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26

Feb

2015

UDP Broadcast not working when no Default Gateway configured on Linux

There are a few pitfalls for the burdened Software Engineer getting going with UDP datagram broadcast. One that I hit this week involved clients not receiving broadcast messages unless a default gateway was configured on the broadcasting host. Very strange, why should broadcast need a gateway? Well it turns out that it doesn’t, it really […]

24

Feb

2015

Handy archive of boost binaries for Windows / Visual Studio

Every now and again I have to work on an old software project that may use an older version of the boost libraries. Well if like me, you occasionally find that you are missing some boost .lib file or other binary then have a look at this very handy archive of the boost windows binaries […]

13

Feb

2015

A Machine Vision Engineer’s take on Fifty Shades of Grey by James Mahon

A Machine Vision Engineer’s take on Fifty Shades of Grey by James Mahon (generated by pure C source code): And the source code:

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26

Jan

2015

Quadcopter, Camera and Software to Monitor Coastal Erosion

We are based in Wicklow Town near to the Murrough which is a piece of coastline directly to the North of Wicklow town. Recently a part of the Murrough has been undergoing rather alarming & incredibly fast erosion, differences in the shore line can be observed on a weekly basis. The erosion is occurring mostly […]

23

Jan

2015

Affordable logic Analyzer for the jobbing Software Engineer

Today I am working on some embedded code that generates lighting and camera triggers for a computer vision application that I am consulting on, my main thought today is that I am so glad to have my little USB logic analyser from Saleae Logic. I can remember when the most basic logic analyzer has huge […]

28

Nov

2014

Interesting Analysis of the State of Microsoft’s Software Development Tools

The Register published an interesting article on the state of Microsoft’s software development tools today – it focuses on tools for developing desktop apps. Although well written, the article doesn’t make up-beat reading and is in fact quite depressing. WPF and related development tools have been let languish for so long now it is hard […]

24

Nov

2014

Streaming mjpeg video with a web2py and python server

Recently I investigated whether I could implement software streaming of mjpeg video on a camera that uses web2py and python as its HTTP interface. Web2py makes most common operations quite straightforward and streaming is no exception, although I had to go digging for some details, this post along with SergeyPo’s answer to this question were […]

21

Nov

2014

A good / recommended JSON serializer for .NET

One of the great advances in software engineering over the last while is the rise of Json over the more ungainly and awkward XML. It is even making inroads in the more conservative .NET world. In terms of working with Json in .NET, in my opinion, you can’t really do much better than NewtonSoft’s Json.NET […]

21

Nov

2014

Unsupported Operation. A document processed by the JRC engine cannot be opened in the C++ stack.

This is an inner exception that you may encounter with Crystal Reports, now it sounds rather bad, but its really just a badly named error – don’t panic (just yet anyway)!

More than likely it is caused because the reporting engine can’t load your report due to a spelling error in the report name […]

21

Nov

2014

Crystal Reports in WPF, which references do I need to add to my project?

In this software development game it can be hard to avoid developing reports, I haven’t had the need to use CrystalReports in many along year, but last year I had the misfortune of using Microsoft’s shoddy reporting services for a client and decided after that that I would try at all to avoid a repeat […]

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