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Posted on 03-Jan-2002 13:58 GMT by Christophe Decanini58 comments
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Matthew Dillon was a famous Amiga developper that created the Dice C compiler. You can read the interview here.
Matthew Dillon interview : Comment 1 of 58ANN.lu
Posted by Anonymous on 03-Jan-2002 13:13 GMT
amiga 3000 slow lol. my friends A3000 beats my Athlon. he must be talking rendering becasuse then thats the truth.
Matthew Dillon interview : Comment 2 of 58ANN.lu
Posted by priest on 03-Jan-2002 13:26 GMT
Best part:
"JA: Do you still use your Amiga?
Matt Dillon: We (I still do occassional consulting for Sandel-Avery Engineering up in Tahoe) still have a couple of live telemetry systems based around the A3000 (hopefully not for too much longer though), so I keep mine just-in-case we need to perform emergency maintainance. I turn it on every once in a while but I don't do much programming on it any more because, well, it is so slow and has such a tiny screen :-)"
It is SCARY how much ex amigans there exists just behind the corner, people that are "lureable" back to Amiga. I hope there soon is something to come back to. ;-)
Matthew Dillon interview : Comment 3 of 58ANN.lu
Posted by Christophe Decanini on 03-Jan-2002 13:42 GMT
In reply to Comment 1 (Anonymous):
Back to 1990 an A3000 with a 68030 at 25 Mhz was a high end machine, some people got the early 16 Mhz version. There was these two versions + the A3000UX that came with AT&T Unix System V Release 4.
I guess it is a bit slow for compilers :)
Matthew Dillon interview : Comment 4 of 58ANN.lu
Posted by Christophe Decanini on 03-Jan-2002 13:44 GMT
OOOPS. Did not see the comment 1 was 65.80.160.*
Please no flame war.
Matthew Dillon interview : Comment 5 of 58ANN.lu
Posted by Dave on 03-Jan-2002 14:08 GMT
In reply to Comment 4 (Christophe Decanini):
LOL!!!
Shawn the sheep!
"My friends Casio watch from 1982 beats my Athlon, thats because its got an advanced Zorro 0.5 interface and custom chips to allow it to update those LCD cells faster than it takes the Athlon to draw a 1024x768 screen....."
Is Shawn Tim Rue?
Matthew Dillon interview : Comment 6 of 58ANN.lu
Posted by Anonymous on 03-Jan-2002 14:56 GMT
In reply to Comment 3 (Christophe Decanini):
No, AMIGA is not too slow for compilers . Like I said before, I think he was talking rendering. In that case it is true until you add a powerpc to an Amiga
Matthew Dillon interview : Comment 7 of 58ANN.lu
Posted by Anonymous on 03-Jan-2002 14:59 GMT
In reply to Comment 4 (Christophe Decanini):
Suppose to mean I am he and not the many others that might get this ip from Florida ,georgia and alike. Thats bullshit if you can prove it do it other keep your mouth shut on the issue.
Matthew Dillon interview : Comment 8 of 58ANN.lu
Posted by Anonymous on 03-Jan-2002 15:02 GMT
In reply to Comment 5 (Dave):
No you are wrong. Read what I said and Im not shawn. It proves you idiots dont know who I am . Calling me Tim now. What a lark . Athlons are slow when compared to an AMIGA unless we consider rendering. Then again I dont render . Now I have to iggy another stupid jerk.
Matthew Dillon interview : Comment 9 of 58ANN.lu
Posted by Dave on 03-Jan-2002 15:03 GMT
In reply to Comment 7 (Anonymous):
Thats why he added the third tuple. No need to get abusive.
Matthew Dillon interview : Comment 10 of 58ANN.lu
Posted by Mike on 03-Jan-2002 15:03 GMT
oops my name is Mike
Matthew Dillon interview : Comment 11 of 58ANN.lu
Posted by Dave on 03-Jan-2002 15:04 GMT
In reply to Comment 8 (Anonymous):
Sounds like Shawn.
