How Do They Do That?

(Image: Heavy Metal Amiga by Eric Hill aka – 1st place winner of the Pixel Art category, Creative Competition 2021)

MsMadLemon is in the New York Times talking about retro computing. (link)
Amiga Ireland 2021 Youtube playlist has been uploaded with all scheduled features (link)
Amiga for Mortals blog (link)
Amiga Ireland 2021 creative competition is complete (link) 

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Floppy Fodder

Picture of a lake rendered in R3D v2. By Andy Jones. Winner of organic section of the recent Amiga Swapshop BBS Raytracing Competition.

Amiga Ireland Online: 2021 happens on January 16th – get your tickets (link)
Alanna Kelly, Director at the Computer Museum of Ireland has finished a huge website revamp with her group. (link)
SDBox for Amiga gives SD card connectivity to A500 (h/t to Mikerochip) (link) 

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Quantum of Solstice

A casual chat to wind down the Amiga Ireland year. Thanks for being with us throughout 2020!

Some recommendations for the December break:
Casual Retro Gamer (all things Commodore & Amiga) (link)
Banjo Guy Ollie (great acoustic covers of game tunes) (link)
Mad Pete’s Commodore & Amiga channel (link)
The Amiga Show (link)
The Little Cinema Galway (Aspiring & established film makers create gems within constraints) (link) 

Upskill on Amiga
Amiga Hardware, Music, Magazines & more with Ms Mad Lemon (link)
Lightwave 3D with Muadib (link)
DPaint, Workbench and life in Japan with Pixel Vixen (link)
Amiga Protracker with WASP (link)


Bugs Funny

(Image:  by Elena using Cinema4D Pro for Amiga)

The Amiga Show – A brand new Amiga channel about Amiga and created on Amiga. (link)
Amiga Addict magazine has hit its preorder target, first issue expected 14 Dec (link)
AMOS roadmap announced for 2021 including Vampire and enhanced graphics and sound operations (link) 

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“Everybody Online, Looking Good”

Ask Your Amiga – Wolfram Alpha client for the Amiga (link)
New OS4 blog for developers (link)
Wayfarer – version 1.5 of the Web browser just got released (link)
Online BASIC programming workshop for the Commodore 64 with the Computer Museum of Ireland and Rob Cranley. Register here (link)
Amiga Ireland 2021 is canceled – at least, the planned event, due to the pandemic. We will meet online instead for a few hours. Sign up at the link. (link)

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Cover image: “Thanasis Amp v3” by Muadib which came joint 1st place in the Creative Competition at Amiga Ireland 2020 (link)
IBrowse 2.5.3 released with increased performance of HTTPS connections thanks to Session Caching and Persistant HTTP(S)Connection. (link)
AmiExpress BBS gets a rewrite (link)
AmiBerry now lets you send commands to linux from Amiga Shell. Shared clipboard also implemented. (link)

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GOOSEBUMPS – Interview with the CS-Labs hardware gurus of Warp 1260 fame

Picture of Amiga with episode title

The Warp 1260 and other cards in the family add so many features to classic Amiga like USB, micro SD, WiFi, RTG and more. The story of its creation and its creators is fascinating and entertaining. Special thanks to Cizar and Sellen for sharing their story with us (link)
CS-Labs / Warp Homepage: (link)

Music by Radix licensed under the Mod Archive Distribution license.

We’re All Going On A…

Image: “Fisherman” by Anthony Jarvis which won joint 1st place at the Creative Competition at Amiga Ireland 2020

Navajo & Hopi Coronavirus Emergency Fund (link)
Reformat allows you format plain text documents, eg, fixed width for Amiga displays (link)
Warp1260 turbo board sent to first beta testers (link)
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