Saturday, January 23, 2016

Finally got Cortana working

After all the fiddling, I've finally got Cortana working on Windows 10. Yay. :S

Thanks to these instructions, I guess the missing bit was installing the speech files for the selected language. I have to say that I still find it strange that English (US) is considered a completely different language to English (UK) or English (Australia). Balkanization all over the place, it seems.

So, anyway, installing English (Australia) speech files made Cortana finally work with Australia as the selected region and English (Australia) as the default language.

Now let's see what it can do. So far not impressive.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Free Vector Graphics

Here is my list of free vector-based graphics on the Web. In addition, there are Open Source tools for working with them.

Font Icons

Vector Icons

Clip Art


Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Monday, January 11, 2016

Firefox Restart button

Here's an extension that adds a Restart button to Firefox: Restart Button.

Considering that Firefox instance sometimes gets dumb and does not display the newly-created tabs, this is absolutely necessary. There is also a Restartless Restart extension but that does not seem to work any longer.

Friday, January 8, 2016

Sign of things to come - 3D - Project Tango

It seems that this year is shaping to be the year of mobile 3D. There are more 3D-enabled phones coming out and software is catching up with 3D recognition and overlay. Microsoft's HoloLens looks pretty interesting (at least in the pictures) and Google's Project Tango is being developed for mobile devices.

Sources: Bloomberg,
List of 3D-enabled phones, Wikipedia