Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Discovered this grid computing project that i can finally use in my Blender work. It uses the same Boinc platform that i've blogged about before(here).
This one is for distributing your cg render load across the massive worldwide user base

"Our volunteer computing network gives 3D artists access to near limitless free rendering power from anywhere, anytime. We enable people to create higher quality 3D art and encourage them to share it. By volunteering your computer today, you can be a part of the revolution and help make the next Sintel, Shrek or Toy Story!" -

to know about the "licensing" of the rendered footage go here -
in brief:
The output of rendered sessions is covered by copyright. All rights are by default reserved to the author of the session; this includes the right to redistribute and use the output commercially.

However, people wanting to use the rendering power offered by need to choose an output license from the ones offered by the service. We base our licensing on the alternatives of Creative Commons listed below. The selected license will govern how the community and the public may use the output.

more info at their site -

NOTE: as of now it only supports Blender. for distributed computing options for other 3d softwares checkout - DrQueue which is another FOSS alternative.. although its not a Grid-computing project.. so you have to have a bunch of machines or a farm of your own.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Pocket Legends on GT i5801

Now that i've been running froyo for a few months i've managed to maintain enough of free space on the phone's internal memory. So i've been trying out all the games that have large memory requirements and don't support app2sd.

Heres one such app. Pocket Legends.
Its actually a fully functional 3D MMO that runs on mobiles!

for better screenshots and videos go to the app market page here

so anyway, it requires 26Mb of internal memory and a decent net connection.. actually i havn't tried it on gprs yet, will post an update once i do. have also shot a video of it running on my Samsung Galaxy 3 (GT I5801) running the froyo rom of the European I5800. Will post the video as soon as its done uploading to Youtube, for now heres some stills ...

Playing Portal2

Friday, April 8, 2011


It arrived! on sunday I'd spoken to my aquarium guy about getting a heavy duty external filter for my Cichlid tank. He told me about the different brands available, and me being on a tight budget..all the time, decided to go with the more economical yet robust option of a Chinese model.

installation pics and details below: ...