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Mike Taulty mtaulty Mike Taulty
  • Faces

    @hal9k2:Hi, what's being sent to Cognitive Services over the REST API is just a 'flat' photo and so the service is able to tell you who it thinks it sees in the photo but it can't know much about how that photo was taken. So...I suspect if you submitted a (quality) photo of a photo then the service would still perform recognition on it.

    BTW - glad we made you laugh :)

  • Faces

    @Polotto: thanks for the feedback. In terms of the question - the depth cameras should not be fooled by a photo as they do not work that way, it's a 3D view that they are capturing.

  • Speech

    @bruce: Thanks Bruce, glad you enjoyed it. Hopefully, another show coming next week.

    Mike

     

  • Speech

     The video issue should be fixed - let us know if you encounter it again.

  • Speech

    Thanks Ian - we will come back and talk about Cortana in a follow-on show but you can (to some extent) mix and match Cortana with speech recognition and synthesis. Generally, Cortana is about the Windows shell either launching your application with some parameters OR it can be about the Windows shell interacting with your application via calling your background tasks without your UI.

    The speech bits that we look at here are about what happens INSIDE your app.

    We'll look into the video problem ASAP but I've noticed that the HIGH quality is fine, the LOW quality is fine but the MEDIUM quality is missing the last 5 minutes of video or so.

    Mike.

  • Azure and Its Competitors: The Big Picture

    Hi,

    Apologies to David and to you that this isn't the right video - we're aware of it and it should be fixed ASAP, please come back as David's talk was great on the day.

    Thanks, 

    Mike

  • Windows 10 - A Universal Windows Platform?

    mtaultyMike Taulty

    Hi,

    I need to flag that there's a 'bug' in this video :) I goofed on the day and forgot to include a piece of code that's really quite critical.

    At 12 minutes 43 seconds into this video I say "All you have to do is make a runtime check to make sure that it's ok to use the APIs that you want on a particular device family".

    At around 28 minutes into the video, I forget to actually do that. When I'm writing a function called DoSomeGpioWork() I should actually be wrapping all of that code in an IF statement that checks that it's ok to use the GPIO APIs. I could do that by checking at the API level or the Contract level and I'd usually use the contract level with some code like;

    if (Windows.Foundation.Metadata.ApiInformation.IsApiContractPresent(

    "Windows.Devices.DevicesLowLevelContract", 1))

    {

    // Do GPIO Work

    }

    I got away with this in the talk but it's important to flag that it was my mistake on the day and so I thought that I'd add it here to make sure it was clear.

     

    Thanks,

    Mike

  • Windows 10 - The Universal Application: One App To Rule Them All?

    Hi,

    Great session as always from Laurent!

    Thanks,

    Mike

  • Part 15: Implementing Type Converters

    At around 2mins in to the video I think there's a bit of a mixup between type converters and value converters. The 2 converters in the project are value converters (IValueConverter) rather than type converters - apologies if I've got that mixed up.

    Thanks

    Mike.

  • A Developer’s Tour Around Expression Blend

    I've added the source code for the library that I use in the later part of the session on to the end of this blog post on my site;

    http://mtaulty.com/CommunityServer/blogs/mike_taultys_blog/archive/2011/05/05/expression-blend-for-silverlight-developers-devdays-holland.aspx

    Mike.