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The age of beauty

Some final results of my computer graphics project. I implemented a graphics rasterizer, which is the implementation one would follow if you wanted hardware-accelerated graphics on today’s GPU’s, which have pipelines dedicated to vertex transformations. The other option was a raytracer, which is not (yet) suitable for real-time applications due …

Greetings from the low-end side of town

If there’s one thing I’ve always envied console users for, it’s the universal system compatibility. You buy a disc, pop it in, and performance (I’m ignoring TV quality here) will be the same for you and other players you encounter. Not quite so for a PC gamer. I’m sure everybody …

Busy

So, the new academic year has started. I’m following a Master in Computer Sciences now, option Human-Machine interaction. I’ve got a bunch of interesting new courses (Computer Graphics, Distributed Systems, Compiler Construction, …), but the workload is getting pretty heavy. I’m also organising events for the improvisational theater group I’m …

Rorsach

Thanks to the excellent Rock Paper Shotgun (best website title ever) I keep discovering cute little indie games. Rorsach is a short adventure game, which is interesting on two points: Art style: everything is drawn in chinese ink. Although the locations are limited (it’s a one man game after all), …

The Sandvich

He was a good lunch who played by the rules, until the rules robbed him of everything he ever loved. Now he’s lettuce, tomato, cheese, bread, and a mysterious slice of meat, marching down your throat and straight to hell. He’ll satisfy your hunger. FOR REVENGE!

Men write code from Mars …

and Women Write More Helpful Code from Venus, quoting the Wall Street Journal. Women are more touchy-feely and considerate of those who will use the code later, she says. They’ll intersperse their code–those strings of instructions that result in nifty applications and programs–with helpful comments and directions, explaining why they …