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Citizen Scientist

The Citizen Scientist blog site has been moved!

This blog will continue at http://citizenscientist.us Reason for the move: Time for the Citizen...

Author: Surf4Fun Date: 06/17/2016

snapLogic, an easy way to connect to data in any cloud!

snapLogic at the OC Big Data meetup I attended the OC Big Data last night and the snapLogic...

Author: Surf4Fun Date: 05/19/2016

What does it cost to get a gram of mass to stationary Mars Orbit?

The question is: What does it cost to get a gram of mass to stationary Mars Orbit? Now what are the...

Author: Surf4Fun Date: 05/16/2016

Azure in Space: What would a cloud system look like on Mars?

Cloud System on Mars Orbit [caption id="attachment_23835" align="alignleft" width="100" class="left;...

Author: Surf4Fun Date: 05/11/2016

//Build 2016 Skype Reaction: This is a tool for innovators

With the announcement that SpaceX Red Dragon package is going to Mars in 2018, time to innovate and...

Author: Surf4Fun Date: 04/29/2016

Welcome attendees to the Intel-Microsoft collaboration in Phoenix, AZ. Here are some links that you...

Author: Surf4Fun Date: 04/27/2016

Build 2016: Power BI embedded reaction!

Power BI Embedded, confusing name for me right? Does this mean I run Power BI Embedded on an Intel...

Author: Surf4Fun Date: 04/20/2016

Visual Studio: C and C++ command line complile, 2 of 8

Node.js and C++, well I will get to it in one of the series, but C++ can be used in Node.JS. It's...

Author: Surf4Fun Date: 04/20/2016

Visual Studio: C and C++, part 1 of 8

There are so many computer languages, especially for the citizen scientist.  From FORTRAN to MatLab...

Author: Surf4Fun Date: 04/20/2016

Intel Edison: Collaborating with Intel

I have been working with Intel in a collaboration for the past two months, and they are great to...

Author: Surf4Fun Date: 04/14/2016

Academy Awards: Open Source Sci-Tech

Academy Awards, actors, writers, music, directors, producers and best picture right?  But there...

Author: Surf4Fun Date: 01/21/2016

Using the Live Writer Community Version

Well open source is the big thing these days.  Ok, good enough.  But after rebuilding my...

Author: Surf4Fun Date: 01/19/2016

JTEAM: Java, TomCat, Eclipse, Azure and MySQL

JTEAM, nice ring right?  Watch for more on in this space.

Author: Surf4Fun Date: 01/19/2016

Java and MySQL

Java, installation is pretty easy, but if you need the JDK, there was one confusing thing, you have...

Author: Surf4Fun Date: 01/13/2016

IOT: Getting started with Java

Things have changed at Microsoft, look at me using Java with Eclipse!  What’s up with...

Author: Surf4Fun Date: 01/05/2016

Visual Studio 2015 not presenting the XAML design pane

Update 12/3/2015 You might want to try looking to see if you have two Windows SDK and uninstall the...

Author: Surf4Fun Date: 12/29/2015

IOT: An interesting video that I watched about the Raspberry Pi 2

Other than spending the day writing up a more technology blog, but today, while working I also had...

Author: Surf4Fun Date: 12/28/2015

Hour of Code: fun and quiet time for the mature child

Ok, it’s the day after Thanksgiving in the US, for some it’s a day to go shopping, for others the...

Author: Surf4Fun Date: 11/27/2015

IOT: It’s Thanksgiving Day in the United States

And we have much to give thanks for.  Now let’s talk IOT and making some stuff for Thanksgiving...

Author: Surf4Fun Date: 11/26/2015

IOT: Add two blue LEDs to make a haunted house more scary

Have you heard this from a significant other or roommate: "You never do anything with all of the...

Author: Surf4Fun Date: 10/29/2015

IOT: Using the Arduino Tones to add the haunt to a haunted house

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Author: Surf4Fun Date: 10/29/2015

IOT: Using a Sound Board to Spook up a boring haunted house

If you have a sound board, about 12 US Dollars on Amazon, example: Link, this one comes with a...

Author: Surf4Fun Date: 10/29/2015

IOT: Exploring the mysteries of HC-05 programming

Sources for the Blog: AT codes and other information about the HC-05 (pdf) Article that finally...

Author: Surf4Fun Date: 10/27/2015

Microsoft Flagship Store opens in Manhattan!

Well, I am working on a blog entry that just doesn’t seem to want to finish up, but while being...

Author: Surf4Fun Date: 10/27/2015

IOT: Building a Medical Device

So in general if you want to build a medical device your first design step is: What is the lowest...

Author: Surf4Fun Date: 10/14/2015

IOT: Code of Ethics for Software Developers and Engineers

There is a certain car manufacturer that has admitted to “cooking” their software so that it would...

