Corrie Dev Blog A window into my head space. Welcome to my page on the internet. XR Researcher. Interested in Unity, C#, UX, Design & literally anything.

Developing Pixel Arcade VR

At its launch there were few VR games out there. Anything developed was quickly enjoyed by the smaller but passionate VR playerbase. So releasing a VR title in 2016 was unchartered territory. Pixel Arcade has been for sale since on Steam, Vive Port and has a partnership with Smilegate Stove; Tencents approach at VR arcades for the Korean markets. Enjoy the technical breakdown

The Future of Programming & The Humane Representation of Thought

This is more of a real time write up of two videos I have found from quite a special computer scientist Bret Victor. He is clearly passionate about interface design and has some incredibly interesting write ups looking into the past of interaction and the initial words mentioned in early literature that is used everyday now.

Human Consciousness. You can't be uploaded.

Technology can record neuron activity, and also create a digital copy of them post mortem. Studies have sliced a small segment of a rat brain and digitally reconstructed them into a model. Does this mean if you repeated this process for the whole brain your consciousness would be reconstructed digitally? Recent studies also raise questions about whether brain damage and death are permanent. If that doesn't make you curious..

Sentence a Day App & Spotify Playlist to CSV

Two simple C# projects that I wanted to make for myself. One allows for a diary entry for each day using some old windows forms code that allows for minimizing to icon tray, progressive and can be continually worked on while functionality is still supported. The Spotify grabber returns all the songs in a play list with their artist and album, great if you want to migrate away from Spotify and move onto another platform without losing playlists, or just to keep regular back ups of your beloved playlists.

Privacy in Oculus VR is Dead and it's going to get worse. Update 11/12/2020

Oculus have updated their privacy policy to align more with their parent company Facebook. Almost every action you make is linked back to your official Facebook account ID, and forget using an online persona, if caught with an online alias your new Quest 2 headset is now a £300 paper weight. Meta data isn't meta if you are recording everything on separate applications.

Low-rate Picture Transmission from Weather Satellites

Watched a really cool video on an attack on a garage door by reverse engineering the radio transmission from the fob. I am now looking at taking real time photos from weather satellites.

Designing a new product to 3D Print in 30 Minutes.

Diving deeper into 3D printing. Decided to create a china step buckle for a bag that broke, during covid would have taken long to arrive. A new mountain bike mount, snowboard mount and also a 30 minute design to print challenge.

Game Server Port Forwarding, CGN & NAT Type 'Strict'

Sent down a hole of configuration to get my game server visible on the WAN. Discussing what Carrier Grade Nat (CGN) is and Restricted NAT types.

Hosting a Jekyll blog with no database

This website is hosted without a back end. Imagine developing numerous static HTML pages such as header, content and footer elements and then stitching them together to get the page you see now. A static site generator builds a website once, then delivers the pages as static pages with no server side processing. From a high level, its doing a find and replace on key values..