Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Doom 3 using Windows 7 64-bit, flickering problem solved

Starting up Doom 3 after installing patch 1.3 and patch 1.3.1 on a  64-bit Windows 7 operating system yielded me the fantastic result of a flickering screen. Almost akin to trying to play Doom 3 in a tornado consisting of black line-shreded paper.
I've reinstalled, re-patched, ran in administrator mode, and tried using the non-Aero theme but nothing worked.
I stumbled across this wonderful little app called RivaTuner. Here's the forum link I found to fix the scrolling flickering problem that plagues OpenGL based games in Windows 7.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Billboard house, not much different than a real billboard

I found this via Web Urbanist and couldn't help but think that this structure, portrayed in various locations, doesn't consider it's environmental context what-so-ever. And like most real billboards, is an offence to its surroundings. The one that offended me most is the one in the desert region. Sacrilege!

Chirp Squirrel in Heat

There's this squirrel outside the office I work. He was calling and calling via loud obnoxious chirps. I'm guessing he found something to preoccupy himself with because as of 20 minutes ago he has stopped. But when he gets going he usually doesn't stop for quite some time.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

The Beetles

I didn't realize until last year that the band called The Beatles was not spelled "Beetles". I immediately saw the cleverness of the play on words and also wondered how I never got that simple idea in the first place.