Lord of the Rings is more or less the foundation of modern D&D. The latter rose from the former, although the two are now so estranged that to reunite them would be an act of savage madness. Imagine a gaggle of modern hack-n-slash roleplayers who had somehow never been exposed to the original Tolkien mythos, and then imagine taking those players and trying to introduce them to Tolkien via a D&D campaign.
Video Compression Gone Wrong
How does image compression work, and why does it create those ugly spots all over some videos and not others?
Was it a Hack?
A big chunk of the internet went down in October of 2016. What happened? Was it a hack?
So what happens when a SOFTWARE engineer tries to review hardware? This. This happens.
A programming project where I set out to make a Minecraft-style world so I can experiment with Octree data.
The Best of 2012
My picks for what was important, awesome, or worth talking about in 2012.