My Newbie Reaction to Halo 3 : Meh.

I’ve never played Halo nor Halo 2. I’ve now played the first level (“Groundfall” or somesuch) of Halo 3. Gotta’ tell you: my initial impression is that it’s not as entrancing as Gears of War or Call of Duty. The cutscenes make absolutely no sense to a newbie, the level design was nothing special (oh, […]

Those pesky powers of 2

Excel 2007: The problem is that the 3rd column contains =a2*b2 … (the first 500 numbers for 2^32 pass, though…)   13 5041.154 100000 26 2520.577 100000 49 1337.449 100000 52 1260.288 100000 81 809.0741 100000 87 753.2759 100000 93 704.6774 100000 98 668.7245 100000 104 630.1442 100000 107 612.4766 100000 115 569.8696 100000 117 […]

Augmented Reality from casey chesnut

casey chesnut has been <a href=”http://www.mperfect.net/blog/browse.aspx%3fbid%3d633261847266875000″” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>playing around with augmented reality for the UMPC. I think he’s going strictly for a technology demo, but the physical tags he’s constructed seem to be about the right size for a conference badge. That’d be kind of cool — hold up your UMPC in a crowd […]

Software Transactional Memory C++ Compiler from Intel

Intel’s announced the availability of a prototype C++ compiler implementing Software Transactional Memory, one of the central topics of this brilliant <a href=”http://www.knowing.net/ct.ashx%3fid%3df405eb51-5e89-4e9d-864f-529914e78017%26url%3dhttp%253a%252f%252fwww.dotnetrocks.com%252f”” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>.NET Rocks show. That’s exciting, although I suspect that on just two cores STM will be disappointing.