You know the rules, help yourself
17:40 - Cyclone
Just set up the realtime machine and unpacked all my and gwEm's
equipment from the car...
18:15 - Thothy
Arrived at the party. In southern Germany, where I started my
travel, it snowed so heavily that I had to drive with 30 km/h on
the motorway for 1.5 hours... But here in Selters the weather
seems to be somewhat better.
18:45 - Paranoid
I never typed on a Medion notebook ... And I never typed
realtime article stuff into Word ... I protest.
18:47 - Cyclone
Who cares about the word processor, I was told to bring
notebooks. So here we are, and typing into 1st Word on an
emulator seems kind of ridiculous to me :)
18:50 - Cyclone
Great, 505 has just deleted my profile for Burnout Revenge from
the X-Box, now I have to restart from the 1st level :P anyway
watching him lose on Burnout is a nice trade-off :)
19:49 - Paranoid
I care. This is not a word processor, it's a word confuser.
19:51 - gwEm
Party just a few hours old, but already nice talkings with 5o5
and RA... luckily I managed to avoid that loser Zweck so far.
19:54 - Cyclone
Lotek Style just came in and starts to fetch his equipment from
the car, seems gwEm brought some vinyl from UK for him, I
already wondered what could be in that flat paper envelope...
20:23 - Cyclone
I am beginning to regret that I have only brought that small 7
inch TFT, lucky enough paranoid offered me a small TV, nice...
20:45 - Paranoid
AntiVir just reported a presumably infected file and the real-
time article was hidden behind. Now _that's_ realtime action.
What do we learn from that? Don't use a Microsoft machine for
20:46 - Cyclone
Of course it was not an infected file but a password tool INSIDE
an archive of a "Bart's WinPE" so there is nothing to worry
about it's just a hacker tool containing some password recovery
stuff :))))) However just to make sure another time I am
scanning the whole harddisk right now...
21:32 - Cyclone
kRadD has just entered the building and watches some GameCube
stuff with 505 and ZWF.
21:44 - Pongo Snodgrass
I just heard a guy with dark hair talking about "beans"; this
seems to be a strange party...
21:55 - ZWF
I am tired and a bit bored coz I have no real idea what to do. A
lot of cool guys I could talk to, but I am not really in the
right mood for that. Perhaps I should get some sleep, but if I
do so, all will be sleeping when I am awake again, so there is
no real improvement in that.
22:07 - kRadD
Realtime auf dem PC ist sehr schoen. Das sollte auf jeder ATARI
Party Standard werden.
Auch noch auf English oder was? Was soll den das? Cyclone suxx!
btw: ZWF hat gerade gemerkt das ich kein English kann!
btw2: Cyclone will puke down from the sleeping room tonight.
This will be the highlight of the party, don't miss it!!
Schreiben auf Word ist so geil, nach 10 Jahren ATARI Parties,
Cyclone flamed gerade gegen bekannte Jaguar Entwickler, zum
Glueck kenne ich die Personen nicht.
22:09 - Pongo Snodgrass
Jagfest UK must be gayfest UK regarding to kRadDie! :)
22:10 - Cyclone
As usual it seems our confused friend kRadD is messing up
things, and tries to understand everything in very creative
ways... Perhaps all those 20 EUR jobs have messed up his mind?
22:23 - gwEm
Still no Frenchies or Holland guys, feeling a bit lonely
regarding language yet :)
22:35 - Simon Sunnyboy
Finally here... my main train was about 50 minutes late and I
missed the final one to Selters. Luckily a replacement was
available and now I'm here. Great stuff - the place is already
crowded and I'll now unpack my lot.
23:45 - Cyclone
Very nice and relaxed atmosphere atm, everybody is talking or
03:24 - Paranoid
Strange is obviously ... or rather audibly ... asleep. Most of
the Paranoia guys left to prepare for a busy day tomorrow, and
I'll be off to sleep now, too...
03:30 - gwEm
People often ask me the secret to high productivity. The answer
is hard rock legends 'The Scorpions' played loud late at night.
We took two experimental subjects and gave them a task to carry
out. One was forced to listen to the classic 1990 album 'Crazy
World', and the other was left in silence. After just nine hours
of demo party the subject left in silence lamed out and went to
the noisy sleeping room, and the hard rocker was still busting
out esoteric entries in this log.
