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WUDSN ursel - or short WUDSN - is a demo group founded in 1991. There is an explanation why the group and the site are named like that, but that's a different story you can find in the FAQ. For the time being it should be sufficient for you to know that I, Peter Dell aka JAC! am one of the members ever since. I have created this website to offer my tools and productions and to share the fun I have had for more than 20 years now with my Atari-8 bit computer and other classic computers. To learn more about me and what I'm doing, check out this personal interview that I gave for ANTIC - the Atari 8-bit podcast.
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Thanks to everybody who participated, this was a lot of fun. See you at Fujiama!
(Not) Scaling with Microservices - Why software architecture should not be driven by hypes and buzzwords
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With almost 40 years of experience in computer and writing software, the essence for me is that architecture should follow common sense and reality instead. This is frequently contrasted by "this is the one-serves-all solution" hypes and buzzwords created by either youngsters or marketing people. I recommend reading the following two articles to both groups of people.
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On March 11 2023 Andreas Gustafsson, aka. Shadow (Sdw) died unexpectedly in an accident.
I was returning from Midwinter Meeting when the news reached me. Just two weeks before I had sent him my appreciation for the beautiful latest Atari VCS release he had created with Mermaid. Andreas was an absolutely outstanding demoscener in many regards. Not only he created over 130 demos - each of them was a gem and some even milestones. He had the unique passion and ability to create demos on essentially everything that consumed electricity and that could be programmed. His skills were not only in the area of coding but also in the area of design. He always impressed me with the color schemes he used and with the brilliant ideas to overcome the limitations of every piece of hardware. His work was a source of true inspiration for many of us and for me personally. Some of the best demos I ever did were nothing but humble attempts to adapt his ideas.
He was always kind and helpful to many of us, and I am happy that I could help him a few times when the chips in the Atari didn't want to obey his commands. I owe him many cheerful moments in my life. We've lost one of the best and I am deeply saddened that I have to write these lines. If you have something you'd like to express, you can write in his obituary.
You can find the list of his releases on these websites and I'm fairly sure none of them actually covers all of what he did. The screenshot below needs no further explanation.
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Finally, I've managed to fill the pages for the Atari Action! system and the Atari Action! Editor with content.
The Atari Action! manuals in English and German are now also included in the Sourceforge repository.
The Atari Action! Editor manuals in English and German are now also available there as separate downloads.
The previous download of the temporary versions from wudsn.com has been removed. The official builds are now always at Sourceforge.
- Binaries: https://sourceforge.net/projects/atari-action/files
- Source Code https://sourceforge.net/projects/atari-action