Saturday, April 26, 2008

new iPhone SDK with OpenGL ES emulation

got this email from apple this week:

The fourth beta version of the iPhone SDK adds OpenGL ES support to the iPhone Simulator. You can now quickly build and test your mobile applications and handheld games using OpenGL ES on the iPhone Simulator.

Sweet! Now OGL ES programs can be written for the emulator.

Detailed report on housing overvaluation in America

A great report from National City on housing prices in American, how much they're overvalued, and where. Bend, OR is #1 most overvalued market in the US, and Portland is #11. See the .pdf here.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Evansville, IN high school team crushes competition!

way to go mater dei high school, 2,834 MPG. while a long time rival of my own castle high, this is an incredible feat! they beat out some of the best colleges in the world!

cool to see a little small town news make it to cNet.

read the article here.

Sunday, April 13, 2008 by McDonalds ?!?

Mcdonald's launches and a whole list of cafe's in Washington! Taking on Starbucks in their home turf. Free coupon as well as mini-games on the website.

My experience at McCafe's in Europe, Australia, and New Zealand has been very positive.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Gas Leak, Yikes!

A few days ago I made some dinner…some fresh caught sockeye salmon, cream sauce, and some fresh noodles with peas on the side. It was frickin’ amazing. Anyway…later that day stacey asks if I smell gas. ‘well’, yeah, I do kinda, but just figured it was ‘cause I just cooked’. Next day, we still smell gas. Next morning she calls the gas company to come out and check out the situation. Sure enough, gas leak. I was out working on edits to a SIGGRAPH paper so I wasn’t around. Gas dude tells her where the leak is and how to fix it, she’s off to home depot, buys all the gear, gets in there and replaces the gas line. Cool or what?

Anyway, gas leak is gone thanks to Stacey.

Wednesday, April 02, 2008


had an awesome time at the Wynn in Vegas this weekend. was a total blast and great to see everyone. seemed we just got engaged a few months ago. time flies! next, i plan the portland gathering.