Pocket PC as a Home Automation remote

by Mike Linnen 21. November 2004 07:50
Pocket PC as a Home Automation remote

I have been wondering how fesible it would be to use the Compact Framework on a Pocket PC with WiFi to control a Home Automation system. Seems like it would be a handy device to use around the house. I have seen a number of aftermarket remotes that work over radio frequencies to control media devices in remote rooms. These devices seem like they would work (although I have not tried one) but they seem expensive and I could imagine that they would fall short on expandability. So I did a quick search on the Compact Framework and WiFi.

http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/dnnetcomp/html/MultiCommFramework.asp

http://www.codeproject.com/netcf/PocketStreamer.asp http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/dnsmtphn2k3/html/Smartphone_2003.asp

http://www.ondotnet.com/pub/a/dotnet/2004/02/23/mobilewebserviceapps.html

http://www.devbuzz.com/content/zinc_smartphone_compactframework_pg1.asp

http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/dnnetcomp/html/netcfgaming.asp

 

Google Desktop

by Mike Linnen 19. November 2004 06:04
Google Desktop
Decided to give it a try. Found a tip on changing the files it searches for here: http://www.jonathanmalek.com/blog/archive/2004/10/15/236.aspx

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Configuration Library

by Mike Linnen 17. November 2004 03:13
Configuration Library
I have been working on a command line program that parses some text files specific to the Medical industry and I finally decided I am tied of writting command line parsing code. I noticed source forge project called Nini that is a .Net library that handles configuration access as well as command line parsing. I am going to download it and check it out.

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Cool Tools

by Mike Linnen 7. July 2004 16:23
Cool Tools
Cool set of tools for more than the tablet!!
Scott Hanselman has a great list of dev tools. Besides Office, are there any other “MUST HAVE” software/tools for the Tablet?

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MSN Messenger Library

by Mike Linnen 23. May 2004 12:23
MSN Messenger Library
There is a very useful Dot Net MSN Messenger library that is going to allow my Home Automation software to send me instant messages about the state of the house. 

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DotText blog went down

by Mike Linnen 3. May 2004 09:14
DotText blog went down
My weblog went down when my hosting company decided to change the IP address of my SQL server database. I am not sure what prompted the IP change but I am going to look into it.

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Usefull class for IM

by Mike Linnen 11. April 2004 17:13
Usefull class for IM
Found a .Net class that I may try and use for mu HomeAutomation project. I want to be able to have a notification service that is capable of sending instant messages when certain events occur. Chris Sells has some IM Client Classes that may work for me.

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AOP

by Mike Linnen 10. April 2004 16:07
AOP

A few AOP Links I want to revisit when I have time http://consulting.dthomas.co.uk/ooad_articles_resources/Aspect_oriented_programming.pdf http://www.c-sharpcorner.com/Code/2002/Nov/aop.asp

http://aosd.net/technology/research.php

http://www.iturls.com/English/TechHotspot/TH_e.asp

http://www.dsg.cs.tcd.ie/uploads/category171/45.pdf

http://msdn.microsoft.com/msdnmag/issues/02/03/AOP/

 

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Desktop blogging

by Mike Linnen 9. April 2004 17:08
Desktop blogging
Ok I finnaly got a Desktop Blogging Tool that seems to work for .Text. Take a look at this Article on how to configure it

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Channel 9 uses FlexWiki

by Mike Linnen 7. April 2004 13:26
Channel 9 uses FlexWiki

Looks like Channel 9 Wiki is using FlexWiki for it's wiki engine.  I haven't really had a chance to see what Channel 9 is all about yet but I could not pass up the chance to post my observations about the use of FlexWiki.

 

 

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