Mar 06, 2007 at 11:07 PMThere is a video that introduces native C++:
Pretty kewl stuff.
BTW, you should deinterlace your video as a first step before doing any resizing or compressing. Will make the text shots turn out clearer, and also any vertical motion will be more natural.
Wish TechFest could still be going on next week since I'll be on campus. Oh well. But seeing these videos is the next best thing! Looking forward to the next one in the series.
Naikrovek wrote:I saw an HDTV camcorder at BestBuy about a week ago ... it was a sony, it was small, handheld, and did wonderfully in low light.
Outdoors is a different story, and the HC1 does do an admirable job. Great color. So altogether it's very nice to see usable HD cameras enter the consumer market. The 60-year reign of NTSC and PAL is finally drawing to a close.
DevilsRejection wrote:you mentioned that you have a new hd camcorder, which one?
Mark Boulter and Brian Pepin - Sneak peak at Cider (visual designer for Orcas, future version of VisOct 25, 2005 at 3:25 AMVery cool video. And Scoble -- thanks for using a tripod during the opening interview part. Did you get one with a fluid head? It's nice and smooth!
My favorite features:
I'm familiar with today's Toolbox, so it's outstanding that Cider uses exactly the same drag and drop approach to get a general layout going. I sat down to the Sparkle lab at PDC, and found it to be way different from what I'm used to, so very glad to see that creating XAML will be "business as usual" when Orcas ships.
Both Cider and Sparkle can hand changes to each other, not breaking anything that the other one has done.
Design time can be made to listen to the control's events and tweak property values in your source code on-the-fly. Didn't know that was possible in Whidbey until now, so I'll have to update some of my WinForms controls to take advantage of that.
By the way, you guys are getting lots of mileage out of source code layout preservation!
Hmmm, "offshoring" brings up Scoble's site as #5, even though he says "I'm no expert in offshoring." In that respect, I hope this "neural net" thing, although intentionally obscure in its description during the video, is able to parse the language of the page itself similar to how a human would, and understand to a degree what concepts are being presented from the site. Then rank links accordingly. It's one thing to do as Google does and simply rank search terms higher based on how many people reference them. That's easy, just counting references. And then you're suceptible to people exploiting it, as with the "miserable failure" bug. But to actually parse the thought on the page, that's hard, and that's where it will become amazing. Just as these guys are saying, that will weed out the splogs, and offer much better specificity.
Another powerful thing with a true AI type of neural net: when it sees the title "random thoughts", it should toss that out as a "noise concept" (for lack of a better term), and look deeper into the page for more of the meat.
I'll close with a little bug report, an easy thing to fix: with IE6 when you bring up the Settings screen, then show the Search Builder DIV, you've got the bug with an underlying SELECT (named setlang in this case) showing up over the popup DIV:
I had this problem on one of my pages a couple years ago. In the file common.js if you put this in the function toggleQB(), it should take care of the issue:
Best of luck with this groovy AI project, guys!
When we made this video for the PDC ShowOff event we were limited to 5 minutes total. We had actually taken lots more footage during the original filming. So I have now put together a longer version that includes all the content and greater bandwidth so you can actually read what the code says as it flies by. You can download it from this link:
For those interested in the source code, it's available for download in a .ZIP from that site. It will do both 3 of 9 and also 2 of 5 codes.
PJTewkesbury wrote:(Will) Microsoft make the PDS Sessions available as webcasts/videos etc like they did with PDC03?