Temperature Sensor – Mk II

My first go at creating a simple battery powered temperature sensor was really interesting and fun to do, but, like any project, there are always way to make it better! For my Mark II sensor, there were a few things I wanted to improve: Use of mesh networking - Wifi Mesh or Bluetooth meshCapture more … Continue reading Temperature Sensor – Mk II

Best laid plans, part 2

After my little boo-boo with measurements, I purchased a new Wiska junction box from RS, this time with a little more width and the Sonoff relay fit perfectly! I also picked up some IP66 glands to help secure the wire from the LED strip. This junction box had a membrane covering each hole, so I … Continue reading Best laid plans, part 2

Best laid plans…

Wanted to work on my garden LED lighting project weekend. Unfortunately, I may have made a slight miscalculation with my measurements... I placed an other with RS for a replacement box, this time a little wider! If all else fails I can always take the circuit board out of the case and place it directly … Continue reading Best laid plans…

Apple Bonjour for .Net Core

As part of my work on building a .Net implementation of Apple Homekit protocol, I want to have it run on a Raspberry Pi. My plan is to accomplish this using Windows 10 for IoT. This is basically a cut down version of Windows 10, designed to run .Net Core and UWP apps. I haven't … Continue reading Apple Bonjour for .Net Core

IIS 0x80070020 when starting a website

As a developer, I run IIS on my PC so that I can test my websites using ForwardHQ. Sometimes, however, I will have an issue starting a particular website and IIS will throw up this dialog. “The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process”. Totally cryptic and totally useless. … Continue reading IIS 0x80070020 when starting a website

Git.exe crashing on Windows 10 Insider Build 14251

Yesterday, I upgraded my desktop to the latest Windows Insider build, 14251. I’ve successfully installed and worked on the previous Fast Ring insider builds over the past few months and I haven’t had any issues. Unfortunately, this build was the exception. My first clue was Github for Windows telling me there was something wrong with … Continue reading Git.exe crashing on Windows 10 Insider Build 14251

CALENDARING in the 21st century – a shambles!

I received an meeting appointment email today that had an ICS file attached. It was from an Australian client, so getting the meeting into my calendar with the correct time is very important. If the meeting is scheduled for 6pm, Sydney time, it needs to go into my calendar in British Summer Time. Seems pretty … Continue reading CALENDARING in the 21st century – a shambles!

Simple activity notifications for your applications

As part of my work on Drinks4-You, I decided that I wanted to get an alert to my phone each time a user signs up. I’ve worked hard on the platform and the other members of the team have worked even harder on generating sales and promoting the platform, so getting a little alert each … Continue reading Simple activity notifications for your applications

Selling a Roomr–How I sold some Objective-C code.

Apologies for the terrible title! I recently completed the sale of some iOS code that makes up my room booking app, Roomr (www.roomrapp.com) to a company in Belgium. A user on Twitter asked if I would write a short post on the sale and voila, here it is. To give you some background, my app … Continue reading Selling a Roomr–How I sold some Objective-C code.