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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Desert Sunset

“Desert Sunset” by Vasileois Psomiadis who came 2nd in the Amiga Ireland Commodore Creative Competition

Juan Calderon has released almost 400 MOD samples from the Harmless Synth (link)
OS 3.2 snippets and previewed new features (link)
Apollo Core 2.12 released (link)
AmigaOS 4 Odyssey new beta versions (link)
ScreenTime is a LimpidClock style Clock + Calendar for OS 2.x e 3.x. (link)
AmiCygnix Updated to 1.5 (link)
mGBA an emulator of GameBoy consoles released for MorphOS (link)
Full HD video on A1222 with new RadeonRX drivers (link)

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Memory Over Matter

Cover image: Cover image this month is Sayonara, Okaasan… by Vicky Lamburn who came 1st in the pixel art category. https://www.patreon.com/pixel_vixen

AGABlaster new version – CDXL player (link)
Yet another update for IBrowse – this time 2.5.2 (link)
New Animation datatype for AROS is completed and looking for testers (link) Continue reading “Memory Over Matter”