Intents are a kind of messaging system used by Android activities to pass information back and forth. It helps keep a separation of concerns between activities. There are two main types of intents: explicit and implicit. Explicit intents are best used between activities within your own application, since they require the full class name in order for them to be started. Here’s an example of starting an explicit intent. This would appear in an Activity class:
As the owner of the Oculus Rift, it’s important I stay on top of the latest VR news now. Facebook had their Oculus Connect 4 event this week where they showed off some new hardware. As a current owner though, I’m most excited for Rift Core 2.0, a complete system overhaul of the Rift’s system software. I’m excited to try out the new apps that come with the 2.0 update, Oculus Dash and Oculus Home 2.
When the Oculus summer sale started, I immediately went and purchased one online. For that price, I just had to, it was too good to pass up on. The TL:DR is: best impulse purchase ever! One thing I didn’t have though was a PC to run VR. The PC I currently had was 8 years old, running an Intel Core 2 Duo CPU, 4GB of DDR2 RAM and an ATI Radeon 4850.
’m taking a first year computer science course (CompSci 1JC3) as one of my electives for my final year. We had to read a book selected from a list provided by the professor and do a book report presentation on it. It had to include an Elm animation. My group made our entire presentation in Elm using code provided by our professor. Each slide represents one chapter from the book we read, The Naked Future by Patrick Tucker.
I feel like writing about my personal computing history a bit, as short as it may be. The first computer I ever used was a Dell Dimension desktop from around 2002-2003. It was the family computer for a really long time. When my brother and I started playing Runescape our dad had to put a timer on the computer that would force us to take turns on the computer. When we ran out of time the screen would slowly start filling up with red blocks until we couldn’t see or click anything anymore.