AoC '20: Twenty Questions

We sit back on our flight, enjoying a smooth ride through the winter sky. As we approach the next airport on our itinerary, one of the attendants begins handing out customs declaration forms. Each form has a series of questions, quite helpfully labelled alphabetically. The instructions explain that we need…

AoC '20: Is This Seat Taken?

Phew. Airport security has cleared all of the passengers, and we have emptied our wallet in duty-free. Unfortunately, we appear to have dropped our boarding pass. We have no idea which seat is ours, and the flight attendants are busy with the massive influx of passengers. Our bad! Day 5:…

AoC '20: Those Darn Queues

Have you ever arrived at the airport, only to realise you had forgotten your passport? No, me neither. Alas, our intrepid vacationer appears to have done precisely this, bringing their 'North Pole Credentials' instead. Similar to a passport, the North Pole Credential does not have an associated country code since,…

AoC '20: Totally Tobogganal!

Password predicaments a thing of the past, and toboggan in hand, we head to the slopes. We stand proud, gazing out upon a sea of trees erupting from the snow. Curiously, these trees have grown in a perfect grid, infinitely repeating to the right as far as the eye can…

AoC '20: Information Security is Hard

Having solved the woes of the friendly Elves in accounting, we're finally able to head to the airport and get started on our long overdue vacation. The easiest way there, we're told, is via toboggan. Sadly the majority of our time has been consumed saving Christmas, and we haven't had…

AoC '20: Let's Get Swifty

Today's the day! The sun is shining, and the repository is clean! It's that time of year where we enjoy good food, share gifts, spread joy, and solve tough programming challenges. That's right, ladies and gents, it's time for Advent of Code 2020! The Advent of Code is a yearly…

Kinect v2 SDK: Gesture::get_Name expects a file path

The Short Version: When reading the name of a gesture, using the Gesture::get_Name method of the IGesture interface, bufferSize should be at least 260. Check out this gist for more detail. For the last handful of years I have been exploring the development of accessible virtual reality experiences,…