Unity3D Video Tutorial – Flashlight Game

This a great Unity3D video tutorial series created by Thomas Le, it covers many things such as terrain, texture, 3rd person controller, lights, scripting and much more. If you’ve just started using Unity 3D, this tutorial is a must do.

Unity3D Flashlight Tutorial Complete Series by RealityFluxStudios

A demo of the game can be played here (Use tab to turn the flashlight on and off):


How to Transfer / Import Your iPhone iCloud Contacts to Google Android Contacts

1. Head over to iCloud.com
2. Login (using your Apple ID and password) and click on Contacts
3. Select any contact on the list, and press Ctrl + A to select all contacts.
4. Click on the settings icon at the bottom
5. Click Export vCard.
6. Download the vCard file and email it to yourself.
7. Open the file on your Android device and click import to Google contacts.

That’s it.

Spin “Spinning Syntax” Text Using VB.Net

A simple text spinner program using VB.Net, used  to spin text written in the familiar spinning syntax e.g. {sample|example|exhibit}

This program doesn’t spin nested syntax.

You’ll need:

2 Text Boxes (TextBox1, TextBox2)

1 Button (Button1)


Public Class Form1
    Dim str As String
    Dim strAll
    Dim strStart = 1
    Dim strEnd = 1
    Dim words As Array
    Dim word
    Dim intRWord As Integer
    Dim spin = 1
    Private Sub Button1_Click(sender As Object, e As EventArgs) Handles Button1.Click
        TextBox2.Text = TextBox1.Text

        Do While spin = 1
            If InStr(strEnd, TextBox2.Text, "{", CompareMethod.Text) > 0 Then
                strStart = InStr(strEnd, TextBox2.Text, "{", CompareMethod.Text)
                strEnd = InStr(strStart, TextBox2.Text, "}", CompareMethod.Text)
                strAll = Mid(TextBox2.Text, strStart, strEnd - strStart + 1)
                str = Mid(TextBox2.Text, strStart + 1, strEnd - strStart - 1)
                words = Split(str, "|", -1, CompareMethod.Text)
                intRWord = words.GetUpperBound(0) * Rnd()
                word = words.GetValue(intRWord)

                TextBox2.Text = Replace(TextBox2.Text, strAll, word, 1, 1, CompareMethod.Text)
                strStart = 1
                strEnd = 1
                spin = 0

            End If
        spin = 1
    End Sub
End Class

Text Spinner Using VB.Net

How to Run Linux Mint from a USB Flash Drive

You’ll need:


  1. Run Disk Imager
  2. Click on the blue folder icon to select the Mint Linux .iso file
  3. Display all file by selecting *.* instead of *.img;*.IMG
  4. Click “Save”
  5. Select the USB flash drive in the Device section
  6. Click “Write”

That’s it.. now you have a bootable Linux Mint on your USB flash drive.


Win32 Disk Imager

Change Facebook Thumbnail Image on Like Button

Here a quick and easy way to change the thumbnail image that Facebook picks for your website when a users clicks on the Like button or shares a link of your website on Facebook; Add the following line of code in HEAD section of the page:


where THUMBNAIL_IMAGE.JPG is the URL to the image that you’d like Facebook to use a the thumbnail.

Mohammed Almadhoun: Gets an Award from Google

My 14 year old brother Mohammed Almadhoun, won a programming contest at Google’s event in Gaza, Palestine and was awarded an Android Nexus S phone.

This is what a representative from Google had to say about him:

“To continue on this, there is actually one more person that I would like to put a little bit of spot light on; I’ve been really impressed by him, and I’d like to ask him to come to the front; Mohammed Almadhoun. I’ll give a little bit of a background story about Mohammed [Salam Alykom]. This is my hero and my role model. To give a little bit of a background; Mohammed is a 14 year old developer and I’m really impressed by the things he showed me today, but also the things that he’s doing beyond the event today. He’s done for us today the Android challenge that we had over lunch. He managed to completely solve the problem except for a little detail which is irregular expression which a lot of people at Google still don’t know how it works, and his solution was completely correct. Not only that, we had a very nice conversation in which I was really impressed by his applications are not great only but also very relevant to the local community. Give the example of Tasawaq [Is anybody familiar with Tasawaq?] This is the hero behind Tasawaq. Tasawaq is an online project which allow merchants to sell their products to all of you , and I heard of many more examples of you […] I’m really really very impressed and I would like to give this to you as a little support for your great efforts and your energy. And I look forward to using your Android apps next year hopefully. Yes, so Thank you!”

The video: