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25th anniversary for the ZX Spectrum April 29, 2007

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Seeing all over the news the 25th anniversary… I’ve been reminded I took a test some years ago about spectrum knowledge… the ZX Spectrum Certification from the World of Spectrum website. The speccy was of course my first computer when I was 8 years old… back then anything related to computers was cool… even just seeing the thing write in the telly when I pressed the keys! Even more fascinating were the noises for loading the programs… you really quickly learnt to associate certain sounds… such as the “always the same but slowly progressing” screen loading sounds… anyone surprised that many Spectrum junkies would end up liking noise, trance and progressive music? ;)

altered language state April 15, 2007

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Los que me conocen de hace tiempo saben que siempre que vuelvo de una party, vengo hablando “ultra fino” en plan de pronunciar todas las palabras completas, hablando más lento y tal… un caso extremo fué ir de viaje a Alemania para la breakpoint del 2005 que de Sevilla solo ibamos 3 y el resto era de Madrid y Barcelona + todos los guiris… cambié tanto la pronunciación que yo mismo me decía “joder si que ma dao fuerte esta vez no?”.

El caso es que últimamente me junto por aquí por Sevilla con algunos guiris y claro, se me va pegando la pronunciación… lo llamo “hablar español en modo party” pero sin party de por medio XD Sin embargo todo esto tiene un punto positivo: me está ayudando a practicar un poco de Inglés, que no me viene nada mal me vez en cuando :)

best party in years April 9, 2007

Posted by winden in demoscene, Linklog.
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This year it seems the Amiga compos were abit more tonned down… many releases (edit: really manymore than 3 or 4 years since so many amidemos and amiintros for a compo!), and a comeback from mawi for the 68k compos, but missed some groups like loonies or iris for the democompo… but we got some really strong releases in all other compos… global link for releases

  • a cool pc 4k intro by rgba.
  • desert dreams in c64.
  • some cool spectrum and gba demos in wild compo…
  • … totally shadowed by tbl‘s “popular demo meets barbies”…
  • a really much stronger pc democompo than earlier years…
    • anadune towards the start was nice and calm (got 9th)
    • 4 releases by brainstorm! (one two three four)
    • loonies with very good graphics, sync and direction. specially great the greetings part. (edit: got 8th))
    • traction with what I’d call “the caracolillos demo”. perfect for you leunam! (edit: got 4th place)
    • much later on, andromeda got written on the bigscreen… the second coming indeed with the 3d fractal and the massive colliding galaxies. only the music wasn’t really strong enough… (edit: placed 2nd)
    • and in came synesthetics, with very sharp visuals… that glowing line snake was veeeeeeeeeeeery nice! (edit placed 3rd)
    • and in came farbrausch, with a generated-graphics demo (only 200kb!)… fiver2 directing what could be called a massive particle system… from the start with the cubes-snake (que vienen los roborrrrrrrrrrrrrrrls! ;), the middle when they start destroying the city, to the end when they get fed up and decide to –> REALLY DESTROY <– the city. (edit: won)

have to write with tears running down my face April 8, 2007

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desert dreams on c64 – no need to say anymore.

live breakpoint 2007 April 7, 2007

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The future is now: breakpoint 2007 timetable + demoscene.tv live broadcast. Enjoy!

japanese dictionary – part 1 April 5, 2007

Posted by winden in coding, japanese.
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Here is a first cut at my japanese dictionary. Only tested it on OSX, please feedback if you test on any other unix systems. It uses a small part of the EDICT files from the monash japanese ftp archive. Oh yes, the multitap input method works by using numbers 0-9 and the comma. just toy a bit with it, then press enter two times to start the search. BTW, unicode rules!