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21 Sep 2010   Updated: 11 Apr 2015   Rating: 4.94/5    Votes: 10   Popularity: 4.94
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Community provided tools that are available for use with The Code Project
8 May 2013   Updated: 8 May 2013   Rating: 4.99/5    Votes: 27   Popularity: 7.15
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Welcome to our continuing series of Code Project interviews in which we talk to developers about their backgrounds, projects, interests and pet peeves. In this installment we talk to Dave Auld, a CodeProject star that continues to shine brighter.
CodeProject
14 Aug 2013   Updated: 15 Aug 2013   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 5   Popularity: 3.49
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In honour of the 10 million member milestone, CodeProject members Ravi Bhavnani and DaveAuld reflect back on their time as part of the developer community.
Database Development
29 Nov 2013   Updated: 30 Nov 2013   Rating: 4.79/5    Votes: 6   Popularity: 3.72
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Too much data is breaking the system, we need a fix!
Desktop Programming
System
1 Jun 2011   Updated: 1 Jun 2011   Rating: 4.90/5    Votes: 12   Popularity: 5.29
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Netgear GS108 8-port Gigabit switch is unhappy, only wants to blink.......blink no more!
General Programming
Threads
13 Sep 2018   Updated: 11 Oct 2018   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 5   Popularity: 3.49
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This is a probability based simulation that demonstrates 'Swapping' is considered the best option! We also look at the effect of multi-threading and multi-process in Python.
Hardware
4 Nov 2010   Updated: 4 Nov 2010   Rating: 4.94/5    Votes: 13   Popularity: 5.51
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Introduction to implementing a Fail Safe communications failure ESD System architecture.
1 Jun 2011   Updated: 1 Jun 2011   Rating: 4.89/5    Votes: 20   Popularity: 6.37
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Repair can often be just as effective, this is how I repaired my dead switch.
1 Jul 2011   Updated: 3 Jul 2011   Rating: 4.33/5    Votes: 4   Popularity: 2.61
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A quick look at upgrading a QNAP NAS memory and the benchmarking of the performance
13 Mar 2012   Updated: 14 Mar 2012   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 3   Popularity: 2.39
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Installing a 'Corsair H80 Liquid CPU Cooler' on an overheating system - did it make a difference?
29 Feb 2012   Updated: 1 May 2012   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 6   Popularity: 3.89
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Swapping out a standard HDD for a Hybrid HDD in my ageing Acer 6935.
High Performance Computing
GPU
2 May 2013   Updated: 7 May 2013   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 2   Popularity: 1.51
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Replacement GPU Cooler - Icy cool or hot and bothered?
Internet of Things
24 Aug 2014   Updated: 27 Aug 2015   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 28   Popularity: 7.24
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Building for and consuming the Blitzortung Lightning Detection Network
Arduino
27 Oct 2009   Updated: 27 Oct 2009   Rating: 4.80/5    Votes: 26   Popularity: 6.54
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Using the Arduino platform for a SIMON game implementation.
23 Feb 2010   Updated: 23 Feb 2010   Rating: 4.76/5    Votes: 25   Popularity: 6.65
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An Introduction To Arduino Interrupts
22 Sep 2010   Updated: 22 Sep 2010   Rating: 4.95/5    Votes: 21   Popularity: 6.55
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Simple implementation of a differential gap control to track the sun East/West movement
10 Jan 2011   Updated: 10 Jan 2011   Rating: 4.83/5    Votes: 15   Popularity: 5.68
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A beginners' introduction to using shift registers with the Arduino
4 Nov 2014   Updated: 9 Nov 2014   Rating: 4.98/5    Votes: 19   Popularity: 6.37
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Low Energy Bluetooth meets Arduino compatible microcontroller in a small form factor, is this just a fairy tale?
Raspberry-Pi
5 Mar 2014   Updated: 5 Mar 2014   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 12   Popularity: 5.40
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A quick book review of what could be one of the "Best Haynes Manual Ever"
19 Jul 2012   Updated: 13 Sep 2013   Rating: 4.96/5    Votes: 31   Popularity: 7.40
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Bought, Imaged and Booted - So far so good!
5 Dec 2013   Updated: 5 Dec 2013   Rating: 4.82/5    Votes: 8   Popularity: 4.35
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Real World Interfacing to the Raspberry-Pi using a Gertboard.