03:50 - Cyclone
I guess its time to get the earplugs and get a bit of sleep, the
snoring from the sleeping area is not really legendary, but the
hissing and chrrrrring are the only sounds which can be heard
beside Nils and Norman chatting and their crucial attempts to
crash Wolfenstein 3D on Nils Falcon.
04:15 - Cyclone
It seems the remaining guys that are still awake picked up the
snoring topic now and start to tell funny stories from enormous
snoring events in France, also it seems Charon gives a French
language lesson to Norman and Nils. The words "Voulez vous
coucher avec moi?" just echoed in the mainly deserted party
place. I better get my toothbrush and jump into my wormbag.
Hmmm, no sceners in tights in sight. It seems nobody adapted to
Andrew Jane's habits :)...
04:45 - Ray
06:50 - Simon Sunnyboy / Paradize
Good morning, Paracon 7! I just decided to get up. ZWF and RA
are already up and chatting so I'll join them now.
08:15 - kRadD
I was just out smoking, and suddenly the door was closed. I had
luck not to die in the cold, many thanks to ZWF for letting me
in again. Smokers in!!
08:45 - Cyclone
I just woke up because of the ear-shattering volume setting of
Simon Sunnyboys STE which seems to play some ST chiptune in an
endless loop. Heading for the bathroom now...
9:02 - gwEm
Morning - grrrrr :|
09:11 - Simon Sunnyboy / Paradize
Boah - HUNGER! Ich will futtern! Wann gibt's Fruehstueck?
9:57 - Thothy
The famous Paracon breakfast is still not available yet... :-(
10:05 - Paranoid
Thothy is wrong ... The famous ParaCon breakfast _is_ available.
10:36 - Thothy
Ok, Fruehstueck gut, alles gut :-)
10:38 - Simon Sunnyboy / Paradize
Breakfast was ace! As always... :)))
12:07 - Simon Sunnyboy / Paradize
Just finished a game of "Ballerburg" with Thothy. This simple
game still rocks hard! Shall I do a modernized port? :)
12:17 - RA / paradox
It's not believable 505 stood up before 12 o'clock. World
record!!! I have finished my Blitter scroller some minutes ago.
13:25 - Cyclone
Time to try to assemble the jukebox stuff for the xmas issue,
hmmm bombs even before I change a single line, now that's
something, I guess DA will get something to work on when I get
13:55 - Paranoid
Due to lack of public demand we decided to not offer any Afri-
Cola for sale this time. Kind of sad, but we would need to drive
a few km to get some, and there seems to be no need...
14:31 - Paranoid
EarX and MSG just arrived. They didn't have my phone number,
missed trains, got lost, were found and arrived as through a
God bless the Deutsche Bahn.
15.03 - gwEm
Really productive few minutes :) Fixed some stuff in maxYMiser,
including the classic falcon fileselector bug with some help
from No/Escape. 505 is now running the new version, and
demonstrating some really cool and new sound effects he
developed. Already had a nice chat with MSG, I'll speak to Earx
16:51 - Thothy
Just fixed some bugs in game code that I wrote 8 years ago or
so. Funny to see how horrible my coding attempts were at that
16:45 - Paranoid
The rest of Paradize and Sebastien just arrived, looks like
we're complete now. It's going to be rather crowded this time,
but I think it'll work out. There's far too many Para-groups on
the Atari now... Paradize, Paranoia not really dead yet and
Paradox one of the most active... I think we got to rename
ourselves into Active-dox or something...
17:01 - Simon Sunnyboy
Finally Paradize is complete. Hopefully this will be more of a
productive session from now on. I was too lazy coding-wise.
Except for a small clock utility I only did code a proof-of-
concept thingy for horizontal soft-scrolling on my new STE.
Thanks to RA I also have some ideas how to continue with those.
Hopefully something will evolve from this - perhaps a lame
fullscreen-STE-scroller for our planned and yet-to-be-done
18:56 - Simon Sunnyboy
(again) :) Coded a bit and added Cooper's start-up code to NWD.
The strange exit bug which occurred on my STE seems fixed with
that. I don't know what was wrong. Cooper seems to have severe
troubles with his second harddisk and for the moment Minz is
using my copy of Synthy 3 and a floppy with the pics on. I
wonder... typing this realtime article actually feels like
blogging. More or less the same - amazing!
