Monthly Archives: January 2014

Einstein and Quantum Mechanics

Watched last night book presentation “Einstein and the Quantum: The Quest of the Valiant Swabian” by Douglas Stone at Microsoft Research and it was a very interesting insight and a different view on personality and work of Einstein which transformed our entire civilization and allowed us to create new technology in the 20th and 21st […]

Basic thread synchronization in C++

This code is from the chapter 3 of the C++ Concurrency in Action book by Anthony Williams and can be downloaded directly from the book companion site. I made some minor changes and compiled it in Visual Studio 2013. Making the code available on MSDN may help many who learn multithreading in C++. Solution has […]

The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.

The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.Marcel Proust

Leonardo da Vinci Quote

It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things. – Leonardo da Vinci

On Moore’s Law, Metamaterials, and Supercomputers

The quotes below are from Scientific American article that discusses new possibilities presented by supercomputers for designing new materials, feat not possible until recently. In 1878 Thomas Edison set out to reinvent electric lighting. To develop small bulbs suitable for indoor use, he had to find a long-lasting, low-heat, low-power lighting element. Guided largely by […]

Ripple Effect in Windows 8.1 Store Applications (C++/CLI)

The sample is a Windows 8.1 application demonstrating simple DirectX effect. This effect will produce a sinusoidal wave across a loaded image, like in a picture below. The code is from the patterns & practices DirectXRipple sample where I upgraded it to VS13, removed deprecated code, and cleaned it up a little. Here’s the solution […]