It's been about a month and a half since I married my girlfriend of ten years, Dee. We planned the wedding ourselves which meant we had say in every little detail, being the control freaks we are. But this blog isn't about love and mushy stuff, I want to share with you some tech hacks that helped out a lot throughout the process.
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Her story is a little sad. Around her first birthday she became pregnant and was given up to a rescue. While taking care of her own, she even adopted another batch of kittens. As her babies grew, they were quickly adopted but she was left alone unwanted. Her story pulled on our heart strings and we just had to rescue her. She was kitty-litter trained, curious and intelligent but loving and sociable with other pets and kids, so it was a win-win!
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So, I did it again. From
.com on blogger to
.io on Wordpress, I wasn't happy with how little control I had with my personal website. 129 commits in almost two months of smashing it out on the ferry to work and back, here we are!
Built from ground up using NodeJS, Express, Typescript and MongoDB, and open sourced on Github, welcome to jaywick.xyz!
Now the rest of this post will discuss its design and development decisions, so check out the features on the dedicated project page if code isn't really your thing! Or just click around, and enjoy your stay!Continue reading
I started using Chocolatey the other day and now I can't get enough of it. It's basically
apt-get but for PC. It handles installation, upgrade, uninstallation as well as dependencies between packages! No need to enable multiple updater services and best of all no more 20 clicks to find the latest download! Check out the following commands:
The app launcher on the desktop computer is the power user's best friend. A quick shortcut key and suddenly you have access to everything. No clicking, manual browsing or even scanning one's eyes around. All you have to know is what you're looking for.
After years of trying out apps like Launchy, Enso, Google Desktop, and being heavily jealous over QuickSilver and Alfred on Mac, I decided it was high time to write my own for PC and break past existing shortcomings and uphold to certain visions of my own.
Its goal was simple...Continue reading
It's been 90 days since Dee got me my Moto 360. I've had it on almost all the time and installed everything I could find. I'm addicted to new gadgets, especially when you can hack and customise the crap out of it. Suddenly, you could get short bursts of information at a glance of your wrist, you could interact with information faster and get on with what you were doing. But it didn't take too long for me to hate it.Continue reading
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.Continue reading
Given the evolution of the modern day mobile OS we've grown accustom to things we never cared about before.
Android with its infinite customisability was the answer to my often odd requirements for a mobile phone system. From contact sync to automated tasks, my needs grew as the ecosystem evolved. Suddenly I needed things I never wanted before like text clock screensavers that appear while charging your phone.
I figured there were some core things missing from I would really like in the not too distant future. Here's a list of things I think could be included into the Android experience with a little concept art...Continue reading