A few times now, my favorite daily deals site Woot.com has had this little gizmo called the enTourage Pocket eDGe Dual eReader Tablet. It’s basically an eReader attached to a tablet. At first glance, this little guy didn’t look like anything I would be interested in having for myself. However, I did think it would make a good Christmas gift for my grandmother. So, for about $79, I went ahead and ordered one. After a week of waiting, it finally arrived. Here are my thoughts about it.
A while back, I told you about my new toy called the AR.Drone by Parrot. It’s basically an inexpensive quadcopter that includes 2 cameras, can fly indoors & outdoors, and can be controlled from your cellphone or tablet. Well, in my case, I can now control my drone from my computer as well using a small C# application I wrote. But, none of the things I’ve done so far can compare to what I’m about to share with you.
As many of you have pointed out, one of our servers had been performing extremely slow for about the last month. I’m happy to say that the issue has been found and resolved. For those of you that have been asking what the issue was, I want to take a few minutes to address your question and to share with you the steps we took to locate the issue and how to correct it. Although I’m not going to go into all of the details in this article, I will try my best to explain the majority of what went on. Plus, if any of you have any more specific questions regarding anything in this article, feel free to ask them in the comments below and I’ll answer you the best I can.
Holy c-sharp, Batman! As you already know, I’m a huge fan of C#. So, you can probably imagine what happened when I found out someone actually wrote an entire operating system in C#. It’s called “Cosmos” (http://cosmos.codeplex.com/). Short for “C# Open Source Managed Operating System”, Cosmos is an operating system that runs on x86 and 64 bit processors, although support for ARM processors, iPhone, and even the Nintendo Wii are on the roadmap. I haven’t had a chance to test out the OS yet, but you can definitely be assured that I will be taking it for a spin some time today. So, if you’re interested in some C# wonderful-ness, head on over to Codeplex and snag a copy of the source code and check out Cosmos for yourself.