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  • Do you have a favourite BUILD talk?

    @Ian2: Thanks Ian Smiley. I'm honored that mine was your favorite. It was of course a fun talk to give and I'm glad it had a decent turnout. Hopefully others got some good validation from it as well Smiley. Now back to checking out knockout.js for me Tongue Out.

  • The Windows era is over

    Ion Todirel said:
    turrican said:

    > I mean seriously, how do Microsoft employees even come to work in the morning?


    I'll tell you a secret, but shhh don't tell anyone, the answer is alarm clocks  Wink

    Dang it Ion! You're not supposed to tell anyone Smiley. Now the era is sure to be over Tongue Out.

  • The Windows era is over

    Ray7 said:
    JasonOlson said:

    And there's the lesson that Apple learned.


    Market share does not necessarily equal profit.


    Yeah, I'm agreed with you there.  But that's a different story for a different time Smiley.

  • Is the Internet a place or a network?

    davewill said:

    I can't give up the Mt. Dew MinH.


    CreamFilling512 seems to think it has become both a place and network.  I tend to partially agree.  It is in the process of becoming a "place".  If the sense of "place" continues to increase then the sense of identity (brands, names, etc.) will decrease at a nonlinear rate.


    The natural diversification of many places gives way to one super place.  In a world of one super place is chaos.  A small disruption in the "Internet" has large ripple effects.


    Sven seems to think "on the Internet" is similar to living "on street xyz".  And to some degree maybe.  Most people say they live "at" address yadda or they live "along" street yadda.  However, in big cities the "on" street is more common.  Maybe it is the sense of being 400 stories in the air looking down "on" street yadda that lends to this.  I'm not sure.  But it leads to similar reduction of identity.  No longer does a person live in {insert favorite townhouse building here}.  They live on a non-specific point - the street.  Would the owners of each townhouse in the building be inclined to make their building the best to in turn continue to attract good neighbors if all references to the building were "on street xyz".  The equivalent street analogy to the "Internet" would be one massive single "Street".


    Take big time retailers like Wal-Mart, Carrefour, Metro AG, and Tesco (http://retailindustry.about.com/od/famousretailers/a/retailercountry.htm), some of which I have never heard of.  If everyone who purchases something from walmart.com says they purchased it on the Internet then walmart won't be getting any new business from me.  However, if they say it was purchased on walmart.com then walmart might see a new purchaser.


    How about a non-business walmart example.  Three people put in volunteer time to create an information portal that gives other members of the community help with basic clothing supplies.  If the people being helped referred to the help as coming from the "Internet" then that certainly won't help those 3 help more people.


    Josh states a good example, the Weather Channel.  If 90% of the time folks referred to it generically would the Weather Channel have been rewarded for their work?  It is entirely likely that they could have died on the vine.


    To some degree the human brain generalizes on purpose.  It has to or we would be overwhelmed.  The use of "the Internet" is overly generalized.  I wonder if the browser is the root cause of this generalization.  It seems to me that to many try to use the browser for more than it should be.  The browser is the "car".  It gets you from where you are to where you want to be ... and it should stop there.  You don't drive your "car" around Wal-Mart.  Why drive around Wal-Mart in a browser?  Silverlight and things of that nature are exciting as they give the operator (business or otherwise) the chance to build something, easily usable, that the user can traverse in other than the "car" of a browser.

    RE: "Most people say they live "at" address yadda or they live "along" street yadda.  However, in big cities the "on" street is more common".


    I think this is perhaps more cultural and varies depending on where you are at in the world. I've never heard anybody say that living "along" Foo Street. I've always heard "I live on Foo Street".


    As Brian points out, perhaps you should be just as upset as people saying "I heard it on the radio" Tongue Out . I keed, I keed Cool.


    I like jh71283's comment on just "internet" versus "the Internet." In fact, I'm just going to start saying "Internet" from now on. "Hey Jason: where'd you find that shirt?" "Oh, I just bought it yesterday on InterNet". LOL, much more sinister indeed. MWUHAHAHA.

