Running iTunes in a Windows Service with C#

“No, I have not heard the song, Jesus, Take the Wheel. No, no, no, no, no, no, no, you don’t need to start singing it. Yes, I’ll buy it on the iTunes, Mother. Good-bye, Mother.” – Sheldon Cooper. Using “the iTunes” application from Apple is necessary for a lot of people that use Apple TV devices. […]

Home Automation System Architecture

“Gentlemen, I am now about to send a signal from this laptop through our local ISP, racing down fibre-optic cable at the speed of light to San Francisco, bouncing off a satellite in geosynchronous orbit to Lisbon, Portugal, where the data packets will be handed off to submerged transatlantic cables terminating in Halifax, Nova-Scotia, and […]

Windows 10 on the Raspberry Pi 3!

“How’d you get ready so fast?” – Leonard Hofstadter. The new Raspberry Pi 3 that I ordered arrived today. It was very exciting I can assure you. As soon as I put it together, well put the device in the case anyway,  I used the Windows 10 IoT image helper to place the latest Windows […]

Authorisation in .NET with C# and WCF.

“You are unwise to lower your defenses.” – Darth Vader. In an earlier post, we looked at programmatically creating WCF services in C#. These services could be secured with, for example, Windows authentication or Basic authentication. That’s great, with this we would know that the system knew the identity of the caller. However, we also […]