Arduino Controlled by a Cell Phone

This was a quick proof of concept for me for a larger project. What I have done here is extend the tutorial here, which explains how to attach an Arduino to the file system of its host computer. I then managed the file by a php script, which is then exposed via Apache. What all this means, is that I …

Evernote and Windows 8 – Surface Tablet

So I had a chance to play around with a Windows Surface tablet and immediately I went to download all the different apps I need to function. Two of which are Dropbox and Evernote. Overall I was not impressed. Dropbox at the time didn’t even exist (you had to use a 3rd party app), however I believe they have recently …

SharePoint 2013 Deplyment Details for Various Types of Installs

Here is a snippet from the Microsoft SharePoint 2013 Deployment Guide. Each is a different installation type outlined in the deployment guide. Install SharePoint 2013 on a single server with SQL Server – Describes how to install SharePoint 2013 on a single server. This deployment uses SQL Server and can easily be scaled out to create two- and three-tier farm …

Arduino Uno … Up and Running

So this post has no other point to mark the period in time when I got started with this Arduino stuff. I got an Arduino Uno over the holidays and after about 10 minutes of installing everything (drivers, software, etc). I’m all up and running with the “Blink Example.” I’m pumped.

Setting up SharePoint 2013

So I’m really excited to starting bulding a green field SharePoint 2013 Enterprise Cluster. I’m thinking this is going to be a series of posts on this topic, but I wanted to make sure I started posting my notes at the same time I got started with the literal build so I don’t miss any details when I try to …

Dropbox – Free File Syncing and Sharing

While I use ownCloud for a lot of big file needs, DropBox is pretty tough to beat for every day use. If you need to sync you files across multiple devices (computers, laptop, phones, tablet, etc) then Dropbox will save you a ton of time. I have found that it is just about the easiest way there is to sync …

Blink(1) – USB Notification about Anything

So this is an awesome idea. Its a USB light that will change color, pattern, and brightness in response to just about anything. You can send the “Blink” information over a network or Internet, for example using IFTTT.com. So a couple of examples of what this thing could do as its plugged into your computer. – Turn Blue and Blink …

About microdata – Webmaster Tools Help

The HTML5 microdata specification is a way to label content to describe a specific type of informationfor example, reviews, person information, or events. Each information type describes a specific tyLink

Home – schema.org

Schema.org is a set of extensible schemas that enables webmasters to embed structured data on their web pages for use by search engines and other applications. If you are involved in high level SEO strategies then you should really be aware of this. Changes to Schema.org and Meta data surrounding HTML, especially related to eCommerce, is being defined now and …