Is it normal to wait for your computer? Why should I wait 5 seconds when I click on a menu? Why does it sometimes take half a minute to open a new document? Developers, optimize your code, if only as a matter of public service! What about making it a New Year resolution? Why is … Continue reading Optimize!
In the past months, we have been looking for a relatively cheap way to present the output of a 3D application using stereoscopy. Our objective was to see how an application could generate stereoscopic output using commercially-available low-cost hardware. Our expectation was that a budget 3D laptop and a budget 3D projector would make for … Continue reading Stereoscopy: What works, what doesn’t
Just saw this on my PC: Provider could not perform the action since the context was acquired as silent (Error 0x80090022). This inane sentence is supposed to be some sort of error message in a VPN. Hello?!? What is that supposed to mean? This kind of ill-conceived software behavior is exactly why so many people … Continue reading As seen on PC…
Microsoft recently published a video of their upcoming Longhorn virtualization. Interestingly, they demonstrate a feature that they claim no competitor can match, namely an 8-core virtual machine. I'm really curious to see the final product. Being in the field, I know exactly what kind of problem virtual machines run into with scalability. A key problem … Continue reading Longhorn virtualization