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13 Dec 2000 (updated 13 Dec 2000 at 03:38 UTC) »


After christmas I will help a friend on his photon tracer. I am already looking forward to it. Hopefully it will be something that can be realeased, although now it's just a test project to learn about photon tracing. I think the goal is to be able to render a grainy sphere by the end of January


Today it's Lucia, (Big Swedish tradition, looks like this, sounds like this). Lucia is surrounded by photons, with all her candles in her hair. She would be a good model for the tracer. :) I hope I will see a Lucia train just by accident today, because I don't have time for anything but school. </blockquote>


I have not written a single line of code for my own projects in weeks. It's really annoying, because up until now I've had lots of free time to spend. Somehow I always end up in front of the TV. I must have been infected with a lazy-tv-viewing-virus. Help someone! Is there a easy cure?

The coins
  • Pick three coins in each hand. If it's equally heavy you have in your hands a set of six true coins. Otherwise it's those you didn't weigh.
  • Weigh three true coins against three unknown. Whatever the outcome you now have a set of nine true coins, right?
  • Now take one true coin in each hand and one unknown coin in each hand. eeehh, why would you want to do that? aahh forget it. :-)

Found some nice comments on the The Meta: Abused Trust? article. I am an apprentice here on Advogato, but as ZachGarner points out, there is no real apprentiship on Advogato. I guess it wasn't raph's intentions to provide one in the first place, but it would be nice to see one. The idea of subcommunitys with group discussions, information sharing with the compulsary links collection on Advogato also sounds nice, although a good mailing list just might do the trick. The real trick is however to find your way into such a "subcommunity". The bulletproof way is revealed by ncm further down

"Showing code" is all it takes to vault straight to the top.

Perhaps it takes a little more effort than that, but it will give you a good jump start. A proof to people will get them interested. Then they might be willing to guide you all the way to the top. And when you are finally there. Look down and pick up some more people.

But anyway, who am I to tell. I haven't revealed anything yet. Hello! Can you see me down here, I'm the little green thing running around in circles? ;-)

So, will I use this? Perhaps. I really like it. It lays some good thinking behind it. The trust system is very nice, already certified some people I know of, but I guess I will be inactive until I have something <cough type="ehrm..">important</cough> to write. Until then so long....

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