This is a news archive. The further down the list you go the older the messages get - and the higher the chance that the links are outdated. Actually all compo
links before Thursday, February 25, 1999 are broken. This is because I completely reorganised the directory structure of the site on this day.
Wednesday, February 17, 1999
Scene.org is back! soon I'll put up some mirrors - just in case.
Ignore the previous news about fsk.ml.org/fsk.pc.helsinki.fi - our server is down forever ;/.
If anyone knows the new address of GFX-Zone please mail me.
Thursday, January 28, 1999
IMPORTANT! Monolith domain services will be going down ;/.
This means that we can't use fsk.ml.org domain name anymore
and we'll have to use our normal one - which always works - fsk.pc.helsinki.fi.
So update your bookmarks to http://fsk.pc.helsinki.fi/pixel.
If someone knows of any free domain services please contact me.
Ok. This now will be a long one, since I had no updates recently (work, uni, no #pixel compos, and other lame excuses).
Small as in small compo happened the other day - Compo #31. Good work Sumaleth and Los! ;).
A couple of dudes were added to the Dudes page.
A couple of people asked what's the best program for pixeling - so here you are guys - Grafx 2 by Sunset-Design:
GRAFX 2.00 Beta 96.1%
GRAFX 2.00 Alpha 96.3% - some cool improvements but a bit less stable
If some one knows anything about what happened to Sunset-Design - please mail me, 'cause it seems that their site is down already for months ;/.
I also plan to reorganise this site completely, since I haven't anticipated the amount of compos and
the amount of information when I first created it.
Hugi Compo has finnished! Now wait for results! If you for some reason didn't
manage to mail in your entry on time - you can still try, and if we haven't
judged all the entries yet (which is quite likely), we'll accept it too ;).
I also fixed the X-mas Compo #30. There was
some mix-up with the zips - check out the new first place ;).
Wednesday, December 30, 1998
Compo #30 - X-mas compo! Actually it happened before the #29, but was mailed in later. Anyway
a bit late, but Merry Christmas guys and gals! Wish you all a Happy New Year too!
Monday, December 21, 1998
As I predicted - another relative goes to hell - Compo #28.
You may wonder why sometimes instead of a thumbnail in a gallery I simply have a link through a word 'here'.
This is because I use shareware Alchemy to scaledown all the images automatically and
the ones larger than 640x480 are not processed ;/.
Also, if you are good
at Alchemy, mind mailing me how to switch to other scaling algorithm
than 'nearest neighbor'?
Hhhmm.. I got real sick lately. No fun. By the way, if anyone's interested,
check out my new homepage at http://fsk.ml.org/ag.
Monday, December 14, 1998
Hmm.. 'My psychotic little sister.'
Some time soon we should also mention our cousins, sons, mothers-in-law,
and crazy uncles ;). By the way - in near future X-mas 30 min Compo will be announced (i.e. the topic will be X-mas related).
Thursday, December 10, 1998
Okay - I finaly had the possibility to make an update. I had some
problems with my providers, and I couldn't ftp to any of the #pixel sites.
I also have loads of exams next week (probably like most of us students ;] ).
Latest compo gallery Compo #26 - may you sleep well! ;).
I had an idea of providing some tutorials for beginners on the basis of creating some particular picture.
So if any of you great artists would like contribute, please mail me the pictures and an article
- even if you just show how you did your 30 minute picture would be nice.
And, I'm very sorry, but I had to mention the football news ;): Dynamo Kiev 3:1 RC Lens!! We are in 1/4 finals!
Sunday, November 29, 1998
Hairdressers have to be dealt with! - Compo #25
Thursday, November 26, 1998
We do like our relatives ;) - Compo #24.
Sunday, November 22, 1998
Monday, November 16, 1998
More Compo galleries, more Dudes.
Thursday, November 12, 1998
'My Cat ate my Dog' gallery's up!
Hugi Compo deadline extended.
Monday, November 09, 1998
'my cyber mother got lost in the virtual store'
pixel.scene.org is up again!
Sunday, November 08, 1998
#18, #19 - there you go! Okay, I'm under pressure - my imagination
is dead - can't think of anything useful to write. Loads of university projects and some webdesign work. One positive thing though
- I finally got payed! ;)
Monday, November 02, 1998
Another day another gallery ;). #17.
Saturday, October 31, 1998
3 new galleries.
Also Hugi Compo deadline is being moved. More on that soon.
Wednesday, October 28, 1998
Sorry for no updates but I've got loads of excuses (one of the me being very sick).
Relatively bad news: pixel.scene.org is is not accessible to me anymore. They've got
some network problems on scene.org and no one knows when they'll be resolved.
So - just use http://fsk.ml.org/pixel.
Change your links please.
Check out 5 new galleries from Compos page.
Deadlines of Network
and Hugi logo compos are VERY close.
Don't put off mailing in your entries until the last minute - the network might go down or
the world might end - and your pic will never get to me ;).
Tuesday, October 20, 1998
Another reminder - 10 days left before the deadlines of Network
and Hugi logo compos!
Time to start working ;].
30min Trace Compo on Thursday as always at 9pm GMT.
If you participate in compos of judge them please take a couple of minutes to read
the "General Compo Gudelines" that I made up. I hope it will make everyone's
Compo #10 results!
