Jay Wick

Apr 19, 20142 min read

Start Playing Unity Project from Visual Studio [TIP]

If you're like me and use both Visual Studio and Unity, how many times have you accidentally tried to run the game from Visual Studio?

Unless you've bought UnityVS, there's a dead simple (and free) way to launch your Unity scene from Visual Studio and get that feeling of warmy goodness from all the seamlessness.

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Jan 26, 20141 min read

It Is Time: For A Little Zen While Your Device Charges

​Android 4.2 Jelly Bean introduced a neat feature called Daydreams, which are screensavers for your device while they are docked or charging.

I designed It Is Time, a simple and minimalist daydream which displays the current time in words. So basically instead of 11:52 you'll see "eleven fifty two".

Here's the Google Play link...

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Dec 31, 20132 min read

Forget New Year's Resolutions. Just Answer These 4 Questions

There's nothing worse than starting the year with a list of expectations. Forget making that same old New Year's Resolution, and instead run a retrospective on the year just gone by.

Let's borrow a page from Agile software development: the concept of retrospectives. Retros are a look back at what was done so far (over a small timescale). A common method is in asking The 4 Questions...

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Dec 10, 20131 min read

Blackstorm Alpha - Milestone 2 Teaser [VIDEO]

I have to admit, Blackstorm (the jet game) has been on the backburner this year as I work more on other projects in my portfolio. But here's a little preview I made a while back but never got to post! Enjoy!

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Nov 25, 20131 min read

The Labs Initiative

We learn so much from the experience of others – the tricks, the gotcha's, the workarounds. Back in my first job as a junior software dev, it was my mentor who taught me to give back to the community from which I learnt so much.

Labs is the initiative to bring these projects to light. The slogan "Exploring crazy ideas because we can" epitomises my passion to work on such projects. It's not for any reason greater than 'hey let's see what happens'. And just maybe someone will find use for what I find along the way.

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Nov 23, 20132 min read

Technique #1 in Fixing 'slow' computers [comic]

So I've figured it's easier to make a point with pictures better than a blog rant, and pictures are easier to digest when they look like comics.

Now back to the picture, you might have a thing or too to say to this, so here are my justifications...

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Sep 1, 20131 min read

Bright screens hurt my eyes

Maybe it's because I'm a night person, or because I don't have much natural light in my room. But I just like my screens dim.

I couldn't find a good screen dimmer for my multi-monitor PC setup so I evolved on an existing one I found in the wild. Check out my fork of DimScreen for a multiple-monitor screen dimmer:

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