW_N...@dsl.pipex.com> wrote:

> In article <2910a654...@freeuk.net>,
> David <ds...@freeuk.com> wrote:
> > > (Please note, we may not bring this case to market since we don't
> > > actually believe anyone really owns an Omega, which is a pitty
> > > because it's the most customisable 'housing' available)
>
> I have a bag of hen's teeth in my loft.
> .

[snip something rather dotty stuff (typical of this ng)]
> .

> Well Actually....

[snip more dotty comments]

> I'll own up and admit it's a cardboard box containing an Omega!

What gave it away as a seasonal joke was the poor spelling; but for
that, it would have been quite convincing as a announcement from a
RISC OS firm or one of our more literate programmers.
;-)

Dave Lane

--
Existance = Resistance! Er...., resist Micro$oft.

Roger W Wylde

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Apr 2, 2005, 3:48:01 PM4/2/05
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In message <a8fe3d55...@lakeview.demon.co.uk>

Thanks, I tink?

And thanks to Iconbar, who described me as a vetran April Fooler.

Looking back through my news posting seems I have done more than
a few, since getting on t'internet in '96 :-

1997 - Global Positioning via software
1998 - RISC OS Palmtop and Windows 98 preview
1999 - Y2K Complient Floppy Discs
2000 - Inductive Networking
2001 - Wet String Networking
2002 - MS Very Dangerous Creatures CD ROM
2003 - The Internet is nearly full

2005 - Support the Case Porting Project
[1]

8 April Fools, not bad going me things, but the mystery is why
not 2004, well I was kinda out of the country, err testing out
me digital camera [2]

http://www.drobe.co.uk/gallery/niftybit

Until next year,

Roger.

[1] All available as reprints at very reasonable rates.
[2] Shameless plug for my drobe photo album.

Dave Symes

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Apr 2, 2005, 4:10:00 PM4/2/05
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In article <c15e7755...@nifty.demon.co.uk>,

Roger W Wylde <ro...@niftysoftware.co.uk> wrote:

[Snip]

> And thanks to Iconbar, who described me as a vetran April Fooler.

[Snip]

And your excuse Roger, for this continued aberrant behaviour is?
I suppose you like practical jokes as well?

Dave S

--

Martin Dann

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Apr 2, 2005, 4:26:11 PM4/2/05
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In message <c15e7755...@nifty.demon.co.uk>

Roger W Wylde <ro...@niftysoftware.co.uk> wrote:

> Thanks, I tink?
>
> And thanks to Iconbar, who described me as a vetran April Fooler.
>
> Looking back through my news posting seems I have done more than
> a few, since getting on t'internet in '96 :-
>
> 1997 - Global Positioning via software
> 1998 - RISC OS Palmtop and Windows 98 preview
> 1999 - Y2K Complient Floppy Discs

IHMO that one was the best. Iwas on the floor laughing.

> 2000 - Inductive Networking
> 2001 - Wet String Networking
> 2002 - MS Very Dangerous Creatures CD ROM
> 2003 - The Internet is nearly full
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> 2005 - Support the Case Porting Project

> 8 April Fools,

I only have four

2001 29-bit firm ware.
2003 Scan using printer. (including processor speed up etc).
2004 All random numbers used up.
2005 April has been cancelled (which seems to have been missed by most
prob was 'cos it was rubbish and a reply to case porting project).

