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Bryn Waibel

Bryn Waibel Bryn Waibel I'm not an actor, but i play one on channel9

Niner since 2004

Ok, my name is Bryn and i'm a geek, sort of. There are definitely people who blow me away in that category, but i do have an uncanny affection for bits, and I truly enjoy tinkering with them. Play gentle, be nice, talk loudly and have fun with this little toy, I appreciate it.
  • Rebecca Norlander - Demo of XPSP2

    Actually, you can lay the blame fully on me. This was the first time I have ever used a camcorder. I tried, and failed miserably on the demo part, but it's really hard to see what's going on in that little screen. Evry time I even touched the camera, it would jiggle around all over the place. I couldn't figure out how to pann the camera to somewhere other than the middle of the screen because I had to move the tripod beyond the desired point and then it would spring back a little ways. Also, the zoom control is a tiny notch and there is only one speed for zoom, fast. You should notice that after my first attempt at zooming in on a dialog, i pretty much just gave up and set the camera to view the entire screen for the rest of the demo.

    Anyway, if you want to see what XPSP2 is like, you should install it. This video was just to show you what to look for.

    -Bryn
  • Eric Gunnerson - How much magic should your compiler have?

    clint_hill wrote:
    In this interiew (at the end) they are discussing closure and the misnomer in C#. Are they talking about Dispose and garbage collection? I am curious because I have implemented IDispose in a couple of objects but now I am curious if it is redundancy for managed code.


    Actually, the question came up because the first time I read about anonymous methods, I was under the impression that the C# team was adding some form of closure to the C# language. After doing a little reasearch, i found out that anonymous methods weren't actually closures at all, but instead just a shortcut notation which the compiler expands. Unfortunately, i can't find the article that showed the compiler expansion right now. If I find it I'll post it. Basically, they create a new class which is designed to hold both the delegate and the locally scoped state of the variables that it uses. Instances of this class are used for delegate assignment.

    The concept is not related except tangentially to Dispose or Garbage Collection.

    I wanted to bring this point up to Eric while I was interviewing him, but, as you might all suspect, I get a little nervous in front of the camera, so it didn't come out quite as elegantly as I would have liked. As I bumbled my way through it, he made the exact point that I was looking for, Eric rules. My apologies for not speaking up, we'll have mic's on the interviewers soon.

    -Bryn
  • Chris Sells -- Tour of MSDN

    For some reason these errors aren't being logged, so we hadn't noticed them before. I'm trying to track them down now, stay tuned.

    Edit: I got one too, sweet.