DDS Update and 10:10:10:2 Problems

The DirectX SDK (June 2010) release includes the fixes to the DDSWithoutD3DX and DDSWithoutD3DX11 samples I mentioned in earlier posts. The Programmer’s Guide for DDS in the Windows DirectX Graphics documentation was also updated to reflect the latest format details. There is a footnote at the end of the documentation chart that I wanted to expand on, and…


Webové úterý – Internet Explorer 8 a nástroje pro vývojáře

Pokud patříte k vývojářům webových stránek, je dosti možné, že jste již dříve využívali doplněk (panel nástrojů) Developer Toolbar. Internet Explorer ve své osmé verzi přichází s integrovanými Nástroji pro vývojáře (Developer Tools). Ty umožňují zobrazovat a editovat HTML i CSS kód a tyto změny se projeví v živém náhledu stránky v prohlížeči, ladit a…


The DDS File Format Lives

For anyone doing work with DirectX, you’ve likely run into texture data being stored as a .DDS file. This format has it roots in the misty dark ages of DirectX history and in fact “DDS” stands for “DirectDraw Surface”. The format is largely just a binary blob with a header derived from DirectDraw 7 structures….


The impact of customer service on technical decision making

True to form, my recent purchase of a new gadget, a Turbo Tent, didn’t go according  to the book. Truth be told I really didn’t follow the book. This whole experience did leave me with some interesting perspectives on customer service, brand loyalty and technical decision making. Let me explain..   I got into camping…