Exactly what benchmark or application set are you basing this conjecture on troll?
Put up or shut up!
Matthew Dillon interview : Comment 12 of 58ANN.lu
Posted by Dave on 03-Jan-2002 15:10 GMT
In reply to Comment 8 (Anonymous):
Come on I want real hard fact to back up your assertions. As I am an Amiga user since nigh on 15 years I shouldnt be hard to convince or are you just making melodious sounds with your anal sphincter that just happen to sounds like words?
Matthew Dillon interview : Comment 13 of 58ANN.lu
Posted by Johan "Graak" Forsberg on 03-Jan-2002 15:11 GMT
In reply to Comment 11 (Dave):
Dave, just ignore him, ok? :)
Matthew Dillon interview : Comment 14 of 58ANN.lu
Posted by Dave on 03-Jan-2002 15:14 GMT
In reply to Comment 13 (Johan "Graak" Forsberg):
OK :)))
Matthew Dillon interview : Comment 15 of 58ANN.lu
Posted by Mike on 03-Jan-2002 15:18 GMT
In reply to Comment 11 (Dave):
My athlon and compared to my friend A3000 . oh wait a minute you thought I was tim. trying to figure out aye lol. put up or shut up, using my words . what a great comeback -lol iggy time. Waht a bunch of asses
Matthew Dillon interview : Comment 16 of 58ANN.lu
Posted by Brecht [darklite] on 03-Jan-2002 16:00 GMT
Shawn reminds me of Belgium's very own Eddy Wally - the voice of Europe :)
Matthew Dillon interview : Comment 17 of 58ANN.lu
Posted by Timothy Rue (3seas) on 03-Jan-2002 16:40 GMT
Slander - 1) defamation; calumny 2) a malicious, false, and defamatory statement or report. 3) law. defamation by oral utterance rather than by writing, pictures, etc. 4) to utter slander concerning; defame 5) to utter or circulate slander
calumny - a false and malious statement designed to injure the reputation of someone or something.
We all know this has been going on in regards to myself, for a number of years.
It's also clear as to the why being in effort to steal value from me.
And this is hat has become of the pirates of Amiga? They grew up and now do it professionally?
Matthew Dillon interview : Comment 18 of 58ANN.lu
Posted by Elwood on 03-Jan-2002 16:59 GMT
Hey, Mat Dillon is the creator of Csh (util/shell) too. What an incredible guy...
Matthew Dillon interview : Comment 19 of 58ANN.lu
Posted by Mike Veroukis on 03-Jan-2002 18:16 GMT
In reply to Comment 16 (Brecht [darklite]):
Does anybody here remember Marc Baret? He used to post all sorts of crap on usenet in the early 90's. He was a Mac freak. Need I say more? :-)
- Mike
Matthew Dillon interview : Comment 20 of 58ANN.lu
Posted by 3seas on 03-Jan-2002 18:57 GMT
In reply to Comment 19 (Mike Veroukis):
Please do elaborate.
I'm having trouble figuring out what the connection is
to the article this thread is about.
Or am I mistaken that it was'nt about Matt Dillion, but
about creating problems that otherwise don't exist?
Matthew Dillon interview : Comment 21 of 58ANN.lu
Posted by Mike Veroukis on 03-Jan-2002 20:02 GMT
In reply to Comment 20 (3seas):
Just making a comment about people who like to rattle other people's cages. Marc was one of them. Brecht's message just reminded me of him for some reason (not that Brecht is like Marc, just his reference to the "voice of Europe", or whatever, how some people become legends in their own mind, and that was the case with this guy I'm referring too).
It is quite obviously an off-topic post, which is bad I admit.