24 Sep 2013   Updated: 6 Dec 2013   Rating: 4.94/5    Votes: 20   Popularity: 6.43
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Google Coder == "A simple way to make web stuff on Raspberry Pi.", well that is what they claim!
Nvidia
27 Aug 2018   Updated: 27 Aug 2018   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 6   Popularity: 3.89
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The pursuit of Serenity, it's new build time!
27 Aug 2018   Updated: 28 Aug 2018   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 4   Popularity: 3.01
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The pursuit of Serenity, it's new build time!
10 May 2013   Updated: 29 May 2013   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 5   Popularity: 3.49
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Attempting an upgrade can be rewarding, but without an OS re-install may end in tears!
15 Jan 2013   Updated: 15 Jan 2013   Rating: 4.67/5    Votes: 4   Popularity: 2.81
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Quick tour of the Samsung Series 7 Chronos Notebook
Programming Languages
C#
14 Jan 2013   Updated: 14 Jan 2013   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 7   Popularity: 4.23
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In this section, we will take a look at some of the graphic and font handling routines.
14 Jan 2013   Updated: 14 Jan 2013   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 9   Popularity: 4.77
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In this section, we will take a look at what is required to build, sign and package the application.
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A look at achieving real time trends in UltraDynamo
14 Jan 2013   Updated: 17 Jan 2013   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 5   Popularity: 3.49
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In this section, we will take a look at the sensors, the sensor manager and the simulation
23 May 2022   Updated: 23 May 2022   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 12   Popularity: 5.40
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Putting together an application to share a USB Sky Quality Meter to Multiple Clients
Javascript
11 Dec 2010   Updated: 22 Mar 2011   Rating: 4.94/5    Votes: 49   Popularity: 8.35
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Windows 7 Gadget that scrapes your reputation points and graph, and tracks changes between updates
Visual Basic
2 Nov 2010   Updated: 2 Nov 2010   Rating: 4.92/5    Votes: 21   Popularity: 6.51
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A simple automated build tool to assist with Windows Gadget development
14 Jan 2011   Updated: 23 Jan 2011   Rating: 4.97/5    Votes: 17   Popularity: 6.12
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Getting value from your data historian and recovering data using ProcessBook
XML
14 Jan 2013   Updated: 14 Jan 2013   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 9   Popularity: 4.77
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In this section, we look at the basics to get going.
Routers
2 Oct 2016   Updated: 4 Oct 2016   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 5   Popularity: 3.49
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It only took a year, but after a lot of blood sweat and tears, it works!
Ultrabook
13 Oct 2012   Updated: 28 Nov 2012   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 6   Popularity: 3.89
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Ultrabook vehicle dynamo
Web Development
ASP.NET
4 Feb 2012   Updated: 6 Feb 2012   Rating: 4.96/5    Votes: 7   Popularity: 4.19
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Using Client Side Timer and Hidden Elements to catch a Bot submission in Asp.Net MVC
19 May 2014   Updated: 19 May 2014   Rating: 4.97/5    Votes: 13   Popularity: 5.53
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A look at how I implemented Drag 'n Drop Role Management in a Asp.Net MVC project.
HTML
2 Aug 2010   Updated: 6 Aug 2014   Rating: 4.97/5    Votes: 91   Popularity: 9.74
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Google Chrome Extension that scrapes your reputation points and graph, and tracks changes between updates.
22 Aug 2011   Updated: 29 Aug 2014   Rating: 4.96/5    Votes: 28   Popularity: 7.18
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Google Chrome Extension that provides Message and Answer templating
24 Oct 2011   Updated: 27 Nov 2011   Rating: 4.95/5    Votes: 81   Popularity: 9.45
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A beginner introduction to the features of the Chrome Debugger
Node.js
29 Jan 2014   Updated: 30 Mar 2016   Rating: 4.96/5    Votes: 13   Popularity: 5.53
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Look into the Jade Templating engine and the required syntax
Wireless
13 May 2014   Updated: 15 May 2014   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 17   Popularity: 6.02
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My adventure into installing a domestic CCTV system and wireless bridge.

