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  • Blog Post: Arduino Netduino: Spark.IO Windows 8 App

    Thanks to Jerry Nixon for his assistance in turning an otherwise awful app into one that shines, as well morphing it into a Model View thing.  You will need to flash this code into your Spark.io device (for those readers not familiar with the Spark, check it out, super cheap for the WiFi capabilities...
  • Blog Post: Pebble watch and Windows 8: Building an app that connects the two

    Turns out in a conversation with one of the Pebble Watch Engineers, they didn’t know that the interface with Windows 8 is similar to the interface they use with the iPhone.  So over the next few weeks I am going to explore the possibility of working with the Pebble Watch. Why the Pebble Watch? It...
  • Blog Post: List of 5 seemingly Secret MetroRT/DirectX information in VS11 and 1 secret in VS 2010

    Is it me, or does it seem like the DirectX 11 tutorials are somewhat lacking?  Of course it is me.  My aluminum foil hat slipped down over my eyes.  Now that the Windows 8 Customer Review and VS 11 Beta versions get more in sync, there is more material, but generally it is in a number...
  • Blog Post: Jobs in securing code: An answer to email from student whose name starts with a B at Rio Hondo

    Hey Blake, you forgot to include your email on the email response to my blog.  So I will answer your questions here: Hi Sam, We met briefly in the Rio Hondo C++ class. I know you are working with us for the Imagine Cup but I wanted to ask you a career question. Do you have any contacts in Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Slightly different: C-language programming in Visual Studio 2010

    Up to now, I have been focused on programming using the VS Express for Windows Phone. But for something completely different, I thought that I would include a bit on the C-Language capabilities of Visual Studio. I made a brief video on how to use C in Visual Studio. It’s easy and FUN! (For some...
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