McAkins McAkins McAkins

Niner since 2005

Mostly a web worm, going to and fro, gathering knowledge and information.

An application develope...


  • CES 2011: Kinect and Live Mesh

    @_iLOVEtech_: @tristan: There are some of us that actually have a life. We've got kids and family, we don't sit all day blowing things up. That is why Wii is so popular, and Microsoft recognized this and outdid themselves with Kinect. Its a family-friendly device, good for Couch potatoes too. Maybe you guys should use Kinect more with friends and get some socials while getting fit.

  • No More Underscores in Visual Basic 10

    C'mon lighten up people, even in a downturn you can permit yourself a few seconds of laughter; good for the stress!
  • Owen Braun and Chris Pratley - Talking about OneNote

    Hi There,

    I have been a ghost here on channel9 popping in and out without leaving a trace behind till now, but for OneNote, I feel the need to join the theeming millions in thanking the OneNote group for bringing us this killer app.

    I don't have a tabletPc but work on Desktops and Laptops, AND I am a pen user!! I use WACOM ( pens because of RSI complaints with years of using mouse. Basically I use the pen for the function of mouse till OneNote came into my life, then I discover I can draw on Desktops and Laptops. Guys, a whole new world opened for me. I hate paper notes because I am always lossing them, and I never can find where I wrote what.

    OneNote gave me a true note taking experience. Before OneNote I was experimenting with the Whiteboard function of Netmeeting. Not many people knew you could save Netmeeting whiteboard, but you can. You can draw and pen in it. But nothing compared with OneNote functionality.

    Now I am liberated with note taking, there is no going back for me. I have written a request for support of ink on desktops in OneNote newsgroup, and was told that the quality/resolution of Wacom pens is less than that of TabletPC so OneNote cannot support ink on desktop pc. Still I feel the OneNote group should give it a shot because I believe this will remove the notion that OneNote is basically a Tablet app.

    Once again, thanks guys for a wonderful application, and bringing note taking to life.

    - McAkins