- Mike
Matthew Dillon interview : Comment 22 of 58ANN.lu
Posted by Mike Veroukis on 03-Jan-2002 20:06 GMT
Mat Dillon (to get on-topic here) is a wicked programmer, and he has done several things for the Amiga. As a programer I always admired him. It would be interesting to see if he could be tempted with a new Amiga?
The funny thing is for a long time I always thought Mat was the Mat Dillon the actor. :-)
- Mike
Matthew Dillon interview : Comment 23 of 58ANN.lu
Posted by Amigo on 03-Jan-2002 20:11 GMT
In reply to Comment 21 (Mike Veroukis):
ok, i just really have to ask even though Ive avoided to for some time now, i havent been coming to ANN for a long long time, maybe just going on a year, but what is this Shawn business? and Tim Rue? Is this Tim Rue some fictional character or something? I have seen a Tim Rue on the newsgroups and half the time I don't know what he's talking about or what he's on.
Matthew Dillon interview : Comment 24 of 58ANN.lu
Posted by 3seas on 03-Jan-2002 20:22 GMT
In reply to Comment 21 (Mike Veroukis):
There was a time when I considered hacking csh to do the VIC, as the source code
is available. It took a while for me to get a compiler and source version to match
as it went from lattice to manx and back to SAS (lattice) with the source requiring
a given verions of the compiler... etc..
The source csh eventually ended up in the hands of Urban Miller (?) of Aminet or to
another guy from Urban (sp?).
Today I still consider it a reasonable option for hacking the VIC for the
established C= Amiga line, but otherwise a language like Python shows far more
potential.
As to darklite, I'd like to know why he'd suggest that I post using others names.
Matthew Dillon interview : Comment 25 of 58ANN.lu
Posted by Mike Veroukis on 03-Jan-2002 20:23 GMT
In reply to Comment 23 (Amigo):
Honestly, I have no idea who Tim Rue or Shawn is. I have however noticed posts from the IP 65.80.X.Y to be somewhat.... interesting... usually best left ignored. I suspect Tim Rue is in reference to someone who caused trouble (flame bait perhaps, I don't know) and it seems he left a lasting impression.
Where ever you go there will always be the celebrity troll.
- Mike
Matthew Dillon interview : Comment 26 of 58ANN.lu
Posted by Christophe Decanini on 03-Jan-2002 20:31 GMT
In reply to Comment 23 (Amigo):
Shawn or AmigaTheOne is a well known character that think that the Amiga as a direct access bus architecture that make it faster than any PC, MAC ...
He uses different nick names once people are fed up with him defending to much his idea.
The best thing is not to take too seriously posts coming from 65.80.160.*
Tim Rue used to advocate to death in the Amiga newsgroup which annoyed some people. So if you advocate too much some people will call you Tim Rue.
I think they both wrote some comments for that news item.
Matthew Dillon interview : Comment 27 of 58ANN.lu
Posted by John Norris on 03-Jan-2002 21:13 GMT
Just like to point out 3seas IS Tim Rue.
Matthew Dillon interview : Comment 28 of 58ANN.lu
Posted by Amifan on 03-Jan-2002 21:21 GMT
In reply to Comment 26 (Christophe Decanini):
LOL! Well, I know of another legendary "Amiga user".
If you ever encounter a guy which responds with " You nazi FAG!!! " when you say a simple "hello", then you're dealing with Terry Cooksey.
HE had his own channels on DalNet, but the user count was often limitted to 1 and you needed a "voice status" if you wanted to talk to him...
Haven't heard of him for a while.....
Matthew Dillon interview : Comment 29 of 58ANN.lu
Posted by Brecht [darklite] on 03-Jan-2002 22:18 GMT
In reply to Comment 24 (3seas):
>As to darklite, I'd like to know why he'd suggest that I post using others
>names.
You didn't? I already thought there was some kind of misunderstanding. I must have mis-read your comment in that case. Sorry.
