Tag Archives: off topic

LSD.glsl

Too trippy not to post:

Posted in Development | Tagged , | 11 Comments

I Recognize That Scenery

Thanks to Dominic for sending me this link...these guys are building an airship^H^H^H^H^Hhover^H^H^H^H, well, it's weird looking. Hrm...that airport they're landing at in the simulator looks strangely familiar.

Posted in Development | Tagged | 7 Comments

Tuning the Rasterizer

I'm not sure anyone cares about this kind of thing, but...These are pictures of a test of the rasterizer. The rasterizer is code in both the DSF creator* and X-Plane that converts polygons into lines or boxes. What good is … Continue reading

Posted in Development | Tagged , , | 5 Comments

Feature Requests for Reality

With X-Plane 10 on the way, it seems that the various X-Plane forums are just filled with users listing off their favorite feature requests. If there is one uniting theme for these requests, it is this: they are pretty much … Continue reading

Posted in Development | Tagged | 14 Comments

The Wonderfully Filthy

From one of the podcasts I listen to I just discovered Edward Burtynsky. He takes these amazing photographs of industrial landscapes - really scary post-apocalyptic images of oil refineries, chopped up cargo ships, etc. Take a few minutes to look … Continue reading

Posted in Development | Tagged , | 1 Comment

Ray Tracing is the Technology of the Future…

...and it always will be! Seriously, first, let's be clear: my opinions do not matter! X-Plane is a small program in a large market (game/graphics hardware) and as I've said before, flight simulators are not the early adopters of new … Continue reading

Posted in Development | Tagged , , | 4 Comments

500th Post

This is my 500th post. I put off posting it all week because I wanted to post something lofty and clever. But in the end, the great is the enemy of the good - if I wait until I have … Continue reading

Posted in Development, News | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

My Wife’s Technology Predictions

With a new year and CES upon us, it's go time for pundits to predict the future of the technology industry. Lori considered the question of how technology might affect X-Plane and pronounced: Pixel shaders will get shadier. I think … Continue reading

Posted in Development | Tagged , | 3 Comments

Virtuosity

Happy New Year! This entire post is going to be off topic, but hopefully worth it; I will resume the usual ranting about how video cards are slowly turning our brain into string cheese later. I think my favorite part … Continue reading

Posted in Development, News | Tagged , | 2 Comments

Have You Hugged Your Driver Writer Lately?

In my contact with users, on X-Plane forums, in discussions of computer graphics, video drivers are an easy punching bad. When an app doesn't work, blame the video driver. The guys at NV and ATI don't have time to respond … Continue reading

Posted in Development | Tagged , | 3 Comments