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Monday, October 11, 1999

The Ego from Id?

Another Forbes article, this one on John Romero and Diakatana. Hehe. Eidos needs to sell 1.2 million copies of all 3 pending games to make the $25 mil back they spent on Ion. Hehehehe. Oh, man is Ion screwed :-)

Carmack .plan Update

John Carmack (I am THE programmer, they aren't THE programmer, kookoo catchoo) updated his .plan with stuff that probably makes more sense to him than to me.

The Master comments: Actually, what I like about these .plan updates is the flavor. What I see in these updates is a general polishing of a game, not massive restructuring. I don't see a lot of bug fixes in skeletal animation. I see mainly tuning stuff. Cool :-)

Thresh and the GeForce DDR

Thresh's Firing Squad has a cool write-up on the GeForce reference board with DDR memory. Can you say Quake 3 at 1024x768x32 in high quality mode at 65 fps? Yikes! And this is with immature drivers. Just wait until they are tweaked! Thanks Blue (who else?).

I'm back!

Whelp, I'm finally back from vacation with another car in tow (figuratively). Got a copy of The Ultimate Doom for a buck and a half. Ready to rock!

The cybersamurai are out to get us

Well, here's a big no-shocker to those literate in the internet. "Cyberattacks Against U.S. Are A Matter Of Time". Ummm. No DUH! This has been going on for years! And it's not going to stop anytime soon. The total lack of respect for hackers bandied about in the government and commerical sectors has brought this on, and it's not going to stop soon. Interesting sidelight on this one: Check out The Cookoo's Egg, by Clifford Stoll, which is a FASCINATING look at a hacker's pervasive attacks into military and government computers for the old Soviet Union.

Memory sold out!

According to this TechWeb article, DRAMs are sold out, and all OEMs have been put on allocation for new production. Thank's Shugashack. Here's an excerpt:
Micron Technology Inc. last week broke the ice by uttering the "A" word, telling Wall Street investors that it is sold out of DRAM for the fourth quarter. And a number of other DRAM producers have placed OEM customers on allocation following the market's sudden U-turn from the oversupply situation that just this summer fed rivers of low-cost chips into the OEM channel.

Ask John C anything?

Looks like Slashdot has gotten an interview opportunity to ask John C. of id anything. Cool :-) Check the article.

Sunday, October 10, 1999

CPU design limits?

Well, it looks like Moore's Law could be overturned soon. There's an article on Yahoo! entitled "Intel Scientist Sees Chip Size, Design Limits", which seems to indicate that Intel has hit the limits of current technology sizing down the transistors embedded in silicon. Which should surprise no one, but is an ominous sign of a static point in CPU design anyway. Of course, this could force designers to look at the ALGORITHMS their processors are based on and start optimizing those instead. Brute force doesn't last forever...

GeForce benchmarks

There are some prelimiary benchmarks of the GeForce256 on The Shack, with a comprehensive article promised by sCary soon. Should be an interesting read. From what I'm seeing around the 'net, the GeForce isn't all that right now, but let's face it. It WON'T be all that until some application coding changes are made especially for it. And I'm sure the drivers need a few revs to get up to snuff too. I have faith, nvidia can make some incredible stuff in their driver departments.

NT's not up to snuff :-)

Okay, read today's User Frendly, and MAN was it hilarious. Now, actually, I LIKE NT, when it works, which is the whole point I guess. IIS is nice when you've finished applying all 700 million security patches. Per day. But I digress. Check the comic here.

Sign of the times?

There's an article on CNN titled "Police suspect killing was a Beanie Baby deal gone bad". Ummm. I think I may need to look into investing in small tropical islands to move my family to. This kind of stuff makes me wonder about our whole society as a whole.

Webdog tracking!

Okay, now THIS is cool :-)

We are now being tracked by Webdog in their Gaming News category. Richard Smith of Webdog is the man. BTW: Our fingers and the footer "other news sites" is generated dynamically from the Webdog site and placed into our system automatically. If you need a .plan/news site tracker, Webdog has it all!

Update: Okay, I borked in one way, I put WebDog in my HTML, not Webdog. My bad, and my appologies. You'd think I would KNOW to CHECK by now...

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