Design for Life

Posted on Tue 12 October 2004 by alex in general

After a desperately dull day figuring out magic numbers for a piece of hardware I did a brief circumnavigation of Manchester to drop stuff of at Katy's and pick up some CD stands from PC World. A bunch of hammering and gluing later I've now collected my assorted CDs and DVDs from the floor and got them nicely stacked out of the way. Next on the list is a couple of picture frames and a mirror and my front
room will look slightly less bare. I then retired for the evening to watch the start of the new series of href="">Spooks. I enjoyed it although I was a little disappointed they sort Tom's situation so quickly. I thought he was going to become some sort of deep underground deniable agent. Still its nice to get something out of my license fee.

While flicking through the channels after the news we alighted on a rave video from the 80's. It reminded me of the Jesus on E's demo which although an Amiga demo was quite influential on me. It was one of the first demos I saw that wasn't a set of individual screens but more of an experience. I actually video-ed it once (not owning an Amiga
myself being a hard core Atari ST man) for reference. I had a look at the video but the quality was quite poor so I had a quick tinker with the Universal Amiga Emulator but unfortunately it runs too slow to appreciate properly. I may have to make some videos of my old demos at some point so people can see what I did back then without having to get my ST up and running again.

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Name a CD you own that no-one else on your friends list does:

Given the general looks I get when I mention them I assume no one else has a copy of "On Every Street" by Dire Straits.

Name a book you own that no-one else on your friends list does:

I'm guessing no one else has "Atari ST Internals" (well possibly John, but I believe its his copy I've got). Excellent book with a complete commented disassembly of the Atari TOS.

Name a movie you own on DVD/VHS/whatever that no-one else on your friends list does:

I have a video copy of href="">Knightriders somewhere amongst my old-format archives. If we are talking DVD's my best guess would be Easy Rider
but someone else could easily have that.

Name a place that you have visited that no-one else on your friends list has:

Voorburg in the Hague. Not many reasons to visit the place unless you happen to have lived there!