Making a podcast

Wednesday, 4th July 2018

News flash, I’m working on a podcast. Maybe even more than one. I’ve always loved podcasts and have been listening to them for as long as I can remember. I’ve been kicking around the idea of creating my own show for years, so when a friend of mine suggested we do one together, I was […]

Keynote countdown timer ⏲

Monday, 28th May 2018

I made a thing! I was helping a friend with a Keynote presentation deck. One of the tricker parts was that it needed an automatic 30 min on-screen timer to tick down. I’m something of a Keynote wizard, but I hadn’t made a timer before, but I happened upon this great tutorial on how to […]

Github Learning Lab🔬

Tuesday, 15th May 2018

I’ve been using GitHub for a while now as part of my spelunking into the world of VR and Mobile development. I think it’s fair to say it’s done a great job of protecting me from the inevitable mistakes of learning something new. Having said that, it does take a while to get your head […]

How to: Setup CocoaPods in Xcode

Sunday, 6th May 2018

Hey, guess what? I’m learning iOS development and have been for months! Thought I might increase my rate of publishing to my blog if I did what I did for my VR course and posted study related stuff here. So to that end… Here’s a simple step by step guide for adding CocoaPods to your iOS […]

Time to go VR?

Saturday, 5th May 2018

Well the Oculus Go is out. I’ll likely be picking one up later this year just to give it a go (see what I did there), but being a 3DOF system it isn’t the VR system I’ve been waiting for. Having said that, the Go looks like an important step forward for VR and even […]

Moving host

Monday, 9th April 2018

Hey team, I’m moving this site to a new host and I’m yet to polish things up. Forgive me if things are a little rough around the edges at the moment.

Udacity VR Nano degree retrospective ⏳

Wednesday, 13th December 2017

When I started my Udacity VR Nano degree I knew I was in for a challenge. Now that I’ve successfully completed my final assignment I thought I’d share some lessons learnt. So in no particular order: Use version control. Thankfully I started doing this very early on. I had heard of the benefits and for […]

Done: Night at the museum ☑️

Monday, 16th October 2017

I’ve been AFK for a while (holiday) so I just wanted to post the details of the final version of “night at the museum” I finished a few weeks ago that I delivered as part of my Udacity VR course. The project went well (in that I passed) but I have to admit it was […]

Storytelling​ in VR 📖

Thursday, 28th September 2017

It’s hard to not have “all the feels” watching the above video (Ideally in VR if you’ve got a cardboard headset). The creators have done such an amazing job of crafting a great story with some seriously well thought out VR technique. For example transitions/cuts within a 360 video like this can be very jarring, and require […]

Optimising C# scripts in Unity 🏎

Tuesday, 26th September 2017

The more I create C# scripts in Unity the more I learn about optimising those scripts. With code there are 100s of ways to solve a problem, not all of them efficient, so learning to check your codes performance seems like a must. Things to look for So far I’ve come across a few simple […]