  • The Windows era is over

    Yup, I can see this. Let's take a look at some of the numbers:

    - Windows 7 became the highest-grossing pre-order in Amazon's History (surpassing previous record holder: the seventh Harry Potter book)

    - Within two weeks of release, Windows 7 market share surpassed Snow Leopard

    - Within six months, 100 million copies had been sold

            - Doing very rough math on just this number, that works out to around 561,000 copies a day (rounding down), or 389 copies every minute (or 6.5 copies being sold every SECOND for six months!)


    Yup, looks like Windows is done. Shut the books, game over. Nothing to see here, move right along Perplexed


    Is there more work to do to shift to the New World we live in? Of course, but when has that ever not been the case? And I would rather have Microsoft releasing quality software (like Windows 7) than using end-users as beta testers and continuously releasing Alpha-level software to early-access "labs". That might work for early adopters like us willing to take the pain, but is not a good business model or way to get the adoption of the masses (my own personal opinion here).

  • The first musical instrument I've seen that runs Win7

    dentaku said:
    BitFlipper said:

    That wasn't too technical at all, this IS Channel 9 Smiley

    You know, it's funny how everyone seems to understand all kinds of 3D graphics terminology because of the importance of games but audio is still considered some kind of "black art".


    I've settled on a buffer size of 256 samples and it's worked well for me on this system.


    All I know is that Wave-RT performs just as well for me as ASIO and if using it would mean that people with soundcards that don't have ASIO drivers can get better latencies it's about time software makers start using it more. I mean, why are we still relying on Steinberg's technology (again, not that there's anything wrong with it and it has some advantages over Wave-RT) when we could be using something that's already built into the OS if we choose to? OSX users just use Core Audio (I think).

    Ah, the good ol' Neko. I remember when Prince's keyboardist (I think it was Prince) played this during the Super Bowl. Quite the rig. I can't say I would ever use it though. I don't even look at using the other full-blown "DAW in a keyboard" rigs either because all my DAW work is done via my PC.

  • Cubase rocks on Vista!

    dentaku said:
    I know this is an OLD post but do you currently use Cubase in Vista 32bit?
    If so, what kind of audio hardware do you use? Is it an external USB/1394 box or do you use an actual card?

    I know someone who needs to buy a new computer soon and if he gets something with Vista on it I'd like to know what kind of hardware he should get to make Cubase work right with as little latency as possible (isn't that what we all want) when he's using many tracks and lots of effects.

    Hey Dentaku, I'm actually running Vista x64. If this person is buying a new computer, I _highly_ recommend running x64. You can get quite the affordable machine from an OEM like HP that is a monster of a machine with at least 6GB. If he is doing a lot of audio work, the extra RAM will be much used.

    I actually switched from Cubase over to SONAR and am loving it. Sonar is very 64-bit friendly too and works very well with Vista. For an audio interface, I'm using the Edirol FA-66. It's a firewire interface that has perhaps the _most_ rock-solid Vista drivers out there for any audio interface. Between the driver support and the firewire bus, you can achieve _very low_ latencies. But the FA-66 only has two (or four) inputs. So if this person is wanting to do a lot more extensive of live recording, they will need a different interface with more inputs obviously.

  • There's a flipping huge inflatable C9 guy ...

    Yup, there's the huge living room chair I talked about in the other thread about my new work environment. Dang though, I need to lose some serious weight. I know they say "the camera adds 10 lbs" but in that case I must have like 20 cameras on me Tongue Out. Oh well, now that I've started working out, hopefully this won't be the case 6-12 months from now.

    And now you all know that yes, I do wear the hat in real life. My avatar doesn't lie Tongue Out.

  • There's a flipping huge inflatable C9 guy ...

    jamie wrote:

    If Blowdart doesn't have one, I will try to get some pics for you guys (the big C9 guy statue as well as the C9 Guy Beanbag that someone has Tongue Out)

  • There's a flipping huge inflatable C9 guy ...

    Dang Blowdart!! I wish I would have known you were here and I would have grabbed a drink with you! Hm, next to Jeff's office, huh? Was this Neil or the office on the other side (Neil's my boss's boss). You on campus tomorrow (Friday)?