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.
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.
What web can do: a mobile speech-to-speech translator
Creating a Docker image from a WSL instance
At some point, it may be necessary to publish the current state of a Windows Subsystem for Linux distribution to a wider audience. A WSL instance can be exported into a tar file, a Docker image can be created by importing a tar file. Then the image could be publicly made available to any host system running Docker. Let's see if it's that easy.
What web can do today
Yesterday I tried to create a Progressive Web App displaying an artificial horizon over a live camera view and was wondering if this would be possible with a modern mobile web browser. During the research, I stumbled over several websites which you can use to test the hardware capabilities and their software support in web browsers and I wanted to share some links.
A CSS hack to show page element layouts
Today I stumbled over an interesting blog post by Gajus Kuizinas. The idea is to inject a CSS style snippet into a web page to show the layout of all web page elements. This can be achieved by setting a different translucent background color for every depth of nodes. This way you can see the size, the margin and the padding of each element on the page.
Safe Browsing with the Windows Sandbox
The Windows May 2019 update brought the new Sandbox feature. It can be used as a safe browsing environment without the risk of affecting the base Windows installation with malware of any kind. We will create a host installation of a Web browser with a persistent configuration, which is mirrored into the virtualized environment of the Sandbox whenever needed.
A 3D visualization of real-time earthquake data
This is a 3D visualization of real-time earthquake data gathered from the U.S. Geological Survey website. The data used in this example covers all earthquakes with a magnitude of at least 1 within the last 30 days. They are drawn into a template texture image file of the Earth’s surface according to the geographical position and the magnitude of the quake.
Windows 10 now supports raw image previews
The Windows 10 May 2019 Update now supports raw image previews and showing metadata in the Photos app or Windows File Explorer by installing the "Raw Image Extension" app from the Microsoft Store.
Windows 10: Changing Hyper-V support at boot time
If you want to use Docker under Windows and the new Windows Sandbox feature, you have to enable Hyper-V support. The problem is: You cannot run VMware Workstation or VirtualBox and Hyper-V at the same time. This can easily be fixed by creating two boot configurations, where one has Hyper-V enabled and one has not.