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Lining the Terrain

Introduction For various reasons, I need to draw some lines on terrain in Unity. I’m not sure if these are the algorithms I’ll end up using, but given that I couldn’t find anything but pseudo-code for them (okay, I didn’t

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“Don’t look, just fly.”

So I’ve recently had a need to have a look at this Angular 2 business (in plain JavaScript, the tutorial has not been fun translating TypeScript to JavaScript as I went). (Okay, it’s been a bit of fun) The days

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Posted in Javascript, Technology

IntelliJ says Maven’s M2_HOME system property is not set

And it’s right! To be fair, IntelliJ should really set this kind of thing up for us (given that it’s really not that hard), but I guess we should allow it a quirk every so often. I’ve found I run

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#OpAfrica hits vreport

Super-brief introduction So, #OpAfrica are being very busy little bees. I’m trying to mentally process the data dumped from the Water Affairs leak (both in terms of scale and apparent incompetence), so just to be thorough here’s a look at

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GCIS Data Breach


Introduction The GCIS is the Government Communication and Information System. It’s not entirely clear from its name what that means. From their website, To provide professional services, to set and influence adherence to standards for an effective government communication system,

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Quacking up – time with the QuackBox

VR Google Cardboard appeared on the scene quite a while ago. Ages actually. But actually doing things like sourcing lenses is a whole lot of work, so something I was naturally disinclined to do. Naturally, I forgot all about it

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Chrome extensions for Serious Business

Introduction There are Chrome extensions for play (like, say, Rather), and then there are other extensions. Serious extensions. Extensions for Serious Business. I quite like my extensions for Serious Business times. I think you might too — it’s a fairly

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Posted in Javascript, Technology

Four Errors and a Funeral

The story so far… The integration framework went live, along with a little catch-all for errors that would store what the error was, and what we were trying to integrate with when it happened. A tiny (hideous) dashboard was thrown

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Scheme-ing some ECMAScript 6

Introduction )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))) If this rings a bell, this may be the article for you. ECMAScript 6 has a range of quite neat functions – I’m looking forward to seeing what people come up with using it. One that caught my

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AC/DC hopes get loadshed

Recently a URL started making its way around various social platforms, advertising what seemed to be an imminent South African AC/DC tour. Hosted at, which seemed to be a quite clever combination of AC/DC and ZA, it all seemed

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