The number 400

400th article Benjamin Perkins
400th article Benjamin Perkins

What is significant about the number 400? 400 is 20² 400 is divisible by: 1, 2, 4, 5, 8, 10, 16, 20, 25, 40, 50, 80, 100, 200, 400 400 equals 2⁴ * 5² or ( 2*2*2*2*5*5) 400 is a self-number which are generated by this formula:  You can write 400 like this: four hundred,…

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ASP.NET 5 renamed to ASP.NET Core 1.0

ASP.NET Benjamin Perkins
ASP.NET Benjamin Perkins

This article has been moved to its new home here:  https://benperk.github.io/msdn/2016/2016-01-asp-net-5-renamed-to-asp-net-core-1-0.html I was reading this article here which made a lot of sense.  There was a bit of confusion on my part that was touched on as originally I assumed that ASP.NET 5 was the newer version of ASP.NET 4.6 while in fact it was a…


Creating a Wi-Fi connection to my Lumia 640XL, with the Gadgeteer

microsoft cognitive services
microsoft cognitive services

This article has been moved to its new home here:  https://benperk.github.io/msdn/2015/2015-05-creating-a-wi-fi-connection-to-my-lumia-640xl-with-the-gadgeteer.html My first Gadgeteer project I wrote about here used an Ethernet connection.  However, this limited the mobility of my device and therefore wanted to configure the device to connect to a Wi-Fi network.  I must mention that another coolness factor with this Wi-Fi project was…


Create an IoT Device Using the Gadgeteer with Azure Blob Storage

Azure Blob Storage
Azure Blob Storage

This article has been moved to its new home here: https://benperk.github.io/msdn/2015/2015-03-create-an-iot-device-using-the-gadgeteer-with-azure-blob-storage.html Please have a read of my article I wrote about an IoT device project I created.  It was published in this month’s MSDN Magazine. Here is a picture of the actual Gadgeteer device.


Upload an image to an Azure Blob container using the Gadgeteer (Part 1)

Azure Blob Storage
Azure Blob Storage

This article has been moved to it new home here: https://benperk.github.io/msdn/2014/2014-12-upload-an-image-to-an-azure-blob-container-using-the-gadgeteer-part-1.html I wrote an article here that explained how I got an HTTPS request to work from my Gadgeteer.  This was one of the steps I took during the process of achieving my ultimate goal of storing an image, taken from a camera and placing it into…

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How I got HTTPS to work with the .Net Micro Framework and my Gadgeteer

Microsoft .NET Benjamin Perkins
Microsoft .NET Benjamin Perkins

This article has been moved to it new home here: https://benperk.github.io/msdn/2014/2014-11-how-i-got-https-to-work-with-the-net-micro-framework-and-my-gadgeteer.html I have begun my pursuit of the Internet of Things (IoT) via the .NET Micro Framework and a FEZ Spider.  I am currently using the following SDKs: .NET MF 4.3 RTM (QFE1) .NET Gadgeteer NETMF and Gadgeteer Package 2014 R3 When I was trying to…

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