"Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it."
- Ronald Reagan
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Went to Niagara
Tuesday, March 25, 2003 | Permalink

We went to the Niagara falls on saturday. Was kinda cool, but not entirely what I had thought it would be. The niagara falls are like in the middle of a small city, I kinda expected that it would be in a more untouched area. Not that it disturbed or anything though. What did disturb me a little was the whether, it was unfortunately somewhat rainy and when it didn't rain it was at least a little gray. So when the falls throw all this water up the air there's sort of a large watery cloud in front of the fall, which melted too good into the gray sky unfortunately, which took some of the feeling away.
The good thing however was that you could get a lot closer to the falls than I imagined, only a few meters from the actual fall. There's also this tunnel you can go to get behind the falls. It would probably be better in the summer though, because with all the ice there you couldn't see the falls at all on those lookout positions, only blocks of ice. You could however feel the power of the falls by putting the hand on the windows, they were vibrating quite a lot. Actually, you don't even need to put the hand on it, you could hear and see it shaking.
A summer day would probably do the falls more justice, but it was still worth the trip.

In not so related news, my brother and sister has none left and are heading back to Sweden when I'm writing this. So now I'm on my own again.

[ 3 comments | Last comment by kOstY (2003-05-11 19:19:48) ]

Time flies
Saturday, March 22, 2003 | Permalink

It's amazing how fast time has gone. It feels like I arrived yesterday, but now I've been here for five weeks. Only five weeks left to go. It's been a lot of fun so far, hopefully it will continue that way

[ 5 comments | Last comment by or (2007-04-20 13:55:43) ]

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) ]

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