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Brian Keller and Dan Fernandez: Name this Show!

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This is Episode #1 of <insert.name.here>, a weekly recap show of our favorite things for developers including Channel9 videos, samples, bloggers, news, and much more.

This week we cover:

1. MSDN Code Gallery went Live (found on Greg Duncan's Cool Thing of the Day blog)
2. Jason Olsen's App Compat C9 Video 
3. Pavel Bansky's Tetris on the .NET Micro Framework
4. C# Future Focus: Dynamic Lookup
5. Dan interviewing April Reagan on MSDN Help
6. Shawn Burke's Tip on disabling optimiziations when debugging reference source code
7. Joel Spolsky on SQL Server 2008 Reset and Phil Factor on Microsoft doing their homework
8. Dan with Scott Guthrie on IIS7 hosters for Mix
9. Dan and Scott Guthrie on Windows, Web, and RIA and talking about how he built the <asp:calendar> control
10. Brian and Dan mock each other's hair and how he "poked" Dan's wife on Facebook.
11. Facebook releases JavaScript APIs using Nikhil Kothari's Script# Library
12. CodeProject: Eric Williams HTML Editor control article
13. Josh Holmes Code to Live Video: What Richard Hale Shaw finds exciting in C# 3.0
14. Joel Pobar's MSDN Magazine Article: Create Your own Language Compiler, Lawrence Pit's OOK # .NET
15. Second Life replacing their scripting runtime for LSL with Mono and future .NET languages coming.
16. Brian's Pick of the week: Nic Fillingham's Custom Rockband Drum Kit at CES 
17. Dan Pick of the week: Greg Dolley's port of Quake 3 from C to C++/CLI
18. It Came from the internets: What every Microsoft employee does on a conference call 
19. Recap: email us at bestshow.nospam@microsoft.com and send us your name requests
20. Brian's Superbowl predictions

2/8 Update: Episode 2 is now available.

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    The Discussion

    • eagle
      This Week, where is the beer?  A faster pace please.
    • littleguru
      A name discussion is going on here.

      Great show guys!
    • Larsenal
      Call it "Nerd Cave" or maybe boost the lighting.
    • jeffsand
      Coffeehouse TV.  Smiley
    • littleguru
      jeffsand wrote:
      Coffeehouse TV.  Smiley


      Haha! Or just "Best Show" - is not a bad name for the show...

      btw. could you guys make the screen recording record at a higher frames rate? I guess it was recorded Camtasia that did drop the FPS.
    • mawcc
      Nice! I like this show.

      But why make it look so depressing? Everything is dark. Lighten it up! Don't make it look as you're filming in a cubicle.
    • jsampsonPC
      You guys should zoom in a little when you're in web-view of a video. Showing the Silverlight player in the page is great, looks cool, but you should zoom in a bit more so I'm not watching only 20% of the screen with a bunch of non-important stuff around it.
    • littleguru
      mawcc wrote:
      But why make it look so depressing? Everything is dark. Lighten it up! Don't make it look as you're filming in a cubicle.


      That's really true... Guys don't make Microsoft appear as if you all life in black rooms. Lighten it up!
    • Human​Compiler
      littleguru wrote:
      
      mawcc wrote:
      But why make it look so depressing? Everything is dark. Lighten it up! Don't make it look as you're filming in a cubicle.


      That's really true... Guys don't make Microsoft appear as if you all life in black rooms. Lighten it up!


      I like how Digg nation did it.  Sitting on a couch with Beer.  That's how we all code, right?!?!  Tongue Out
    • Charles
      I'm still waiting for the bong hit contest.
      C
    • Cyonix
      HumanCompiler wrote:
      Sitting on a couch with Beer.
      ftw
    • rjdohnert
      This Week in Tech:  Just kidding.
      I like C9TV

      jeffsand wrote:
      Coffeehouse TV.  Smiley
    • Charles
      rjdohnert wrote:
      This Week in Tech:  Just kidding.
      I like C9TV

      jeffsand wrote:
      Coffeehouse TV.  Smiley


      This is a show that seeks to be whatever Niners, Dan and Brian evolve it into (there, Sven, one of my Niner platitudes for you:)). It's a dynamic show that emits its type-ed-ness at runtime.

