Funny video. Liked it. Never occurred to me that a shake table would be needed on top of what I hope the USPS already does. Little extra caution doesn't hurt though. I guess I just take it for granted when I open my own mail that it's safe.
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Nov 12, 2013 at 10:48 PM
My favorite feature in the Surface 2 Tips and Tricks video is the PlayTo bit. I just wish it wasn't hobbled by DRM. I tried this with a movie that I rented from the Xbox Video Store and it didn't work which is crazy because I ended up just renting it again on the Xbox. The DRM lets me watch it on both devices it should let me play it from one to the other.
But yeah, that was a good video.
My favorite Win8.1 feature isn't very obscure but I really like that it doesn't just load everything I install onto the start screen. The start screen is vastly improved in lots of nice little ways.
An obscure feature I like is the one in the start button where you can set WinKey + X to launch the Powershell instead of Cmd shell.
I knew if I yelled poltergeist loud enough you would hear me.
Liked this years Halloween movie. It wasn't as dark as last years.
Also, ignore Jose. Orange is the new black.
Oct 17, 2013 at 8:50 AM
Looks like some wires got crossed. The link for this weeks show takes us back here.
Very interesting. I'm one of those people who is never quite happy with my keyboard or my mouse so I tend to collect quite a few. For a long time I've really liked the ThinkPad keyboards on laptops so when Lenovo came out with the external USB version I ordered it right away. Sadly it looked like a traditional ThinkPad keyboard but it didn't feel the same at all and the track stick didn't even work the same. surprisingly, one of my favorite keyboards right now is the Surface Type keyboard. The key feel is very good. I like the mechanical feel and my typing speed is better with it than the Comfort keyboard at my desk.
The large mouse does look comfortable but I worry that it wouldn't feel as accurate for gaming. I may have to try it out to see.
I've been using IE11 for a while and I really like it. It has the best touch experience imo. It is frustrating how many web sites put up a warning that they don't support it though. Most of the time it works just fine and they're just doing the version check wrong.
On the topic of the color orange: Don't think we didn't notice the glasses on your head Mark. Nice. You should add (subtly) some new orange every few shows. To that end, you should see if Gov (rhymes with orange) will co-host with you.
Really like the Cortana idea. I do hope there would be a choice of voices like in a car nav system. I usually go with sexy-british-lady but Cortana would also be nice.
Also glad to hear they are going to wait until it's revolutionary and not just evolutionary. Current systems I've seen I probably wouldn't use that much even though they seem cool. On the other hand that does turn up the pressure a notch or two to deliver something amazing, which I guess is also good.
Sep 14, 2013 at 12:16 AM
That 3d extraction tool would be a big help for game developers. Sure I can code but doing the art and 3d modeling is always the hard part.
Paul was a good host and he had a good run but it's time to just let go and move on. These things happen sometimes. Long distance interaction is tricky and while it worked pretty well I do appreciate having Mark in studio. He's doing a fine job.
Also, really like the 8.1 preview and wish I could run the rtm bits now instead of waiting for Oct but it's not being put on MSDN