January 26, 2003

Minimal electronica ()

by fluffy at 3:37 AM

Obvious in retrospect ()

by fluffy at 3:30 AM
Apparently, on the Radeon 9700, the overhead of compiling a displaylist is non-zero, so for displaylists which don't get cached very well (such as shadow volumes), it's a huge performance hit to try to cache them as displaylists.

Of course, I don't know why I ever figured otherwise.

Oh, right, it was because of the geForce 4.

January 23, 2003

Today's video games ()

by fluffy at 10:05 PM
Rich Kyanka is so right — video games today are way too complex, and it makes them not so fun. (When the article goes off their front page, it'll be here, but you really don't want to go to that page yet. Seriously.)

Saddam Hussein importing PS2s (, )

by fluffy at 5:26 PM
BinaryTree pointed me to this cute article from December, 2000, during the height of the Playstation 2 shortage: Iraq Scores Hordes of PS2s at US Gamers' Expense

If anyone from the Iraqi government is reading this, let me point out some problems with the approach. (Same goes for anyone from IGN.)

January 22, 2003

Radeon 9700: First Impressions ()

by fluffy at 8:10 PM
I finally got my Radeon 9700 today, and installed it. Here's what I've found so far, in the hour or so that I've been playing with it. (I'm very thorough, yet very fast. I know exactly what to look for in order to break things.)

Hi (, )

by fluffy at 2:34 AM
I'm sick of using K5 as a weblog, so I'm moving my weblog here.