Unity and Visual Studio

Have been playing, a little with the new Visual Studio “preview” version (the installation of which is super smooth and takes waaaaay less time!). And as part of that saw the Unity Debugger option. Was this always there or is that new? Or did the Unity Tools beta add it? Interesting times to start playing with this, primarily for AR/VR and #HoloLens.

April 6, 2016 · Amit Bahree

Virtual Reality

Will be publishing a Virtual Reality (VR) point of view internally, and thinking of starting with this.

April 6, 2016 · Amit Bahree

Testing LaTeX

Can we see the formula displayed in lovely maths? (and trying a simpler equation, as the last one did not parse properly) $$i\hbar\frac{\partial}{\partial t}\left|\Psi(t)\right>=H\left|\Psi(t)\right>$$ Ohh, looks pretty! Though some LaTeX is being finicky, need to take out time to start posting some stuff here, given this is supported. 😁

March 24, 2016 · Amit Bahree

Humans and threading

We, humans, are multi-threaded by design and can do many things in parallel - with two exceptions I think. The only two blocking function we have to deal with are sneezing and farting. During these times, all current activity must be suspended for the duration. And of course it can be pretty annoying (or depending on the function, embarrassing). So next time you check in some code, think about it - is this smelly and sneezy (yep, that’s a word, now) or have I done the right thing?...

March 12, 2016 · Amit Bahree

What is Love?

#Love is … staying friends throughout a holiday with no WiFi. ????

March 8, 2016 · Amit Bahree

Z-Wave visualiser?

At home I have a multitude of sensors and devices - ~80 or so which are a combination of water sensors, motion sensors, door sensors, humidity, temperature, etc. A good bunch of these are controlled and integrated with Smartthings, and some I can interact with other apps (e.g. Amazon Echo or Philips Hue etc.). Most are Z-Wave based and some are WiFi. I wanted to know if there are any z-wave visualisers?...

March 8, 2016 · Amit Bahree

7GB of memory dumps!

Woah! Almost 7 GB of system error mem dumps! Seriously? I understand the value they provide but why do I need to manually go and clean them up. And 7 GB????? Does anyone even read them?

March 4, 2016 · Amit Bahree

Joys of Parenting

March 4, 2016 · Amit Bahree

Baths and Parenting

February 29, 2016 · Amit Bahree

What If? Einstein would be proud!

February 22, 2016 · Amit Bahree

Open Live Writer

Just downloaded and installed and posting this via Open Live Writer . Remember the lovely (but dead) Windows Live Writer from Microsoft? Well this is a forked version of that which is open source, based on MIT license. The editor is offline and is very similar to word and can support a number of blogging platforms – including the common ones as you would expect. You can muck around the code (zip) or check it out on GIT ....

February 21, 2016 · Amit Bahree

Rules of Threading (revised)

I still stand by the rules of threading , but saw this on twitter and thought it was great. How a litter of puppies can explain the rules of thread? Awesome. 😄

February 4, 2016 · Amit Bahree

God Mode in Windows 10

Got this tip via Jay Doscher at work. Right-click on the desktop Select New ==> Folder. Rename the new folder to this: GodMode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C} You should now have an icon labeled GodMode and the icon changes too. And as you can see there are many things in there: PS - this also works in Win 7 and 8.

August 11, 2015 · Amit Bahree


It has been a while since I blogged, and is something I want to try and get slowly back into. I did find this site which has cool visualization tools if that is something you are interested in. As an example, here is what a interactive bubble chart looks like for the blog: Build bubbles for your page Dashboards

July 9, 2015 · Amit Bahree

Parenting - Thought of the day

The legacy all parents should give to their children is an insurance policy in happiness; but the premiums must be paid today during their upbringing.

April 4, 2015 · Amit Bahree

Thought of the day

You think Life is the mystery; Life is but the rapture of flight - Allama Iqbal

March 22, 2015 · Amit Bahree

Thought of the day

I’m exhausted. I spent all day saying “no” to my children and “yes” to my wife." ( source twitter )

February 3, 2015 · Amit Bahree

Anything is possible!

How inspirational is this! I get goose bumps just seeing it. Awesome. If you put your mind to it, anything is possible.

January 17, 2015 · Amit Bahree

WordPress 4.1 and Firefox 34.0.5 Bug

I am on the latest version of both WordPress and Firefox as of this writing - namely v4.1 and v34.0.5 respectively and running on a TechPreview of Windows 10 (Build 9879 to be precise). My main browser is Firefox, and whilst I also have Chrome and of course IE - I use them only on occasions of in some cases when I have to use them for one reason or another....

January 4, 2015 · Amit Bahree

Visual Studio 2014 CTP4 and Windows 10 Preview (Build 9860)

Perhaps I am pushing the boundary here, perhaps not but I am having lots of issues with Visual Studio 2014 CTP 4 (specifically Version 14.0.22129.01.DP) and Windows 10 Preview Build 9860. There have been a lot of errors, and finally, it has gotten to the point where even the basic thing like creating a new Console Project results in the following error. I did do a in-place upgrade of Windows from the previous build, but everything else seems to be working out OK - except just can’t write any code....

November 8, 2014 · Amit Bahree

RIP Nikhil - my dear dear friend

kaleidoscopic! not those here-and-now colours but in memory cloudy sky is filled full of black twiggy branches a large crow shoots past picket fence and trees standing tall like sentinels like sad sentinels comes-on quietly so benign the sensation so bloody empty! this revelation times at last you think you know shrug! alas you don’t fleeting memory self-flagellation head-shake another one lost again and again scene full of twiggy branches black crow descending...

August 17, 2014 · Amit Bahree

Blessing of Health Wearables

Blessing of Health Wearables

May 11, 2014 · Amit Bahree

Interesting Find #25

Continuing the Interesting Find series . Here are the things I was intrigued by: “ Honey Encryption ” - A new approach to encryption beats attackers by presenting them with fake data. Securing the Smart Home, from Toasters to Toilets - It is afterall the era of BigData and Internet of Things (IoT). Bizarre attack infects Linksys routers with self-replicating malware. Bing Code Search for C# - right from within Visual Studio - a boon for the lazy developers (yay!...

May 11, 2014 · Amit Bahree

'Old' Surface (PixelSense) stuck on boot up

Samsung SUR40 which recently got stuck at boot up (see the photo below). Once the Kernel lib loaded, for some reason was getting stuck at: StrongROM version 03.30 Build:_P MS PixelSense not booting up Powering it off or on, did not help. Neither did trying to get into the BIOS to try and change some things. I did get this back up and running, and in the end the solution was quite simple - I had to physically take out the power cable (just powering it down was not enough); wait a few seconds and then plug the power cord in, and boot it back up....

March 30, 2014 · Amit Bahree

Playing with Google Glass

Don’t know how many folks know, but I got a google glass recently and only now have had some time to start playing with it. There were a few challenges but I finally got Glass ’talking’ to my Windows 8.1 machine and can now replicate the glass display (that is a post for another time, but it did take me some hit and try to figure out what I was doing wrong)....

March 26, 2014 · Amit Bahree