Tag: quick

Control Your PC Gaming

Since finals have ended and we have an extended winter break, its time to take a break from work and have some fun playing video games. If you want to do some PC gaming, but don’t want to use a keyboard, you can grab a controller from another console and use it to play on…
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PBR Materials for Photorealism

Physically-Based Rendered materials or PBR materials are materials for 3D models that are based on scans from real life objects. They combine different types of materials, such as albedo for colour and metallic and normal maps to make an object look shiny, and textured. THIS site is a great resource for many free, high-quality PBR…
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Repair Tutorial for a Boxy Watch Winder.

This week’s post will be a repair tutorial for a Boxy watch winder. Watch winders are devices that will rotate your watch a specific amount of times a day. Why would you want to do that? Aside battery powered watches, there are automatic watches – these watches use springs and motions to keep themselves powered.…
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PICO-8: A Dream Console

If you’re feeling nostalgic of playing gameboys, SNES, or other retro consoles, then PICO-8 is for you! PICO-8 is an application made by Lexaloffle, HERE, that looks and plays like a retro console. PICO-8 lets you play games and even make your own. PICO-8 does cost money, but you can play some games on the…
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How to Change File Icons on Your Computer

Everyone has been spending a lot more time on their computers lately, whether it be online classes or work from home, so you might be a bit tired of staring at the same screen every day. Those blue or yellow folder icons are getting a bit boring, so let’s change them to make them more…
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Tilesetter for Quicker Pixel Art

Making tile sets for games can be very time consuming and takes a lot of work to get the tiles to look well together. Tilesetter is tool that takes all the time and difficulty out of tile set making. Tilesetter can be downloaded from HERE. Tilesetter can quickly and easily create tile sets by attaching…
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How to ‘Hack’ a Nintendo 3DS

Many of us have some old consoles and hardware lying around that we don’t know what to do with. Well, if you have an old Nintendo 3DS, you can install some custom firmware onto it that lets you do some cool new things with it. From homebrew games to custom themes and unlocking region-locked games,…
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An Intro to LoomieLive

LoomieLive is a software for virtual meeting avatars that’s currently in its beta release. LoomieLive reads your facial expressions through your webcam and mirrors them onto a virtual avatar. LoomieLive’s purpose is to let people use video even if they don’t wish to turn on their camera in virtual meetings. So now you can even…
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Donating CPU cycles

Most computers these days are vastly overpowered for the meager browsing and word processing we do on them. Your laptop, even while watching YouTube with an essay in the background is still using only a fraction of its available system resources. If you don’t mind your machine running a bit hotter most of the time…
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