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Domain Transfer Complete PDF Print E-mail
Written by Dave Auld   
Wednesday, 23 January 2013 14:27

Well, it looks like the the domain transfer process went without any hitch, all email, websites are back up and working, and everything has been stable for the last few days. I only have a couple of redirects to sort out on domains that I don't use and lead ins, so not really in a rush to sort them.


The old server that hosted this site will be shutdown and deleted and the end of the billing cycle (sometime in the next week), I don't think I have missed any content to transfer, so no intention of going back to check again, and will just let it die peacefully.


So, What is Next For This?

The site is still running on an old version of Joomla, the plan is now to look at either sticking with Joomla and migrate to either V2.5 or V3, or look at another CMS, at the moment from the ones I have looked at DotNetNuke is a preferred candidate havng installed and tested several. Probably look at start to migrate content over the next month as a trial to see how things sit on DNN.





Raspberry Pi - [Episode 1] The journey begins PDF Print E-mail
Written by Dave Auld   
Thursday, 19 July 2012 00:00
Raspberry Pi Logo


You might be able to tell from my other articles based on the Arduino that I like dabbling. When the Raspberry Pi was announced, that was an instant 'Ooooo', then the price was announced which led to a bigger 'Ooooooooooo'. And that was that, it was a must have. Don't know what I was going to do with it, but it was on the list.

Registered on the waiting list on the Farnell website in mid-April '12, and some time later on, got a notification if I still wanted one to follow a link and place the order. The order was placed on the 9th May. Time ticked on and Farnell sent me an email 27th June saying I should have my Raspberry Pi shipped on the 9th July. I was offshore at the time of shipment, and arrived home on the 17th July to find it was waiting for me.

And so the games begin...

ASP.Net MVC Client / Server Bot Trap PDF Print E-mail
Written by Dave Auld   
Monday, 06 February 2012 16:11

In the blog post "How I shut down comment spam on this site", Jeff Croft explained how he used hidden fields and client side javascript timers to determine the possibility of spam submissions from bots.


I decided to take a look at how this implementation could be achieved within ASP.Net MVC. To read about this implementation and to grab a demo project in either C# or VB.Net then head over to the article hosted on The Code Project;



Last Updated on Monday, 06 February 2012 16:18
GadgetPacker Tool PDF Print E-mail
Written by Dave Auld   
Sunday, 21 November 2010 21:56

I had recently been messing about with Windows Desktop (SideBar) Gadget development. The one I was creating was based around the CodeProject Reputation Watcher that I developed for Google Chrome.

GadgetPacker Screenshot

It became a complete pain having to package up and then install the gadget after each code change and to enable testing. To simplify the process I threw together a quick and dirty GadgetPacker utility.


For more information and to download the source and build of the tool, please visit; http://www.codeproject.com/KB/gadgets/GadgetPacker.aspx

Arduino Solar Tracker PDF Print E-mail
Written by Dave Auld   
Monday, 27 September 2010 00:11


This article gives a very simple introduction into writing a differential gap controller on the Arduino platform. I have used a Duemilanove for this example.

This project consists of two inputs which track light levels on the East/West which are then used to move a servo, rotating East/West tracking the strongest light level.

The crude prototype in all its glory......the surplus MSDN discs have found a use at last;


Hardware LightTracker


Last Updated on Monday, 27 September 2010 00:25

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