Month: January 2016

How to create a boot entry without hypervisor

These days I’m working a lot with Android emulators. Both the Google as well as the Visual Studio one rely on visualization technology, but different ones. The problem with this is that only one of two technologies can be in use at the same time. For Android I needed Intel HAXM (Hardware Accelerated eXecution Manager)

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[Azure] Setting up the Azure billing alert preview feature

Those of you who might follow me on Twitter (@jsiegmund) might have seen this tweet about my Azure credits running out fast: This was caused by the Azure IoT suite remote monitoring sample, which eats up your credits very fast when you leave it running. Now wouldn’t it be nice if there were some way

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[SP2013] Getting a list of site collections using search

Getting a list of site collections from SharePoint 2013 sounds like a pretty trivial task of which you would say the client side object model is capable of handling. Well when you’re chatting with Office365 it is. And even when you’re on-premises, there’s some hacking you can do in order to utilize the same tenant-based

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[IoT] Aquarium monitor; Azure Stream Analytics

Things are progressing well in my quest to create an Azure connected aquarium monitor! This is post #4 in my blog series about the subject. In the previous post¬†we ended up sending messages with measurements to an Azure IoT hub. In this post we’ll take a look at what happens next, since we’re not actually

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[IoT] Aquarium monitor; Raspberry & Azure IoT hub

Hi there! This is post #3 in my Aquarium monitor series. In the previous post I showed how I linked some sensors to my Arduino Nano and coupled that with a Raspberry Pi 2 via I2C. However, I didn’t yet show you how you can now get the data that the Arduino is sending. We’ll

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[IoT] Aquarium monitor; hardware wiring

Hi there! This is post #2 in my Aquarium monitor series. In this post, I’ll explain how I wired the different sensors to my Raspberry Pi and Arduino devices. Now you probably do not have exactly the same set-up as I have, as there are all kinds of different devices out there which all require

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[IoT] My steps to an aquarium monitor (index)

Happy new year everyone! A new year, time for some new things! Somewhere back in 2015 I decided to buy a couple of Raspberry Pi’s, two¬†Arduino nano devices and some other IoT stuff (sensors, cables, etc). The goal I have is to build a device which can monitor my fish tank, keeping track of things

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