Monthly Archives: December 2005

There Is No Problem That Can't Be Solved With Large Enough Hash Table

I first used this quote when referring to the z-buffering used in ID first person shooter Castle Wolfenstein. While not strictly a hash table, its a philosophy of “the audacity of scale” that I have maintained since my demo coding days. Q: How … Continue reading

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'Twas the Night Before Christmas (or A Visit from St. Nicholas) by Clement Clarke Moore

‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the housenot a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,in hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there. The children were nestled all snug … Continue reading

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Just got an IM from Michael Air (whom I have met) with this link revealing the penultimate veil on he and Scott Johnson‘s secret little project. Now, I’m not superstitious, but he announced this an hour after I found my lost phone next to … Continue reading

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Outback Tele-Conference

There is something to be said for holding a tele-conference with the engineers and executives of two of the largest companies in Australia while standing on a fencepost, on a hill, in the back paddock of a farm somewhere in … Continue reading

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Distinctly Told Not To Mow During The Day

About 1km down the road someone decided to mow their subdivided block. In the kind of heat we get, a mower can hit a rock and cause a spark, or in this case just spontaneously burst into flames. Folk from … Continue reading

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The Minimal HTML Document Defined

Great article by Gez Lemon on the Minimal HTML document and the difference between required tags and required elements.

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More JavaScript and CSS News

A list ofg Common CSS Bugs in Safari, Firefox and Opera by Andy Budd. An article by Ryan Campbell on the good bits in Sam Stephenson’s Prototype library. A further article by Justin Palmer on prototype. I’ve been busy in low level C land … Continue reading

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Getting Some Joy From The Google Deskbar

I was about to give up on the email part of Google Deskbar, it was recording all the email I got – even the vast majority that ended up in my Spam folder. Had a poke around a few days … Continue reading

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