Just to remind you guys and gals: #pixel homepage is on two
mirrors: fsk.ml.org/pixel and
If one of the servers seems to be down the other should work. So
if you are interested in seeing the latest galleries, news, etc., I'd advise
you to bookmark both mirrors.
Thursday, October 15, 1998
Compo #9 results!
Wednesday, October 14, 1998
Finaly I got a couple of hours to do this! 3 new galleries added: check out the three last compos from the Compos page
or Recent Results above.
About a compo tomorrow - 'Thursday night 30 min Compo' - there's a possibility that
I won't be there - but surely you guys can choose a judge yourself, set a topic and just have
a compo without me. Distance can do it if he's there ;).
Also just to remind you: deadline for Network and Hugi Compos is aproaching - about
16 days left. Don't miss the change to get your artwork into those great scene
Tuesday, October 13, 1998
Sorry everyone for no updates lately. I had some problems in RL lately. I hope
to put up all the new stuff as soon as everything settles (a couple of days).
Thursday, October 08, 1998
Trace Compo #2 results!
Trace 30min compo this Thursday at 21.00 GMT! Just look at the great results
of the first one! See if you can do better ;).
ZZ compo will happen every Sunday at 21.00 GMT. As far as I understood this is a cool
30min compo by Zbaaga and Zthee. Finally I'll be able to participate too ;).
Gallery for 'Angry Fish' 30min compo is up.
'Angry Fish' compo results!
Saturday, October 03, 1998
'Mommy bought me a balloon' compo's gallery is up.
Another 30min compo happened - 'SuperWojtek'!
And another one! 'Screwdriver' MSpaint compo only ;).
I'm happy to say that #pixel homepage has reached 1000 hits! At least I'm not doing all
this for nothing ;).
My fellow Forsaken members are
helping me to write some scripts - like automatic gallery generation from compo results,
etc. I hope that it all works - this way I'll be able to put the galleries
I thought, I have to mention this: when you submit the pictures for the compo
please call it handle.*, not 'handle_picture.gif', 'topic.gif' or
something like that. Doing that slows down the judging and giving out the results.
Thursday, October 01, 1998
Compo's done! Results here.
30min compo at 9pm GMT tonight! Remember - when participating submit pics
below 640x480, preferably as gif/jpg, and absolutely essentially named by your handle.
This way I can produce the results much faster - less waiting for you.
Submitting: dcc to Sh^ar, or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday, September 27, 1998
Some breaking news for Network Logo Compo - check out the new prize!
Well, I guess people liked the idea of an organised 30min compo. So we'll
have one again next Thursday - same time, same place (9pm GMT, #pixel).
I was asked by a number of people to keep hand drawn compos and trace compos separately, and I'd agree with them.
Comparing pixelings and traces is like comparing painting and sculpture. Better
have a separate trace compo (the results of the last one were real good, although not numerous).
When dcc:ing or mailing a picture to a judge please name it with your handle!
Saturday, September 26, 1998
Network Logo Compo is announced!
Galleries of last two compos ready, check 'em out from Compos page!
Thursday, September 24, 1998
Trace compo finished! - results here.
GFX Zone got a new place! http://www.inf.ml.org/scenegfx/.
Sudden #pixel 30min compo happened tonight! get the results here!
Tuesday, September 22, 1998
I was asked to change a little the rules for HUGI Logo Compo - it should
just be a HUGI diskmag logo, without the issue number - so that it can be used in any issue.
Sorry, if that caused any problems for anyone.
Rules for Trace Compo added. I know those compos
are small and not that important but we have to have at least some sort of rules ;) - read 'em before you participate!
More, more, more #pixel dudes! I didn't even know that so many ppl ever
visit #pixel. Kewl.
By the way, if you didn't know: #pixel homepage resides
in 2(two) places in case if one goes down or seems to work slower for some reason:
Sunday, September 20, 1998
HUGI #13 Logo Compo announced!
Compos page - minor face changes.
If you want to have a link to the #pixel homepage - I just pixeled an icon for you:
Saturday, September 19, 1998
Trace 30min Compo on #pixel next Thursday (September 24) at 9PM GMT! I was told that there are people who would be interested in this. Everyone is welcome!
Big thanks to Jaakko Manninen for making a new address for #pixel homepages www.pixel.scene.org available.
The old one (fsk.ml.org/pixel) still works too.
Last Thursday's 30 min compo's gallery is ready.
Yet another bunch of #pixel dudes added.
List of IRC servers added.
Thursday, September 17, 1998
Pixel compo ended at 9:32PM GMT! The entries are here!
Tuesday, September 15, 1998
More dudes added, and an important announcement - well, actually a reminder: 30 min compo
on #pixel on Thursday! Topic to be announced at 9PM GMT (10PM CET). Be there! If you
won't participate at least you can be a judge ;)!
Saturday, September 12, 1998
Changed the bottom menu a bit, added links page.
Thursday, September 10, 1998
Some more people on the #pixel Dudes page. I'm planning to add a Dudes form.
Also how about a weekly compo every Thursday night 9PM GMT (10PM CET)?
A small selection of links will appear soon too.
Wednesday, September 09, 1998
We got some first people who signed up on the Dudes page.
Tuesday, September 08, 1998
Here we go! up and running. Click on all the icons below for more information.
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