Archive for February, 2011

Site for public domain XAML icons

Nice site with icons (styles should come later) for XAML and other uses: Xamalot

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Development Model using GIT

I’ve tried GIT, like it a lot. Click here for a good read on a development/branching model using GIT.

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.NET Gadgeteer by Microsoft

I think I’m a gadgeteer… I want this .NET Gadgeteer, would go perfect with the Netduino.

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Comprehensive article about threading in C# .NET 4

This is an article with the most comprehensive write-up about threading, synchronizing, blocking, and everything related, in C# and .NET 4.0.

Threading in C# by Joe Albahari

Remember my mantra – “Premature optimization in the root of all evil” by Donald Knuth


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Home Automation

Another link today, http://iridiummobile.net/

They’ve built a very cool product that takes a touch panel file from AMX‘s TPDesign4 and lets you use it on iPhone, iPad, Windows 7/XP/CE with more products coming. I’m excited about the Android 3.0 Honeycomb platform paired with this. My goal is to get a highly-integrated system that can either be handheld or wall-mounted for about $500. We’re getting there…

I’ll do some more evaluation of their product, especially how it compares to tpcontrol, another company having a similar product, but Iridium’s strength is that it can run on non-iOS products like WinXP, which should give me more hardware choices. Plus their upcoming version 2.0 promises features that we don’t even have on the native AMX touch panels, like the MVP-9000, etc.

 

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Very useful monitoring tool

Check this out: http://www.newrelic.com/

We bought it for my work to monitor our site http://www.activegolf.com.

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