Monday, May 15, 2006

John Carmack doubtful of PS3 Cell

John Carmack says game development on the Cell platform will be too difficult and thinks that Sony have ultimately made a mistake. However, he thinks that the PS3 will be a success since Sony have a loyal following and current market dominance.

See G4 TV. There are also some cool shots of Enemy Territory: Quake Wars.

Thursday, May 11, 2006

World Cup Schedule

The World Cup 2006 fixture list from Microsoft's bCentral will install calendar items into Outlook and a Windows Mobile phone for all matches. It even adds a reminder 2 hours before each match to allow me ample time to get to the pub.

Google Gapminder Beta 2

Google have a beta visualization tool for the Gapminder data. See Google Gapminder.

It is interesting to watch the animations for things such as phone use over the last 20 years.

A more shocking result is seen by plotting life expectancy. Notice how this generally increases but moves backwards for the sub-saharan countries of Africa.

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Consolas Font Pack

Consolas Font Pack.

The Microsoft Consolas Font Family is a set of highly legible fonts designed for ClearType. It is intended for use in programming environments and other circumstances where a monospaced font is specified. This installation package will set the default font for Visual Studio to Consolas.

Skype release 2.5 beta

Skype release a new beta: download Skype 2.5 Beta. The main new feature is the ability to send SMS messages to mobile contacts (see change log).