The Haus

Sunday, February 17, 2002

Fun with FSAA

Since I have this fancy new GeForce3 Ti200, I decided I'd give anti-aliasing a spin. Anti-aliasing means using a variety of techniques to remove the "jaggies" from graphics. Quinconx mode is quite fast and does have a visual impact. 4x4 is more obvious, but comes with a pretty huge framerate hit. While it does make things "prettier," at this point I'm not convinced that it's the best thing since sliced bread like many have said. I'll need more experience with it to get a better idea, though.

Saturday, February 16, 2002

Q3A Master Server Problems

id's Graeme Devine updated his .plan with information on why the Quake III master server may have seemed wonky lately. Apparently some folks are being jerks.
Due to an ongoing flood attack on the authorize server the master server got super slow on responding. For a few weeks we've noticed that it was less than solid, but it wasn't until investigation that the cause was found. Apologies for this.

I'm working on the issue right now, so the master server may appear down today for a few hours starting right about now.


The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is looking into NVIDIA's accounting practices. Storms have been brewing around NVIDIA since the accusations of insider trading last year. Since the Enron fiasco, the SEC is bringing companies with "creative" accounting under far closer scrutiny. Something good might come from Enron after all, besides late night monologue fodder.

Past Two Days' News

Recent Headlines

January 5, 2015: It Returns!
August 10, 2007: SCO SUCKS IT DOWN!
July 5, 2007: Slackware 12.0 Released
May 20, 2007: PhpBB 3.0 RC 1 Released
February 2, 2007: DOOM3 1.31 Patch

January 27, 2007: Join the World Community Grid
January 17, 2007: Flash Player 9 for Linux
December 30, 2006: Darkness over Daggerford 1.2
December 19, 2006: Pocket Tunes 4.0 Released
December 9, 2006: WRT54G 1.01.1 Firmware OK with Linux/Mac

All original information on this website is copyright © TheHaus.Net, 1999-2005. The use of original images, text, and/or code from this website without expressed written consent is prohibited. The authors of this site cannot be held responsible for any damage, real or imagined, which comes from the use of information presented on this site. All trademarks used are the properties of their respective owners. This site is not to be used as a floatation device (but if you try, I want a video tape of it).