Monday, April 11, 2005

Some updates

Haloscan does not seem to preserve comments after some date it seems .... was flipping through the archives and found most/all the comments missing.
Might be a config problem too - though I doubt it.
Going to phase it out and move to blogger commenting - maybe will ask for the comment template from Kousik : really like to read the comments on his site - just click and voila you get it there itself ... no need for popup's / new page !

Changing the template , and removing the "test results" from a previous post - way too much time is being spent in picking up those images.

Vipin gave me two really cool links !
idlethumbs and Sparth

The second has some really phenomenal artwork ... had me spell bound for a while !
I really enjoy art but I cant really understand the concept of colors , lighting , shadows , etc when it comes to me trying to draw , paint , make a decision on shirt color (if it fits - should be cool right ?) , ....
That is why I get people like Vipin (a.k.a guru) to do my artwork : else everything I make would be solid rectangles in green or brown in a black background with white obstacles :)
The collusion detection , physics , kinetics (well , what little I will manage after all this new reading up I have to complete) : would work - but visually it would be the worst thing on the planet !
Speaking of which I should start collaborating with Vipin again ... this OpenGL book I am reading is really nice and I am going to start attempting to use JOGL too.
Check these benchmarks out - 241 fps for a JOGL q2 version as compared to 245 fps of q2 id release - really cool !
The java is "slow" argument is beginning to not cut anymore :)

The first site is worth digging into just for the really cool reviews !
If you have watched Top Gun - read this : hilarious :)) This is better than the one maddox put up here

I am getting addicted to CounterStrike - no , the situation is still under control , I just play 45 mins - 1 hour online, but the urge to play it more and more is increasing ... must kill , where is my shotgun (yep - really cool weapon , though nothing beats a sniper rifle :) )

Speaking of opentools - finally I will checkin the code this week after Rajesh (a.k.a archi) gives the "go" to what I sent him ... most probably he is going to rip it apart , in which case - next week :)
The current flaws in the design is mainly on how to compose multiple processor chains ... not possible as of now.
What I am planning is to have abstract definitions of module/processor/acceptor/etc , and then use these to compose higher order chains (just like in WSDL , BPEL , etc) ... let us see how it goes : even for now , the base checkin is not really trivial and has some nice features ! ... but more is in the pipeline !

Note to self :
1) Stop using "etc" so much
2) I should try to minimise this sort of unstructured rambling - what I do is , "ok , I need to put something up on the blog" (today it was about the comments) , and then it keeps developing from there ... the more I think while I type the prev thought , the more I find things to write about and in the end , it is this huge pile of unreadable blob. Focus boy , focus !!


Blogger Mridul said...


4/11/2005 12:36:00 AM  
Blogger ETV said...

Hi buddy

Just thought to say a Hi. How are you doing.

4/11/2005 01:55:00 AM  
Blogger Neets said...

Rubbish!I think its good writing!

4/11/2005 02:50:00 PM  
Blogger  said...

I used peek a boo comments hack; so that we can read comments inline; and not visit a new page unless we want to post one. For lightly commented page like mine, it works like a charm.

Also I use Farrago hack to keep track of recent comments!

4/11/2005 06:46:00 PM  
Blogger TMaYaD said...

Rectangular art and unstructured rambling!....that makes two of us;)

4/12/2005 10:30:00 AM  
Blogger Mridul said...

@etv - will try to catch you on Y! :) would be better to chat there than here !

@nita arvind - Thanks , you are too kind ! But verbosity should be cut down on , and point put across more succinctly dont you think ?
I seem to lack that a bit - too much verbosity killed the cat - hmm , Mridul :)

@Kousik - Thanks a lot ! As you can see , it works :D Got both the hacks working without crippling the blog :)

@TMaYaD - Good to know !! Lets start a a club :) You want to be the president or the secretary ? ;)
(hmm , your handle reminds me of my duke3d handle from college :D)

And finally @Mridul - yep , test works :)

4/12/2005 11:35:00 PM  
Blogger TMaYaD said...

Yup! My handle started as a game handle...Quake 3. It's an acronim for "Touch Me and You are Dead" ;), inspired by saber tooth's dialogue from ice age.

4/16/2005 09:05:00 PM  
Blogger  said...

I think now recent handle craze would be TMTHNVTAA, that is "Touch me and that hand will never touch anything again". -- Trinity (Matrix Reloaded)

4/17/2005 08:56:00 PM  

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