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  • Jim Gemmell - Sensecam, and its role in MyLifeBits

    Ok, I'm sold, where do I signup to be the assistant's assistant?

    Oh, and the Sense cam was it?  I'll take two.

    *smirk*
  • Gordon Bell - Founder of Silicon Valley's Computer History Museum (Part II of Bay Area Research Cent

    Now, if I can just get across the country.  I have tried to get my wife to move over to California, to no avail.  (She's stuck on Florida)

    Thankfully we have the Internet and folks willing to share their time and effort for low-cost or no-cost.

    There is a user in another forum I partake in (Indigorose Corp.'s forum), he has a lot of historical information, hardware that he was speaking of the other day.

    All very interesting.  Not only the technology but more interesting to me is the mindset and the personalities of this significant, historical recollection of the computing market segment.

    Another good video!
  • Gordon Bell - Founder of Silicon Valley's Computer History Museum (Part II of Bay Area Research Cent

    I'm going to have to try and find a way to eventually get over to this museum!

    *rubs hands together*


  • Charlie Owen and John Canning - Media Center exposed, Part II

    Very cool!

    I have been ignoring this platform for way to long.  I beg for mercy.

    Thanks for another excellent` video!
  • Gordon Bell and Jim Gemmell - A look into Microsoft's Bay Area Research Center, Part I

    Interesting segment!

    *Thumbs up*
  • Bill Hill - There is only one space after a period

    I want to add that with two-spacing after a period, to me, will help when reading on a computer's monitor, LCD, etc., because there are so many different types and that wide varying amount of types occasional presents to me, the reader, a cluttered paragraph at times.

    Single-Spaced:

    I love to program, repair, and use computers. Don't ask me why I like these activities. I love to program, repair, and use computers. Don't ask me why I like these activities. I love to program, repair, and use computers. Don't ask me why I like these activities. I love to program, repair, and use computers. Don't ask me why I like these activities. I love to program, repair, and use computers. Don't ask me why I like these activities.

    (Ah, why is this coming out like this?  Ha!  Wacky embedded text edtior anamoly)  Well, that kind of skews my point)

    Double-Spaced:

    I love to program, repair, and use computers.  Don't ask me why I like these activities.  I love to program, repair, and use computers.  Don't ask me why I like these activities.  I love to program, repair, and use computers.  Don't ask me why I like these activities.  I love to program, repair, and use computers.  Don't ask me why I like these activities.  I love to program, repair, and use computers.  Don't ask me why I like these activities.

    *Now, look over both paragraphs a few times and see how your eyes catch on the double-space at the end of the sentences in the double-spaced paragraph?  I believe this also gives one's mind a tad more time to consume each sentence.

    Don't forget that one can adjust spacing around each type character.  (aka. Leading) and that can lead to some text that really looks like multiple run-on sentences with regards to single-spacing after a period.


  • Bill Hill - There is only one space after a period

    I am a two-spacer,  I also take delight in the fact that I do this:
    one item, two items, and three items (note the comma before the and).

    I have learned that certain aspects of the English language (quite a few actually) have, are, and will change from time-to-time).  Such as the comma (,) before the and example above!  (Credit:  My college Proof-reading class and my persistence to know the reason-for-the-season sort of badgering style questioning of the instructor)

    Also, some experts even disagree on which syntax should be used!  Yikes!  It seems to be common amongst those same experts that as long as you stay consistent through out your writings, then your syntax is just fine.
  • The 9 Guys - Who We Are

    This really brought into focus, for me, what Channel9 is all about.

    To me, it is getting easier to shine as a company if you just focus on the support of your product on the various levels that are available (take Channel9 for instance).

    Why?

    I believe so because I see more and more companies (very apparent in the "Brick-and-Mortar" landscape) falling behind on customer support.

    This happened recently with a product I bought and posted a message (polite, to the point) about a feature that was to be added in (my suggestion).  The developer has yet to respond to my post.  And he is slow to respond on other posts.

    This is just one example in an endless cycle of poor customer support, as far as I am concerned.

    So, to come full-circle... why I believe it is easier to shine as a company now-a-days?  Start by genuinely caring (again?) about your customers.

    Just think, it's pretty dang hard for the average, decent person to bad-mouthed a company if they are being treated constantly as a team member.

    I enjoyed this video and appreciate what you five guys are setting out to accomplish!

    (clap, clap)

  • Daniel Lehenbauer - Demo of Avalon 3D

    This application looks very interesting!

    I have yet to program into a 3D application, maybe this program will spur me on.

    (thumbs up)
  • Zoe Goldring and Gretchen Ledgard - What is it like to interview at Microsoft?

    I just finished watching all three videos for this sequence.

    All three contained Very insightful and useful information I would say (on several levels at that).

    Learning in general is a passion for me.  Just recently I have taken up programming (I use a program that has the LUA language embedded in it, AutoPlay Media Studio 5 (Pro for me)).  I maintain a Website for such issues (free projects for all to use).  And, you can find me and a great bunch of other developers over at the Indigo Rose Corporation forums, day or night.

    My day job covers telephone and in-person technical support for our services and the customer's hardware (usually their home based computer(s)).

    As far as the interviews... I now take the stance that I am not going to try to impress the interviewer(s), but I will remember to try and stay relaxed... as when I am dealing with any given customer I work with currently. They just as well should see me as I usually am.

    Now, does M.S. have any positions in Florida open? (Wink)  Or, can one work from home for any of their positions?

    My wife and I want to move to a warmer climate state (like Florida) sooner than later!

    Well, that's my first post.  I hope I can get the choice of either cookie or cracker! (grin)