Monthly Archives: March 2012

The story of microsleep, followup

After I wrote the blog on microsleep, my interest in the issue was rekindled. This passage was very much out-of-character for me: When you have two or more windows each trying to render as quickly as possible, it seems that … Continue reading

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The story of microsleep

It is time for a more hands-on post again. This time I am even going to give you some actual source code to play with! The issue I want to discuss today, is the issue of multithreaded GUIs. For the project … Continue reading

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nVidia’s new GeForce GTX680: You win some, you lose some?

Today, nVidia has introduced the first of its new 600-series of videocards, based on the new Kepler architecture (as opposed to the Fermi architecture used in the 400- and 500-series). All the major review sites are putting up their reviews … Continue reading

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Triton’s Crystal Dream restored and preserved for posterity

As I mentioned earlier, I have fixed the Sound Blaster routines for  Crystal Dream by Triton. I have made a video capture of it playing on my 486DX2-80, with Sound Blaster Pro: In a way it feels like restoring an … Continue reading

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My most ‘DailyWTF’ moment?

I’d like to tell a little anecdote, something that happened a few years ago. Things went wrong in so many ways… Let me try to paint the situation here: A large worldwide company, with development centers around the world (in … Continue reading

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Oldskool demo fixing

While I was doing the oldskool PC stuff, the demo Crystal Dream by Triton was one of my inspirations: It’s one of the first demos ever to have smooth polygons on PC, and great mod-based music. It uses the same … Continue reading

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Scali’s guide to joyful programming

Another fun piece that I wrote quite a while ago. I think most of it still applies today, although Java has long been replaced by C#. Then again, as the languages are so similar, you can just replace ‘Java’ with … Continue reading

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Ivy Bridge: Intel goes 22 nm and DirectX 11

Today we can see a preview of Intel’s upcoming Ivy Bridge at Anandtech: http://www.anandtech.com/show/5626/ivy-bridge-preview-core-i7-3770k Once again, Intel has pulled off the seemingly impossible: they increased the IPC of the Core i7 series. They have also made the turbo more aggressive … Continue reading

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Legacy Catalyst driver problems with OpenGL, AMD replies

Right, I’ve told you about the issues with the AMD legacy driver. I also reported the issue to AMD technical support. I’m surprised they replied at all, but let’s go through their reply step-by-step, as it’s quite a good one: Thank … Continue reading

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Legacy Catalyst driver problems with OpenGL

Because of the work I have done on the iOS and Android renderers, my OpenGL engine had to stop being dependent on GLUT. This was a good thing anyway, since GLUT is outdated, and no longer maintained, and has various … Continue reading

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