Posted by biggoron on Sept. 22, 2008, 4:26 p.m.

The heat from my HD 4870 is 75 - 80 degrees on idle. Fine for the card, bad for the rest of the computer. Even on Windows the fan is retardedly slow to react, only jumping from the default 12% to 40% at 85 degrees. Seriously WTF.

On Windows it's …

Is dat sum ray tracer? - New pitchas

Posted by biggoron on June 25, 2008, 1:11 p.m.

Started work on a recursive ray tracer for Windows. So far it doesn't do much. For one, it doens't recurse yet, and it only calculates the diffuse term so far. It can calculate shadows and runs with multiple threads simultaneously. So far the only primitives are spheres. And it's called …

Long time, no blog.

Posted by biggoron on May 2, 2008, 5:58 a.m.

Long time, no blog, and since I took a day off school I may as well take the opportunity.

I'ma start with posting some things I've been doing in programming lately that I'm proud of ^_^

Cel shading with reflection:

Volume rendering:

Obj loader:

Weird thing about …

Today was a hot day.

Posted by biggoron on Feb. 21, 2008, 2:12 p.m.

It was hot.


Posted by biggoron on Jan. 27, 2008, 10:54 a.m.

8800 Ultra

Hopefully I'll be getting one for £40 some time soon. However, the stock cooler better be awesome, 'cause I'm a bit skint and prolly won't be able to afford a better one. Also, I'm going to have power problems because my 450W PSU is on the blink and …

Card and Coursework

Posted by biggoron on Oct. 18, 2007, 12:58 p.m.


After I poked around Everest for a while, I found out that my motherboard indeed did have a PCIe x16 card slot, contrary to what I had previously been told, meaning that I can run all my games at full graphics, at perfect FPS. I tried both Portal and …

[Biggs] Awesome Google of Coincidence

Posted by biggoron on Sept. 10, 2007, 12:25 p.m.

I wasn't planning on making a blog right now, but this came up, and I just had to say something about it.

Awesome Google of Coincidence

Recently, I decided to start learning how to use GLUI for my OpenGL applications, and, as one does, I used Google to look for …

[Biggs] New 64D, new blog

Posted by biggoron on Aug. 22, 2007, 5:13 p.m.


Hopefully this'll be my first proper blog (for the love of God, don't look at the others). I'll basically be entering random stuff that's happened in the last few months and hopefully it'll end up in a blog of non-taggable length.


I'm getting some awesome new PC shiz …

Vista is an idiot. Bill Gates is an idiot. PCWorld is an idiot.

Posted by biggoron on May 31, 2007, 9:37 a.m.

Vista is an idiot

Stupid registration. Why the hell should I have to register an operating system? It's the most ridiculous thing I've ever heard of. Vista is, hands down, the worst operating system I've ever used. It's almost the worst anything I've ever used. 500MB memory consumed on standing? …

My new laptop!

Posted by biggoron on May 21, 2007, 3:45 p.m.

New laptop

My new laptop came from PC World! Just don't use PC World's website, just don't. It's horrible. It's like a MicroSoft website, really. Anyway, back to the laptop.

It's actually quite good for the price, which was £360. It's an Acer 1.6 Ghz Intel Dual-Core T2060, 1014 MB …