Blog du Tristank

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February, 2007

  • It's Not Just A Programming Problem.

    Over at CodingHorror, Jeff riffs on problems hiring for development positions , when many interviewees aren't able to answer the most basic of code questions. Well, I'm sure this is a common story in any skills-or-knowledge-driven industry where there...
  • My Weekend: Crackdown

    Gah! The whole weekend spent playing Crackdown! What has the world come to!? Crackdown does a bunch of stuff phenomenally well. I've had to think, I've had to react quickly, and in some areas I've just had to sandbag my way through. Climbing up the sides...
  • Xbox 360 Wireless Receiver (for Windows)

    It's great that it's finally out in the US... Not so good that I got back last week, dagnabbit! Now I just need to wait for Aussie availability, so I can play RFactor with Racing Wheel comfort until Forza 2 drops! Mmm. Racing wheel. Combine that with...
  • Goings On...

    Quick catchups: While in Seattle, I talked with some folk about IAG and ISA 2006 - all I can say is *wow*. I'm downloading the demo VMs now to have a play. The other *wow* was SoftGrid. Architecturally, wow ! I'm eager to learn more about that. While...
  • P1610 Drivers for Windows Vista make Tristank Happy

    I'm in Seattle at our TechReady conference (actually, it's over, I fly back tomorrow), and just noticed that my p1610 has a bluetooth logo on the case, but no driver. Not that I have anything I'm dying to use it with here, but, you know, principle and...
  • Xbox 360 HD DVD Player

    About time! March brings us Aussies the Xbox 360 HD DVD add-on. $249 looks like the magic number - nicely equivalent with the US RRP. Can't wait to watch MI3 and Superman Returns... And Kotaku said it even ships with King Kong in the box ! Awesome! I...