How good is a $2nK computer if you cannot have some fun
From my childhood I have had a fascination for maps. My
curiosity was specially aroused by their diversity. How could
so many renditions of Earth be so different? Does South
America's south cone turn westwards or eastwards? Isn't there
a "right" way to represent our planet? So I studied and later
Note: from a small description of amateur explorings into
applied carthography, this has evolved into my site's largest
and most visited section. Had I known it, I would have started
this in a different section - please update your links...
Games and simulations are nice exercises for programmers as
they seem to squeeze the last bit of performance of any system,
no matter how powerful. They also provide a good opportunity to
tell a friend: "I can do that too". Unfortunately my own
attempts in game programming never fully developed (lack of
spare time, of course).
Since I have always preferred flight simulations, this is the
favorite subject in Flight,
TeamSim and Netspace.
Other Toy Programs
Programming is fun. Every new language, every new system is a
new learning opportunity. For instance, look at my first
experiences with Java.
Copyright © 1996, 1997 Carlos A. Furuti