Friday, December 23, 2005

Book tagged

Just saw the mail notification about me getting tagged by Anoop ... and while I wait for the build to complete , thought I will update the blog.

This time around , I have almost nothing to write about my 'reading' since my last update : that is , if you dont consider the few RFC's , a bunch of JEP's and technical documentation (more painful are the ones to write and review :-( ).
I dont think I had time to read anything else....

And , conincidentally , this severe reduction in reading starts pretty much with arrival of my comp from Bombay and went down to near zero after my getting my new comp :-)
Until I complete messing around with these to my hearts content with it , I dont think I will be touching another book while at home !


Blogger V said...


Same here. Laptop keeps me busy all the time.


12/27/2005 11:46:00 PM  
Blogger Noufal said...

Benn a while. Hasn't it? I should come down again just to frag some. Did you get a hub yet?

12/28/2005 12:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey mridul,

you did a reply-all yesterday?

-Preeti Jha

12/30/2005 02:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Mridul,

A very veryh Happy new year to you!!!

- Sulochana, Anjali, Rakshanda, Nadir Shah Tiwari

12/31/2005 10:40:00 PM  

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Thursday, December 15, 2005

Influence Mapping

In one of my first posts , I had talked about an idea of how to simulate 'evolution' and study emergent behaviour ... I never got time to work on it much , and I am not sure what is the status of PEE by Noufal (note to self , ask him next time I meet him).

Came across this ... and it sounds really interesting.
Ofcourse , the idea in those posts on influence mapping is on how to strategise ... but somehow it rang a bell :-)

Currently trying hacking up a new chess engine (yep , killed all the old ones when I lost interest/time in chess a while back) to take advantage of upto 64 processors (maybe more later) .... I am hearing rumours that some groups in my office in India might be getting this or more powerful machines : would be great if I can do a few tests runs and actually scale pretty well on those boxes !

Once that is done , would really look at this evolution idea of ours and work on it - who knows , something interesting might come up !


Blogger Noufal said...

Lost interest in it :)

12/15/2005 10:22:00 AM  
Blogger Mridul said...

Thanks ! will take a look when I can reasonably understand your code :)

1/10/2006 11:48:00 PM  

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Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Java gaming

There is a general myth about performance and java (that it is slow :-P).
Fast forward 2005 , and most if not all of those are gone (and with realtime java , even the remaining ones are history ! but that is subject of another post).
Gaming would be one of the areas which require max performance - most benchmarks are already highend games at top resolutions and all effects on.
So , here is a wiki which should club both together and answer most of the fud - by Jeff Kesselman , et al.

By the way , we are using NIO quite heavily in our server I am working on (and quite a bit on the gateway I wrote and the client too) - and it totally rocks once you get the hang of it :-)
Not used mem mapped files , direct buffers to the card , etc - might : someday ....

In other news , Rajesh T - the architect of the first team and my mentor when I joined (yep , we made each others life hell when I was working with him ;-) ... still do ! ) is finally tying the knot !
He is off to get engaged - so ladies, one prize catch is gone :-)
Congratulations to him and anni !!


Blogger  said...

When I first heard of Java Quake2, I didn't believe it. Then I read about Jake2, and it was for real! I guess it opens up lots of other possibilities, and resurrect a lot of old games.

12/08/2005 09:30:00 AM  
Blogger Moonjungle said...

Local, we must do our 'next' project in Java. What do u say??

12/08/2005 09:38:00 PM  
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12/12/2005 07:27:00 PM  
Blogger Mridul said...

@ Kousik
Indeed , the fps they have got is impressive - but we should remember one thing :
The q2 engine was optimised for the processors of its time - and so was not using any of the 'funky' features which are available now.
But inspite of that , considering the close fps numbers , it is quite nice :)

@ guru
Definitely ! Let me get all this immediate work done with man , and then I will catch you someday ... vistarichu kanaam :-)

12/13/2005 12:18:00 AM  
Blogger AK said...

TAG time!!

12/23/2005 04:46:00 PM  
Blogger Noufal said...

Carmack doesn't think too highly of Java as a gaming language. Maybe the post is a little outdated though.

2/08/2006 04:16:00 PM  

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Friday, December 02, 2005

Research Disclosure

Go here and search for disclosure number 501001 :-)

* Update :
Direct link here.


Blogger Noufal said...

Cool. :)

12/02/2005 04:57:00 PM  
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12/06/2005 03:11:00 PM  

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