Minesweeper: The Movie

August 14, 2007

You have to see this one to believe it.

Watch the Minesweeper: The Movie – Trailer here!


Automated Digital Graphic Scene Completion is here!

August 9, 2007

WTF am I talking about!?!

Easy – Ever take a lovely digital picture only to find later that some schmoe got between your camera and your stripper at just the right time? Take him out and fill in the blank!

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The example is much more family appropriate, but something tells me that finding a picture of a stripper on the interporn … err… I mean Internet won’t be terribly difficult.


A different idea for the 3D desktop

August 8, 2007

I came across this video today about a different (completely different) 3 dimensional desktop from OS X, MS Aero or Compiz. It’s called BumpTop and it’s interesting in that it is more like working with your Real Life desktop with documents scattered and strewn about your computer desktop, the ability to stack or pile them, sort them and rifle through them.

Check out the video, this is really compelling stuff!


The GIMP User Interface gets updated!

July 29, 2007

I just picked this up off of the Ubuntu forums…

The GIMP is getting a User Interface (UI) redesign and we can expect portions to be available now (the new select/crop tool) and more in 2.4 (like a single window to rule them all!)

Huzzah!!

Check it out on their very own wiki 


You have to be kidding me!

July 28, 2007

I found this little gem linked on slashdot…

Cyberterrorists that blow up vans? Oh my effing god I love how Fox perceives the news!

Where do I even begin to describe who wrong this is to normal people who don’t understand technology but use it every day?


OpenGL in your Virtual Machine is here!

July 11, 2007

Several Virtual Machine developers have been promising OpenGL support for their VM’s in future releases. Well, the future is now thanks to Open Source programming with VMGL

From their site:

OpenGL apps running inside a Virtual Machine (VM) can use VMGL to take advantage of graphics hardware acceleration. VMGL can be used on VMware guests, Xen HVM domains (depending on hardware virtualization extensions) and Xen paravirtual domains, using XVnc or the virtual framebuffer. Although we haven’t tested it, VMGL should work for qemu, KVM, etc. VMGL is available for X11-based guest OS’s: Linux, FreeBSD and OpenSolaris. Finally, VMGL is GPU-independent: we support ATI, Nvidia and Intel GPUs.

Not really that interesting you say? I disagree – because this is open source and cross platform it means that we won’t necessarily be stuck with only one or two choices of VM software to support GL based apps. This is one of the final barriers to virtualized computing in my rather humble opinion…


My latest Windows error…

July 7, 2007

This is an actual screenshot of a Windows generated message I recieved today when installing drivers on a machine at work…

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I was (and am still) left speechless. Even the developers of Windows programs know that Windows isn’t going to like what you’re about to do…