Matthew Dillon interview : Comment 30 of 58ANN.lu
Posted by Amigo on 03-Jan-2002 22:26 GMT
In reply to Comment 28 (Amifan):
Thanks everyone for clearing that up :)
And AmiFan, I have seen this Terry Cooksey guy on newsgroups very recently and he indeed does say "You nazi fag!" often among other things, most recent one I saw was him flaming MorphOS users and spewing all kinds of swearing.
Matthew Dillon interview : Comment 31 of 58ANN.lu
Posted by Ville Sarell on 04-Jan-2002 00:54 GMT
I really thought I was going to read something related to the topic here.. but I was wrong again. Please cut it ok.
Matthew Dillon interview : Comment 32 of 58ANN.lu
Posted by 3seas on 04-Jan-2002 04:36 GMT
In reply to Comment 27 (John Norris):
Yep! And by the looks of it (above) the slanderers have had some success in biasing people against me that have no idea who I am and what I'm about.
Hmmm, even Christian Kemp has expressed his dislike of me. So I'll say this site archives, if there are any, are not to be trusted. Yeah, I looked for the mindspring tired of dealing with researching false complaints against me (at tech rate of $20 and hour and income from me of $14.95 a month --- blue ribbon free speech flew out the Tech room window, not to mention they didn't like someone hacking their ticketing bot to hide who was complaining as they then tried w/o success to make it look like me complaining about me - Sound familar to recent forgeries on usenet? But the mindspring usenet posting ban happened years ago..)
Anyway I looked but could not find the ann story of "Tim Rue was ban from posting to usenet" rah rah article.
For those who want to know who I am... and I'm still at mindspring.com, use google to find me and my url.
Imagine that, Matt Dillion a FreeBSD kernel hacker!!!! I'd be interesting to see what has become of the many and various programmers of the C= Amiga. Besides the most well known one of Urban Muller (sp?) of Aminet.
Matthew Dillon interview : Comment 33 of 58ANN.lu
Posted by Mekanix on 04-Jan-2002 05:24 GMT
Tim Rue on ANN? I'm outa here... bye!
Matthew Dillon interview : Comment 34 of 58ANN.lu
Posted by Anonymous on 04-Jan-2002 05:57 GMT
Tim Rue posting his crap on ANN Now?
What is the world coming to?
Please do something about this, or watch your site turn into a flame war arena
:(
I strongly recommend moderated posts.
Matthew Dillon interview : Comment 35 of 58ANN.lu
Posted by Anonymous on 04-Jan-2002 06:41 GMT
In reply to Comment 34 (Anonymous):
Have you really read what he has to say? I know he has a rather unique way of presenting his case (a bit hard to read), but again he did not post in this thread before others posted slanderous remarks about him. You do not have to like the man, but people have no right to bash him all the time either. For some people it seems to be quite okay to fool around with his name these days.
I am beginning to think that those people who feel Tim has been trolling have become quite the trolls themselves. At least Tim makes the effort to present his case with thorough postings (whether you get their point or not is quite irrelevant in this regard), and those who just keep playing him as a joke and a constant troll are even worse offenders than they could have ever felt Tim was.
The sad thing is, ordinary people - without usually even taking the time to read what the guy has had to say - have somehow gotten into their heads that it is okay to bash him. They may even respect netiquette otherwise and promote good manners in forums and such, but they look the other way when Tim gets some unwanted attention, even perhaps contributing some.
It is sad.
Matthew Dillon interview : Comment 36 of 58ANN.lu
Posted by Amifan on 04-Jan-2002 07:21 GMT
In reply to Comment 30 (Amigo):
Ah well...then he has actually improved himself ;-)
Matthew Dillon interview : Comment 37 of 58ANN.lu
Posted by Anonymous on 04-Jan-2002 07:41 GMT
In reply to Comment 35 (Anonymous):
ROFLMAO!!!!
Matthew Dillon interview : Comment 38 of 58ANN.lu
Posted by Dave on 04-Jan-2002 07:54 GMT
TIMBO RUE!!!! MY *OLDEST* sparring partner!!!!
