Some History...
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I've been a lifelong geek. My parents kicked it all off at the age of 10 when I got my first computer, a ZX-81. I got into coding pretty quickly and within no time managed to fill up my 1K of memory. I then bought a 16K RAM pack and promptly killed that too (RAM-pack wobble, anyone?), moving on to the VIC-20 and then an Atari 520 STFM in the late eighties. The home computing scene in the eighties was great - so many platforms, so many advances in such a short space of time.

The entire process by which I got my Atari was an accident itself. I had a motorbike accident in 1988. With the insurance payout, I bought a computer because my mum didn't want me to ride another dangerous motorbike. From that point forward, there was no turning back. I spent far too long playing Dungeon Master. When STOS came out, I started to get my hands dirty with coding again. My first attempts at demos were pretty sucky. I had the graphical capabilities of a chimp and even compiled STOS programs weren't that fast. I started working with a demo crew called STonaction, but my stuff never quite made the grade, so didn't get released. I was also in a really bad cracking group called The Alliance. We were a bit shit - certainly no Automation or Medway Boys! I went to just the one demo party in my younger days, organised by The Dentrassi. Whilst I didn't release anything at it, I did get a good chunk of a basic 3D system up and running.

Thankfully the Misty and Missing Link STOS extensions came along and saved the day, giving STOS a much-needed speed boost - and it was at this point that I thought about creating a MegaDemo - but that's an entirely different story that you can read about in my
"Better Late Than Never" release page!

Despite having many other computers along the way (including an Acorn A5000, RISC PC and many many iterations of Macs), I've always kept hold of my Atari. As I write this in 2024, it's 36 years old. I replaced the floppy drive about ten years ago, but it's still going strong. They were built like tanks!

Aside from geeking out with technology, I'm still very much into martial arts, running, vinyl and Instax photography. I'm not much of a poster on social media these days, but if you want to keep up with anything I'm up to, feel free to follow me on Mastodon by clicking on the link at the bottom of this page.