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Ian Ian Proud to be geek ....
  • What's Channel 9 at 9?

    @Ian2:Oh wait, they were pretty bad even back then ....

  • Vari-focal "progresive" lenses

    So sure eniugh when I hit 40 my eyes started to go and after boucing around with a few of the "off the shelf" reading glasses I eventually settled on my own prescription based pair.

    So here is the story, I ordered some aditional reading glasses from one of  these companies based 'somewhere else on the planet' and received an additional pair of reading glasses.  Great! 

    After I trod on my spare pair and ordered a replacement from the same company I was surprised when they came back and apeared blurry.  Bit of a revelation when I looked up though as objects that I had previously thought were sharp were now 'pin sharp'  (I had ordered long distance instead of reading lenses by mistake)

    So (don't worry I am getting there) this was all fine for a while and I even occasionally pick up the long sighted pair for watching HD films.

    Then I got a new laptop that supported 'Intel WIDI' and proceeded to set up a shared monitor between my laptop and TV on the other side of the room.

    All worked well and for a while I sat there with my reading glasses perched on the end of my nose such that when I looked at my laptop I could see eveything in focus, and when I looked up I could see everything on the TV (albeit sharp but not 'pin sharp')

    So I decided to try varifocals and they arrived this morning.

    I have to say they are a bit of a let down - I guess I was expecting a miracle but what you actually get with these lenses is a fairly small "sweet spot"  This guy explains it better.

    So I guess I will endevour to persevere for a while.

    Anyone else have any experience of this process?

     

  • Flyouts

    Wonder if there is a way to merge profiles like in WP7?

  • What is Live ID?

    Yep, through the magic of 'in private browsing' here is the old me.  Damn, that is one scary picture ...

  • First post on Channel9

    @CKurt :I recall battling it out for about a week, then I gave up and created a new liveID that didn't have an email address as the username - Needless to say I don't use this old live ID any more (except today of course!)

  • First post on Channel9

    http://channel9.msdn.com/Forums/Coffeehouse/20140-Microsoft-Retail-Hospitality-Developers-Conference-Fall-2004

     

    I don't think I made it to that conference but can't remember why not.

     

    And Ha! My old niner account works* - guess I should be Ian instead of Ian2 - but that is one hec of a scary photo - Does anyone know if I can switch 'Ian2' to 'Ian' and keep the same liveID?

     

     

    *For a while you couldn't use a third party email address for a live ID and I got locked out of CH9 hence Ian2

  • PDC Glitch

    Just checked out the home page at http://www.microsoftpdc.com/ and am seeing the following:



    Are you ready for the PDC?

    It’s no secret that the nature of software development is radically changing. Come to PDC2008 to experience Microsoft’s vision for cloud computing and building applications that seamlessly bridge the gaps between PC, Web, and phone, and be the first to see the full range of advances in Windows 7, the next major version of the Windows client operating system.


    Keynote presentations by

    It’s no secret that the nature of software development is radically changing. Come to PDC2008 to experience Microsoft’s vision for cloud computing and building applications that seamlessly bridge the gaps between PC, Web, and phone, and be the first to see the full range of advances in Windows 7, the next major version of the Windows client operating system.



    I Am using IE6 6.0.3790.3959 (SP2) - Its a corporate machine. Looks fine in IE7.

    (Would love to go by the way)

  • VS2008 Install under bootcamp

    Thanks, that sorted it!

  • VS2008 Install under bootcamp

    AndyC wrote:
    Try right-clicking setup.exe and see if Vista has somehow managed to turn on any of the compatability options. It certainly should work without doing anything as I installed it on Vista the other day!


    I'll try that next.  I have 4GB so I am just giving it a go under OSX using Parallels (using the same VISTA boot partition)

    OK Results are the same:

    * Under Paralells I got the same error
    * Checked the properties of setup.exe and the compatibility options are grayed out (ie no selection has been made).

    I am running from an ISO downloaded from MSDN.  Next step I will burn to a DVD and try again ( though I expect that this is some sort of a BootCamp issue?)


    Great suggestions, keep em coming!

  • VS2008 Install under bootcamp

    AndyC wrote:
    Have you got SP1 RC1 installed on Vista, by any chance?


    No just plain old VISTA Ultimate (with all the relevant windows updates applied)