Despite it being April 1st, I had made a committment to myself to release some form of early working version of git for the RISC OS platform. Well. Here it is. It is currently released as 0.5.0-alpha1.0. It’s really quite early on still, so there are bound to be issues, but it would be useful […]

Git and RISC OS Filetypes

git is a Unix-oriented version control system, for obvious reasons. Consequently, RISC OS – sporting a noticeably non-Unix filesystem – doesn’t fit into git’s view of things. Particularly when it comes to RISC OS’s concept of filetypes… Filetypes? Whilst Unix filesystems utilise file extensions to identify the type of a file (“hello.txt“), RISC OS associates […]


Recently I revisited an old BBC Micro game from the mid 1980’s that I used to enjoy playing as a kid, called “Thrust”. It was a fairly addictive game with a simple concept: fly your ship, pick up a ball and with it, exit the planet. What could be simpler? Reflections Being home alone at the time, having […]