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Drawing a bounding box over an image with C#/.net and WinForms

Most of the info in this post can be found between the following two links: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/2065162/filled-rubber-band-in-winforms-application https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/3t7htc9c(v=vs.110).aspx Drawing a bounding box over an image to select a region took me longer to figure out than I expected. Here’s a brief bare-bones … Continue reading

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Control a power strip with an Arduino

I’m running some tests at the office that require cycling the power to a device. After spending a few days doing this manually by flipping the switch on a power strip, I started searching for a better way. Some Googling … Continue reading

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ADXL335 Accelerometer on an Arduino

I picked up an ADXL335 accelerometer in a packaging designed to fit onto a solder-less breadboard so that I could interface it to my Arduino. I had a few time-consuming problems interfacing with it because I’m not used to reading chip … Continue reading

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C# Struct Sizes

I’ve been banging my head against trying to get C# to talk to a .dll written in straight C for the past few days. I finally got a grip on passing basic data types, and pointers to basic data types, … Continue reading

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Valve Trouble

It rained real hard Tuesday night. Wednesday morning at about 5am I’m stumbling in my kitchen trying to make coffee and I hear a hissing noise outside. “Hah”, I says to myself, “my neighbors are watering their lawn on an … Continue reading

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Windows 8 beat my Mac

I encountered a very interesting usability issue this evening. A coworkers son completed a school video project in Premier on his Mac, but had to turn in the video in .wmv format. Premier doesn’t appear to be able to do … Continue reading

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Books in 2014

I’m going to try to keep track of the books I read in 2014. So far in the first 16 days of 2014 I’ve read The Twelve by Justin Cronin, and Island in the Sea of Time by S.M. Stirling. … Continue reading

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