ACiD Newsletter Issue #20 by acid!info
ACiD Newsletter Issue #20 by acid!info
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Issue No.20 An Official ACiD ProductionsTM Public Update Sept.99
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by mHz
A wise man once noted that all good things must come to an end.
This man, however knowledgeable, was obviously not versed in the eminence of
ACiD. As we sit back, continuing to do what we do best, and watch other
organizations, once thought to be as stable as Stonehenge crumble, ACiD
has made the trek into the new millenium and emerged unscathed, still at
the top of our game.
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by mHz
Adding to our reputation as not only role models, but benefactors of
the entire art community, ACiDDraw, the premier ANSI/ASCII editor for DOS
has been released Version 1.25r, September 1, 1999 with no restrictions
to the general public, allowing even those whos companies show a negative
cash flow to still create masterpieces. This new version is also updated,
fixing the infamous and paradoxical Pentium bug. Amendments to the
licensing agreement have also been made, refer to the documentation for
To partake in this superior program, ACiDDraw 1.25r may be downloaded
via FTP at:
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CH-CH-CHANGES by aCK and mHz
Touching off a minor world crisis, Eporue has been demoted from the all
powerful position of AIS Advisor, instead taking on the still-prestigious
role of AIS member. All impending nuclear catastrophes were headed off
when it was revealed that ACiD was launching an attack on Eporue not
Europe, as many a dyslexic missile-guidance system operator had
previously thought. To publicly initiate the valued Eporue into his
new role of AIS Member, weve prepared a small project for him to embark on:
.eshciwdnas emos su teg, europE
It should also be noted that in the interest of ending redundancy
and not being redundant, Infernal Flames has shortened his alias to Flames,
making his alias shorter.
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by aCK
From CIA comes the HiRez/Poetry master Blue Devil, who RaD Man has
busy ghost writing lovely poems for RaD Woman. But between the poems,
BD still manages to produce artwork of a quality that spells ACiD.
HRG sent us two great Hirez Artists: Diamond and Iron Lung. Thanks,
HRG! Well call you when we need more!
In our continuing melding of multiple medias, Sphere, creator of many
popular WinAmp Skins has joined us to explore his art to a larger scale,
and possibly crayon-up RaD Mans car-Alpine.
In our quest to pull more people into the scene, weve stumbled
across two phenomenal artists : Mallakai and Virex. Now that we have
received the gratitude of the scene for single-handedly keeping it alive,
well all sit back, have a few beers, a good cigar, and hire a few geishas
to pat us on the back.
Remorse ASCII picked up some new faces recently with the addition
of such great names as Cleaner, Emok, Polymorph, Roman, Subsonic and
Sudiphed. Welcome to the club, folks.
And last but definitely not least we welcome Skaboy to our ranks.
Skaboy, will continue to work on his creation, Empathy the ONLY true XBIN
Editor, under the ACiD label, as well as assist the newly-rejoined Ragnarok
with our ever-expanding web sites.
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by mHz
A common syndrome in ACiD is that of the inactive artist. Apparently,
certain individuals come to the unshocking realization that theyve simply
lost all of their ability to create superior, ACiD quality art. Rather than
do the noble thing and resign as Bedlam has, they take to a witness
protection program-like life, leaving no forwarding address as they slink
away into untalented obscurity.
We here at ACiD have never been rude, so we wont name names as to
further humiliate such useless individuals as Alien, who has apparently
taken up residence back on his home planet, a place where one need only
draw 1 month out of each decade. In the interest of full disclosure, our
AIS team has determined the current locations of such Ex-ACiD members as
Pixel Pusher, whos pixels have been pushed right out of ACiD. Sunnyjim has
taken up residence in Sunny San Francisco, to better show off his Sunny Jim
in a sunny gym. The infinitely useless xEDGEx has been cut and edged
straight out of ACiD. Everybodys favorite, Sc00p, has been scooped right
out of the memberlist to make more room for productive individuals.
Revolution has proved to be more of a schoolyard skirmish than a revolution
in recent months, and hence has been shot out of a cannon to a far away
place. In addition, Cain, Kyo, ColorNox, and Skate Guy have all skated
out of ACiD.
Well apparently weve done it again, and theres no turning back now.
We apologize, and still love you all.
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by aCK
While everyone else went to Jamaica and appeared on MTVs
ridiculously overhyped spring break festival, our boys at ACiD spent the
holiday the real mans way : IN MEXICO AND ON COMPUTERS. With a higher
doodleboy to callgirl ratio than one might expect, they suprisingly
enjoyed themselves and managed to pull in a few awards!
Firstly, the musician whose name you can pronounce but not spell,
Psibelius took second place in the music competition with his track
Nova Soli, which is French for No Goes Soli, Spanish for
Soli does not go, Portuguese for In Vain Soli, and Italian for
It Does Not Go Single. What he actually meant by the title is
something youll have to ask him. I cant, due to the restraining order.
