A doggy afternoon

A thing happened on Wednesday (I have yet to decide on a single word that could summarise that experience).

It was a Wednesday late afternoon and I just got home from work. I was loitering around the front yard checking the mailbox and getting things out of my car.

All of a sudden, this thing runs over and started nosing around. It was a doggie!

Stranger dog sniffing around.
Suspect at the crime scene.

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A Novice’s Thoughts On Photography & The Fujifilm X-T1

The Fujifilm X-T1

This is a post of my thoughts on the Fujifilm X-T1 camera and my photography journey as a photography novice . It is not exactly a review but if you are new to photography like me and are considering buying into the Fujifilm camera systems, especially the X-T1 then perhaps this could provide you with some insight. No promise!

The Fujifilm X-T1
The Fujifilm X-T1

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Analysing Google Analytics for Android: Quick Notes on Setup and Configuration File

GA for Android

There is an official Google Analytics SDK for Android. Google provides plenty of documentations and examples on setting things up and getting GA going. A lot of these information are spread across different pages and places so for Android GA new comers or someone who hasn’t used GA for awhile (me), it can be confusing to get data start showing on the Analytics reporting pages.

Here are some quick notes on using (and not using) the JSON configuration file.

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Qt Iconic Woes

Recently I was working on a new desktop app for my new favorite game Overwatch. I got to the stage where I decided to add application icons to it.

After going through the trouble of creating the icon and adding it into the project, I compiled and had the new icon working on Windows pretty quick. Next, I moved to my Macbook and tested the new icon there as well but for the love of god the new icon would not show! Even after a new qmake, clean and rebuild…

Turns out I had to completely remove the app package itself then do another rebuild and voila! it’s there!

Timmmm from stackoverflow also had the same issue and discovered the same solution a few years ago.

DBConnect

Hello all, it’s been a while.

Today I am releasing DBConnect, another simple useful utility alongside with UUIDer. It has been quite a handy tool for myself at work so I’d like to share it. I wished there was something like that when I did my database unit in uni last year!

DBConnect is a simple GUI application that allows users to quickly connect and create(SQLite) different types of databases and run queries on them.

You can check it out and download a copy for Windows over at Infinity Box Studios. MacOS builds are not provided at the moment, but you can easily install Qt and build it yourself.

Source and binary is also available on GitHub. The application was developed using Qt5.3.1, and is required to build the application. Everything’s released under the BSD 3-Clause license at the moment.

UUIDer: An UUID generator for Windows & Mac

I’ve released a simple UUID generator app before Christmas. It’s a simple GUI application written in Qt which runs on Windows and newer versions of MacOS. I know there are a gillion of these generators on the internet but most of them do not provide option for choosing the UUID version, name space and data seed. People like me also prefer a standalone application.

The builds are all portable, so there’s no installation involved. Source is available over at GitHub (just Google “UUIDer”).
I have plans for implementing a save feature for saving already generated keys and adding notes for them, but this is low priority at the moment unless there’s a huge demand for it.

Any issues you can drop a comment below or send a Twitter/Email message to Infinity Box Studios.

Link to download page: click here

Link to GitHub repository: click here