Holiday Amusement with Simple Arduino Circuits

I had some spare time over the holidays, and decided to break out an Arduino that I had been sitting on for over a year.  Since this was my first time playing with the microcontroller, I decided to start with some very simple LED cirtuits and programs.

For example, here's one where there are 2 LEDs on the breadboard, one standard blue LED and one RGB LED.

Circuit Diagram:

Arduino Sketch:

Video of it in action (don't mind the mess of wires and extra parts on the breadboard...  I was playing with lots of different circuits):


Two podcast appearances in December

I had some fun being a guest on two different podcasts in December, talking about both Apache CloudStack and CumuLogic, and I figured I'd share the recordings here.

First up, Digital Nibbles, hosted by Reuven Cohen and Allyson Klein, was a two guest show with Duncan Johnston-Watt (from CloudSoft) and I splitting the time. Duncan's was up first (and he's worth the listen), but you can jump to minute 25 to hear my interview. We talked primarily about CumuLogic, but also spent some time discussing CloudStack.

Next, Aaron Delp interviewed me for episode 125 of The Cloudcast. This was my second time on this particular podcast, and it was just as fun the second time around. Aaron really gets the cloud market, so it was great to discuss some of the ins-and-outs of both Apache CloudStack's community and CumuLogic's potential with him.

Thanks to both of these podcasts for inviting me to share a bit about my move to CumuLogic. Hopefully the brief introduction I gave was enough for people to understand why I made the move, and why I'm excited about CumuLogic's future!