29th May 2008

So computer and part prices may be on the rise

Apparently computers and computer parts are too cheap. DDR2 memory bottomed out a while ago and at some points was actually being sold under cost. Prices have risen slightly over the last month or two and is continuing upward. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), the largest contract chip foundry making chips for Via, Nvidia, and AMD (ATI graphics … Read the full entry »

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27th February 2008

Project: Rogue, Part 20

I thought I’d get a quick update posted. I’ve got a little more work done on the face. After the hole cut for the Matrix Orbital LCD, I thought I’d go ahead and get the holes cut for the Dakota Digital gauges. I used a hole saw for the initial cut, which you can … Read the full entry »

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27th February 2008

Havok now offers free non-commercial licenses… too little, too late?

Havok, now owned by Intel, is one of the leading providers of physics APIs for games and applications and is now planning to offer it for free for non-commercial use and to “approved game developers on the PC platform” starting in March. It’s unclear why someone would go with Havok though at this point when Ageia, now owned by Nvidia, has their physics … Read the full entry »

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25th February 2008

Project: Rogue, Part 19

Since I had the Matrix Orbital display arrive, I thought I’d jump to a little work on the front panel. The LCD will be situated on the lower center of the front face. The Dakota Digital gauges will flank it on the left and the right, with the widescreen LCD sitting above it. … Read the full entry »

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23rd February 2008

Project: Rogue, Part 18

Sometimes you just have to improvise… As (bad) luck would have it, the Via Artigo that I wanted to put in this case, seems to be out of stock everywhere I look. Most eta’s put it’s arrival at the middle of March. Well, I’m way to impatient to wait almost a month before it arrives. … Read the full entry »

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20th February 2008

Project: Rogue, Part 17

I love days like today… I had a long awaited package on my doorstep when I got home.

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