This post is an update on various things. First, as many have heard judging from my emails, I had a serious car accident about 5 weeks ago. I am back at work at NVIDIA and am 98% recovered. Lessons: drive carefully and have a car with side air bags :) Also, for those of you in the car market, here is a great site for crash ratings.
Happily, Peter-Pike Sloan just joined me as an office mate at NVIDIA! Feel free to suggest here what problems you think we should work on :) You can note his new affiliation at google scholar, which has a new cool way to fix attributions etc (so please join and update your data): new google scholar. This is part of a trend in NVIDIA hiring the smartest Finns in graphics with Kari Pulli leading our vision and computational photography efforts now!
Peter-Pike and his student Brad Loos have a new paper linked here. I think this is likely to become one of the most influential rendering papers ever, but even if I turn out to be wrong, it's worth a read.
While I was on medical leave I wrote a short post-apocalypse novel for my daughter. It was a lot of fun and I made it a Kindle book (you can read that on anything with a free reader). It's aimed at 12 year olds, but feel free to read it. Here is a link to ebook The Book of Max. Note it is $2.99 and I don't want to make any money off graphics people so email me if you want me to send you a gift chit for it.