"When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love has always won. There have been tyrants and murderers and for a time they seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall -- think of it, ALWAYS"
- Mohandas K. Gandhi
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Went to the CN Tower
Tuesday, March 18, 2003 | Permalink

This Monday my brother and sister arrived and they will stay until next Monday. This Saturday we went to the CN Tower. Walking on the glass floor at 342m with a view straight down was quite an experience.
Next weekend we plan on going to the Niagara falls. That'll be pretty cool too

[ 3 comments | Last comment by Humus (2003-03-24 23:46:40) ]

Tuesday, March 18, 2003 | Permalink

Finally, the extension spec is up in the extension registry.

Now we only need official driver support.

[ 5 comments | Last comment by Devyn (2005-09-29 12:11:45) ]

Shader syntax highlighting
Wednesday, March 5, 2003 | Permalink

After coding shaders for a while I found that it would help a lot if I could get syntax highlighting on my shaders. So I decided to solve the problem and put together a small file of user keywords for MSVC. It supports GL_ARB_vertex_program, GL_ARB_fragment_program, OpenGL 2.0 glslang and DX9 HLSL.

Click the headline to get over to the Cool stuff section for the file and installation instructions.

[ 3 comments | Last comment by adam (2005-05-03 13:27:32) ]

Saturday, March 1, 2003 | Permalink

Well, strange things happens. The other day I found a note on my desk when I got back to my hotel room. To my surprise it was written in Swedish. It turns out there is Swede working at the hotel and she had just learned that they had a Swedish guest there so she thought she'd leave a message. That was kinda cool.

I also got a phone call from my brother today. It has now gone from "posssibly" to "likely" that my brother and sister will get over here in the very near future. That's pretty cool. Guess that will be the best time to go see Niagara falls.

[ 2 comments | Last comment by Luke (2003-03-01 23:46:25) ]

Working @ ATi
Wednesday, February 19, 2003 | Permalink

So the second day of work has passed at ATi. I'm getting into it and feel quite comfortable with the job. Yesterday passed without a whole lot of real work being done. Mostly installing OS, compiler and stuff on my work machine and configure it. Today is the first day I did some real work.

[ 27 comments | Last comment by kent (2003-03-13 17:21:19) ]

Packing my bags
Friday, February 14, 2003 | Permalink

I'm just done packing the bags. Now I just need to check and recheck I haven't forgot anything. I'll leave early tomorrow morning. By the time I leave my house it will still be friday in Canada. 12 hours to go, I'm can feel the excitement growing in me now.

My dear mom is of course worried. She was very anxious when I went to the US just for just 5 days. So she's of course even more anxious now. She would probably have preferred if I stayed at home. Oh, well, can't make everyone happy.

[ 6 comments | Last comment by NeoKenobi (2003-02-18 13:26:11) ]

Articles and demos
Thursday, February 13, 2003 | Permalink

As I wrote here some time ago I was going to contribute with articles to the ShaderX2 book. I've spent a lot of time the last week or so writing on my two articles, I really wanted them to be done and out of the way before I go over there. Now they are done and are being proofread. After the first feedback on the first article and the few revisions it required I expect only minor changes from now on. Either way, I've made these articles available here on my site and for this purpose I've created a new Articles section. For illustration of the topics in the articles there are also code examples which I've made available in both the Articles section and the 3D section. I have also moved my old tutorial I once created over from the 3D section to the articles section.

The book will be available in August. Don't forget to buy it!

[ 2 comments | Last comment by davepermen (2003-02-26 11:15:56) ]

Going to ATi
Thursday, February 6, 2003 | Permalink

After much beating about the bush the date is finally set in stone. On February 17 I will begin working at ATi. The process of getting there has been long and somewhat troublesome. The original plans were 16th september last year. Obviously that didn't happend. The problem was that I could not get a work permit. There's a special youth exchange program for exchanging student workers between Canada and some other countries including Sweden, which is where I am. Unfortunately this program is limited to a small quota for each year. For last year 50 places were available, and I was told that those ran out the first week of the year. To obtain a work permit outside of this program is much harder and with my limited experience as a not yet gradutated student the chances of me receiving one are small. So there was no real option but to wait until the next year, this year that it. I made sure that my application for a work permit arrived the exact date the international employment office first accepted applications for 2003. The plans were then to bring me in on February 3. Well, there's nothing bureaucracy can't screw up ... My application arrived to the international employment office on December 16, where the application just lied idle for almost 3 weeks until they decided to send it over to the Canadian embassy in London for processing. Given that the embassy take more than a month to process the application it's kinda obvious that it ended up late. I received the work permit on last friday, three days before the day I were supposed to start. We couldn't know that it would arrive just about in time so we had to move it to February 17 instead though. So that's finally the date I'll start.

Anyway, I'm quite excited about this as you may understand. It's like the opportunity of my life and this employment will most certainly look very good on my future merit list. At least I'll get a foot into the industry and hopefully enough grip to stay.

So, what happends with this site while I'm away? Obviously it's going to be slower. I don't know if I'll publish any demos during this time. Coding all the day at work I suppose it's not like you want to code all the evenings too. We'll see about that though. I will of course keep you guys updated on what's going over there. The employment is only a ten week temporary position though, so I will return and things will get back to normal again in the end of April.
Then I'll be busy for a while finishing off the last pieces of my education. And what happends thereafter I don't know, maybe I'll get back to Canada again? Either way, I'll be around.

[ 13 comments | Last comment by Humus (2003-02-13 17:32:47) ]

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