Author: Mike Garrity

Heroku for Java 0

Heroku for Java

I know, when you think Heroku, you think Ruby. But they do support other languages. And they’ve just added their 4th. It’s a new language called Java. No, that’s not quite right, is it?...

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Senna

We saw the movie Senna last night. It’s in rather limited release, but if you get a chance, it’s certainly worth seeing. Roger Ebert didn’t seem to enjoy it, but I think that the...

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Salon Review of Sleep No More

Salon magazine has a nice review up of the New York production of Sleep No More, the Punchdrunk piece we talked about back when we saw the Boston production. They’ve got some interesting thoughts...

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VoxelBox

20 years ago this fall I retired from graphics hardware development. After we closed the doors at Stardent, John and I looked around and decided that the future of computer graphics was on the...

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MeshLab

There were a lot of people doing 3D scanning at SIGGRAPH this year. Chris stopped and talked to several of them and came back with several scans like this one: I’d like to print...

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Stanley Park

We stayed in Vancouver an extra day after SIGGRAPH finished. It was a beautiful day, so we rented bikes and set off to explore Stanley Park. It’s an amazing place; a thousand acres on the...

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SIGGRAPH Pioneers

There’s a group within SIGGRAPH called the Pioneers. They’re people who’ve been part of the SIGGRAPHH community for more than 20 years. I’ve been a member for a couple of years now because they’re...

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Cory Doctorow’s Keynote @ SIGGRAPH

Cory Doctorow, one of our favorite people, gave the keynote speech at SIGGRAPH today. He really rocked the joint. His talk was structured around his 3 eponymous laws. He said that as an author,...

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DeltaWing Racing Car

One of the most interesting racing car designs in recent years is the DeltaWing. It was designed as an Indy car when the IRL was looking for a standard chassis. Dallara won that contract,...

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Salps

On our last day on Block Island, the beach was covered with these things: They’re clear and squishy, and about the size of a marble. I’ve seen them once or twice before on Plum...