I recently spent a good few nights struggling with an issue in a SceneKit app I’m toying around with. The scene was rather simple. I created a set of planes programmatically , positioned one after the other creating a 10×10 grid and a gravity field to suck them up like... View Article
The PiGrrl is a Raspberry Pi based version of the classic Nintendo Gameboy. Capable of playing classics all the way up to the 16 bit era thanks to the tweaks provided by 3d printed case (and then the PiGrrl is really only constrained by the available input options). The underlying... View Article
No, not the gangs of digital haters trolling everyone. I’m talking about Twitter ads: they are just terrible. How is it that Twitter have the access to all my tweets and yet all I mostly see are ad’s for PPI or gambling? I literally never talk about that. I do not... View Article
During an over email work discussion with a colleague, I was asked what my thoughts are on the following links Are UX writers the next big thing? Building Chatbots: Everything you need to know I encourage you to read those links. But in a nutshell my thoughts are: Are “UX... View Article
CSS variables or CSS Custom Properties are apparently here with enough support that we can start using them in production if we are clever with our fallbacks for IE. Here is a quick reminder as to how we can use them.
Just a list of articles I’ve recently read about voice optimisation, chat bots that sort of thing. Maybe you’ll find it interesting, maybe you won’t, but I’ll definitely not have lost this list of links. And really, that’s the important thing for me.
The desktop paradigm for all its skeuomorphism still had a learning curve when first encountered by a user. The user had to learn it interpret how to do certain tasks, clicking to open files etc. But once the basics were grasped the construct of that language fell away. It’s why... View Article
Just a quick response for anyone that needs a draft response to check that their web hook is working for api.ai. The response requirements for api.ai are kinda strict. But this works enough so you can get onto the interesting stuff. Simply save the snippet as a PHP file on your server and... View Article
From The Next Web: “Following up on its promise from December, Facebook has begun to flag fake news stories on news feeds in the US. Questionable stories may now show a “disputed” tag underneath, with a link to a source countering the article’s claims. Facebook said it works with ABC News, Politifact, FactCheck, Snopes,... View Article