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MisterM_040 49528 1994-05-23
MisterM_040ReadMe 569 1994-06-10 Text [Original]
OnlyAmiga.iff 51880 1994-06-01 Image [Original]
OnlyAmigaReadMe 5414 1994-06-01 Text [Original]
TBC 17120 1994-05-20
VT 59584 1993-01-18
WBVerlauf 3176 1993-01-08

MisterM_040ReadMe

MisterM_040

Just a quick ReadMe for this program.  This is a blazing fast mandelbrot
generator for machines with an '040.  If you immediately click on Go!, you
will have a mandelbrot in about 3 seconds.  Just play with the number 
inputs and gadgets, you will find some increasing color options, screen
options, and with the 3D option, mandelbrot mountains.  However, I have
no idea why the amigaguide built-in help guide does not work or 
consequently, how to make animations with this program.  Just play with 
and enjoy.

Bill Bowers
Librarian
Memphis Amiga Group

OnlyAmigaReadMe

     This is just a simple design I did for an Amiga t-shirt.  I think it
would also make a nice poster if blown up to 18" x 24" or so.  The t-shirt
came out great.  I love it.  I thought maybe somebody else with a warped
sense of humor and disappointment about the whole pitiful Commodore/Amiga
story would too.

     There are 3 graphic files included here:
     OnlyAmiga.iff = just a quick (color) screen grab of the design to give
                     you an idea of what it looks like
     OnlyAmiga.ps = a color postscript file of the design, ready for printing
                    on a postscript printer (preferably color)
     OnlyAmiga.dr2d = a B&W standard Amiga IFF/DR2D structured drawing of the
                      design which can be loaded into any structured drawing
                      program that can handle DR2D files

     All of this was done with Art Expression 1.04, which you could use if
you wanted to alter the postscript or DR2D file.  You should be able to use
any other program that claims compatibility with postscript or DR2D files,
but I can't guarantee it.

     What I did was take the postscript file to a local graphics place that
has Amigas and had them print out the file on a color postscript printer.
(Most places, Amiga or not, will charge around $10 for the first print, $1-$2
for any after that.)  I took the resulting 8-1/2" X 11" print to a small
desktop publishing place that does all kinds of stuff, including transfer
prints onto t-shirts.  Most cities should have several places that do things
like this, unless you live in Ft. Lonesome, FL (a real place, by the way).
They blew up the picture to about 11" X 15" (the maximum size for this kind
of process, at least at the place I went to) on a transfer sheet and put it
on the back of a t-shirt for me.  If I do say so myself, it does look great.

     Most places that do transfer prints like this could also print out the
postscript file on the transfer sheet in the first place, rather than
printing out the file on paper, and then copying the picture onto the
transfer sheet.  But, most places that do this kind of stuff don't have
Amigas, so you'd have to put the postscript file on an MS-DOS or Mac
formatted disk first.  Use CrossDOS or whatever.  The cost would be about the
same anyway, around $10 to print the postscript file out for you, whether
it's on paper or a transfer sheet.  This doesn't include the t-shirt!
Putting a picture on a t-shirt is somewhere in the general vicinity of $15
(includes cost of the t-shirt itself), so this was a mildly expensive (but
worth it to me) $25 t-shirt.

     I don't have a color printer to experiment with, but I wouldn't
recommend printing out the IFF file on your personal color printer; I think
it would have an extreme case of the jaggies.  I included the IFF file for a
quick preview; if I were going to print this design out on a (non-postscript)
color printer, here's what I'd probably do.  Load the postscript file into
Art Expression, magnify it to at least twice its size or more, screen grab
the top half, screen grab the bottom half, put them together in DPaint, then
print it.

     In the Credit-Where-Credit-Is-Due Department, a message on Usenet is
what gave me the original idea.  In somebody's .sig they put "Only Amiga
makes it possible, only Commodore stood in the way."  I changed "makes it
possible" to the past tense, which you can quibble or disagree with all you
want.  Can't remember if it was the same message or not, but someone also
said in their .sig, "Commodore died for your sins."  Well, this didn't make
any sense at all to me.  A long, long time ago in a galaxy far, far away I
used to have a t-shirt that said "Custer died for your sins."  Actually, I've
never hurt an Indian in my life; Custer may have died for my ancestor's sins,
but I had nothing to do with it.  But I digress into the political/cultural
realm here, always dangerous ground to be digressing on.  Commodore died due
to their OWN sins.  I, and most Amiga owners, did everything WE could.  This
one's on Commodore, bubba, not me.  So I put the epitaph on the tombstone as
"They died for their sins..."

     Also, I'm not positive on the 1955 date.  Couldn't find out for sure.
I know Tramiel started his typewriter repair company right after WWII, but
1955 is when he moved to Toronto, and I think that's when Commodore actually
began as "Commodore".  Don't really know for sure.  Don't really care, now.
These pics/drawings/files are public domain, even if I did steal Commodore's
logo.  Do anything you want with them, including alter them and claim you
drew it yourself and sell t-shirts for as much as you can possibly squeeze
out of people.  Whatever.

     -Joel Salazar
      6/1/94
      Usenet:  walrus@cup.portal.com
      Portal:  WALRUS
      GEnie:  WALRUS
      CompuServe:  73557,2347

     "The mutation from terrestrial to interstellar life must be made,
      because the womb planet itself is going to blow up within a few
      billion years....Planet Earth is a stepping stone on our time-trip
      through the galaxy.  Life has to get its seed-self off the planet
      to survive....There are also some among us who are bored with the
      amniotic level of mentation on this planet and look up in hopes of
      finding someone entertaining to talk to."
                  -Timothy Leary & L. Wayne Brenner, in `Terra II'