Tag Archives: technology

Programming: What separates the men from the boys?

I have come up with the following list of topics: Pointer arithmetic Unicode vs ASCII strings Memory management Calling conventions Basic mathematics, such as linear algebra (eg 2d rotations, translations and scaling, things you’ll regularly find in basic GUI stuff). … Continue reading

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The damage that AMD marketing does

Some of you may have have seen the actions of a user that goes by the name of Redneckerz on a recent blogpost of mine. That guy posts one wall of text after the next, full of anti-nVidia rhetoric, shameless … Continue reading

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Funny search terms

I find it fun to look at the stats on my blog, and see the search terms that brought people here. Some of them are quite funny. So I’ve decided to collect them, and give you a selection: make windows … Continue reading

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Linux, the Dunning-Kruger OS

Over the years, I’ve seen a pattern emerge. I have documented this on various occasions. Such as the time when Jed Smith thought he knew about Windows security features such as ACLs. Or that time when Linus thought he had … Continue reading

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Haswell Hasarrived

Intel has launched its new generation of Core i5/i7 processors, codenamed Haswell. If you are familiar with Intel’s tick-tock strategy, this is a ‘tock’: a microarchitecture update on existing process technology. In this case the 22 nm process which is … Continue reading

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Just keeping it Metro

Yes, Metro, not Retro. Or actually I should say Windows Store App now. As in, the new interface for Windows 8, mainly aimed at tablets and smartphones. Namely, I got myself a Windows 8 Pro update early on, at a … Continue reading

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Latency and stuttering with 3D acceleration

The other day, I read this interesting article on Anandtech about the GPU stuttering issues that were recently discovered with AMD cards. I wanted to do a quick write-up about that, since it relates to what I am doing. As … Continue reading

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