Articles on various subjects, most of which are unpublished elsewhere
Many are outdated now, so those are made available for the entertainment
value that can only come from a time-capsule.
(Material on Common Lisp programming, of course, is current and still
very much relevent.)
- Contributed Lisp manipulation of C structures to
- From presentation at LispSea (Seattle Lisp users group)
- Custom Shader Tutorial for Softimage XSI & Mental Ray, 2003
- Learn the least you need to know to author a custom shader for
Mental Ray 3.1 and have it function within Softimage XSI 3.0.
Download: tutorial with source code
Nanomation tutorial for something more comprehensive.)
- Creating Content, 2002
- Through the first few years of our new century, I spent significant time
with people creating works of various forms: filmmakers, animators and
writers. During that same period, I also attended film festivals and
conferences counterbalancing that perspective with one from the
- Demo Reel Presentation, 2002
- You're an artist becoming professional, and you want the job.
You have visual content for your portfolio. But how do you get your work
noticed so you get the job?
- Need For DV
Specialization, March 2002 (annotated May 2003)
- In the context of filmmaking, there are lessons that the digital video
(DV) community can learn from the early days in the personal computer
- Application Credentials: Multiple levels of Anonymous versus Identity access controls and credentials, 1999
- Hardcore Hosting, 1997
- Originally written as a non-proprietary 1997 memo for a high-level friend inside IBM:
This was the result of on-going research based upon contacts within the
entire industry. Here, ``contacts'' were defined as:
people in low places on the 'net.
In 1997, a book was drafted based on this paper but never published
because I belived it to have been too late to be timely. The .com era then
peaked three years later in early 2000-- oops!
At least IBM's Universal Server Farm was influenced by this paper. That
was the technical basis of the IBM/Qwest partnership announced in 2000.
- Criteria For Building A Powerful
- For high-end computers for everything from graphics workstations to web
servers, this was my advice as a former CAD consultant and Unix systems
The specification details, of course, changed over the years, but the
general approach and core technologies remained the same for those six