Apologies for the endless baby posts but I feel a strong need to post baby pictures.
Thursday, 29 March 2012
This is exciting. I love the idea of augmented reality to assist with using machines. It would be interesting if the control unit for the plane was removable for use off the plane as well. For example, if the unit was some sort of tablet, it could contain flight details and statistics about the flights it had been used on. That would be good for reviewing flights and for training purposes.
I would love to see some of this technology make it down to cars. Assisted driving would be excellent!
Tuesday, 27 March 2012
I put that little YouTube comment remover on the Chrome Web Store so it's easier to install etc..
Give it a go. It will make your life better.
Friday, 23 March 2012
Spotted this on the Coding 4 Fun site. http://channel9.msdn.com/coding4fun/kinect/KinectCAD-for-CATIA
Such a wicked idea. Obviously if you have done any CAD work in a design office, you will realise that this would be an appallingly slow way to work but a brilliant concept nevertheless. It just opens up ideas for the future of manipulating virtual parts and putting them together in with other members of an engineering team in a group situation. Can you imagine wearing special gloves to get feedback on the feel of parts and how they interact with each other!
Thursday, 22 March 2012
Friday, 16 March 2012
Wednesday, 14 March 2012
Thursday, 8 March 2012
I seem to always forgot to save my project when doing a commit to Mercurial so all my commits like like this...
hg commit -Am "Given a user is logged in, when they edit they're profile, then the profile is updated"
hg commit -Am "Project Saved"
Wednesday, 7 March 2012
Tuesday, 6 March 2012
If only Microsoft pushed Windows Phone 7 with such vigour! I like the Ad. Almost makes me want to use IE. Almost...
It's a bit of a ball ache getting Windows 8 to run nicely in VirtualBox. Here is a couple of small tips to help you though...
Install Virtual Machine Additions
This can be done, but you will need to mount Virtual Machine Additions as a disk, then explore and right click on the exe and set to run in Windows 7 compatability mode.
Getting the resolution right
The resolution is never right if your using a laptop. You can use VboxManager to inject the correct resolution in the virtual machine though. You essentially go to your Virtual Box installation on your parent computer and run the following command....
C:Program FilesOracleVirtualBox>VBoxManage setextradata “Windows 8 Preview” CustomVideoMode1 1366x768x32
The "Windows 8 Preview" will be whatever you have called your Windows 8 virtual machine. Thanks to this site for this tip...
Changing the Virtual Disk Size
I made the foolish mistake of allowing the default virtual disk size of 20gb for my virtual machine. Windows 8 takes up quite a lot of space (around 8gb not including swap file space) and when you install Visual Studio 11 Beta that wants a massive amount of space as well. You will soon need more. First this trick, you firstly need to use VBoxManage again, discovered from above and then consulting the Virtual Box documentation.
C:Program FilesOracleVirtualBox>VBoxManage modifyhd <your vdi> --resize 40960.
Your vdi file is most likely somewhere like C:UsersYouVirtualBox VMsWindows8Windows8.vdi but you can find out where it is from Virtual Box anyway.
Once you have done this, your Windows 8 installation will need it's partition resizing. You can do this using DiskPart. Open a command prompt up in Windows 8 by just typing CMD on the metro side. At the command prompt type
to get you into the Diskpart program. You will then need to select the correct disk and volume. You can see your disks and volumes by typing
SELECT DISK 0
SELECT VOLUME 2
Make sure you select the correct disk and volume from those listed on the list commands as the next instructions will be performed on whichever you have selected....
You will then need to extend the disk to the amount you have resized the vdi to. Remember if you initially set it to 20gb and have resized to 40gb you will need to extend it by 20gb (20 * 1024 = 20480)
EXTEND SIZE=40960 DISK=0
It should confirm this has been done. And I believe that is all you need to do.