This section contains some of my more in depth research.
Date of Original: March 21, 2004
Last Updated: March 29, 2004
I did some research into memory allocation methods for a particle system. A lot of people believe that a list of pointers is better than a list of objects, and some believe the opposite. Others use a static array. I decided to research into the different methods, using a particle system as the situtation.
Updated March 29 with a lot more results, refactored code, and two new algorithms, VectorAlgor and FlatArray.
Date of Original: July 13, 2005
I recently benchmarked my DVD drives with the Nero speed testing tool, and noticed that you can save results as HTML, so just for fun I am putting them up.
Results for ASUS DVD-E616P2 (also tried with firmware 1.08 with similar results)
Despite both of them claiming to be 16X DVD drives, the NEC is a much better and faster drive. The Asus drive advertises to be quiet, but I find both are nearly silent.