RunC Has Been Introduced

2015-07-09T01:54:16+00:00

Docker has recently introduced runC, a lightweight, portable container runtime. This is a move to separate the supportive plumbing of Docker from the rest of Docker so that the two part can be tweaked and re-used independently. To learn more about runC follow the link below to the official Docker announcement. INTRODUCING RUNC: A LIGHTWEIGHT [...]

RunC Has Been Introduced 2015-07-09T01:54:16+00:00

UNLV Takes 8th in Robitics Competition

2015-07-04T16:05:24+00:00

Out of the 23 teams worldwide that participated in the 2015 U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Challenge Finals our own UNLV managed to take 8th place. The goal of the competition was to hasten research on robots able to traverse terrain to dangerous for humans, in a response to the nuclear disaster at [...]

UNLV Takes 8th in Robitics Competition 2015-07-04T16:05:24+00:00

The Values and Challenges of Docker

2015-04-28T08:12:47+00:00

There is so much that Docker brings to the table, and there is so much more that it will bring in the future. There are many challenges that need to be faced, both by the Docker team and Docker users, which is why VentureBeat wrote up an article showing why Docker is as hot as [...]

The Values and Challenges of Docker 2015-04-28T08:12:47+00:00

Insights on Open Source

2014-11-13T15:28:43+00:00

Making your software opensource may not sound like the smartest marketing move, but there are many benefits to switching to opensource. Joyent, owners of SmartDataCenter, surprised many people this week by doing exactly this: making their SmartDataCenter software opensource. Bryan Cantrill, their chief technology officer, gave an interesting insight on the perks of going opensource. [...]

Insights on Open Source 2014-11-13T15:28:43+00:00

A First Look at Element 3D v2

2014-10-07T15:43:02+00:00

The good folks over at VideoCopilot had an exciting announcement for the visual tech crowd yesterday with a first look at Element 3D v2. The video on their blog demonstrates many of the exciting new features and updates to the product, including the updated interface and reworked render engine. It is worth noting that this [...]

A First Look at Element 3D v2 2014-10-07T15:43:02+00:00

Inverse Kinematics and Character Rigging

2014-08-29T12:46:39+00:00

Character rigging is not something new to After Effects. Way back in version CS3 Adobe gave to us a powerful tool called the Puppet Tool. While this tool is great for putting some life into static images, it suffers in terms of control, warping/stretching, and the fact that you have to animate each point individually. [...]

Inverse Kinematics and Character Rigging 2014-08-29T12:46:39+00:00

On 3D Modeling and Printing

2014-08-12T16:18:59+00:00

Progress in the field of 3D printing has been astonishing during the past several years, and the progress shows no signs of slowing down. There are now dozens of different printer models available to consumers wanting to try their hand at this technological breakthrough. The level of difficulty, however, is quite high for those wanting [...]

On 3D Modeling and Printing 2014-08-12T16:18:59+00:00

Docker on Gentoo (Love is a Battlefield)

2014-05-17T16:59:19+00:00

Docker on Gentoo can be a beautiful thing, but it can also be a challenge navigating some of the trade-offs. The hardest decision to make, in my opinion, is which storage backend to use. Each one has ups and downs, and some of them have ups and downs that are more specific to Gentoo than [...]

Docker on Gentoo (Love is a Battlefield) 2014-05-17T16:59:19+00:00

Getting High on Hy

2014-04-26T13:07:23+00:00

My good friend Paul Tagliamonte recently gave a talk at PyCon 2014 about his language, Hy. It's effectively Lisp implemented inside Python (so cleanly that Python itself doesn't care to differentiate the result from any other Python code). It's a solid talk that covers a lot of good ground about some of the cool stuff [...]

Getting High on Hy 2014-04-26T13:07:23+00:00