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Roger W Wylde

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Apr 3, 2005, 4:39:36 PM4/3/05
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In message <f4dc7a554d%Mar...@f451.freeserve.co.uk>
Martin Dann <Mar...@f451.freeserve.co.uk> wrote:

> In message <c15e7755...@nifty.demon.co.uk>
> Roger W Wylde <ro...@niftysoftware.co.uk> wrote:
>
> > Thanks, I tink?
> >
> > And thanks to Iconbar, who described me as a vetran April Fooler.
> >
> > Looking back through my news posting seems I have done more than
> > a few, since getting on t'internet in '96 :-
> >
> > 1997 - Global Positioning via software
> > 1998 - RISC OS Palmtop and Windows 98 preview
> > 1999 - Y2K Complient Floppy Discs
>
> IHMO that one was the best. Iwas on the floor laughing.
>
> > 2000 - Inductive Networking
> > 2001 - Wet String Networking
> > 2002 - MS Very Dangerous Creatures CD ROM
> > 2003 - The Internet is nearly full
> >
> > 2005 - Support the Case Porting Project
> > 8 April Fools,
>
> I only have four

Everyone's gotta start somewhere, as a 'vetran' may I help?

>
> 2001 29-bit firm ware.
Good.


> 2003 Scan using printer. (including processor speed up etc).

They exist for real, don't they?


> 2004 All random numbers used up.

Sounds too plausable, besides pseudo random numbers are used
so wastefully these days to choose frivolous little things
like whether a space invader moves left or right.


> 2005 April has been cancelled (which seems to have been missed by most
> prob was 'cos it was rubbish and a reply to case porting project).

Too complicated, and posting as a follow up restricts your viewing
audience - it can be seens as trying to sponge from the success of
the parent posting ;-).

Perhaps it's just that I've spent far too much time creating
a web based calendar recently [1] (in good ole beeb basic and the
excellent WebJames) not to find the idea of the year structure
changing just a little painful!

Roger.

[1] Big project I'm working on, gonna finish this one - promise!

Roger W Wylde

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Apr 3, 2005, 5:45:46 PM4/3/05
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In message <4d5579...@ukgateway.net>
Dave Symes <d...@ukgateway.net> wrote:

If you worked in a department mainly comprising women teachers,
you'd have a screwed up mind too :-S.

That or I'm too creative for my own good?

And you've got to have a sense of humour to work in a school!

Roger (back to the 9-3 days next week, if only!!!).

Roger W Wylde

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Apr 3, 2005, 5:26:15 PM4/3/05
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Just checked the web site logs, over 300 visitors looked a the cases
picys over the 1st and 2nd of April.

Pretty impressive me thinks. Thanks all, for taking the time to look.

Until next time (disappears back under a rock, cackling)

Roger.

John Cartmell

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Apr 3, 2005, 8:18:46 PM4/3/05
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In article <3b7e0056...@nifty.demon.co.uk>,

Roger W Wylde <ro...@niftysoftware.co.uk> wrote:
> And you've got to have a sense of humour to work in a school!

> Roger (back to the 9-3 days next week, if only!!!).

The 9-3 days are mainly bearable. I couldn't stand the 3-6 meetings and the
6-2am 'preparation'...

..though of course it's all much easier than the loneliness of the regular
9-2am 52/24/7 of a magazine editor. ;-)

Enjoy next term!

--
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Qercus magazine FAX +44 (0)8700-519-527 www.finnybank.com
Qercus - the best guide to RISC OS computing

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Wendy Gray

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Apr 4, 2005, 2:07:35 PM4/4/05
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In message <4d560e8...@cartmell.demon.co.uk>
John Cartmell <jo...@cartmell.demon.co.uk> wrote:

> In article <3b7e0056...@nifty.demon.co.uk>,
> Roger W Wylde <ro...@niftysoftware.co.uk> wrote:
> > And you've got to have a sense of humour to work in a school!
>
> > Roger (back to the 9-3 days next week, if only!!!).
>
> The 9-3 days are mainly bearable. I couldn't stand the 3-6 meetings and the
> 6-2am 'preparation'...

...followed by the 2-6am marking, breakfast and a tediusly slow drive to
work...

> ..though of course it's all much easier than the loneliness of the regular
> 9-2am 52/24/7 of a magazine editor. ;-)

Like teaching, you do it coz you enjoy it :-)

Wendy
--
Artificial intelligence is no match for natural stupidity :-)

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