Nova Soli, released in the October 1999 pHluid Music
Disk can be downloaded from:
RaD Man actually won something! And we all just thought he was
a pretty face to be a rallying point. Jason, JJJ and RaD Man take home
GOLD IN WOMENS DOUBLES... Wait... Sorry. First place in the Spring
Break 99 graphics competition. Their entry, Future Tex is a beautiful
piece of work. Check it out at an archive near you.
Future Tex our-futuretex.jpg, released in the ACiD Acquisition
Update 78, Part B can be downloaded from:
Let it be established at this point that even though ACiD did not
enter a demo this year, the bulk of those which were entered were even
better than the years previous. Which just goes to show you... Our
presence makes things better.
At Spring Break 99, representing ACiD were Beastie, his friend
Clockwork, Psibelius, RaD Man, Sharp, and Murray. Youll have to guess who
Murray is. Apparently hes embarrassed by the use of his handle.
The bastard...
Maybe well see you all next year at Spring Break 2000. Come on
down, bring a friend, pack heat, and if you go to Mexico, dont drink the
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by mHz
Having perused this deep into the plethora of information carried
in this issue of the ACiD News, the quality and alliteration of ACiDs
articles is abundantly apparent. However no matter how mighty the pen
is, man does not live by words alone, and ACiD has taken it upon ourselves
to venture forward in production of articles of another kind -- clothing
to be more specific.
No longer do you have to walk the streets, wearing a cap that
prominently displays some type of ridiculous looking orange bird, or logo
for Fuzzys Fresh French FriednFlamed Fish Shack. Available now are
our latest garments - ACiD Caps. When you don an ACiD cap, you become
more than a person with an obviously ravishing sense of style, you
become somewhat of a human canvas, a living breathing ACiD Production, and
what, we ask of you, could be better than that? For those of us who live
in somewhat colder climates, in the type of edifice where a simple circular
hole cut in the floor can yield a top-notch fishing spot, expect brand new,
warm, ACiD beanies to be available by this winter.
Regardless of where in the world you call your pied-a-terre, ACiD Gear
can be yours through our newly remodel, wider-aisled, friendlier staffed,
double-coupon accepting ACiDgear Website, which has been completely
redesigned by the immensely talented Ragnarok, in a landmark
collaboration between ACiD and Kagi, the firm responsible for processing
your on-line credit-card orders, and expeditiously expediting your order.
Clothing, like ACiD, is a basic requirement of life. Bring the two
together, and the possibilities are, in a word, endless.
ACiDgear can be ordered on-line at
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Once again the server that provides that beef for
has set another record. Walnut Creeks broke the terabyte
barrier serving up 1.39TB in a single day on May 26, 1999. Walnut Creek
was testing a Gigabit Ethernet link with their co-location provider, CRL
Network Services. The site runs FreeBSD and details of the achievement
can be found at:
Skaboy, known for coding the Empathy XBIN editor, has taken over
administrative duties for the artpacks archive. The torch was recently
passed from Shivan Bastard, known for eating toxic chicken wings, to
Skaboy. Skaboy plans on adding spidering technology to the site.
The new technology will index through all of the files embedded with
SAUCE records and picking out keywords from ANSI and RIP based files.
This will lay down a foundation for enhanced searching abilities on the
archive, proving once again that is your one-stop-shop
for locating digital art. That is, until Amazon sues us for some sort of
patent violation. Shivan Bastard was quoted as saying, Damn. I thought
my utilities were neat.
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by mHz
In a small cabin somewhere off the coast of Hispaniola sits a boy,
now able to enjoy and preview the full registered benefits of ACiDDraw
without shelling out so much as a penny for the all-important registration.
Right now, multiple ACiD members span the globe, staring at their shiny
gold, possibly chocolate-filled trophies won at this years Spring Break
Awards. In Oahu, a girl not more than 8 years old refuses to leave her
house without her favorite piece of ACiD gear adorning her frame. In
Canada, a remarkably small framed man sits angry, cast out from the
organization he for so many years called home. On the brink of total and
complete self destruction, he discovers our latest Acquisition, and decides
that there really is good left in this world. All of these simultaneous,
blessed events converge at one common denominator - ACiD.
With this latest release, we here at ACiD yet again revel in showing
you what we do best. From crashing down the capitalistic rule of ACiDDraw,
in hopes of inspiring those less talented and less fortunate to yet again
reach for our unattainable level of still unrivaled, unwavering and
spectacularly untertaining level of skill, to winning multiple honors
at the Spring Break, to dazzling those whose brain power travels no further
than the simple comprehension of pretty things, ACiD continues its
domination, for you, the people.
Love us as we love you, and all shall be right with the world.
Heres to ACiD -- and heres to us all.
ACiD Editors: mHz RaD Man Artists: Haji TUM ACiD
ACiD Writers: aCK, Hack mHz Thanks: For nothing ACiD