Ruminations of idle rants and ramblings of a code monkey

Hooking up the Weather Shield to the Netduino

Continuing from yesterday’s post, it’s time to get started hooking the Netduino to the Weather Shield. First … the soldering. Yes, that’s right … soldering. I had to solder the header pins to the weather shield. Once the headers are soldered on, the shield plugs right in to the Netduino. Another not... [More]

Getting started with IoT

.NET Stuff | IoT | StreamInsight
So … I’ve started playing with the whole Internet-of-Things stuff that Microsoft has been talking about lately. It’s funny … I’ve been doing this kind of stuff for several years, with Microsoft’s own product and it’s finally getting traction at Microsoft. ... [More]

Presentation from North HDNUG Meeting

Community | User Groups
It’s a long ride out there but it was good to get back to the North Houston .NET User’s Group and see everybody on that side of town. Here’s my slide deck from the meeting last night … Hyper-V for Developers.

RealTime Web Analytics Presentation And Demo From HDNUG

Code Sample | StreamInsight
Here’s all of the materials from the presentation that I did at the Houston .NET User’s Group on March 13. Some of the things that I updated from the version for Baton Rouge Sql Saturday include: Lock around active requests HashSet: Added a lock block around adding and removing items fr... [More]

Decoupling Queries from Input and Output

Code Sample | StreamInsight
There’s something that really disturbs me about how all of the StreamInsight samples are put together – everything is very, very tightly coupled. Streams are tightly bound to the source and the target of the data and there’s no good guidance on how to break all that stuff apart. I ... [More]

Now with Hitachi Consulting

Idle Babbling
If you’re following me on LinkedIn, you’ve already seen this. I just joined Hitachi Consulting here in Houston as a senior architect in their Microsoft practice. It’s an exciting challenge and I’m really looking forward to the new opportunities with Hitachi. I’ll be foc... [More]

How long did that edge event take?–The Sequel

Code Sample | StreamInsight
This is beginning to become a recurring theme around here. It turns out that there is yet another way to get a composite event that will tell you how long a particular event “took”. This goes back to the initial post, where I was using a subject to create a new event that included the or... [More]

Houston TechFest

Code Sample | Community | Events
Wow … another year, another Houston TechFest is over. It was absolutely awesome, once again … Mike Steinberg has really built this into one heck of an event. It was good to see such a HUGE turnout of techies for a great day of learning and networking. It was especially exciting to talk with some of ... [More]

Multiple Timelines From a Single (Input) Source

StreamInsight | Code Sample
This is an interesting challenge that I’ve come across a couple of times – the last time being on the StreamInsight Forum. How do you handle the case where you have a single inbound event source but multiple timelines for the events? If you are wondering how this can happen, it’s actually pretty sim... [More]

SQL Saturday Baton Rouge Presentations

Code Sample | Community | Events
It was absolutely awesome to be back in Baton Rouge for Sql Saturday. I do miss going out there … used to be I was out there regularly but now – well, not so much. I did already post them on the Sql Saturday site but for anyone else that’s interested, I’m posting them here. ... [More]