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.NET
28 Apr 2011   Updated: 28 Apr 2011   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 8   Popularity: 4.52
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A safe way to get the user to check if the .NET Framework is installed
API
22 Jan 2011   Updated: 3 Oct 2011   Rating: 4.94/5    Votes: 8   Popularity: 4.46
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Use Google APIs to create Graphical Formulas
Driver
1 Jan 2012   Updated: 1 Jan 2012   Rating: 4.98/5    Votes: 22   Popularity: 6.68
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Use the Hardware ID to determine product information
General
16 Oct 2010   Updated: 10 Jan 2011   Rating: 4.94/5    Votes: 8   Popularity: 4.46
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Ever made the fateful mistake or come across a board that someone has used a permanent marker on?
Programming Languages
C#
22 May 2010   Updated: 22 May 2010   Rating: 4.67/5    Votes: 5   Popularity: 3.26
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Here is a better evaluation of performance in .Net of the If / Switch operations;http://www.blackwasp.co.uk/SpeedTestIfElseSwitch.aspx[^]
19 Feb 2011   Updated: 19 Feb 2011   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 1   Popularity: 0.00
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Condensed single line version using one of the overloaded methods of Uri;String fullurl = new Uri(new Uri("http://website.com"), "/path/download.php").ToString();
Javascript
17 Jul 2011   Updated: 18 Jul 2011   Rating: 4.88/5    Votes: 6   Popularity: 3.80
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Simple implementation for determining which radio buttons are selected using Jquery
Visual Basic
4 Jan 2010   Updated: 12 Mar 2010   Rating: 4.96/5    Votes: 25   Popularity: 6.56
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I recently had created a windows forms application in VB.Net2008 and made use of the BindingSource control to bind all the forms controls to the underlying SQL Queried data.I built user functionality on the form to allow the user to further filter (client side filtering ) the original data...
15 May 2010   Updated: 18 Jun 2010   Rating: 4.60/5    Votes: 3   Popularity: 2.19
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The Dictionary class does not have inbuilt sort functionality and I was looking for a simple way to sort on the Values within the collection.After searching google, it became clear that there are several ways to achieve this, from implementing Lists, using LookUps and even making use of...
20 Jun 2010   Updated: 20 Jun 2010   Rating: 4.83/5    Votes: 10   Popularity: 4.61
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A simple way to create a grow only Column Width routine
20 Jun 2010   Updated: 21 Jun 2010   Rating: 4.73/5    Votes: 4   Popularity: 2.85
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Here is a lesson I learnt while working with custom application settings in XML files and Visual Studio
19 Jul 2010   Updated: 19 Jul 2010   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 4   Popularity: 3.01
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You can keep your output consistent with how Windows represents file sizes by using the inbuilt function;StrFormatByteSizeThe following code will dump the files from the root of C:\, Call getFilesAndSizes from a button click or wherever you want. ...
22 Feb 2011   Updated: 3 Jun 2014   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 8   Popularity: 4.52
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Using Enum to provide a quick and easy option lists
VS Code
1 Mar 2019   Updated: 1 Mar 2019   Rating: 4.97/5    Votes: 11   Popularity: 4.97
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A couple of useful extensions for VSCode to help manage your TODOs FIXMEs, etc.
Web Development
12 Aug 2019   Updated: 14 Aug 2019   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 3   Popularity: 2.39
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Object inspection with %O in the console output
ASP.NET
18 Jun 2012   Updated: 18 Jun 2012   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 2   Popularity: 1.51
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Quick way to modify the logon view depending on if the user has been redirected.
Win8 Desktop
7 Dec 2012   Updated: 7 Dec 2012   Rating: 4.69/5    Votes: 6   Popularity: 3.65
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Task scheduler put to use on logon

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DaveAuld
Engineer
Scotland Scotland
I have been working in the Oil & Gas Industry for over 30 years now.

Core Discipline is Instrumentation and Control Systems.

Completed Bsc Honours Degree (B29 in Computing) with the Open University in 2012.

Currently, Offshore Installation Manager in the Al Shaheen oil field, which is located off the coast of Qatar. Prior to this, 25 years of North Sea Oil & Gas experience.