A schedule for Christmas:
- Wake up from a dream about Plato, pixels, and perfect dudes.
- Then, breakfast.
- Under the CT-scanned tree, find that Aunt Dorothy gave you some real fractals for Christmas. After the initial thrill, remember the platonic solids you received last year and worry about the dust that might accumulate on any object with a nearly infinite surface area.
- Go pick up your other presents: drive a forklift around and contemplate real-time collision detection.
- After a large meal, put demoscene programs on the TV as ambient video and zone out. One not on the list that I think is great is Heaven Seven, only because of the astounding ray tracing (for the time), and keep in mind that it’s just 64k. The author’s original page describing the various tricks and techniques is gone, but the Way Back Machine has it!
- Walk off some pounds by taking a constitutional, visiting a building and a village.
- At the end of the day, you get a pencil and paper to write down who to thank for what. Hold up the pencil and count the colors.