Monthly Archives: June 2012

First Fedora, now Canonical

Following the move made by Fedora to support UEFI secure boot, Canonical has announced that they are going to support it as well. Canonical is taking a slightly different route however. They are dropping Grub completely (as they explain, Grub’s … Continue reading

Posted in Software news | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Voice of reason, quite…

For those who didn’t quite get the irony of the previous blog title… I generally find Linus Torvalds to be quite unreasonable. So I was rather surprised by his sensible response. But trust Linus to generate some positively outrageous outbursts only … Continue reading

Posted in Software news | Tagged , , , , , , , | 19 Comments

Linux and UEFI secure boot, or: Linus Torvalds as the voice of reason

As you may recall, I wrote a blog about linux and the problems with UEFI secure boot a while ago. Since there have been some changes regarding secure boot in the linux world recently, this calls for an update. My … Continue reading

Posted in Software news | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 14 Comments

Remember caveman-jim?

I wrote a blog addressing a forum post by caveman-jim a while ago… It seems that he recently edited the post to include the following: edit – if you’re reading this from a link on ‘scalis blog‘ then I think … Continue reading

Posted in Direct3D, Hardware news, OpenGL, Software development | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

Never program in your native language!

One thing that has always annoyed me, is when people program in their own language (as in: non-English). They will use variable and function names in their own language, and write comments in their own language, and whatnot. What’s worse, … Continue reading

Posted in Software development | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

Multi-core and multi-threading performance (the multi-core myth?)

Today I read a new article on Anandtech, discussing the Bulldozer architecture in detail, focusing on where it performs well, and more importantly, where it does not, and why. There weren’t too many surprises in the article, as I mentioned … Continue reading

Posted in Hardware news, Software development | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 124 Comments