What the fuck... moondog appears in Alive magazine now? Why can't that dumb
asshole close up his sphincter to release UCM 26 instead? Good question, and you
may get the solution with this small "article"...
In fact UCM 26 was planned to be released somewhen in end of summer/early autumn
but due the usual lack of support and furthermore lack of inspiration, loosing
motivation and so on (what a fucking devils circle) I kicked all away in the end
as the constant begging for help wasn't that motivating. Once upon a time I was
in the mood to release UCM just for me, to show me and the scene that I'm alive
and willing to support the whole thing.
But times and moods changing and in the end I wondered for what I should torment
myself. Seeing myself fighting nearly alone to keep UCM alive (What the hell?!),
while so many people stated out on a DHS poll that they want to support diskmags
brought me to the point to skip the things as they were. It makes no sense to
hold on a thing (UCM) that already seems to burried by the crowd. And so UCM 26
seemed to turn into vapour ware as only very few chaps gave me a hand this time:
BIG THANKS TO EARX (Hi my old chap), GWEM (What a promising article writer!) and
last but not least 5o5.
Suddenly Cyclone asked me about the things goin' and as I skipped UCM somehow
already I got the idea to merge the few things I got with him, not for the stuff
I did, but especially to save the kewl articles I got by the chaps mentioned
above. And so we did, I finished the few bits that still were left on my parts
and shared the stuff with Cyclone...
And what about UCM now? To be honest, I don't know at the moment... Just one
fact: I'm quite burned out in magazine editing and more or less Atari'ing itself
at the moment and I will take a break for sure, as I already did, you may have
noticed this already. This surely is the result of the pain in the ass having
something to do for UCM but without a real idea what to do at all.
Another reason is that the small dripping software flow makes it hard to fill up
a magazine with reviews and esp. reviews were the things I liked to do so much,
sucking out your fingers to fill up a magazine with other crap isn't that easy
and may end in a complete brain damage. This was a point were I was in hope for
foreign help that didn't appeared in the way it should to keep the magazine
going. I never had a problem reviewing all softwares alone, but taking over the
other parts esp. since there aren't much reviews to do turned out to be a quite
hard problem, even for me, yurk.
So UCM will fall asleep now and I will focuse on other things, surely not doing
pixels again. I thought long about this point but came to the conclusion that I
lost my motivation at this topic completely. So I will use my UCM break for
going back working on my Falcon archive CD, maybe some people remember about it.
Even though this one isn't in an alpha stage so far I can tell you that it will
be the most complete Falcon software collection for sure, esp. since Lotek Style
gave me a hand and we may work together on it, that surely will make it much
more possible to see it somewhen :)
I don't know if this will be all what I do within the next time, maybe loosing
the UCM package on my back will give way for some new ideas and motivation to do
other things. I guess I will check out this pressure less feeling and its result
within the next weeks and months. In fact I will check out the things going on
at the scene and I'll be there for sure, my mail add should be known to anyone
and I will write back to anyone who thinks that he has to mail me, it doesn't
matter for what reason. Just keep in mind, I don't quit, I just take a break to
reorganize my brain...
Ok, enough words about this topic, just enjoy UCM 26... errrr... Alive magazine
now, with a small UCM touch maybe... ;)
Stay cool - stay Atari...
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