Author / Paweł Łukasik

Microsoft Cognitive Services - Vision API

Vision API allows us to get insights from images and videos. In this category we have services like: Computer Vision, Content Moderator as well as Emotion, Face and Video API. Computer Vision The most broad is Computer Vision. It allows to extract a set of features from images. We can get a general description of […]

Do you know what was the rant, a couple of months ago, about this picture? Or do you wonder how How-Old.net that calculates (correctly or not) your age works? If you are interested in – the read on. Paweł Łukasik Founder of Octal Solutions a .NET software house. Passionate dev, blogger, occasionally speaker, one of […]

Why my Visual Studio zoom is at 150%?

If you happen to see my Visual Studio at my normal day work you might notice that my font is big. Is my sight that bad? And it’s not that I’m sitting 10 meters from the screen. Not at all… Paweł Łukasik Founder of Octal Solutions a .NET software house. Passionate dev, blogger, occasionally speaker, […]

What is LuaFun?

Last time I was shortly describing LuaJIT a fast implementation of Lua Just-in-time compiler. This time lest quickly look at LuaFun library. Paweł Łukasik Founder of Octal Solutions a .NET software house. Passionate dev, blogger, occasionally speaker, one of the leaders of Wroc.NET user group. Microsoft MVP

Farewell BlackBerry

My blackberry is not working. When I heard those words in the BBC One show I knew there would be something funny. And indeed it was. Unfortunately as of today I need to say those words too. My BB is dead. Paweł Łukasik Founder of Octal Solutions a .NET software house. Passionate dev, blogger, occasionally […]

What is LuaJIT?

It’s a Just-In-Time compiler for Lua. It is supported on all major platforms including: Windows, Linux and macOS. It’s been used as a scripting language in games, graphical apps, trading systems as well as in embedded devices like smartphones. Paweł Łukasik Founder of Octal Solutions a .NET software house. Passionate dev, blogger, occasionally speaker, one of […]

Lua - visibility rules

The visibility of variables in Lua is a bit different than in C#. The same variable name can be used within the inner block without any naming issues. Lets see how this is in practice Paweł Łukasik Founder of Octal Solutions a .NET software house. Passionate dev, blogger, occasionally speaker, one of the leaders of Wroc.NET […]

Lua - garbage collector

C programmers think memory management is too important to be left to the computer. Lisp programmers think memory management is too important to be left to the user. Lets see what Lua programmers think on this topic. Paweł Łukasik Founder of Octal Solutions a .NET software house. Passionate dev, blogger, occasionally speaker, one of the […]

Why did I started writing everyday?

If you check my last year’s writing history and compare with this year there’s a clearly a change. In 2016 I wrote my first post in May and ended up with 24 posts. This year I’m already at half of this number and it’s not even February. Paweł Łukasik Founder of Octal Solutions a .NET software […]