Thursday, August 28, 2008

CONDG Meeting - August 2008

Links from the August 2008 Central Ohio .NET Developers Group meeting:

The presenters were from Exceptional Innovation. They discussed the use of Devices Profile for Web Services in their home automation products. After the presentation we were given a tour of their office which includes a model living area where they can demonstrate many parts of the system.

Also, I was not aware that there are different kinds of twilight: Civil Twilight, Nautical Twilight, and Astronomical Twilight. This came up in the discussion on programming their Life|ware system. I can't recall now if their system included Nautical Twilight. It should, for the yacht automation market, you know.

And thanks for the pizza.

PowerGUI - Open Source Windows Powershell Community

PowerShell Code Repository

PowerShell Code Repository:
"PoshCode is a collection of PowerShell functions, scripts and modules that are free for public use."

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

RELAX NG home page

RELAX NG home page:
"RELAX NG is a schema language for XML."

Amaya Home Page

Amaya Home Page:
"Amaya started as an HTML CSS style sheets editor. Since that time it was extended to support XML and an increasing number of XML applications such as the XHTML family, MathML, and SVG. It allows all those vocabularies to be edited simultaneously in compound documents"

Vervet Logic

Vervet Logic:
"Vervet's flagship product is XML Pro, one of the first shipping visual XML Editors. Geared towards making XML accessible to all user levels, XML Pro has an easy too use Graphical User Inerface, and support full validation."

Monday, August 25, 2008

ThinkGeek :: Kill-A-Watt

ThinkGeek :: Kill-A-Watt:
"The Kill-A-Watt allows you to connect your appliances and assess how efficient they are. A large LCD display counts consumption by the Kilowatt-hour, just like utility companies. You can figure out your electrical expenses by the hour, day, week, month, even an entire year. Monitor the quality of your power by displaying Voltage, Line Frequency, and Power Factor." - Saving Power on Intel systems with Linux - Saving Power on Intel systems with Linux:
"PowerTOP combines various sources of information from the kernel into one convenient screen so that you can see how well your system is doing at saving power, and which components are the biggest problems."