Archive for category: My Stories

A story from SIGGRAPH past…

May 5, 2016 | My Stories | By: Mark VandeWettering

I’ve been meaning to write down this story for a while, because it represents a time when I was booed away from a microphone by a crowd of two thousand people, and I always think that stories like this are fun. Back in 1996, I attended SIGGRAPH in New Orleans. I remember flying out early […]

Tiny Implementation of Conway’s Life…

March 22, 2015 | Arduino, Embedded, My Projects, My Stories | By: Mark VandeWettering

I had a few minutes, so I thought I’d try making a graphics demo that runs on the tiny little 0.96″ OLED display I mentioned last week. One of the first programs I ever wrote was an implementation of Conway’s Game of Life, having learned about it from Martin Gardner’s Mathematical Games column in Scientific […]

Fare thee well, Endeavour…

September 21, 2012 | My Diary, My Photos, My Stories | By: Mark VandeWettering

Here in the Bay Area, the Space Shuttle Endeavour did a victory lap, passing over Sacramento, the Golden Gate and many other Bay Area locations. Pixar Animation Studios is in Emeryville, quite close to the Bay Bridge, so I thought we had a pretty good chance of getting a good view. Sadly, all my good […]

How to lose $2400 in 24 seconds… with a story of my own

December 2, 2011 | My Stories | By: Mark VandeWettering

We have a bunch of photography enthusiasts where I work, and on Friday it is common for people to exchange their photographs and photography-related stories on a local email alias. Today, someone posted a link to this rather tragic video, which reminded me of a story. Go ahead, watch the video. how to lose $2400 […]