With the advent of machine learning and visual recognition it goes without saying that passing graphical information in memory is a more common scenario. This code snippet hopes to help the many queries that try to accomplish it in the Windows ecosystem. Especially going from Win32 to WinRT/UWP world.Continue Reading "Passing a Win32 HBITMAP to WinRT/UWP SoftwareBitmap"
We’re definitely not close to done……. (hold your horses)
Quick documentation of how we’ve made certain decisions to add this feature as quickly as possible.Continue Reading "Multiplayer Procedural Challenges & Convolving Feature Spaces"
“I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious” – Albert E.
There is a big focus on “coding” or learning a “skill set” to accomodate this ever evolving exciting economy. Although that is all well and good, the big lack I’m observing is no matter what skill a person has or is learning, is onlyÂ as powerfulÂ as the idea it is striving to materialize.Continue Reading "The Art of Do-manship"
I come from a culture whereÂ chair shops are owned by a chair craftsman, bakeries by bakers and barbershops by barbers. In fact all societies, pre-industrialization have for the most part followed this very natural trend.Continue Reading "The Chair Maker and Chair Store"
The patenting system has been around since the Greek Empire. Created to protect and encourage innovation. Almost always under a certain time frame, no copying of said protected inventions.Continue Reading "Patent System Stifling Curiosity"
Imagine everything is made up of small ripples (it actually is the case). From the sound of music (great movie!) to the silence of the lambs (scary movie!). These elemental waves are not limited to sound, far from it. They affect every dimension known and beyond.Continue Reading "Fourier Transforms and Nephew Mishaps"
Oh the distractions demanding our attention.
Social media, with its promise to us of never being lonely,
Emails, that carry way moreÂ white-spaceÂ than necessary,
Phones, that are our ever faithful assistants,
News, with its colorful fonts and headlines that trap the biggest bear in us from a distance;Continue Reading "The Gamification of Time"
There is a growing stigma about “work”. Seen as something that you “give-up” everything else for. An attitude that is quite common on the human collective’s consciousness.Â Are we inherently not meant to work under deadlines, constraints and stress? Have we not found our passion yet? Or maybe found it, made it our job and are watching it die by every deadline.
I once read that, once you stop seeing work as work but as a default state then it stops being work altogether, mind the paraphrasing if you can.
The Windows 8Â architectureÂ Â is one of the most advanced operating system (OS) Â in the world today. Preserving it’s state of the art Windows NT Kernel and excellent work done from Windows 7, it adds a layer of abstraction for applications that will ensure a fast OS throughout the lifetime of the machine. This module is known as WinRT, Windows Runtime API.Continue Reading "Windows 8: Future Resilient Part I"