Naikrovek Naikrovek

Niner since 2005


  • Tim Sneath - Inside Windows Vista Printing

    this seems a lot like what postscript can do to me.  you can do just about anything in postscript, including things you wouldn't expect a printer to do like raytracing.

    postscript (for those who don't know) is a document description language, and it is a superset of PDF.  (PDF is postscript where all the processing is already done)

    I've been very pro-microsoft lately but this seems like a reinvention of the wheel.
  • Mat Noguchi - Developer on Halo team gives tour of Bungie

    I saw an HDTV camcorder at BestBuy about a week ago.  1080p was the highest resolution, which is the max that any HDTV can do, and remain HD.  Beyond that its no longer an HD standard.

    But it was a sony, it was small, handheld, and did wonderfully in low light.

    it was $2k.
  • Jeffrey Snover - More talking about Monad

    " (and companies like Apple and Google use to great commercial advantage). "

    Is Apple's OS open source?  How about Google?

    Why do you ask when you already know the answer?  Oh yeah, to be condescending, that's why.

    I believe he was saying that Apple's OS is built on an open source OS (with a proprietary kernel), and that Google is using tens of thousands of Linux machines without a single penny paid to any vendor thanks to open source.

    Sounds like commercial advantage to me.
  • Jeffrey Snover - More talking about Monad

    I am all for this Monad thing.  I'm a little ashamed to say this, but I'm a recovering Unix addict.  Between about 10 years ago and 6 months ago I was STAUNCH anti-Microsoft, but after finally deciding to gather evidence and prove that all MS technologies were inferior to free Unix-based alternative, what I actually found was that there was no evidence for that.  Not a substantial amount, anyway.  Apache's plugin system beat IIS's hands down, but that's going to change with IIS 7, etc.  All I found were little things like that.  Unix shells beat cmd.exe easily, is another example, and we all know that's changing because of Monad.

    Monad is where shells need to go: deep OS penetration, object orientation, and easy extensibility.  Everything you can do in Windows (with regards to System Administration, at least) should have a programmatic paradigm where everything can be done without a gui.  As Jeffrey mentioned, he doesn't know what's happening when he changes settings in the control panel; why?  There is no real reason that you can't automate the changing of system settings due to situation X instead of turning to the control panel.

    Monad will make that possible and I'm 100% ready for it to come out of beta.

    a recovering Unix addict.