OMG! Here be '060 Demos!!
This is not funny, this is way beyond a joke, and this is my third attempt
at writing an editorial now!
The blame for me having to junk the previous summer heat themed ramblings
can be laid squarely at the large coding hands of the Dead Hackers Society!
For they only went and managed to release their biggest demo they have done
for the last five years, in the dying moments of finishing my contributions.
This is already on top of a remarkably upbeat and productive few months, as
we already have the first big '060-based demo from Evolution, plus a bunch
of great intro's for the enhanced machines, and not forgetting a rocking
return from the Mystic Bytes for the standard Falcon '030, showing what is
still possible for the ancient warrior.
Can we start to use the words "CT60 demo revolution"? Well, maybe possibly
we just about could!
It's all running in the direction of a Swedish dominance of the Atari scene,
at least for the higher level machines. C'mon, who's going to be next, who's
going to take them on!
Actually, I re-read my previous written-in-the-heatwave editorial, and liked
it enough to keep it in. So here you go.
The ambivalent charm of summer...
I'm sitting and writing this in the HEAT of the summer. It is a time when
the temperature reaches a scorching finger to point the thermostat of the
big trillion megaton nuke in the sky on to overdrive!
It is at times like these, that my motivation drops to the level of a heroin
addict, but without the fierce compulsive streak to get up and do stuff!
But there is still some unfinished Alive Mag business to conclude, including
this piece, so onward I must go.
And it is not as if I've been totally unprepared for this hot weather,
having had two weeks vacation time in a very hot mediterranean place
Ah, but the difference is, that there are lots of factors to make your life
bearable, such as wearing very little most of the time, having a cool pool
to splash in to your hearts content. There are also fairly major features
such as air conditioning make the night-time pleasant, and of course, there
is a constant supply of cool tall drinks brought to your table by willing
And if you are feeling very nasty, you can always get a vicarious kick of
pleasure from watching little Karl or Darren ignoring the holiday rep's
first day warning about NOT running by the slippery poolside, and missing
their footing as a result! Don't head-wounds bleed a lot, oh yes they do
My resort in the southern part of Turkey was a mixture of nationalities.
Nice and well-behaved people the Germans are, shame that the cliche about
them grabbing the sunloungers with their beach-towels at stupidly early
times in the morning still seems to be in force ;-) I hope Heinz manages to
edit out my joke where I said "At least they don't go around putting their
beach towels on whole countries anymore!"
Ahh he didn't, oops...
But once back at home and having to go back to work, the heat seems to be
a lot harder to avoid.
Anyway, I hear thunder now, so it might be time for this weather to break at
Well what of the rest of this issue of Alive? There's a goodly chunk of
material, as quite a bit has happened over the last few months. We have
reports from both the Noise and Outline '06 parties, with reviews of what
came out from them as well.
There's a lot more, he said in a vague and can't be asked to remember stuff
in detail sort of way, but I might take the chance to say a big hello to our
Pouet readership, who have picked up the Alive reading habit over the last
It has really got dark now since a couple of paragraphs ago, so I can hardly
see what I am doing, so time to close down and hand over the rest of this
editorial to the big Heinz dude.
See you all next time.
CiH, July 28th '06, with addendum from August 4th '06..