Upgrading from an Arduino to an ESP32!

“Sheldon have you changed your wireless password again?” – Penny “Yes, it’s \”Penny get your own WiFi\”; no spaces.” – Sheldon Cooper I’ve been using Arduino devices for many years now, and often with the Freetronics Etherten units. I’ve recently started looking at the ESP32 microcontrollers for several reasons. The biggest reason is the increase […]

Actron Connect and Home Assistant

“Gentlemen, I am now about to send a signal from this laptop through our local ISP, racing down fiber-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, […]

IBM Watson and C# – Part 1: Introduction

“The earliest estimate of the Singularity, when man will be able to transfer his consciousness into machines and achieve immortality.” – Dr Sheldon Cooper. I do believe that The Big Bang Theory needs to create an episode involving cognitive computing – I think Sheldon could have a lot of fun with it. I’m about to start building […]

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. […]