Author Archives: Scali

Scali on Agile Development

I recently wrote The Pessimist Pamphlet. I said there: I agreed with most of the Agile principles and the underlying reasoning ‘Most of’? So not everything? Well, perhaps I should clarify this. So let’s first walk down the 4 main … Continue reading

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Experience and skill in software development

I just spotted a number of hits from Ars Technica to my blog. It is a regular event that one of my blog posts gets posted in some online discussion, causing a noticeable spike in my statistics. When it does, … Continue reading

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Software: How to parallel?

Software optimization has always been one of my favourite tasks in software development. However, the hardware you are optimizing for, is a moving target (unless of course you are doing retroprogramming/oldskool demoscening, where you have nicely fixed targets). That nice … Continue reading

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nVidia makes good on their promise: DX12 support for Fermi

You might remember that in the months leading up to Mantle, DX12 and Vulkan, I mentioned that all of nVidia’s cards from Fermi and up would support DX12. This was also officially confirmed by nVidia on this page, and also … Continue reading

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The Pessimist Pamphlet

When I first heard of Agile development, I got a feeling of catch-22. That is, I agreed with most of the Agile principles and the underlying reasoning. However, I felt that the reason why I agreed is because of my … Continue reading

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Trackers vs MIDI, part deux

The previous post got rather long(winded) already. But shortly after I posted it, I realized that I had not yet said all that I wanted to say. Namely, I mentioned the Yamaha FM synthesizer chips at the start, and I … Continue reading

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Trackers vs MIDI

With all the recent tinkering with audio devices and sound routines, I stumbled across various resources, old and new. One such resource was this article on OS/2 Museum, about the Gravis UltraSound. (And small world, this site is by Michal … Continue reading

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