Kevin Daly

Kevin Daly Kevin Daly Because.

Niner since 2004

I am a C# developer from New Zealand, I worked in Ireland for 4 years until mid-2001 and would love to work in Europe again some day (hint hint?).
I'm particularly interested in mobile devices and am currently learning all I can about Windows Phone 7.
Oh, and I'm also smitten by WPF and Silverlight

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  • XNA: Game Development – Creating Player Animation

    Strangely enough, before I logged on I was still getting the mail link. Odd.

  • Sketchflow in 90 seconds

    Yep, 90 seconds fits my download cap Smiley

  • Surface Toolkit for Windows Touch

    I agree that the tablet platform has languished for several years now, but there's hardly any way to say anything will get left behind by a rumoured Google tablet which even if it exists is a complete unknown - Google are perfectly capable of producing a piece of crap.

  • Pete Brown, Silverlight Wizard in Action

    Um, looks like all the links are broken (relative when they shouldn't be?)
  • This Week: Joe Nalewabau, Red Nose Day, Windows 7 .NET wrappers, free MVC chapter

    Of course the Windows 7 .NET wrappers (which wouldn't be needed if the Windows team had a bit of respect for .NET) would be even cooler if the links on the linked pages actually worked (every one I've tried so far every link on the page has failed as invalid because it's prepended with "url:". Maybe it's a local mirror thing, since nobody else seems to have experienced this).
  • Miguel de Icaza and Dragos Manolescu: On Open Source, Mono and Moonlight

    Charles wrote:
    
    Kevin Daly wrote:
    I've just downloaded the WMA file: Miguel is always worth hearing from.

    As for the video, sadly it seems that Channel9 has recently moved to a A Not Realistically Available Outside The US model - remember guys, in most of the world we're stuck with download caps. Whatever happened to those nice manageable 200mb files?
    It's not like this apsires to be great art or anything, I'd rather have bandwidth than video quality.


    Is the low res file provided not low res enough for you?


    Sorry, I missed it  - would it be possible in future for the benefit of the apparently blind like me to group the low res link with all the other media links? DotNetRocks handles this quite well (although I occasionally accidentally click on the torrent links, but that's just temporary stupidity)
  • Miguel de Icaza and Dragos Manolescu: On Open Source, Mono and Moonlight

    I've just downloaded the WMA file: Miguel is always worth hearing from.

    As for the video, sadly it seems that Channel9 has recently moved to a A Not Realistically Available Outside The US model - remember guys, in most of the world we're stuck with download caps. Whatever happened to those nice manageable 200mb files?
    It's not like this apsires to be great art or anything, I'd rather have bandwidth than video quality.
  • Expression - Part Four: Web

    BillP wrote:
    

    Well this seems a bit more exciting than FrontPage.  To be honest, none of the business users I've ever dealt with used FrontPage...they always used Word to edit web pages.  As for developers....well, we know what they think of FrontPage.



    To be honest, if you'd asked me one thing that would be worse to use for creating web pages than FrontPage, I would've said "Word".

    <Shudder>
  • WCF Ships, Doug Purdy Dances, and Don Box Sings

    TommyCarlier wrote:
    Rory, do you have any idea how many people have touched that bag before, without washing their hands?


    But then as Rory's already explained it's not a logical thing (even if it has its own logic...like magical thinking)...otherwise think of the fact that with every breath you're inhaling bits of past generations of human beings, of which there are many, not to mention all the furry, scaley and squishy things that accompanied and preceded them...Or let's not.

    I think some obsessive traits in the ol' personality are almost a job requirement in our line of work...when you look at the extreme fiddliness of programming, can you imagine any of those normal upright citizens who go about their business in blissful ignorance of the electronic chaos that threatens their tiny lives on all sides...sorry, what was I saying again?...Oh yeah...when you think of the things we have to pay attention to, can you imagine anyone totally normal actually having the patience?

    Great video by the way.
  • Duncan Lawler - Virtual Earth 3D: What. How. Why.

    dunclaw wrote:
    Just give us a couple of days to run a test pass and get the bugs out so we can deliver a quality release.


    OK then Smiley

    I apologise for my grumpiness, it's just annoying being told by an uppity msi that I don't speak English Perplexed

    I'll check back in a few days...I'm keen to try this out when you get the issues sorted.
  • Duncan Lawler - Virtual Earth 3D: What. How. Why.

    I see from the Virtual Earth team blog (which I can't reply to because it keeps returning a server error) that

    a) the language/region blocking is to prevent problems with locales that use commas as their decimal separator

    b) They got around this by blocking the install in all regions other than "our 4 officially supported English locales"

    I'm not sure which to more furious about here, the fact that my locale is apparently regarded as a toy version of English and not officially supported (have you considered that that means we are probably stupid to use Windows in government departments?), or the fact that the solution chosen was so, well...not reflecting as much thought as we might expect.

    Has nobody heard of CultureInfo.NumberFormat?
    It's not hard to tell what people are using and make appropriate allowances.



  • Jim Allchin: It's time - Windows Vista RTM

    Rory wrote:
    
    As well you should be - one of the bonuses of working on campus (as opposed to being out in the field) is that I was here for RTM, and I'm writing to you from an RTM box (or at least close enough that it doesn't matter).

    And it's good stuff.


    I have a meeting with a couple of local Microsofties in about an hour...I feel very sorry for them having to be sober Smiley

    On the tablet subject, I hope against hope that we'll see drivers for the (sadly and cruelly orphaned) HP TC1100 at some stage, since I have one from work that I'd love to upgrade eventually.
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