From the Hardware Designer’s Mouth

There is something to be said for hearing from one of Intel’s hardware designer’s (and I think one of the big designers) the horrors of x86. I quote “…because I am in bed with Microsoft”. We had Professor Lee teach our class today instead of our normal professor. From what …

Week of Suck

Well what a week last week was. Not to say that it was really the worst week I have ever had, but it was perhaps the only week in my college career where I had three tests: Spanish on Monday, Computer Architectures on Tuesday and Computer Networks on Thursday. I …

Origins.

For the past two evenings, I have been captivated by an excellent Nova series called Origins. Being a big space show nut, most of the stuff I already had at least a vague understanding about. However, it actually had a few surprises. But even if it didn’t, I still can’t …

Humanity.

As one of the fortunate people who get to go to college, I greatly apprecaite and admire my profession. Even amongst my friends who have not gone to college, I have a certain sense of pride about my education. It has certainly been a hard struggle at times. Today, however, …

So I Am Paranoid After All

Well so I ended up skipping all my classes today (though I probably could have gone to my evening class, Computer Architecture) to go to the dentist fully expecting to have a cavity and was prepared to hear the words “root canal.” Sometime last week I asked Corey if she …

Game Dev Is Awesome & A Rant

Man I gotta say CS378 – Game Development is one addicting class :) I spent far too long tonight putting the finishing touches on my demo level that is due tomorrow than I did studying Spanish (the other extreme). I have a nice little level, too, though the music I …

Intel Being INTELigent?

As a general rule, I would say that Intel is about the last company (next to Microsoft) that I would have anything good to say about. And part of that is my general dislike towards mammoth businesses, and I think it is generally for good reasons. They are infections and, …

*nix x86, 16-bit, ISAs, what?

You know, everytime I go to CS352 (Computer Architectures), I hate x86 just a little more. The professor works at Sun Microsystems so, of course, he has a dis-taste for x86. At least that was my spin on it. And, from a hardware standpoint, I have to agree with him. …