Monday, March 29, 2010

DMA Design - Now part of history.... apparently.

DMA Design Display at The Mcmanus Galleries in DundeeSo a couple of years back the old museum in Dundee closed to get a well needed refurbishment, and while shut it got in touch with Realtime Worlds and asked for everything DMA that would could get our hands on. Now the museum is open again and it has a section based on local history, and a selection of the DMA stuff has been put on display. It's very odd seeing something that I've been intimately involved with appear in a museum! Particularly as (last time I checked), I'm not dead yet! But it's very cool to see DMA Design given the same kind of importance as Timex (who made the ZX Spectrum, right here in Dundee) and D.C. Thomson who...well.. own half of Dundee. There's also lots of stuff dealing with life sciences and the like, and to think that we've managed to influence Dundee's past enough to warrent a little display is very satisfying, not to mention a little cool.
The newly opened museum is pretty good, so if your in the area, you should pop in and see it

Thursday, March 04, 2010


So, it's been sometime since I've posted anything and a lot has changed - well, for me at least. I've left Realtime Worlds after some long term disagreements with how the project I was on was being handled, but I wish them all the best and hope they make a go of it. All I can say about the project is that IF they manage to pull it off, then it's gonna be huge! Good luck to all involved, I spent 5 years of my life on it, so I'm still very keen to see it work.

Still onwards and upwards I guess. I'm currently on gardening leave from RTW and have just over a week left before my official end date. It's nice to be able to kick back and relax a bit, although I have been finishing off some freelance stuff I've been doing on the side. I hope this will be announced soon so I can start blogging a little more about it, because it's really interesting in its own right. With luck, I'll have things sorted out in a couple of weeks and everything will become clear.

Because of all this, my retro projects have obviously taken a back seat, and will remain so for some time to come; and the same goes for my electronics. I'd love to get back into them but I have bills to pay like everyone else so I have to concentrate on other things. I'd love to dabble back with my electronics in particular, but it's going to be a while before I can afford to do that again.

Anyways... I hope to announce some stuff in a couple of weeks, and with any luck, you'll all be interested in that as well!

Oh! And you can follow me on Twitter if you REALLY have no life and nothing else to do... I'm on there as MDF200 (which was my old Visual Sciences login ID!