Tyler Brown

Tyler Brown Tyler Brown Bullets change governments far surer than votes.

Niner since 2005

Third year Software Engineering student, working part time with the Canadian Government.


  • Concurrency and Coordination Runtime

    CCR? I was actually thinking Condition Code Registers... but I guess that's because the band was before my time. As with all other video's released lately, I've downloaded it to my file server for viewing after my last exam. Something to look forward too.

    Thanks for putting out the Going Deep series Charles, I'm looking forward to it.
  • Surendra Verma: Vista ​Transaction​al File System

    I haven't watched the video yet. It's downloading, but at this time of year I'm far too busy with school to find an hour to sit down and watch a good Channel 9 video.

    Keeron - If I'm not mistaken, the managed Vista API is a part of WinFX, which may be of some help.
  • PDC Dev Team -- Plasma Screen Application at PDC

    Any update on how the code cleanup is going before the source is released? Or the source no longer being released?
  • Kyle Groves and Dave Goulet: eLearning app demonstrates WPF goodness

    With regards to animating the opacity property. Would you be able to have two pages, Page 1 and Page 2, where Page 1 is currently displayed on the screen. When the user clicks the 'next page' button, would you be able to have the opacity of Page 1 animate from 1 to 0 while simultaneously animating the opacity of Page 2 from 0 to 1 at the same rate? The effect would kind of be a morph into the second page.

    Just a quick un-educated question. I haven't looked at what the Page element inherits from, so this could very well not be possible. Sorry, I'd do the research tonight, but its 1:00AM and I have to write two midterms tomorrow.
  • Kyle Groves and Dave Goulet: eLearning app demonstrates WPF goodness

    I'm also interested in how the fade animation was acheived between pages. Perhaps a brush the size of the page was drawn iwth a white background property, which then had its opacity property animated from 0 to 1 and then back to 0 with a new page load in between?
  • PDC Dev Team -- Plasma Screen Application at PDC

    Thanks for the info. Were there any problems that you guys encountered while implementing this solution? You mentioned using a different Framework element when another one would have normally worked for the given application, something to do with animation. Any problems that you encountered that aren't going to be rectified by RTM?
  • PDC Dev Team -- Plasma Screen Application at PDC

    Ernie, I didn't quite understand the logistics that were explained during the video. You've got one PC running the application, and all of the screens are feeding off of this one application. Does that mean that you basically have the video-out from the PC going to several splitters/amplifiers to send the signal to each plasma display without any signal degradation? We never went 'upstairs' in the video to see the hardware aspect of it all.
  • PDC Dev Team -- Plasma Screen Application at PDC

    Amazing application, I truly am in awe. I can't believe that no one else mentioned this while the PDC was going on! I'd love to see this thing in action.. any possibility of the code being released for this, or is it a personal project that the authors would like to keep under wraps?

    I'm peticularly interested in how they went about changing the level of detail for the expanded and collapsed grip displaying the session information. It'd also be interesting to see how they did the grid animation from expanded to collapsed...
  • Steve Ball - Learning about Audio in Windows Vista

    object88 wrote:
    What are the chances of getting audio setting snapshots?  By this, I mean that I can have a couple of different snapshots where particular settings are tweaked, and I can jump back and forth between them.
    I agree, this would be a nice feature to have. It's very similar actually to the Power Schemes used for laptop and tablets. You can set the different settings such as turning off the monitor and hard drives or going to Stand-by. I'd very much like to see this feature added!
  • North Face Demo at the PDC

    Any word on being able to download this Scoble? I realize you're probably busy or on vacation as we haven't seen much of you lately, but it'd be appreciated if we could download this by the end of the week if at all possible.

    Keep up the good work!
  • Shell Team - Exploring and Using Windows Vista

    TheAsher wrote:
    Finally, one of the guy mentioned that if the one of the handlers doesn't work properly the UI will hang! I don't think that's acceptable, spin another thread (call each handlers in different thread), cache thumbnails, disabled badly behaving handlers....

    don't repeat the mistakes of the past

    I agree. Not only do I agree, but Microsoft agree's as well. I've seen it posted on the Microsoft Patterns and Practices website where Microsoft is encouraging developers to create a separate thread for asynchronous service calls so that the UI doesn't hang. You'd think they'd heed their own advice...

    Apart from that... shouldn't we be looking forward to be making improvements now for multi-core processors? Spinning off the extra threads right now to make the UI not hang would theoretically increase performance in the long run when people move to multi-core systems.
  • Shell Team - Exploring and Using Windows Vista

    scobleizer wrote:
    These were not pre-rehearsed. At least not that I know of. The team, I'm sure, did some practicing since they needed to be ready for the PDC, though, but I didn't sense that they had pre-canned responses. Not sure what made you feel that way about this one.
    I just found the way Catherine kept asking all kinds of questions to keep the interview moving along rather painful. I felt it made it resemble one of those segments on the shopping channel when they're trying to sell you a computer. They've got the one person running the machine, and the second person is asking all kinds of simplistic questions to get the first person to do a quick how-to demo.

    I much prefer the previous style that has dominated Channel 9 videos where the person doing the demo gets the screen time and just continues to explain the different functionality. I don't think I've heard you ask more than 2 questions thus far Scoble... which is odd as I'm 25 minutes into the video. It just feels so much more natural when you're moving the interview along (if it needs help). Otherwise it just seems like you're a fly on the wall in some seemingly scripted (sorry but it must have been because of the practicing for the PDC) commercial, much like the Conservative Party of Canada's recent television commercials, which are laughable.

    My intention is not to insult anyone, just to explain why I feel as I do about this style of video.
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