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Sunday, December 10, 2000

World's Smallest Transistor

According to Fairfax IT, Intel has developed the world's smallest transistor, only 30 nanometers in size, with a width of just three atoms. They predict that this could lead to 10 Ghz processors by 2005 using current manufacturing techniques. Moore's Law is a great thing. Hmmm. I wonder how many fps you could get in Quake III with a 10 Ghz processor . . . Thanks Slashdot.


Well, while I was at work helping in the whole body-and-fender shop that is our MIS department right now (we just moved all our servers onto a new gigabit switch-yummy) Eeyore went out to Best Buy (no affiliation, yadda yadda) and picked up a copy of Alice for me at the bargain price of $30. Damn but I married a great woman-she even thinks of my gaming addictions even though she'd rather see me do ANYTHING else :-)

Something wicked this way comes . . .

Ask Sweeney

VoodooExtreme posted Tim Sweeney's answers to a couple of user-submitted questions. Sweeney is the brains behind the Unreal engine at Epic. In this brief Q&A is some great news:
[Question submitted by Jeff Walker] Is Glide dead yet?

Tim Sweeney's response -- Yes. Glide is dead. Nobody is writing any new code aimed at Glide. There are just some games on the market still taking advantage of it, so it will be a little while before the thing is fully buried. But I can assure you developers are doing their best to shovel dirt on the grave, and it we ever see the deceased try to claw its way out, we will whack it back down.
The king is dead. Good riddence.


Looks like I'm offline once again this weekend-heck, I'm using my work dialup to post this. Time Warner has once again sucked down a major lump of sludge, and half of the internet is offline waiting for their network people to fix it. I don't know whether I should atribute this to malice or incompetence, but this is the second weekend I've been offline in a row, and I'm just a bit po'd at this point. They aught to be thankful Eeyore is calling Monday and not me. I'd melt their bloody phone right to their heads. Ironically, I'm sure I can't contact the Haus server since I think the Time-Warner connection from Road Runner to EZ-Net's TW feed is the problem, and they don't reroute to the Sprint link instead. Oh, man am I mad.

Don't count on me being back online again anytime soon. I'm sure RR is going to pull the famous "it's not our problem" routine for a few days before they start looking at their own bloody equipment. Grrrr.

Update 10:27pm Well, I can at least reach The Haus again-not that everything is peachy in RR land-it's mollases right now. Whee.

A.T. Hun comments: Time-Warner really is hosed beyond belief up here. I can't do a traceroute to at all. I'm really thankful that EZ-Net has their Sprint feed too.

The Master comments: I'd be thankful you have EZ-Net-they could kill themselves and STILL not be this incompetent. AAAAAAARRRGGGHHH!!!

Saturday, December 9, 2000

NFL Week #15

Here's my picks for this week in the NFL: Lions, Bears, Ravens, Bucs, Panthers, Steelers, Jaguars, Titans, Eagles, Broncos, Redskins, Vikings, Saints, Raiders, Colts.

The Master comments: Eeyore's picks are: Patriots, Eagles, Lions, Titans, Chiefs, Dolphins, Giants, Jaguars, Ravens, Broncos, Redskins, Vikings, Saints, Raiders, Bills

Pondering the Imponderable

Well, folks, I don't know how much I'll be around today. Ye olde wireless is freaking out so I'm getting the necessities done via my modem. Not too painful--as long as I don't have to download anything :) Hopefully it will be cleared up by tonight so I can smack The Master around in Q3:TA.

UPDATE! OK, that's weird. Now everything's all better. They must've gotten whatever was broken fixed. Oh well. I'll take it :) Now I can commence the planning for The Master's smack-down.

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