Feb 22, 2009

Frog Jesus

I found this very very short film on YouTube.  Thought very brilliant.  And later I found this one won some award in 2007, and also is Canadian..

Feb 20, 2009

Booze, Programming, Metal

This is one of my highest moment of a week.  Getting buzzed a bit, programming while listening to metal(or just any) music.  Booze, Programming, Metal, or BPM

Feb 8, 2009

Time to Resign

Time to resign from my part-time jobs.  Sucks... kinda... since I know I've been working hard to make these happen, but it's necessary, so I don't think I will regret.

Lost Journalism - CNN

I've always thought CNN is a reliable news company until I saw the article, Papa John's founder warns against eating too much pizza today on www.cnn.com.  Yes it's a nice title, and nice contents.  But, where did the founder warn against eating too much pizza?  Com'on.... Seriously are you writing a news article or a marketing promo slogan?  He did NOT warn.  He said Pizza has nothing to do with obesity: it's more about how much you eat regardless what kind of food you eat.  And he even mentioned Pizza is very nutritious, thus healthy.  Yeah, I'm really glad to see CNN finally joined Fox News, woohoo...

Feb 7, 2009

Performance Comparison of Lighting Models

I briefly mentioned about free DX10 book available on GDWiki.  I am still reading this book whenever I have free time, but I can't really read it fast, because without being properly edited, some sections of the book are really hard to read.

But I found really useful information in this book: performance comparison of different lighting models.  Also it comes with actual shader code examples.  Especially it was interesting to see Cook-Torrance, which does both diffuse and specular lighting, is faster than the combination of Blinn-Phong specular and Oren-Nayar diffuse models.

Take a look at this page for more details.