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RIP trossi (Finnish scener)

category: general [glöplog]
It has just been announced today that trossi, one of the major people behind the first ever Finnish Amiga demo.

Not a lot is known about what happened; there was a report in a local newspaper and it is understood that he passed during January 11th, 2013.

I remember him personally from Alternative Party, specifically the 2003 edition when he had a Vectrex on the desk next to us at the venue, Gloria. I believe he'd written a demo on the Vectrex then which he released as part of the demo competition then.

I didn't know him personally all that well but he was a recognizable figure when I saw him at Alternative Party events over the years.

Rest in peace.

added on the 2013-02-03 23:08:16 by Felice Felice
trossi = Timo Rossi, coder of the legendary Amiga Monitor?
added on the 2013-02-03 23:23:40 by StingRay StingRay
That's right. Timo did write the Amiga Monitor. I used amiga monitor to write my very first 68000 assembly. That must have been in the early 90s.

I first met him in person 98 or 99 (can't remember for sure) in Jyväskylä where I obtained some oscillator chips from him to overclock my A1200 accelerators. I was quite nervous to meet my hero, but he turned out to be extremely helpful and nice. He was the *true* geek. He had piles of all kind of weird gear all over the place.

I ran into him sporadically over the years, usually in some finnish parties. Last I had a good long chat with him during some altparty. He gave me a long & enthusiastic lecture of all the funky cool gadgets he had brought with him. I also saw a glimpse of the famous unreleased version of the Amiga Monitor.

He will be missed.

Here's a great photo of the guy:
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Here's the guy working on the first finnish amiga demo:
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My tribute:
http://sintonen.fi/pics/rip-trossi.png (largish img so linked)
added on the 2013-02-04 00:13:14 by Piru Piru
sting, yes unfortunately the same guy.

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i didn't really know him, but i had some nice chats with him about amiga and other computer hardware. he was really nice person.

added on the 2013-02-04 00:14:15 by annieeee annieeee
RIP :(
added on the 2013-02-04 00:25:57 by Intrinsic Intrinsic
he was always a very nice and friendly guy and a big part of the altparty community. he'll be missed.

keveät mullat.
added on the 2013-02-04 00:30:52 by nosfe nosfe
(sorry piru for hijacking your great tribute pic, i didn't know it was you who made it, url was just circulating on finnish irc-channels)

but yes, leveät mullat, leveämmät kuin overscan sallii.
added on the 2013-02-04 00:38:22 by annieeee annieeee

Don't worry it was meant to be circulated.
added on the 2013-02-04 00:46:54 by Piru Piru
Sad news indeed! :( While I didn't know him personally, I use and still use a lot of his tools! RIP and thanks for some great Amiga tools!
added on the 2013-02-04 06:54:10 by StingRay StingRay
should be "used" of course. Great tribute pic, Piru!
added on the 2013-02-04 06:57:14 by StingRay StingRay
Not the nicest way to finally learn Timo Rossi = XYZ-Soft.. RIP
added on the 2013-02-04 07:00:16 by Serpent Serpent
added on the 2013-02-04 18:17:19 by waffle waffle
RIP. I had a lot of fun times with him and his hardware at Altparties
added on the 2013-02-04 18:47:23 by visy visy
RIP. Amiga monitor was my first touch to assembler on A500.
added on the 2013-02-05 08:57:59 by Rebb Rebb
Maybe there will be some tribute demo to him at the next Alternative Party ....
added on the 2013-02-15 21:38:28 by Felice Felice
Never knew him, but always sad to learn when a scener dies. :(
added on the 2013-02-15 23:00:36 by ___ ___
not that I've knew him personally, but his "amiga monitor" was definitely one of the most used tools on amiga by a coders (and crackers) around the world. I would go that far to say that amiga scene wouldn't be the 1/10th of what it was (and still is) without that proggy.

I'm really sad to hear that he's gone. and, as it is always with my idols, would really like to know the whole story what happened, so if anyone finds out, please share.
added on the 2013-02-16 08:57:19 by bonefish bonefish


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