Channel 9 should have a 'weekly coding challenge'.
rasx wrote:XAML is impressive. Let's hear about security features! Let's hear about dropping XAML decalrations into ASP.NET and suddenly getting a web page (based on a subset of controls not Longhorn dependent).
Let's hear about Adobe or Macromedia embracing XAML so these mature design tools can be used by these mythical designers that work with us developers.
At least let's hear about Microsoft building, say, an XPDF to XAML converter.
What plans does Microsoft have with XAML? Are they going to make it a standard like they did with C#?
Aug 20, 2004 at 5:27 PMCome on people, I want to read more funny stories!
Aug 20, 2004 at 7:04 AMScoble, you forgot to ask some questions about the 'funny' part of their job!
Funny things in a cv, people wanting high positions but have zero-knowledge, spies from other companies who want to infiltrate Microsoft, and so on.
I changed to Firefox for 2 reasons:
Tabs and securitiy.
I also found out something interesting while using tabs. If I open one IE brower it uses approx 11.7MB of RAM to open Google.com, while one instance of Firefox takes 17.1 MB. But what if I want to view 2 pages at once (which is almost always the case)? If I open up each page in a new Firefox window, each new page adds about 1 MB. If I use tabs it takes up about 150k for each new opened Google.com page. But if I used IE, each page takes 11.7 MB!!! I tested both Apps (Firefox tabbed and windowed).
20 Pages of http://www.google.com/index.html
IE = 230 MB
Firefox windowed = 35.4 MB
Firefox tabbed = 21.6 MB
This is a pretty significant difference! Now I know that 20 pages is excessive, but if you open any more than 1 page, Firefox uses less RAM than IE.
BS, I just tested it. Opened 20 windows with google.be in IE.
This was my memory usage obtained from the task manager: 25 MB RAM + 10 MB VM.