I wanted to commemorate, after watching the finale of what has undeniably been one of the most successful and powerful television show in the past 5 years, the end of Battlestar Galactica. On the finale itself, all I have to say is Bravo. It was a masterpiece of storytelling and it dared our imagination. As a whole, Battlestar Galactica took millions of us through a 5 year long journey amongst the stars and the lives of incredibly real yet larger than life characters.
It will be remembered. The lives that have touched ours, despite having been created by the talent and dedication of writers, composers, actors, artists and so many others, will be remembered.
So say we all.
Riven X 0.7.2 is now available. It fixes a number of critical bugs that were causing crashes. It also addresses problems with the jungle elevator when using the original CD edition. Finally, the Save and Save As… menu items are once again functional.
Download Riven X 0.7.2 (5.1 MB).
Riven X 0.7.1 is now available through Sparkle and on this site. It addresses a crash-on-launch bug afflicting Tiger users.
Download Riven X 0.7.1 (5.1 MB).
NVIDIA has released their final OpenGL 3.0 for Windows and Linux today. One vendor down, one to go (okay, 2 with Intel).
The Khronos Group has released the OpenCL 1.0 specification today, after an incredible effort to ratify a complex specification in a very short amount of time.
With all the major hardware vendors onboard, OpenCL has the potential to become the de-facto interface to access heterogeneous compute devices (be they GPUs or CPUs) on a wide variety of operating systems.
Grab your copy while it’s still warm: http://www.python.org/download/releases/3.0/
Python is by far my high-level language of predilection. It has a comprehensive standard library that makes sense, powerful language features like generators and metaclasses, an outstanding collection of third-party modules and packages to extend its functionality, like SciPy, an equally impressive array of application frameworks to develop powerful applications, such as SQLAlchemy, Twisted and Django, and rich platform integration on Mac OS X with PyObjC 2.