Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Pong in Unity

Pong in Unity3D is a time lapse affair at using what I've learned so far from tutorials and videos and recreating the classic computer game Pong.
Creating Pong in Unity time lapse

The actual process of creating the game was tricky, not to mention getting to grips with objects and references within the Unity environment. There's a great course on Udemy which teaches game dev, part of one of the modules was used as inspiration to create this. You can find it here [Note: I'm not affiliated with udemy and do not gain any benefits from this link]
https://www.udemy.com/course/unitycourse/

Apart from that actual slug fest that is trying to build something and get it working was recording the process and then compiling, editing and trying to create something that is coherent, useful and inspiring at the same time. Hopefully some of that aspects comes through. Original set of videos ranged well over 2 hours, not including ones I had to cut down or omit completely. Missed some key code modifications towards the end, the "AI Saga." I'd come across this great tutorial from Blackthornprod for crafting a simple AI which you can find here:
https://youtu.be/rhoQd6IAtDo

Hoping to build a tutorial out of this shortly, till then enjoy the video:



Saturday, November 16, 2019

Stay warm this winter with these handy little devices

Stay warm this winter with these handy little devices


Now that the cold bitterness of winter has become reality, how do you stay upbeat in what is arguably one of the dullest seasons of the year? Upbeat might be tricky but staying warm doesn't have to be.

Here are some products designed to keep you that extra bit warm throughout this chilly season:

Zippo Re-Useable Hand Warmer

Now at first glance two things come to mind, if not the hands. First it's a Zippo, which everyone is surely familiar with. So no surprises there. The second is that it is a reusable hand warmer which adapts the all too common fluid lighter system to provide a heating system sans the flame to keep your mitts warm.

There are two variants in terms of heat duration - 12 and 6 hours.


Dr.Warm Rechargeable Heated Insole

The extremities are usually the parts of the body that cold first as the body redirects blood flow to keep the major organs of the body nice and ticking. And also the extremities tend to be the parts of the body which has the least in terms of thermal protection or layering. 
What to do in a situation like that? Well how about heated insoles which you can recharge and reuse at hours at time?


Sunbond Heated Rechargeable Gloves

This is for the outdoor enthusiast or those who would be out in the element for prolonged periods of time as this pair of gloves supposedly offers warm toasty mitts anymore from 4-12 hours.
The gloves are made of waterproof material from 3M with two 3.7V 3600 Mah UL/CE certified batteries.



Hothands Instant Warmers

Now these are the disposable varieties which provide upto 10 hours of heat for various. There are two types of feet warmers and one type for the hands


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Monday, September 16, 2019

So I took photos for 30 days - part one

I'd planned on doing a series of 30 day challenges. This is the first on - taking photos for 30 days. The goal is to complete 30 days of learning a new skill. This video is the first part of the series and I'll be doing a write up soon about the stats, issues and experiential learning of not just the skill in question but the process of documenting it, tools I used and how I could improve any of those facets

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

DaVinci Resolve - Create a spotlight effect

How to create spotlight effect very easily in DaVinci Resolve 16.

Saturday, August 24, 2019

How to see Instagram likes count

How you can still see Instagram likes count if you are so inclined:

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Instagram removes likes count

Instagram removes likes count. What does it really mean and how will it play out? Will instagram backtrack on this seemingly altruistic move. Do they have some ulterior motive in terms of monetization funelling more in their favour?

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Rick and Morty keychains


Got keys and chains somehow need a way to put them together? Well you're definitely going to need these.

First we have everyone's in your face, irreverent, iconoclast whose vivisection of society is at once acerbic as it is astute - the inimitable Rick Sanchez asssssss Pickle Rick! I mean who wouldn't like a pickle in their pockets or purse right?


Next we have Mr Meeseeks. If nothing else to remind you to stay on track with goals and be single minded till it's done is a great ideology. Otherwise existence is pain.


What's Rick without Morty eh? Or what's Morty without Rick? It's the whole chicken and the egg, I must confess I need to go back through the episodes to get back into it and the lore, but arguably one needs the other or are they a complement to one another? Are they the SAME person?? I'm just grasping at random thoughts here. I'm sure the fanlore or actual mythology might be more interesting. In the meanwhile have this as a constant reminder of that dynamic always at hand. Also comes with a neat dog tag with the show's title.

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