      So, I'm partial to "Name This Show" as show identifier since that provides for maximum thematic variety. In a real sense, dynamically typed. Smiley

      Looking forward to the next episode!
      C
    • gaurav.net
      "Weekly C#9S"

      Weekly channel 9 show...

      Nice..,Show..
    • esoteric
      It's like a Channel 9 metashow. So I propose Channel 9 Reflection Weekly. Tongue Out [Absolutely some DiggNation similarity - but DiggNation is a bit too "lallet" (Danish slang word)]
    • HilaryPike

      I love the concept ... although I agree it could use a little pick me up.  I think you should make it more like Best Week Ever (VH1) or the Soup (E!).  Both of these shows give out an award each week, like Who's having the Best Week Ever ... Barbara Walters from the View because she said panties on the air (or something similar). 

    • iStation
      Hey,
      how about ...


      "C9Show"

      too single-cell idea?
      Sorry!
      ;(
    • keeron
      Charles wrote:
      
      rjdohnert wrote:
      This Week in Tech:  Just kidding.
      I like C9TV

      jeffsand wrote:
      Coffeehouse TV.  Smiley


      This is a show that seeks to be whatever Niners, Dan and Brian evolve it into (there, Sven, one of my Niner platitudes for you). It's a dynamic show that emits its type-ed-ness at runtime.

      So, I'm partial to "Name This Show" as show identifier since that provides for maximum thematic variety. In a real sense, dynamically typed.

      Looking forward to the next episode!
      C


      How about Channel9<T> show? Use generics!
    • Charles
      keeron wrote:
      
      Charles wrote:
      
      rjdohnert wrote:
      This Week in Tech:  Just kidding.
      I like C9TV

      jeffsand wrote:
      Coffeehouse TV.  Smiley


      This is a show that seeks to be whatever Niners, Dan and Brian evolve it into (there, Sven, one of my Niner platitudes for you). It's a dynamic show that emits its type-ed-ness at runtime.

      So, I'm partial to "Name This Show" as show identifier since that provides for maximum thematic variety. In a real sense, dynamically typed.

      Looking forward to the next episode!
      C


      How about Channel9<T> show? Use generics!


      Smiley
      C
    • briankel

      Hey everyone - loving the discussion, thanks for all the great ideas and suggestions!

      Just wanted to let anybody know who tried to email bestshow.nospam@microsoft.com earlier that the problem with our Inbox has been fixed so it won't bounce back any more. Sorry about that. (oh and of course remove the .nospam part)

      Now if you'll excuse me, I have to get back to some Rock Band... Cool

      Brian

    • Lloyd_Humph
      Awesome!

      http://www.9TV.com isn't registered... how about something like this?

      http://www.lloydhumphreys.com/c9/index2.html


    • Dodo
      Call it nine station Smiley
    • Ian

      Absolute top priority should be a name that says whats in the tin:

      "Whats cool this week"
      "This week on Channel 9"
      "Developer Week"

      I actually like "geek week" the best (but then I would ..)

    • Bas
      Here's something I'd like to hear in next week's show: why is there a month and a half between the RTM and digital distribution of Vista SP1?
    • Chris​Stepaniuk
      Dan,

      If you going to talk over the videos, at least mute the audio, it's rather distracting.

      Cheers!
    • JonWilliams

      You guys should make a feed for the show that's easy to find on Zune Marketplace.  It would be nice to subscribe and just having it waiting for me ready to watch on the go or stream to my Xbox 360.

      I also second the C9TV or Channel 9 TV names.  Good content overall, the conference call video was hilarious, at least if you've had to sit through that smooth jazz as many times as i have. Big Smile

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