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Wayne Taylor Kryptos Backup People!
  • How to create ​glass/refle​ctive images easily?

    Hi All,

    I want to create the latest looking graphics easily (max, vista style), can anyone make any suggestions?

    Don't have a lot of cash to throw at this..... thanks.

  • Happy Birthday Scoble!

    Happy Birthday! Big Smile

  • Do you DVR?

    I've had Sky+ over here in the UK for the 18 months and I have to say it works really well!

    The most furstrting thing is that you can't at your recorded content to play on a mobile device or to write to DVD (DRM permitting of course Smiley )

    So I have a second Sky STB (not DVR) connected to my PC which has Windows MCE 2005 installed.

    I have this connected to a 17" TFT Widescreen TV in the bedroom and we can listen to our Music when getting ready to go out which is really cool.

    We can watch recorded TV in bed and this acts as a backup to the SKY+ which has messed up a couple of times.

    My PC is approx. 4-5 years old, so I think it's a little underpowered for MCE but does work really well.

    And I can now watch Stargate, Battlestar, etc on my Windows Mobile.... Big Smile

  • WPF/Avalon/​PDC Display Screens System

    How Sad Sad

    Just replying to my own post to get it visible again...... sorry.

  • What's your opinion on this site?

    Looks good, did you do the design work? Seemed a little so when first loading (I'm in the UK), but once loaded it was much quicker... Is there any flash work in the home page.... I've only had a quick look round?

  • WPF/Avalon/​PDC Display Screens System


    A while back this was on c9, http://channel9.msdn.com/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=125355, does any one know where I may be able to download the code?

    I'm thinking of using this for a project, I may need help, so any offers would be welcomed....


    Wayne (kryptos)

  • C9 Gal Yay or Nay!

    yay! Big Smile

  • Microsoft Innovation

    I saw this a while back now, I thought it was just marketing, which it is but very good and intrersting, however they have updated it.

    I think there should be more this....

  • The coolest thing I saw at CES...

    booooo, I've just brought a telescope, I wished I knew that this was coming out.....

    Does any one know if it will be available in the UK?


  • Does Microsoft Charge too Much for it's Software?

    Hi All,

    I run a Service & Support company, which deals mostly with the SME market place.

    When speaking with customers and they want Office 2003 and you tell them it's going to cost £320 the response is, "how much!"

    So when your talking £320 x 5 or £320 x 10 that's alot of cash for a small company to swallow.

    You would think that Volume Liecensing would be the answer, it's not for this number of PC's it works out more expensive!

    Now, this is what is odd. Microsoft Small Business Server 2003 is great value for money! £800 for Windows Server 2003, ISA Server 2004 and Exchange 2003 with 5 CAL's!

    So why can't it be done with other software, as they have gained that market?

    One of the highest cost's on a new basic office PC today (not high spec!) is the OS so why not sell it for £49.99? instead of £89.99 (oem).

    I agree it cost's money to develop software, but with office isn't 80-90% of the product done? Do they have to charge as if they were writing it from the start each time.

    Don't get me wrong, I like MS and the software the produce, I want to sell more of it, but when your trying to sell a £320 to someone who can "get it of there friend" for £2, what do you do? Shop them and loose the customer and put myself out of business?

    I do encourgae legal software usage, but it's hard at these prices.

    What do you think?