Interview about a past life

Over at The Z Buffer, Andy Dunn posted an interview he did with me a few weeks back about my work on the Symphony graphics and signal processing engine.  It features hefty doses of .Net, and a graphics engine built with Managed DirectX.  And Symphony is the only substrate known to man that integrates brain-computer interfaces with Scottish…


For MLE, whenever I may find her

[Links updated after MLE’s web site was dismantled 1 Feb.] A old friend, who once played a major role of my life, passed away a week ago.  And what do you do when you lose a friend in Ireland?  You have a wake.  A wake that goes on for ages.  In the warm atmosphere of your…

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MSRC International Forum: “Less is More – Simple Computing in an Age of Complexity”

Microsoft Research in Cambridge (MSRC), UK, is organizing a forum in April, 2005 to discuss what will happen as computers continue to become “smaller, cheaper, more powerful, ubiquitous and more diverse.”  This three-day event, organized and sponsored by MSRC, will bring together top researchers from a variety of disciplines related to the goal of changing the…


MSN Toolbar Suite beta released

My first impression is that the MSN Toolbar Suite is very cool.  Find out more here at Channel 9. [UPDATE 15 Dec: Yes, it’s cool. I use it as a single point-of-search for Outlook and my local documents. However, I still use, um, another web search engine, because I still think MSN’s Web Search is lagging well behind…

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Irish Game Development Talk in the Digital Hub (or, ‘The quest for Pao Rialto’)

I was a last-minute addition to a panel discussion last night in Dublin’s Digital Hub about the future of Game Development in Ireland.  Ireland is a country where we have a publisher (Microsoft), some very strong middleware, but almost no international presence on the game development scene, unlike most of our neighbours: England, Scotland and…

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The Imagine Cup

The Imagine Cup is a group of international student competitions united by the theme that technologies can help “dissolve the boundaries between us.”  Participants may make entries into a number of categories that are as diverse as Software Design, Technology Business Plan and Short Film.  All 9 categories are open to students at the post-secondary level, and there are…

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