Can someone explain to me why a QUESTION is slander?
"Is Shawn Tim Rue?"
I believe also Tim, in one thread ( Ill find it later if you dispute it ) you claimed that 3seas with the same ISP as you are using above was not you. Why? I thought you were not afraid of standing up for who you are.
Tim is right, people post about him knowing NOTHING about who he is, there is however an answer: use the old Deja service to search through the publically available archives, theres enough of Tim on there to allow you to build up a great picture.
I dont remember a post about you being kicked off USENET, I didnt even think that was possible...
Matthew Dillon interview : Comment 39 of 58ANN.lu
Posted by Dave on 04-Jan-2002 08:23 GMT
In reply to Comment 19 (Mike Veroukis):
**** OFF TOPIC ****
I remember Marc, Cooksey and Rue and their different ways of approaching. I also remember quite a few others there where not so consistent in what they called themselves.
I think Gary Peake ( whom I admire enormously ) would have three things to say about Tim accusing others of slander ( Im sure some have slandered him ): "Pot, kettle, black". However if you have been flamed as often as Tim has ( or even have flamed as often as Tim has ) then it becomes hard to not jump at shadows.
Considering this is bartop talk, we probably need an extra forum or something to shoot the breeze and revisit old memories of these great characters.
**** ON TOPIC ****
I bought DICE at full price, good package but when PPC came out and there was no sign of PPC compiler modules I went straight to GCC.
Matt was always a good programmer, really focussed and its good to hear about what he is up to now. I really wish he hadnt said what he did about his A3000, but not all of us are stupid enough to upgrade them so they work as well as a 3 year old Windows based PC ;-)
Roll on the new Amiga economy of internal competition of motherboards, operating systems et al. At least it sounds like the Amiga ethos is still something worth fighting over.
Dave
Christian, if you need help adding functionality to ANN send me an email.
Matthew Dillon interview : Comment 40 of 58ANN.lu
Posted by Sotiris Papageorgioy on 04-Jan-2002 10:10 GMT
There is a lot of programmers out there that have still an amiga somewhere just to keep track of their old projects.Before 1 year i did a hardware&software project for my company but due to lack of getting new miggys and accel the project had to move to micro-atx pc :-(
Due to the wide availability on the pc of utilitys for custom projects it is a plus for this platform.But the amiga has an elegant OS,quick boottime,low resources demand for os, and a little redesign on the a1200 could bring the ami back to custom projects.Do you remember mick tinkers attempt to build an amiga on the size of 5 1/4 drive aprox.Imagine what devices could you create!!!!!
Matthew Dillon interview : Comment 41 of 58ANN.lu
Posted by Brecht [darklite] on 04-Jan-2002 10:45 GMT
Talking about compilers... is VBCC still under developement?
Matthew Dillon interview : Comment 42 of 58ANN.lu
Posted by Don Cox on 04-Jan-2002 10:57 GMT
In reply to Comment 40 (Sotiris Papageorgioy):
"Do you remember mick tinkers attempt to build an
amiga on the size of 5 1/4 drive aprox.Imagine what devices could you
create!!!!!"
That wasn't an "attempt". It actually went into production. I don't
know how many were sold.
One of his hopes with the BoXeR technology was to make an Amiga clone
that would fit in a 3 1/2" drive bay. And of course one to fit on a
PCI card.
It is a great pity that project failed.
Matthew Dillon interview : Comment 43 of 58ANN.lu
Posted by Kay Are Ulvestad on 04-Jan-2002 11:19 GMT
In reply to Comment 1 (Anonymous):
Actually, all Amigas I've tried (including my own A1200PPC) are too slow for my liking today. There was a time when they were decent though, and I guess that's part of the reason why I still stick with them. I still remember how nicely Civilization ran on my A500 with expanded chip ram, extra fast ram, and a harddrive. Those were the good times. Then applications and games grew, and my miggy just never could keep the same pace with the new software.
