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  • Blog Post: Onedrive: Using it for Video streaming, very nice not to have advertisements

    Well, one thing you can say about Google: They know how to advertise in your face and how to read your inbox.  Microsoft is good at neither of those really, Microsoft advertisement just doesn’t seem that pushy to me, but then again I am a stockholder and Technology Evangelist, so I am going to have...
  • Blog Post: Pebble Watch and Embedded Systems: Trillions of Simple Things

    Currently there are about 30 billion sensors in the world that could be considered embedded.  This means that those old mercury based thermostats that are still laying around in the environment don’t count.  That is 30 billion devices that use some sort of CPU or connect to a CPU in some way...
  • Blog Post: TouchDevelop: Cultural Based Games

    In my CSULB class I have a brilliant student from West Africa, and in case you are wondering, all of my students are brilliant, but they have different brilliance.  Issaka Galadima is quite brilliant in being able to bring African Traditional Mythologies into game play.  He has introduced several...
  • Blog Post: Rapid Prototyping Hardware with Windows 8: Wearable Electronics using TouchDevelop at the LA HACKS

    I attended the LA HACKS, and one thing that I am on about these days is embedded hardware with Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8.1, not phones but rather purpose built hardware.  But seriously, as usual when it comes to what to wear, the French as usual kick everyone’s posteriors.  And with artwork...
  • Blog Post: TouchDevelop: Build Windows Store apps easily and quickly

    I just completed a simple app and got it in the store in about 24 hours.  Students that I work with have gotten apps in the store in less than 3 hours or so.  It isn’t difficult but you do need to get some practice.  Like a doctor who is learning how use the DaVinci Robot, it takes about...
  • Blog Post: XAML/C++: Why learn C++ and not Python?

    Important links: Starting to learn about XAML can be found at: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms752059.aspx   Now the blah-blah, useless stuff, but the following is the reason for the title and article Python is definitely easier to learn, and so is TouchDevelop (see http://www.TouchDevelop...
  • Blog Post: TouchDevelop: Creating Phone Apps on your Windows Phone 7

    How do I distribute my apps that I create with the TouchDevelop scripting tool?  To find out how to use the TouchDevelop programming system visit: http://bit.ly/touchdevelopblog The blog entry explains how to use the TouchDevelop. To see the bazaar, where you can share script, etc.  go to:...
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