News Archive

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 The further down the list you go the older the messages get - and the higher the chance that the links are outdated.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 is back! soon I'll put up some mirrors - just in case.

Ignore the previous news about - 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 domain name anymore and we'll have to use our normal one - which always works - So update your bookmarks to 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.

Sunday, January 03, 1999

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 #29.
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

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

Compo #23.

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' 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: is is not accessible to me anymore. They've got some network problems on and no one knows when they'll be resolved. So - just use 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 life easier.

Monday, October 19, 1998

Compo #10 results!

Friday, October 16, 1998

Just to remind you guys and gals: #pixel homepage is on two mirrors: 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 publications!

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!

Monday, October 05, 1998

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.

Sunday, October 04, 1998

'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 ;).

Friday, October 02, 1998

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 much faster.

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

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!

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 available. The old one ( 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.

Designed and maintained by Sh'ar.