Author: Surf4Fun Date: 10/09/2015

IOT: Arduino or Particle Photon?

Hard question, the Arduino can be built for next to nothing and use about the same amount of...

Author: Surf4Fun Date: 10/05/2015

IOT: Arduino Nano working with the Windows 10 Virtual Shield

The Arduino Nano is the least expensive architecture that yields a working sensor control device...

Author: Surf4Fun Date: 09/23/2015

IOT: Arduino Micro with Windows 10 Virtual Shield

Life is weird right?  I am still having difficulties in how to describe how to use the Windows...

Author: Surf4Fun Date: 09/21/2015

IOT: Controlling Device Access, security through obscurity no longer an option

References: Security Mechanisms and Security-Aware Mapping for Real-Time Distributed Embedded...

Author: Surf4Fun Date: 08/21/2015

IOT & SDL: Securing Windows 10 IOT at the Requirements level

Security Development Lifecycle (SDL) in Windows 10 IOT is part of the convergence of information...

Author: Surf4Fun Date: 08/18/2015

Windows 10 IOT: Windows Forms to XAML/C# & Webservices

Sample code can be found at my GitHub Repo. In the Windows 10 developer universe, you can develop...

Author: Surf4Fun Date: 08/13/2015

Azure & Dreamspark: Getting started with Git

One of the things you should do is make sure you have GitHub set up for your Web App/Site, this way...

Author: Surf4Fun Date: 07/08/2015

Azure & Dreamspark: Explore the Console in your Azure Web App/Site

Let’s take a look at the “console” in your Dreamspark Azure Web App. The console...

Author: Surf4Fun Date: 07/06/2015

Azure: Using Dreamspark Azure & Free tools to build your design team!

If you are a student, or still have an email account that has the extension of .EDU, you have the...

Author: Surf4Fun Date: 07/02/2015

Azure: Post a PHP app and MySQL database to Azure!

Using an easy to use tool called WebMatrix 3 you can build Web Apps for Azure that work with Git or...

Author: Surf4Fun Date: 07/01/2015

Azure: Quick and Easy way to create a Dreamspark Web App and MySQL, using the Azure Marketplace

Previous Blog Well in a previous blog I talked about connecting your MySQL database with your Web...

Author: Surf4Fun Date: 06/30/2015

Azure and Dreamspark: Connecting your WebApp to your MySQL database

Previous Related Blog Next Related Blog The Dreamspark MySQL database is a great opportunity to work...

Author: Surf4Fun Date: 06/29/2015

An interview with a MoodWire CPO about Social Media

Erick Watson was a manager at Microsoft a number of years ago, and he knows how to guide people to...

Author: Surf4Fun Date: 06/26/2015

WPF project that uses MySql

Previous Related Blog Next Related Blog If you are like me, MySql is somewhat a strange land,...

Author: Surf4Fun Date: 06/25/2015

Azure: Visual Studio 2013 connection to MySQL

Previous Related Blog Next Related Blog In my previous post, I discussed the online article that...

Author: Surf4Fun Date: 06/23/2015

Azure: Using C# to connect to a locally hosted MySQL Database

Next Blog With a little regret, I think that the C#, .NET, Entity Framework, MySQL object and so...

Author: Surf4Fun Date: 06/19/2015

Azure: ARRAffinity makes affinity cookies!

Sources: Disabling ARR’s Instance Affinity in Windows Azure Web Sites How to get rid of the...

Author: Surf4Fun Date: 06/19/2015

Sources (links): Create an ASP.NET MVC app with auth and SQL DB and deploy to Azure App Service...

Author: Surf4Fun Date: 06/18/2015

Azure: It’s speak like a pirate day…. ARRAffinity, it’s either true or false

How to guide end-users to the new/added instances?  Set the cookie ARRAffinity correctly. Here...

Author: Surf4Fun Date: 06/17/2015

Azure: Machine Learning using Python

Python, like many languages doesn’t get the respect it deserves.  Frankly, I have been...

Author: Surf4Fun Date: 06/10/2015

Azure: Dreamspark Azure, decent offering by Microsoft

Hey I have been checking out this Dreamspark Azure offer, and not sure how it compares to the other...

Author: Surf4Fun Date: 06/08/2015

Azure: Get started with Dreamspark WebApps and MySQL on Azure!

Looking to demo your skills as a web designer?  AND you are a student with a .EDU...

Author: Surf4Fun Date: 06/08/2015

Azure: How to Auto-Scale your Web Apps (Web Sites)

Source MVA: http://bit.ly/laparoundazurewebsites Articles: · Scale a Web App (Web Site) in...

Author: Surf4Fun Date: 05/24/2015

Azure: Securing your Web App (Website)

Sources MVA: http://bit.ly/azurewebapps Articles: http://bit.ly/securewebjobsazure Previous Blog...

Author: Surf4Fun Date: 05/23/2015

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