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Saxton Hale

Yes, I know, more comics … Thesis was finished this morning, so more interesting stuff to come! For now, enjoy this great comic which came with the Team Fortress 2 mac update. I think it’s great how people using (traditionally) different systems can play on the same servers now. Also, …

St/dreaming?

There’s been a lot of fuzz about a recently a new service called OnLive (also see Rock, Paper, Shotgun article) which claims to be able to stream high-end videogames to subscriber’s systems, thus eliminating the need for a ‘tricked out system’ and the need to upgrade every year/month. Update: Good …

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 …

Flox

A project I saw scrolling by on #thepiratebay.org on Efnet caught my attention a couple of weeks ago. Flox is an enhancement on several existing traditional P2P techniques. “Flox is a technique in development which will identify the same parts from similar files and download those when needed. This will …

Voxel Trouble

Some interesting bits up at Google Code : it’s my second Radiohead-related post this week, I know. For the recording of the House of Cards video clip they did not use any camera’s. Yes, that’s right. Instead, they used specialised hardware that can register 3D geometry at a very fast …

Big ideas

The song nude by Radiohead performed on old hardware. Several doses of awesome. Big Ideas (don’t get any) from James Houston on Vimeo.

The Biggest Narcist in the World

Today I read about Erik Nordenankar, who did a pretty cool thing: he developed a GPS transmitter with elongated battery life, put it in a shock-proof closed case, printed out very detailed instructions (places and coordinates) and handed the lot to the world-wide delivery company DHL. By using the acquired …