Maven – Compiling JAR with Dependencies

Although I’m familiar with Java, I don’t use it day-to-day. To keep current with arguably the worlds most popular programming language, I decided to use Java in a project that I’m working on in my off hours. In that project (which gathers and analyzes economic data) I decided to use Maven. Even-though my small project doesn’t […]

Recording and Replaying GPS Data

In my last post on the Arduino Uno, I took my first steps with the microcontroller and started getting data from a GPS module – the Ublox NEO 6M. Once I was able to receive data from the module – which was pretty neat by itself if you think about it, I wanted to actually […]

Getting GPS Data from the Ublox NEO-6M GPS Module

At work, we’re using microcontrollers. We use them to monitor equipment and the environment, also to control machines in ways such as automating tasks and/or responding to certain environmental conditions. I work on the enablement team, therefore it’s part of my mission to facilitate other teams in their goal achievement. The automation team is responsible […]


I have a project I’m working to to gather and analyse economic data. To get the daily gold spot price, I’m going to use They provide a simple RESTful API serves up gold price data. You can check them out at the following link. Gold Rates by

Npgsql Insert Time Without Timezone

I’m just getting started with Npgsql for .NET Core Entity Framework and I ran into some trouble trying to do an insert into a Postgres table with a time data type. I initially tried to use a DateTime object, as worked with the date data type, but that didn’t work. The documentation said to use […]

PostgreSQL Quickstart

I’ve used mostly MySQL in the past, but a recent project called for working with PostgreSQL. The most immediate difference was that databases and schemas were semantically different. I took a liking to the DBMS – database management system, and plan to be using it in future projects. So, here I will notate some commands […]