FSX DX10 - Self Shadowing VCs (DX9 vs DX10 Update)

Apparently, saying “could have been implemented on DX9” in my previous post in regards to VC self-shadowing stired all sorts of drama on some of the user forums. Although the statement is accurate, I did not explain in more details WHY this was not done and why we kept this feature for DX10 only. This…

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Moving my Main Blog From MSDN to WWW.SebbyLive.Com

The time has come to finally move away from hosting my blog on MSDN. There are a few reasons for this transition but the two main deciding factors were that posting personal posts on a MSDN blog seemed odd (at least to me) and that I already had my own website to document my various…

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Nice Little Scam... Didn't Know I was that Important?!?!

 I didn’t realize I was that important until I got the email that I pasted below, wow “You were recently appointed as a biographical candidate to represent your industry in the Madison Who’s Who Among Executives and Professionals, and for inclusion into the upcoming 2007-2008 “Honors Edition” of the registry”. Talk about some generic description,…

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Does IE 6.0 Stop Working When you Have Too Many Windows Open?

This happens to me at least 1-2 times per week. It’s actually not something that is specific to Internet Explorer 6.0, but is most frequent with this app due to the way I use it. The fact is, IE can be a resource hog depending on the websites you visit, especially GDI resources… But there…

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Interesting AvSim post in regards to FSX and hardware upgrades...

Was forwarded this really interesting post by Mark Greenblatt on the AvSim forums (http://forums.avsim.net/dcboard.php?az=show_mesg&forum=121&topic_id=414954&mesg_id=414954&page=). I’ve copied the contents below, but what I really liked about the post is that instead of simply ranting on how FSX needs faster hardware, it takes a realistic look at how the situation is really blown out of proportion… This post will…

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I so Wish GMail had an API!!

Yes, I admit it. I use Gmail for my personal and www.ParadoxalPress.com email (through their Gmail for domain support). Not that I dislike Hotmail, and they have made great strides from the original version of Hotmail. For me it’s a matter of freedom and which software best suits the way I work and the needs I…

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Analyst: Xbox 360 Price Cut Coming? --- Hmm.. Who are you to say?

From: http://biz.gamedaily.com/industry/feature/?id=16743 “With the first PS3 price cut already announced, the industry turns to Microsoft, waiting for them to respond in kind. Michael Pachter thinks a response is coming this week, with a reduction on the prices of all the various 360 models. The internal hardware might be changing on these units soon too, according…

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Hey, I got my Very Own General Attorney General Letter!

Sheesh. Some people are idiots. Some “wannabe” author who decided to go the self-publishing route via Xilbris had sent me a letter about one month ago accusing me of selling counterfit copies of his book on my website. Why? Well because the site listed that we had 100 copies in stock and of course, his…

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Why is Google Tageting me Like This?

I upload feeds to “base.google.com” which essentially contains a list of all the books I have for sale on www.ParadoxalPress.com. Which is alot of books, probably about 500,000+ titles since most are drop-shipped from the distributor (hey, compressed the datafeed is about 180MB worth of data!). Lately, over the past few months the seem to…

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People Should Get a Pair of Glasses When They Open an eBay Account!

Ok, little rant on my part here. As I have been selling more and more on eBay, one thing I have come to realize is that people can’t read! You try and make things as clear as possible in your listing description. “This is an used…”, “This is a Pre-order and will ship on…”, “This…

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