In Line 3
More scene party
antics from TXG's European tour
late but I didn't forget about this great event
so here is my little story. I hope you like
This year there
was the third edition of the Error In Line
party in Dresden, Germany. All three MNX
members started travelling to this meeting on
18 April at 01:30. We arrived at the location
about 14:00 and there were already some people
there. The location already looked very nice.
There were three
rooms connected by a hall. The first thing that
we saw was this big black and white Atari banner.
In the hall there
were two computers with an internet connection.
There were three rooms you could enter from this
hall. We went to one of the rooms and started
to unpack. The first thing
we did was hang our Atari flag so people
could find the MNX crew. In the same room
there was a second flag, of the Reservoir Gods.
After we unpacked
we went to the bar to get a beer and pay for
the event, and we also bought an original EIL
#3 T-shirt. After that we walked around to meet
some people that were already there. Then we
saw tWh/F2 coming in with his survival kit
for the weekend... and he also brought his Atari
8-bit of course.
Later that day
more and more people arrived. The biggest
room was the room where the projector and screen
were set up for the competitions, and to show
demos and films. The sound was also very good.
When we did meet
the organizers they were very pleased to see
that not only the ST/Falcon030 scene was there
but also the people from the 8-bit scene. We
were lucky to get some pictures of the happy
organizers, No of Escape and 505 of Checkpoint.
We had some time
to show people the latest demos like Numen
on the Atari 8-bit and did some programming
for fun as well. I brought an Ethernet interface
that could be used with the 8-bit Atari and
this was the place we wanted to test it, because
the interface arrived just a few hours before
we started our trip to Dresden. Meanwhile
the Dutch coding group Fun arrived and they
also put their computers in our room. They brought
this painted Falcon030 that looked really
D-force of Fun brought
some extra cables so we could connect our switch
to the computers in the hall that were connected
to the internet. This was cool because I could
test my interface with the internet. After several
times we could connect to my Unix host in the
Netherlands and even start PINE on the remote
host. I sent my first e-mail with this to
R.I.K. of Foundation Two and he replied with his webmail account.
This was real cool. I showed this to several
people and they were thrilled to see that
the 8-bit Atari had a working Ethernet (TCP/IP)
connection to the internet.
more people have arrived, here is our room...
(The Dutch room? - Ed)
The bar room...
In this same
room there were two friendly girls running the bar...
Later that evening
Fox-1 and TWW of MNX were playing MEGA-BLAST
on the 8-bit very seriously...
I had time to
walk around and talk to people… and I had time
to see some real active Atarians having fun...
Here's tWh and Mr
Bacardi playing a game...
Mr X/Y coding
his demo for EIL 3 and R.I.K. playing a
Of course we needed
to eat so we had beer, pizza and a barbecue.
The pizzas were big, the maximum size was 60x40cm
and D-force found a tool to cut the pizza
Some people seriously