Author Archives: coolblaze03

AVR Software UART

One of my favorite micro-controller chips is the ATTINY84. I has a variety of features and the small size (14 pins) makes it perfect for projects i create. One feature it lacks is a hardware UART. One way you can … Continue reading

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Determining if a point is inside of a polygon

I didn’t write this but while i was looking for the quick answer i came across a defunct website that had this information. I had to go back a ways in the wayback machine to get this info. so i … Continue reading

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Using Scrollwheel in C++ OpenGl

A few years ago i decided to make a small game engine. It works well enough but as with any project there is always more to do. One day i decided to make a media player based off the engine. … Continue reading

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Linq strikes again

Linq has become one of my favorite things to use. It allows you to approach the concepts of objects just as you would a sql query on a database. Linq is very flexible and i have not found an instance … Continue reading

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Blurb of the day

ADO.net If you using ado.net and are getting this error Could not load type ‘ADODB.FieldsToInternalFieldsMarshaler’ from assembly You need to go to your project references-> Embed Interop Types: false. Once you do this it will fix your issue.

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Wisdom of the day

When dealing with vectors (or any object) PLEASE make sure the vector (or any object) is set to something and not null/nothing before you start to process it. If you don’t you will spend a lot of time diagnosing a … Continue reading

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Blurb of the day: More .net Madness

If you are using web services and are using visual stuido 2010, when you consume that service to be used in your application make sure the machine that it is being deployed to has .net framework 3.5 sp1. If it … Continue reading

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Blurb of the day: .net framework madness

Soooooooo what do you do when the a .net framework update wont install……. Go CRAZY!!!!! or you can try everything you can until something works. I kept getting a 1603 msi error when installing the .net framework. So i went … Continue reading

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Blurb of the day: Data Retrieval from Sybase using .net

If you ever need to pull data from a sybase database and you are using .net to accomplish this task, you will need download the sybase developer kit for the version in which you are attempting to use. Now i may edit … Continue reading

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Deciphering the Database

Data migrations for one systems to the next are always a bit tricky. The level of involvement can be minimal. The small things like already knowing where certian tables are located or even using a sproc/view that can get you the requested … Continue reading

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