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Welcome To My Blog March 1, 2012

Posted by jinzaistudio in Aerotech Initiator, ASP.NET 3.5, astronomy, jinzai-studio.net, Michael T. Blake, Parallax Propeller, personal, printed circuit board, programming, rocketry, Uncategorized, Visual Basic.
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My name is Michael T. Blake. Welcome to my blog. Here you will find much of the same material that I have been posting to my Facebook accounts as well as material that I will post to my website. This blog is part of getting my brand out into the Internet and also, it gives me the opportunity to share things I am learning with many people. I like that very much.

The image to the left is my new jinzai-studio.net logo, in work. I have been quite busy developing the site and code for image processing and also for making printed circuit boards to further some other projects that I have going on right now. Let me tell you about some of them.      I am a software developer. I write code in Microsoft Windows, mostly. I prefer C++, but unmanaged code is becoming rare and VisualBasic is a great managed code language, so I have been using that for the last 5 years, or so. I also use DarkBasic Professional for DirectX programming and I also use Parallax Propeller microcontrollers on many of my projects.      My website, jinzai-studio.net also documents some of my work and I develop it myself using VB.NET (ASP.NET 3.5) and SQL Server 2008. I am using some old school DB access methods, but LINQ to SQL is what I use most of the time.      I also enjoy rocketry and astronomy, as well as the Earth sciences, like geology and meteorology. I just built an Aerotech Initiator which will fly in the G class. Next, I am going to shoot for my High Power Level 1 certification. I would really like to see one of my projects ‘slip the surly bonds’ and enter into space.      The first few items in this feed will relate to the rocket, the site and my printed circuit board system and projects related to those things. I also intend to demonstrate some useful code examples and hopefully explain it so that you can take the knowledge and use it to your advantage. I can tell you right now that if you can wrap your head around the .NET Graphics class and Bitmaps, you can easily write your own image processing and image manipulation/generation software.