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MikeS

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Mike is a troublesome software developer living in Edinburgh, Scotland.
  • Anders Hejlsberg - More C# Talk from C#'s Architect (Happy Birthday Video #3)

    Charles wrote:
    MikeS wrote: It's always great to listen to Anders, but when are we going to be able to SEE HIM!!! Isn't it about time we had Anders# instead of Background#? Not only is he blurry and you can read his book titles fine, but in a lot of the shots by the whiteboard - sorry grayboard - Anders is actually BLACK! Smiley

    When are you guys going to learn how to use your video camera? Come on! Go get "Video Cameras for Dummies" and figure out how to press a couple of buttons to lock the exposure and focus.

    It's really not that hard! Smiley


    Is is really that bad? Seems relatively fine to me. Anyway, I'm not a camera guy, sorry.


    C


    No of course it's not THAT bad, and neither is DOS but I bet you use Windows Smiley

    If a reasonable improvement is very easy to implement and it'll work every time, then it's worth doing IMHO. Just about every video I see here suffers from drastic brightness fluctuations. The solution is simply to switch off auto exposure before you start.
  • Anders Hejlsberg - More C# Talk from C#'s Architect (Happy Birthday Video #3)

    scobleizer wrote:
    Actually, it is hard. Especially when you're a developer trying to keep up with Anders' big brain.

    We'll try to do better, though. Charles shot that himself without any help.


    Switching off auto exposure isn't hard, no matter what Anders' big brain does Smiley It's the number one thing any camcorder user should do.

    Since many of the videos I've seen on Channel9 are taken in offices with big windows (not Windows Smiley ) in the background, this will be a big improvement.

    HowTo: before you start, just point the camera at the wall inside the room, with no window or light source in the frame and no white board either - and switch the exposure to manual. That'll lock it at that setting and you can pan around without everything going dark every time you go near the window.

    How hard is that?
  • Anders Hejlsberg - More C# Talk from C#'s Architect (Happy Birthday Video #3)

    It's always great to listen to Anders, but when are we going to be able to SEE HIM!!! Isn't it about time we had Anders# instead of Background#? Not only is he blurry and you can read his book titles fine, but in a lot of the shots by the whiteboard - sorry grayboard - Anders is actually BLACK! Smiley

    When are you guys going to learn how to use your video camera? Come on! Go get "Video Cameras for Dummies" and figure out how to press a couple of buttons to lock the exposure and focus.

    It's really not that hard! Smiley
  • Anders Hejlsberg - Tour through computing industry history at the Microsoft Museum

    This is fun: this is a repeat of a long-running debate we had back in '95 when Delphi shipped and I was on TeamB.

    Delphi is a town of ancient Greece for which the correct pronunciation (according to Greeks) has a short "-ee" sound at the end, like "taxi". In the UK and the rest of Europe (as far as I know), we also pronounce it this way.

    In the US, the predominant pronunciation ends in "eye". Anders pronounces it this way as well, but I think that's just because he's living there and has adopted American English.

    So all of you who insist on calling it "Delph-eye", just remember when you're next looking for a cab to call out "Tax-eye! Tax-eye!" :o)

    --Mike Scott