Useful Stuff

You might remember ages ago I posted a link to a great graphics demo that was less than 65K in size. Well they’ve done a FPS in 96K.

The readme has this as the req:
– A 1.5GHz Pentium3/Athlon or faster.
– 512MB of RAM (or more)
– A Geforce4Ti (or higher) or ATI Radeon8500 (or higher) graphics card
supporting pixel shaders 1.3, preferably with 128MB or more of VRAM.

I’ve got:
– 1.8Ghz P4
– 384MB RAM
– GeForce3 Ti200
– VRAM ? No idea!

It works .. sort of. Funked up colours, slightly sluggish in response, but a complete git to stop. Had to hold down the usual 3 buttons and then had several task managers windows open – in the end I restarted. No huge issue, after all, it does have warnings 🙂
I’m not rec’ding the program as such, but it’s amazing that they can produce something like it with less than 100K of code in the .exe file. I suppose it goes to show what can be done should the programmers not be lazy and possibly fairly incompetent (look down two entries).

Notepad. I use it a lot – for copying urls into / other info / passwords etc as I wander. Got a better thing for that now. QuickPad. It’s a whopping 35K download, I have it set to start on bootup, and I paste stuff into it whenever. I’ve not messed with any settings, but everything I’ve put in there is still there – passwords, urls, the lot. Saves having to have numerous notepad windows all the time, and means that I don’t lose those useful snippets of info all the time, and this thing lives in the tray too. Damn fine stuff. Go get it 🙂

CSS. But when putting a page together, or trying to figure out why something is not behaving quite how you wanted it to, trying to figure what the code is doing just by staring at the page is tricky at times. But not now 😛
2fargon at Weblog Tools Collection has found an excellent tool for highlighting divs. And you can use it from the Bookmarks too. It’s called Topographical View.

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