I can’t believe you made it! #IFeelOld

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Hello once again Interwebs,

It’s time for another Bernie Update! If you’ve been to my homepage, you know that I am a Software Development Engineer for Amazon in Orange County. Well, that is going to change. I’ve accepted an offer from Oculus VR! My time at Amazon was an amazing experience. Being able to say I help build the Amazon Appstore and launch the Kindle Fire first in the US then in multiple countries was a great opportunity, and one that not many developers get to experience. I was lucky enough to be part of that. Now I’m hooked on the drug of launching technology that changes the world, which is why I’m going to Oculus VR and the HQ is located here in Irvine, CA. My start date is March 17th… I have a few days off and if I haven’t seen my family/friends we should catch up while I have some free time.

If you don’t know what the Oculus Rift is… here is the older low-rez version:

Here is the high rez verison:

And of course it can be used for more than just games.

I couldn’t be more excited to start this next journey in my career. And once I get my own Rift, you can all come over and play with it!

Ready? Questions? … 3, 2, 1, Go!

-Bernie

Hello once again Interwebs,

It’s time for another Bernie Update! If you’ve been to my homepage, you know that I am a Software Development Engineer for Amazon in Orange County. Well, that is going to change. I’ve accepted an offer from Oculus VR! My time at Amazon was an amazing experience. Being able to say I help build the Amazon Appstore and launch the Kindle Fire first in the US then in multiple countries was a great opportunity, and one that not many developers get to experience. I was lucky enough to be part of that. Now I’m hooked on the drug of launching technology that changes the world, which is why I’m going to Oculus VR and the HQ is located here in Irvine, CA. My start date is March 17th… I have a few days off and if I haven’t seen my family/friends we should catch up while I have some free time.

If you don’t know what the Oculus Rift is… here is the older low-rez version:

Here is the high rez verison:

And of course it can be used for more than just games.

I couldn’t be more excited to start this next journey in my career. And once I get my own Rift, you can all come over and play with it!

Ready? Questions? … 3, 2, 1, Go!

-Bernie

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Upgrade your Apple hardware NOW!

This site will help you test whether your computer is vulnerable to #gotofail (Open it in Safari).

To find a full description of the #gotofail bug, click here for agl’s writeup of the bug.

This is serious… If you are using a Mac running 10.7 or later, an iPhone 4 or later, or an iPad 2 or later, you have to upgrade your OS, right now.

Upgrade your Apple hardware NOW!

This site will help you test whether your computer is vulnerable to #gotofail (Open it in Safari).

To find a full description of the #gotofail bug, click here for agl’s writeup of the bug.

This is serious… If you are using a Mac running 10.7 or later, an iPhone 4 or later, or an iPad 2 or later, you have to upgrade your OS, right now.

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Salted Password Hashing - Doing it Right

A while ago, I wrote about how to store password safely.

Well, I found a better article explaining it. I know I’ve been guilt of reusing salt, but this makes a good point on why not to do that and how to fix it.

To Store a Password

  1. Generate a long random salt using a CSPRNG.
  2. Prepend the salt to the password and hash it with a standard cryptographic hash function such as SHA256 (Or bcrypt).
  3. Save both the salt and the hash in the user’s database record.

For the cryptographic hash function, bcrypt uses a technique known as key stretching, so use it!

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Say hello to Project Tango!

Giving mobile devices a human-scale understanding of space and motion.

First thing that needs to be built are the “Pups” from Prometheus, you know, those laser scanner things (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IxmJT5xT5rQ).

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Top Gear tests the McLaren P1 (Top Gear Season 21 Ep.2)

#Want

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The Screen Savers - Ultimate Gaming Machine 1.0

I used to watch them when I was in highschool :) and I drooled over this system. Haha, the ultimate machine to immerse yourself into a VR gaming. Man… we have come far.

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"Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes" Co-op Oculus Rift + Razer Hydra Game

A demonstration of a game where you talk a guy through defusing a bomb he sees in virtual reality. Funnier than I thought it would be.

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Vertical Video Syndrome - A PSA

Argh, I hate it when videos are shot this way… almost as much as I hate it when people touch my display. I’m so jealous that iPhone users have this app - Horizon - Shoot & share horizontal videos. Hmm, maybe I should make one for Android.

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Governor Schwarzenegger handles this reporter like a champ!

Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain - and most fools do.

Benjamin Franklin
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Using the Google Cloud for Developers

This is part 1 of a 6 part series. (Introduction to Google Cloud Services)
Pretty cool to get you ramped up with Google’s Cloud Services

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Fight Club minus Tyler Durden

The “I want you to hit me, as hard as you can” scene outside the bar, but minus Tyler Durden. I always wondered how it would look, maybe those crazy bums in LA are having a crazy fight club life, and I’d never know.

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Substitute Teacher: Key & Peele

You wanta go to war with me Balakey!?!?

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"None of this will matter when we’re famous singers"

Still my favorite line in Family Guy’s Blue Harvest… now stop leaning, and get back to work!

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