As for PC's: I've yet to be impressed by the speed of any of them. I know that their hardware is WAY faster than anything I've got or can get for my miggy, but I can't help feeling that their performance is very weak compared to what that hardware should be capable of. To give just a small example: I'm currently typing this on a 300MHz Pentium with at least 64 (actually, I think it is 96) Mb of ram. Not a fast computer by today's standards, but it should still be faster than my miggy. Yesterday I took a retro trip playing the ancient classic Monkey Island on this machine. It ran quite wonderfully, until at one point, the disk started working intensely, and speed dropped to a ridiculous pace. This continued for several minutes, making the game unplayable. Monkey Island ran smoothly on my A500.
Okay, maybe that's a very special example, but this kind of annoying things seem to happen far too often when I use Wintel machines.
So I'm not happy with any computers I can buy today. I'm sticking with my Amiga because it's the least painful to use. I just really hope someone release some decent hardware for it soon. It would be nice to have a computer that runs modern software the way software ran on my A500.
Kay
Matthew Dillon interview : Comment 44 of 58ANN.lu
Posted by priest on 04-Jan-2002 12:41 GMT
In reply to Comment 43 (Kay Are Ulvestad):
>I'm sticking with my Amiga because it's the least painful to use.
WOW! Well said. It is easy for me to agree on that.
But, perhaps you should check amithlon for speed.
Matthew Dillon interview : Comment 45 of 58ANN.lu
Posted by priest on 04-Jan-2002 12:47 GMT
In reply to Comment 42 (Don Cox):
I think the reason why those things did not become bigger success was the lack of (cheap) AGA chips.
Perhaps things would have been different with fully retargetable AmigaOS (4.5/Morph).
Matthew Dillon interview : Comment 46 of 58ANN.lu
Posted by Shawn Logsdon on 04-Jan-2002 14:09 GMT
In reply to Comment 16 (Brecht [darklite]):
Hey, what's up with all the Shawn bashing? Geez, leave me alone.. ;)
Matthew Dillon interview : Comment 47 of 58ANN.lu
Posted by Tim Rue on 04-Jan-2002 16:41 GMT
In reply to Comment 38 (Dave):
Dave wrote:
"I believe also Tim, in one thread ( Ill find it later if you dispute it ) you claimed that 3seas with the same ISP as you are using above was not you. Why? I thought you were not afraid of standing up for who you are."
Please do find this that you claim and post a reference so that I can see it for myself!
Matthew Dillon interview : Comment 48 of 58ANN.lu
Posted by Dave on 04-Jan-2002 19:13 GMT
In reply to Comment 47 (Tim Rue):
Sure thing, its not going to be the first time that someone has spoofed as you. When I find it Ill post it.
Matthew Dillon interview : Comment 49 of 58ANN.lu
Posted by Kay Are Ulvestad on 04-Jan-2002 20:34 GMT
In reply to Comment 44 (priest):
> But, perhaps you should check amithlon for speed.
I would, but I don't have any x86 hardware laying around (the PC I'm using now isn't mine). I'm currently holding my breath for the AmigaOne or the SharkPPC+ (or Pegasos if it runs AmigaOS). Luckily I've got a PS2 and a copy of Devil May Cry to keep me somewhat less miserable while waiting :-).
Kay
Matthew Dillon interview : Comment 50 of 58ANN.lu
Posted by victor # on 04-Jan-2002 22:40 GMT
In reply to Comment 6 (Anonymous):
"No, AMIGA is not too slow for compilers . Like I said before, I think he was talking rendering."
Compiling as much needs solid power as rendering, just integer, not floating point, don't you think?
"In that case it is true until you add a powerpc to an Amiga"
Do you mean the 200MHz 604's? Regarding rendering, your statement is not true.
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