These days, I find myself doing a great deal of C#, Java, and the more prevalent web technologies such as Angular, Node.js, JQuery, and so forth. As a certified insomniac, technophile, and programming addict, I spend a good deal of time working on projects for myself while learning new languages and technologies. Recently, I've begun to dig deeper into languages and technologies such as Xamarin (IOS, Android, Windows apps), Microsoft's Service Fabric, and Windows 10 IoT.

My current Xamarin project is a rewrite of a Windows Universal Platform (UWP) project that I completed some months ago (see: inset image), that I run on my Windows 10 IoT Raspberry PI II Model B (RPI) that is currently sitting on my "Task Desk" in my home office. The app isn't meant to provide me with anything other than a quick visual of how the cryptocurrencies I've subscribed to are doing. There's a small heat strip on the top that indicates the trend of the recent price polls, as well as a simple, label-less line chart to show me the overall movement of the currency. Once I complete the Xamarin project, I plan to release the source code on Github for public consumption and use.

I'm a huge fan of home automation and have been working with technologies such as X10 for a long time now. A few years ago, I started upgrading my system to use newer technology such as Wink and smart sensors. So far, I am not a fan of having to maintain an internet connection to send out commands to a central server just to receive them back at my Wink, but they are making more and more commands locally available and that is a good thing.