Ping 115: Dilbert Challenge, Mango Apps, Smarter file copying, RenRen

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Laura and Paul scour the interwebs and their inboxes to find out what 'Softies are talking about- here's a taste of the flavor this week:

The Dilbert Challenge

Mango Apps now being accepted

Smarter file copying in Windows 8

Social Networks & Microsoft in China

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    Tom

    is there an easy way to get a channel9 guy in the uk? :P
    Love the show, continue the awesomeness

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    dtower

    Good show.

    Can't wait for more Win 8 news.  That was a nice taste but I need more!

     

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    martinmine

    Great show! Paul sure beats Laura at throwing nine-guys at the camera ^^

    There should be some AJAX thingy on the page, so I dont get taken away from the show when I click login and I want to start writing a comment, its sooooo annoying =/

    Annyways, I sure can't wait for the BUILD conferance, I allready put a note on my calendar that day =D

    - Martin

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    IRB

    Good show. Windows 8 seems to be come along nicely.

    You guys should tweet more, then you might get more followers Smiley

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    ReneBrandel

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    Richard.Hein

    LMAO Big Smile 

    Surely you remember meeting and hanging out ... it was just a few months ago! Or are you two that famous now that you forget the "little people"? Big Smile Also, Christian (Littleguru) won the award. It was a great night and you two were both awesome to meet and hang out with; I hope we can again sometime. If either of you are in Ottawa, look me up if you're bored.

    I've watched every episode of Ping, and I follow both of you. I don't comment too much I guess; sometimes because I'm listening at work, and sometimes just because I end up reading the links etc..., but often it's because I over analyze what I'm writing.  That makes me a horrible blogger/tweeter, etc..., because I want to get everything right.  I've tried blogging in the past, but I feel the need to double-check all the links, find supporting evidence for the claims made, and so on.  After a while it can become a big effort.

    I will often leave a comment unposted for a few hours and go back and think about whether or not I should just post it.  Perhaps it just boils down to shyness, and a fear of looking stupid in front of your peers.  After writing all of this, I so want to just delete it.  See what I mean?  I have the same problem with emailing at work sometimes.  A bit of OCD, perhaps?  So usually, I'll just say, "great show" or something, if anything.  Plus I always rate the videos I watch.  I don't get why people don't rate the videos very often. 

     

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    geeyef

    Does Ping have enough active followers for you guys to reach 500 new followers each?  Maybe you should get some funding from one of the marketing departments and go on a C9 campaign trail, complete with a bus Smiley

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    dtower

    It would be cool if C9 helped DarkSilence out by auto converting binary->text.

    @lfoy he said:

     "with me living in China I can assure you that RenRen intergration is a great idea. Will windows phone 7 also have an intergrated experience with Weibo (Twitter of China)? Tip for Paul: Create a Weibo account and Chinese people will follow you randomly. (I hope this is allowed!) You might still win the race!"

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    CyberPunk

    "maintain social harmony"  hillarious Smiley

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    eloekset

    I would also like to fill my office with the channel 9 mascot. Is there a webstore that sells it?

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    Moumen

    I smell a WP7 app that converts comments to binary here! @Laura: maybe you should cover it (or ask for it) on Hot Apps Wink

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    gamefm

    I love the fact that now I can stream Channel 9 using IE9 64 bits. Keep up the good work.

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    martinmine

    Moumen wrote

    I smell a WP7 app that converts comments to binary here! @Laura: maybe you should cover it (or ask for it) on Hot Apps Wink

     

    Hehe, when an idea is given to me, I can't stop thinking of making it xD

    No, I have not made a WP7 app, but a C# Windows Form Application which converts text to binary and binary to text. (Thanks to some guy at an old MSDN post for algorihm for text to binary and vice versa)

    Anyways, I optimized the algorithm so it does not eat as much memory as the original code. On the other hand, it uses A LITTLE BIT more CPU usage, but you can barely notice the difference (~0% CPU usage), so therefore I took the decision to make it use far less memory than the original algorithm.

    The program can copy the binary and text to clipboard by clicking on the "Copy to clipboard" under the text box where the converted text or binary appears. You can also make the window stay topmost by checking the textbox.

    But enough chit-chat, let's get to the code!

    The code can be downloaded here http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?03pea5dho2eh32d 

    Compiled version can be downloaded here http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?t0lg9nqitqt8o1n

    Here's a screenshot of it in usage: http://i.imgur.com/uuB1w.png 

     

    Have fun sending each other binary messages =D

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    Edit: Opes, looks like I copied wrong links, updated now : D

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    PDoug

    Nice show.

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