Today an iPhone game was released which uses my fluid sim code (with approval). It looks awesome and he really used the SPH fluid physics in a great way. :)
I also like how he used the viscosity to simulate water and lava. Coding a SPH fluid physics engine is one hard part, but using it in an innovative way is also hard.
I'm sitting in a Starbucks doing random whatever over an iced americano. While I waiting for my drink, I watched a guy with his friend, pick up a newspaper; and start to remark on the Samsung Apple verdict.
Guy: "Wait, so what they're saying is, Samsung is the same as Apple?"
Friend: "I know, right? Makes me think twice about how much I paid for my Mac Book"
Not 10 minutes later, a husband and wife, same newspaper:
Husband: "... Samsung's iPad is the same as Apple's iPad, and I paid how much for the Apple one? Honey, I told you they were a ripoff", after looking up the Samsung tablet on his iPhone.
Wife: "Oh wow," looking at the screen, "... that's a lot cheaper. Think we can return it?"
I put my Samsung QX410 on my table, and started to plug in, when he leans over to me, "Sorry, you don't mind if I ask, how much did you pay for your Samsung laptop?"
"Oh, no worries, it was $700." I replied.
I watched shock overcome his face, like actual shock. He looked at me, blankly, for an awkward amount of time, "Mind if I have a look?" he asked.
So, I obliged, and showed him a few things. He commented on Windows 7, so I opened up my virtual machine of OS/X... By the time the conversation was over, he was ready to kick Cupertino in the nuts, I think.
... Now, the punchline:
I'm writing this post after the FOURTH group of Starbucks patrons have made the connection that Samsung is now the same as Apple. They don't know the details, they don't really care, what they know is Apple is saying that Samsung is the same as Apple ... and with one simple Google Search, you get prices that are basically half for what seems to be the same products -- for nearly everything.
Two of these groups (including the husband/wife) asked me about my Samsung laptop, the second group noticed my Galaxy phone (also by Samsung)... Best billion dollar ad-campaign Samsung ever had.
- IdentityMineSenior Interactive Developer, 2012 - present
- Schulte Software DevelopmentOwner and developer, 2011 - present
- Schleupen AGSoftware developer and project lead, 2006 - 2012
René Schulte is an internationally recognized, independent expert and was honored for his community work with the Microsoft MVP Award and as Nokia Developer Champion. He blogs about many topics of Windows Phone, Silverlight, .NET and Windows development in general and writes articles. Sometimes he can also be found at various events as a speaker like //build and the Microsoft and Nokia Windows Phone launch events and he takes part as a judge for Mobile Development Contests (Microsoft Imagine Cup, Core77).
René Schulte is a Windows Phone developer since day one and develops highly acclaimed apps such as Pictures Lab, Funny Faces, Helium Voice, Cloud Recorder and more. He combines the advanced algorithms of computer graphics, image processing and computer vision with a great user experience. René Schulte also created and maintains several popular open source libraries for WPF, Silverlight, Windows Phone and WinRT, such as WriteableBitmapEx or the Augmented Reality library SLARToolKit.