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Global Game Jam 2017

Written by Cathal. Posted in 3D Art, news, Programming

Global Game Jam 2017

It has taken me longer than I wanted to write a short blurb about my latest social (thats right, real people were involved) experience at the Global Game Jam 2017 in George, South Africa. The event in George was hosted by Fuzzy Logic, a local Game Development Firm who have built some neat Augmented Reality Games to date.

Archiver 1.2 Released

Written by Cathal. Posted in news

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Version 1.2 Released!

Well actually thats a lie, 1.2 has been out for about a year now but only for Chrome.

Whats New in 1.2 you ask?

As this addon is a context based extension (meaning it only shows up when you right click on a page) it now supports right clicking on an Image and a link on top of the default page context.
This means that you can send an image url or a link url directly to the archival service.

Thanks to Mozillas new WebExtension API i could retire the old Firefox extension and simply build the Chrome Extension for Firefox, That was it, no code had to be changed, i simply had to upload it to AMO to be signed and bam its ready to rock.

reNamenator

Written by Cathal. Posted in Tools

renamenator reNamenator is a tool for replacing characters in the names of files or folders that are dropped onto the program.

Many files that are downloaded from the net have names where spaces are substituted with dots, dashes or underscores. This tool replaces all instances of these in any file or folder dropped on the program.

Typically named problem files include:

This.is.a.file.you.downloaded.rar
This_is_a_folder_you_extracted_from_that_file

Replace these characters with spaces, empty space or whatever character you like.

PcDuino8 Uno โ€“ Networking

Written by Cathal. Posted in IOT

Background

If you havent already, checkout the previous Post which covers the Serial Debug Port on the PcDuino8 Uno.

Most of the time you will want to use these devices in a connected capacity, If that means a connection to the world wide web, a local intranet connection or even just a direct connection to a PC or other device.

PcDuino8 Uno – Serial Debug

Written by Cathal. Posted in IOT

Background

If you havent already, checkout the previous Post which provides an introduction to the PcDuino8 Uno

I felt that the serial debug section needed its own explanation simply because it was nowhere near as straightforward as it should have been, and even with the daily experience i have using these devices i was stumped when trying to get the device to work.

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