Monthly Archives: December 2015

Got the Raspberry Pi launched

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Posted on December 26, 2015 by

I got one of the Microsoft starter kits to get into the internet of things (IoT). it was very easy to download the latest Windows 10 and flash the SD card. The Internet of things was emphasized at the Build conference in 2015. At the Consumer Electronics show, that is going to be the rage.

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Raspberry Pi

Apple iOS9 and Enterprise distribution certificate trusting

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Posted on December 12, 2015 by

 

Apple iOS9 has made changes to how you trust enterprise certificates.  Previously you could trust a profile the first time you ran an application from an alert.  Now you need to go to Settings à-> General -> Profiles and trust the profile there.

For example, with iOS 9 , when you try to launch App Market, you may see this alert.

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There may in fact be no message at all, the app may fail to launch at all.

Go to Settings -> General. Select Profiles & Device Management.

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Select your Enterprise App Profile.

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Click on ‘Trust {your app}.

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Click on the ‘Trust’ button on the popover.

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Your enterprise application, and any other apps signed with your distribution certificate should be listed under the Apps from Developer “iPhone Distribution: {your companyt}”.

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Who still uses those C9 bulbs?

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Posted on December 12, 2015 by

The big bulbs are out. By that, I mean the C9 sized Christmas tree lights.  The tree in this picture has 4 strings of 25 lights. That amounts to 700 watts of electricity usage. LED bulbs would be 1/5th of that in usage. Also, as these strings get older, they become more brittle. I have thrown away many over the years. Just this year, two had to go, because some bulbs huffed out leaving wisps of electrical fire smoke in the room and blowing the inline fuses.

But, I like them, and we do not light them for very long periods of time. The only time they will be on for an extended period will be Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

C9 bulb Christmas tree

Christmas tree decorated with incandescent C9 bulbs