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  • A lap around Windows 7 new Scenic Ribbon

    By the looks of it the Brush is only 3 clicks away when the window is small enough to collapse it. If the window is bigger the pallete becomes inline and it's only 2 clicks again.
  • Bill Hill: The Future of Reading on the Web, Part 2

    Bill, can't find any other method to contact you, so here will do as good as any. You mention in the video the difference between px and pt as a measurement. What would your opinion be on pt vs. em for specifying the size of text and elements in CSS?
  • Bill Hill: The Future of Reading on the Web, Part 2

    Here's a way to convert "'s to typographers quotes within Notepad++ (should work in most other text editors too, though may need minor tweaks). Open the Search and Replace dialog as normal, but make sure "Search Mode" is set to "Regular Expression" and enter
    "([^"]*)"
    (including the leading and trailing ") in the "Find What:" field and
    “\1”
    in the "Replace With..." field.
    You can then use Find and Replace as you normally would, either using "Replace All" to quickly replace all instances, or "Find Next" to find what it thinks is a quoted string, tweaking the text if it's incorrect (i.e. adding the missing ending ") and then clicking "Replace".

    [EDIT: Corrected regex]
  • Expert to Expert: Contract Oriented Programming and Spec#

    aJanuary wrote:
    "Is this based on C# 3.0? or is this an invariation of C# 2.0?"
    From what I remember from other interviews it is based on C# 2.0.

    Another interesting interview (which I think is where I got the above from) can be found at http://www.hanselminutes.com/default.aspx?showID=128


    In fact it says in that very interview (about 3 mins in) it's a superset of C# 2.0 and rather than a superset of C# 3.0. They also mention shortly after (and talk about it a little in the video )they are looking at a non-language specific solution.
  • Expert to Expert: Contract Oriented Programming and Spec#

    "Is this based on C# 3.0? or is this an invariation of C# 2.0?"
    From what I remember from other interviews it is based on C# 2.0.

    Another interesting interview (which I think is where I got the above from) can be found at http://www.hanselminutes.com/default.aspx?showID=128
  • Expert to Expert: Contract Oriented Programming and Spec#

    Wierd to see Eric in a suit Perplexed Nice tie though.
  • MultiPoint: What. How. Why.

    atkulp wrote:
    

    It looks like very exciting technology.  I enjoyed the video and look forward to the SDK in January!

    Three questions:

    1. Is it easy to create an "admin" mouse?  I could very likely want to restrict certain forms, or even controls only to one mouse (probably the teacher's).  That way only the teacher can start/stop an activity, while the students can only interact with the relevant options.
    2. As a red-green color-blind male, I wonder if there are other ways of decorating pointers to better differentiate them.  Perhaps styles of glowing, or even completely different pointer icons.  This could be an important feature to consider.
    3. For non Multipoint-enabled applications, do the multiple mice function as on any other system?  In other words, if I don't specifically code for Multipoint, do all mice conflict with each other?

    Thanks for the video, and good luck getting to the next step!



    I think some of these questions are answered in the video, albeit not explicitly.

    1. It's definately possible to restrict within your application who controls what. You simple designate a certain cursor as "admin", and only respond to their events on certain controls. As to allowing only the admin control over the entire system depends on how standard apps respond to the multiple cursors.

    2. They make many refrences to changing the icons, so I'm sure you can decorate the cursors.

    3. It seems that they all just conflict with each other, which can be seen when he quits the demo. I'm sure there are probably ways to only allow one device to control the main cursor though.

    This looks very exciting. I think I may actualy show my mother this one, she'll be interested.
  • Lap around ASP.NET Ajax Demo from JAOO 2006 Conference, Denmark

    Only the lack of refreshes needed are AJAX, they seemed to have lumped all the other stuff in under the same name for some reason.
  • The Advancement of Windows: Narayanan Ganapathy - Windows Vista IO

    " From the video: "Vista the most advanced general purpose OS"!? I really don't think so, please look at the market!!!!!"

    In terms of the range of hardware support, I think it probably is.
  • InfoCard Explained

    "(2) Why .crd and .crds instead of .card and .cards, respectively? When will the computer industry's war on vowels come to an end?"


    If the crds wasn't 4 letters long I would say it had to do with the ISO 9660 CD filesystem. But I guess it doesn't.