Tag Archives: sleep

timeGetTime versus GetTickCount

I have a confession to make – I only just found out the difference between the Windows functions GetTickCount and timeGetTime. I know what you’re thinking – I’m a game developer and I should know better than that. But I … Continue reading

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Sleep Variation Investigated

I recently saw a blog post covering how Sleep(n) works on various Windows operating systems and it showed slight variations in sleep times, between and within operating systems. The unanswered questions were: Why does the sleep time vary between operating … Continue reading

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In Praise of Idleness

“I want to say, in all seriousness, that a great deal of harm is being done in the modern world by belief in the virtuousness of WORK, and that the road to happiness and prosperity lies in an organised diminution … Continue reading

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