Name: Steve Houston
Member since: 2000-11-29 17:19:24
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Interested in real time 3D graphics: demos, games, data visualization, 3D User Interfaces. Previously employed at 3dfx to work on Direct3D and OpenGL drivers. Experienced in low level programming and optimization.
Currently working on the rendering code of an open source 3D User Interface - 3Dwm. Picked up lots of OO experience, including the use of CORBA for object distribution, while working on this.
stevehouston at qwest dot net
So I got my new system and it's up and running, very nice it
is too! I finally got to check the modified view transform
cvs, so I'm officially back into 3dwm development :)
Just talked to Matt Westervelt (don't know if he's on Advogato) on IRC. I'd never spoken to him before, he just dropped by #3dwm because Torsten from Xybernaut was speaking to him about the SteattleWireless (www.seattlewireless.net) project. This is a very cool 'peer-to-peer' network of wireless nodes privately operated by individuals involved in the project. I recommend reading their site for more info. Anyway, it seems Xybernaut likes the idea of having wearable computers running 3dwm connected via this network, which sounds like a pretty damn good idea to me too! Just don't blame us when someone gets hit by a bus :)
Wow! The GeForce 3 is impressive. I can't wait to get my hands on one to start playing around with vertex and pixel shaders. Although somewhat of an overkill for the current incarnation of 3dwm, a bit of eye candy wouldn't do any harm.
Well, it isn't the power supply, something more serious has died. It's not all bad though, I've ordered a 1Ghz Athlon CPU and the new Asus A7V133 motherboard. Kernel compiles will never be the same again!
Bah! My machine died yesterday, and just as I got 3dwm's
viewing transform working in cooperation with the model
transform. I was enjoying zooming around a spinning model
when it hard locked (which it had been doing about once a
day for 3 days), except this time it wouldn't boot.
I'm hoping the problem is the power supply. On power-on the fans run and the HDs spin, but nothing happens, no video, no beeping. I hope the power supply is damanged and can't supply the correct regulated voltage to the motherboard, so it fails POST.
I was a cheapskate when I moved here, I brought my PC in bits as hand luggage and bought the cheapest case I could find (hey I just got here and hadn't been paid!). So the thing always ran a bit hot with the Voodoo5, SCSI controller, NIC, DVD ROM, CD-Burner and 2 HDs sucking power. With it being a 3 day weekend and listening to CDs constantly I think I finally pushed it over the edge. So at lunchtime today I bought a bigger case with fans on the front and back and a better power supply. Let's hope that's the problem and not a dead motherboard. I also hope my linux HD it still intact.
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