19:31 - Cooper
Fully happy to come in 1 part from France, too bad I have just
crashed my HD... Anyway it's great to see so much Atari buddies
in the same place, atmosphere here is as good as usual :D
Perhaps I'll be back later, we'll see :)
19:40 - gwEm
The Coolest Paradize is taking over the party place :)
19:45 - earx
The party si het rockx0r! Netherlands in het huis! We're happy
MSGEE is too.
19:50 - Cyclone
It seems there has been a bit of confusion about the ordered
pizza, well I am not hungry anyway and will stick to beer
20:56 - Simon Sunnyboy
Cyclone and STS now occupy Paranoid's TV where my STE was
connected to for the last day. I'd like to play some games on it
but I don't want to scare them away either. No real problem I
think! Minz is painting a Paracon logo now for quite a while. It
looks really cool! Dunno what's next - the night is young!
Perhaps go and fetch some fresh air outside and take a walk?
23:09 - STS
sts on the keys of that awful German keyboard :) We've been here
for several hours already, nice ppl, nice chatting, been busy
mostly drinking beer, eating German food from the supermarket
nearby and talking to many friends. Not much to add atm, cxt is
teaching painting techniques to Minz...
00:20 - ZWF
The logo I started yesterday is finished for some time now and
the party is at its zenith; so all is very enjoyable for me at
the moment. Discussions, work on demos chiptunes, that's what
such a weekend is all about.
00:30 - .:mSg:.
hee, mSg is here! in de germany! respresent het nederlanders!
00:48 - earx
I'll be taking over this real-time article soon... I think.
great party anyway. het is een leuk feestje. ik ben stomdronken,
niets minder is waar.
01:15 - Simon Sunnyboy / Paradize
Time for a nap - others are already up so I'll do the same! Gn8!
01:19 - earx
up the real-time article has been taken over from cxt to my
machine. Yippee!1one /msg [woot] mov. nop. rte.
01:45 - 505
uh.. people are doing weird stuff now. the new alive cover pic
is being designed and it looks definatly ugly. gwem is working
hard on his report for work on his laptop. earx is busy
experiencing f-zero on a gamecube.. charon and ray try to
perfectionize that mandelbrot on the fpga board and I am
sitting on this laptop of earx between earxs beer bottle on the
one side and msgs vodka bottle on the other side. the shock
seeing ourselves in the silicon 97 video was big. we are all old
02:16 - earx
totally pissed, running on 0.1 cylinders. perpetual dawn is
w1erd!@ w00t! wO0t!
Malcolm is now lost! His parents are expected to pick him from
the main hall :)
03:06 good night pieter and malcolm.
and the ppl begin to wake up..
08:00 now 4 people...
08:13 - Cyclone
Just got back from the bathroom and the refreshing cold water
just to find MSG and kRadD talking about the advantages of
German bakeries and gas-stations. Now this is really something,
what else can you expect from such a beautiful morning?
09:01 - gwEm
Moin... grrr :/ Insane cyclone opens the window.
9:31 - Thothy
Die neuesten Erkenntnisse des Tages: Luigi ist Hartz-VI-
Die Zeit laeuft wieder rueckwaerts :)
ymrockerz.atari.org - lotek style signing off
10:15 - Cyclone
Who allowed advertisements in the 1st place? Lotek is spamming
the realtime article; I wonder when the 1st ads for penis
enlargement patches and cheap rolex are going to appear...
Anyway, time to leave for me, because I need to prepare my
lessons for tomorrow and still have a little driving to do. It
was a really nice event. Thanks to the organizers, you did a
great job, see you again at next paracon or probably at
10:25 - Thothy
Advertisements everywhere... even the breakfast (which was
really great!) was dominated by talks about Kinder Surprise
advertisement slogans and the like...
10:29 - earx
the paracon breakfast was excellent. that goes without saying,
almost =) didn't get mucho coding done but who cares. the first
people are packing up now. we're still be here for an hour or
there goes the power.. let's find another socket..
10:44 - Simon Sunnyboy / Paradize
Breakfast was great - as always. Too bad the first guys are
already leaving. I'll stay for about 1 and a half hour from now.
Still have to take some crew pic of whole Paradize.
10:46 - minz
My first paracon and I hope not the last ;) atmosphere is
excellent. breakfast too. thanx everybody.
12:14 - earx
what to type? I bought a falcon AZERTY stylee! we are leaving
within the hour. w00t! now MSGEE type some:
ouw.. hurt leg to sit down. nothing much to type nu. erm.
schijt as we dutchies say.