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Niner since 2006



  • Cleartype Team - Typography in Windows Vista

    You REALLY REALLY need to do something about the interview guy.

    Almost all channel 9 videos are aggravating to watch because of him. When he goes on one of his BAHAHAHAHAHA!!! streaks, it's just painful.

    You're showing this stuff to the whole world; making the videos palatable is really not important to you?

    What happened to a curious, modest geek who will just ask relevant questions and reverently listen?

    Also, *please* focus on the screens when you shoot. There was this one video about the new eye candy in Vista, and the screen shots were literally seconds long, then the camera would pan back to the guy and watch him speak for half an our.

  • Cleartype Team - Typography in Windows Vista

    Khamul wrote:

    I set the default font for Visual Studio to Consolas. It looks good. Much easier on the eyes than Courier New.

    Me too, and like it. First impression, not much to look at, but it is indeed agreeable for long stretches of work. (I use 10pt.)

    Lucida Console was my previous favorite for VS, but Consolas gives more whitespace between lines - easier on the eye, and, on lots of occasions you don't feel the need to put in empty lines.

    DevilsRejection wrote:

    EDIT: I can't freaking emphasize how much the clear type tuner works.

    So true.
  • Sean Alexander (and others) - Windows Vista Sidebar and Gadgets

    Togora wrote:
      is the introduction of Sidebars and the likes not following Apple? ... Could Microsoft not have tried to take a leap into the dark and come up with a more inventive concept?

    Mmm, BMW is putting out a new car! It has four wheels and an internal combusion engine!
    How is this not following Mercedes? Could BMW not take the leap and come up with a more inventive concept?
    And what about using the same old "steering wheel" interface? Talk about not innovating!