Plant soil moisture and light monitor

 Dec 4th, 2014 

In this tutorial I am going to show you how to create a soil moisture and light monitor for your plants using an Arduino. You can use it to keep track of when your plants need water and light. I’m also going to show you how to collect the data on a Raspberry Pi and […]

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Raspberry Pi sync date and time

 Nov 22nd, 2014 

The Raspberry Pi does not have a RTC (Real Time Clock) module and it is not able to keep the date and time without a power source. If your Raspberry Pi is not connected to the Internet, you are out of luck and the only option is to buy and install an RTC module. However, […]

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Dynamic tests with mstest and T4

 Mar 5th, 2011 

If you used mstest and NUnit you might be aware of the fact that the former doesn’t support dynamic, data driven test cases. For example, the following scenario cannot be achieved with the out-of-box mstest: given a dataset, create distinct test cases for each entry in it, using a predefined generic test case. The best […]

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Modifying .NET binaries – Part 2

 Jul 21st, 2010 

Description Objective Remove the ‘Trial protection’ from an obfuscated .NET application Tools WinDbg CFF Explorer Target audience Advanced users The second part of the article discusses how to modify binaries that are obfuscated. For simplicity and clarity, I will not use obfuscated binaries. Doing this, allows the reader to understand what is actually happening. In […]

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Modifying .NET binaries – Part 1

 May 30th, 2010 

The content of this post can be used for good and bad purposes. Modifying the source code to bypass trial/license checks is what crackers do in order to get paid software for free. Be advised that the purpose of this article is not to teach you how to steal. My target for this article are […]

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Fancy windows previewer

 May 5th, 2010 

Tutorial description Objective Create a fancy-looking application that displays the preview of the open applications. Covered topics Enumerating windows and getting various information about them Creating the Aero glass effect Using the DWM windows preview feature Requirements Windows Vista/7 with the Aero theme active Visual Studio 2010 (or 2008 but requires some changes in code […]

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Tip #1: Backup Outlook 2007 Accounts’ Information

 Jul 20th, 2009 

This is a series of different tips and tricks for computer users. It will include: software usage tip, hacks, development tips, hardware tips, etc. I will try to post tips every day but I don’t know if my schedule will allow me. — When you need to reinstall Windows and/or Outlook you might backup the […]

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Windows Mobile 6.5 on Toshiba G900

 Jun 3rd, 2009 

Before writing anything else I must warn all readers that changing the operating systems on your mobile will void the warranty. If the upgrade process fails the phone might be damaged and no service will fix that for free. Do it on your own risk and make sure the following list is satisfied: Ask people […]

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