@CodeNameUnknown1: Thanks. Indeed, I've used the same point-and-shoot camera for most of my time on C9 (so, 10+years). I didn't think it was that bad, but if/when I do another one of these, I'll borrow some pro gear from Golnaz. Or, maybe she will film it and you'll get better angles, panning and, well, professional quality all around. :)
@scyonx: Unfortunately, the .NET API Design Guidelines Digest is not available. I've asked the .NET Framework people (some of them long time Niners... Hi Immo!!) when it may show up again (and understandably with some updated guidelines given it's age...).
@Proton2: Wow. That's excellent listening, Proton :) It was a quip regarding Seattle's warm Summer this year (minus the past week, but it's warming back up again as I type...). I believe the discussion of the Greenhouse Effect lasted for a sentence or two, mostly in passing based on Ian's stated experience with the sunny warm weather we've been enjoying in Seattle during his internship... Not worth much serious discussion on this thread. Indeed, I'm well aware of orders of magnitude scaling...
Hope you enjoyed the discussion that was a bit more serious in nature (accounting for 99% of the conversation's volume) and completely unrelated to the Greenhouse Effect. I believe this topic has many posts dedicated to it in the Coffeehouse, where it belongs.
@Trillian: Fair enough. I don't do this that much these days, so blame it on some rust. Those are excellent questions. However, this isn't a Going Deep and the idea was to chat with an Intern about something cool he had made. That said, I suspect Ian can answer your questions right here on this thread!
@Ivan: I've been heads down on new things and sadly haven't had the time to do C9. I miss it, believe me. What a joy it was to be able to make content for C9 for so long. I'll always appreciate Microsoft for supporting C9 over the years and in particular for paying me to do it! As for C++ content, specifically, I'll see if we can't up the game a bit with more conversational pieces and getting STL into the studio again!!!
@mdonatas: @wandreas: As you know, Erik is fueled by passion and therefore emotion. He has resentment towards MS because of how the relationship ended (it was a breakup more than anything else, an unfortunate turn of events that did not lead to a firing. He left on his own accord, but the circumstances gave him little choice - in his mind - but to leave. That's all I will say on the matter.).
For any given talk, you can't control what a speaker says and how it is said. If Erik felt his commentary regarding MS was appropriate, then what are we to do? Not ship the talk because our feelings may be hurt? I don't think so. We're big boys and girls and can handle a little jibing. Erik has the right to feel as he does. Sure, he made a few offhand comments about MS, but the vast majority of his talk was not about MS... People are free to express their opinions and Erik's feelings towards MS are his own. They do not represent some sort of absolute reality...
Microsoft is full of people who talk about code and also code. I don't know many people working on products who don't code, regardless of their job title. PMs on engineering teams are often writing code to verify the soundness of their ideas. Testers are software developers.... I don't agree with the statement Erik made about how everybody in Silicon Valley who talks about code also codes, but how that is not the case in Redmond... This doesn't mean I will have it edited from the talk. Hopefully, after all these years, you understand that we don't do that on Channel 9.