Using Dialogflow to make smarter Twitch bots
Twitch bots can be a whole lot of fun, they respond to key words, commands like !shoutout and common actions like users joining chat. However, what if they could be smarter? Have a conversation? Chime in on conversations happening in stream? That's what I tried to make possible with my Dialogflow Twitch Bot Bridge — available for free on GitHub.
Are we living in a simulation?
With all of the technological advancements emerging today, could we one day simulate a universe complete with consciousness? If so, are we already living in that universe? Here are the arguments put forth so far for the fascinating question — are we living in a simulation?
How do I fix the Onion Omega2 when seeing “Index of /console/”?
The Onion Omega2 is a new platform for makers and tinkerers to build some pretty neat things. It provides a web console to manage everything over Wi-Fi, however, if something goes wrong and you end up with a screen that just says "Index of /console/" — here's how to fix that.
How to build your own HTC Vive carrying case for carry on luggage
If you are travelling around a lot with your HTC Vive and looking for a way to pack it more tightly and securely, I've put together a step-by-step guide on how I built my own Vive hard case using a Pelican 1500. It now has a way to be locked, has a secure handle and should be small enough to count as carry on luggage with most airlines.
Is the Amazon Echo always listening?
Is the Amazon Echo always listening? How does it work? Does it store its recordings? If so, can you delete them? Does it really only send audio to Amazon after hearing the wake word? I decided it was time to do some research and give a thorough answer to those questions and more.