First of all: be polite!
I've been here in Stuttgart
for a while now.
I can't really say I love the
city, at least not in the same way I say I love Washington, D.C. or Chicago, but all in all it's not
that bad. It does have its downsides: public transportation is
good, but kind of sucks late at night; the working hours on
Saturdays are plain wrong (something unholy in the morning to 4
pm) and don't even mention Sundays; it's a bit awkward when it
comes down to eating (salad should not look like fruit loops and it
should not have slimy stuff all over). On the positive side of things,
Stuttgart is home to a not-so-trivial ammount of Hip Hop bands with an
unexpected mix of German and English (personally, I crave for a bit more
of acid jazz, but then again, I'm in the wrong country for that). A
generilized opinion seems to be "in Stuttgart ist sowieso nix los"
(there's nothing going on in Stuttgart) but that lies on the overstated
side of things, the city (and its surroundings at large) can be cool if
you have the right attitude...
There should be a note about GL-fu here...
You need a dpy on that machine over there? You might give this a shot. It's evil, but I need it.
A quick hack to get VNC working with OpenGL: glxforker. It actually can be used to duplicate an OpenGL context on a second X server without adding a single line of code to existing programs. Kudos to Simon Stegmaier for the idea and first implementation using Qt. Optimizations pending.
Blending images with MMX? Yes, we have that sir. Is gcc extended assembly ok?
Realtime volume rendering. This is not my "implementation", but it's basically my idea. Anyway it's way up there on the coolness scale.
Are graphic-chip makers crazy? Yes. [PS] [TXT] (the dashed curve is a conservative estimate: the number of transistors on modern GPUs double every 12 months). Will this slow down? Probably. Cooling is a significant problem and you can't just ignore it.
Cute retouched group shot of our group. I wish I could remember who made the original picture. Not everyone is present. Bummer. (l-t-r: Martin, Norbert, myself, Dirc, Alfred, Sabine, Hermann, Tom, Andreas, Martin, Daniel, Prof. em. Dr. Rul Gunzenhäuser, Simon, Manfred, Matthias, Joachim, Martin, Guido)
Is that number a power of two? x & (x-1) == 0
Given a 32 bit integer x, a solution for p >= x such that p = 2n where n is an integer, can be found by:
r = x - 1;
r |= r >> 16;
r |= r >> 8;
r |= r >> 4;
r |= r >> 2;
r |= r >> 1;
p = r + 1;
(or put in another way: what's the next power of 2 greater or equal than x?
x/255 = (x + 0x80 + (x + 0x80) >> 8) >> 8; x in [0, 255*255]
"What your mother would use if it was twenty times easier" (lately I've become convinced that your mother has to be a masochist not to use it. Stop. The. Pain. Please!)
Meets my definition of eleet (type starwars after logging in)
One of those jewels that can't be just ignored (what, your sorry browser can't follow that link? shame on you!)
You think you know Tux, huh? You ain't seen nothing yet...
AGPGART patch to add support for Intel's 7205/7505 chipsets (verified to apply to 2.4.22-pre10)
AGPGART patch to fix problem on machnes with 4 GB of RAM (already present in 2.4.22-pre10)
One of the best
book-to-silver screen adaptations ever made. Can't wait for the
second third part.
It's not Blade Runner, but it's still one of those films that give SF a good name. And the sequel is neat, too.
Is it a B-Movie? I say yes! It's trash, and it's great!
Did Comedy Central have a problem with this? No, they did not. Did Lucasfilm have a problem? Yes, they did. They didn't allow it to complete. Why? Because they are a bunch of greedy bastards.
It's round. It's flat. It's a world. And it exists on l-space
And, of course, the always loved, always polemic, always fascinating... music.
My office (no, that's not me)
Perl is involved in the creation of this page, via the Template Toolkit. It rules, baby!, learn it!
VIM is involved in the creation of this page, and it also rulez, baby!
The only windows I do are the ones on the walls, the other kind is too complicated for me.
"How many fence posts does it take to put up a 100-foot fence if you put them every foot?" (wizardly words)
So long, and thanks for all the fish, you'll be missed.
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