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An Alexa skill for New York City transport service changes

Playing around with the idea of Alexa Skills based on live data feeds, I created an Alexa Skill which announces unplanned service changes of the New York City subway and bus lines, based on information provided by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA). This skill, available in English and German, was now certified and has gone live.

January 21, 2020|Alexa Skill, Amazon Echo, AWS, Node.js, TypeScript, Voice Assistant|0 Comments

Why not to abbreviate the year 2020

The year 2020 poses a special problem that can make it easy for scammers to forge handwritten documents. This happens once in a century, the last time in the year 1919. It’s common practice to shorten the year when writing down a date. This year, however, could cause some legal issues and can leave you at risk of fraud.

January 14, 2020|Legal|0 Comments

A VSCode extension to paste different clipboard formats

Today a short blog post about a Visual Studio Code extension I created a week ago. VSCode, as you might know, is a very popular code editor created and maintained by Microsoft and available for Windows, Linux, and macOS. This extension implements a Paste Special function to paste clipboard content in different available formats.

December 3, 2019|Editor, Linux, Programming, Visual Studio Code, Windows|0 Comments

Chrome 79 Beta: Virtual Reality Comes to the Web

Chrome 79 Beta is out and with it the public support of the WebXR Device API. This API is about accessing virtual and augmented reality devices. One usable device is in your pocket or lying next to you on the desk or you are even reading this blog post with it: your mobile phone. So let’s play around a bit and see what can be done.

November 8, 2019|AR, HTML5, VR, WebGL, WebXR|0 Comments