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Code Fox

Member Since 24 Nov 2011
Offline Last Active May 22 2016 01:46 PM

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Code Snippets > Virtual Reality (VR) - Nothing New Here Folks

Posted 05 May 2016

I keep reading all the hype about "VR", and every time I wish I could lecture the author about how almost nothing is actually new or innovative. A lot the technology surrounding VR has it's roots almost 40 years ago ! Here is a short history lesson:
1950's - first experimentation in virtual reality called "Sensorama".

Code Snippets > I Want To Live In The City of Glass

Posted 28 April 2016

I am always interested seeing all the unique and creative designs game developers come up with for their city. My favorite architecture styles would have to be modernist , brutalist , and classic futurist .
After watching some beta game play footage of Mirror's Edge Catalyst , I completely fell in love with the design and layout of City Of Glass.
It has...

Code Snippets > NeoCities Is Not Even Close To GeoCities

Posted 22 April 2016

I hate being mislead ... I REALLY hate being mislead by folks who leverage nostalgia to their advantage.
I present to you: Neocities. This web hosting service is claiming to recreate the "good old days" of GeoCities ! The problem is, I am one of the folks who actually used GeoCities a lot before Yahoo bought them out. In the old GeoCities, you c...

Code Snippets > How To Easily Stop The Steam Processes On Windows

Posted 10 January 2016

Steam, and all of it's child processes, may not seem like much for those that have fast internet and a higher end computer, but for me and many others it can be a pain in the arse.
Steam ( and it's child processes ) tends to eat up a lot of my RAM, and continuously attempts to download large 'updates' that kills my turtle speed internet ( no, I can not c...

Code Snippets > Java - Getting The Path Of The Jar File

Posted 24 September 2015

Whenever you are working with files in Java, sometimes you need to get the full path to the directory the .jar file is located in. Most of the time you can just use
.String path = "./File_Name.txt"; // Note the "." before the "/"
when dealing with reading/writing/creating files and directories - HOWEVER for those times when that is not enough, you'll...