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Using Canon 600D as a Webcam

It works, but got quirks

March 29th, 2021

Video conferencing seems more popular than ever, and is probably not going anywhere soon. An important component of video conferencing is obviously video, but the recent surge in popularity has lead to a shortage of webcams, and many have to settle with a poor camera or no camera at all. But fear not - if you happen to have a Canon DSLR collecting dust, you can pretty easily up your game with a heavy-hitting webcam. Read on for more.

Create Unity3D Skybox with Space Engine

Aim for the stars

July 29th, 2020

The end result. You can tell that some post processing effects are missing, but I still think it looks impressive.

Unity3D allows you to combine 6 images to create a skybox to use in your game. Sounds good at first - but how can you create such images to begin with? Turns out the excellent Space Engine is able to export the current scene as a skybox, letting us capture stunning views of galaxies, planets, and everything else out there to use in our game. While some post processing effects are missing, it's easy and still looks great! Continue reading if your game needs a little splash of the final frontier.

Rocket League Split Screen on PC with Keyboard and Controller

You'll never game alone

November 18th, 2019

Rocket League is a great game for split screen! At least for console gamers - the PC crowd was apparently partially forgotten in this area. While split screen pretty much works out of the box if you have two Xbox 360 for PC controllers, you are left hanging if you have only one such controller, or are using generic USB gaming controllers. Luckily, the TocaEdit Xbox 360 Controller Emulator comes to the rescue, enabling you to play split screen using the keyboard and one controller, and also adding more controllers as you see fit. Read on for a detailed guide.

Google Play: Violation of Usage of Android Advertising ID policy

Google Play not playing around

August 13th, 2019

I recently received a friendly e-mail from Google explaining that my game Ten Tiny Levels had been removed from Google Play. Excerpt:

After review, Ten Tiny Levels, com.regalraccoongames.tentinylevels, has been removed from Google Play due to a policy violation. This app won’t be available to users until you submit a compliant update.

Luckily, I did get the app back in the store after a few attempts. Read on for the solution.

Icon Maker Revamped

Now even more flat

August 12th, 2018

The React logo.

I haven't touched the Shiny Icon Maker in a while, and it was slowly starting to show its age, both by what icons it could handle and the technology stack behind it. And as soon as something starts to feel old, simply change the stack! The new version uses React instead instead of Knockout JS and also adds a bunch of new icons, while also removing a lot of clutter. Try it out!

Wall Mounting a D-Link COVR AC1200 Mesh Node

Or rather, how not to

July 11th, 2018

The D-Link COVR AC1200.

To get better wi-fi coverage at home, I recently started looking at getting a mesh system. With mesh, two or more units are placed around your house and then they will magically work together to produce perfect coverage everywhere. Each node typically also has a couple of RJ45 ports for connecting wired network equipment. I ended up betting on the affordable AC1202 kit by D-Link (same as AC1203 except with two nodes instead of three). I had originally planned to wall mount one node, and the guy in the shop told be this would be easy because they come with mounting holes - which turned out to be inaccurate. Read on for a simple method endorsed by no one.

Android Works Surprisingly Well With Mouse and Keyboard

OK, it was Sunday and I had nothing better to do

February 25th, 2018

All set up: Mouse and keyboard connected using a USB hub, plus a headset connected using the keyboard passthrough audio cable.

On some phone models, a broken display also means that the touch functionality breaks. As a last resort, some people have attached a wireless mouse to their device as a temporary solution. But why wait for the display to break before attaching proper peripherals? Surely a mechanical keyboard would improve the user experience significantly! With a poor man's docking station - a USB adapter connected to a USB hub - you can get that proper PC feel and still be using your phone. (OK, it makes no sense, but still cool that it works.)

A year with the Razer Blackwidow Ultimate Stealth 2016 Edition

Mechanical yearly

January 07th, 2018

The keyboard uses Razer's own font, but not for all keys. Note that the $ character has the typical Razer blocky font, while the £ and € do not.

Mechanical keyboards have been all the rage for quite some time now (since the 70s?). One year ago, wanting to jump on the bandwagon, I treated myself to one. This although my regular $12 keyboard was working just fine, that a mechanical keyboard is rather expensive, and that I wasn't even very fond of the tactile feel - or noise - of a mechanical keyboard. But as a programmer, I do type a lot, and good tools would hopefully help me in my line of work. How it went? Read on for more. (Spoiler: it turned out well!)

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