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Posts of year 2010

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Chatroulette

Chatroulette

One of the things I love about the web is the crazy stuff that pops up all the time. The latest buzz is Chatroulette where you can have a video chat with random people. The site was founded four months ago by a 17 year old Russian.

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3D cities in your browser

3D cities in your browser

Over a decade ago I was making my thesis project about dynamic modeling of 3D buildings in urban environments. Me and a friend were taking photographs of buildings in central Gothenburg to use them as textures in a custom rendering engine written in C++.

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Embracing HTML5 and CSS3

Embracing HTML5 and CSS3

The web is constantly changing and 2010 will be no different. Recently the Web Standards Project announced a change of direction, which really isn’t all that surprising. The “war for web standards” as Aaron Gustafson calls it is far from over, but a lot of people in the industry has transferred to the Good Side and develop solutions which have an ever increasing level of standards compliancy.

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The epic fail of modern software development

The epic fail of modern software development

In this age of high-level computing it’s quite easy to ignore the basic building blocks. You don’t have to understand the difference between float and double as long as you know your DRY and KISS, right? Not quite. There is a ton of things that can go bump in the night if you don’t watch your step.

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Review: Att komma hem ska vara en schlager

Review: Att komma hem ska vara en schlager

Swedish author Per Hagman is probably best known for his debut book Cigarett from 1991, where he managed to achieve some sort of cult status among many people. His latest book tells the tale of a young man trying to find his place in a world full of hangovers, decadence and broken dreams.

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The evolution of special effects

The evolution of special effects

When I was a kid, I saw Star Wars episode 4 and was really impressed with the special effects. Several years later in 1987 I saw the movie Aliens by Ridley Scott and the aliens seemed disturbingly real. That was probably the last time it happened, so I guess those movies set a standard within me.

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