TWC9: AutoTune.NET, Portable Libraries, Facebook + Azure, SQLR2 BI,

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    dentaku

    This is what Brian and Dan sound like autotuned in C Major. http://www.box.net/shared/m3hr35mmr6
    Brian has a more steady voice and is less prone to fits of exuberance so he doesn't autotune as well Smiley

    For autotune to work you need to stretch out every word as if you where singing cheezy R&B.

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    gduncan411

    It's a 2-fer week...  Smiley

    Thanks as always for the shoutouts guys.

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    Dan

    @dentaku:That's awesome, thanks

    @gduncan411: Thank you for always finding great stuff Smiley

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    dentaku

    Just for fun I messed with the same sample using a vocoder this time. Now you guys are all robot-ized.

    http://www.box.net/shared/gyyihnn4yu

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    compupc1

    OK -- fun awkward pauses aside, YES, the Portable Library Tools would be incredibly useful.  And YES YES YES this functionality needs to come standard as part of Visual Studio!  It is also very closely related to a talk given at this past PDC by Shawn Burke entitled "3-Screen Coding".

    At my job, we have a custom framework library that we are trying to make work for:
    - An ASP.NET web service
    - A Silverlight app
    - A (gasp!) .NET Compact app for rugged data collection devices that will never ever run Windows Phone 7, but rather Windows Mobile 5/6.x/Windows Embedded Handheld!

    Having a tool that could enable us to easily build common library components for all these environments would be beyond useful for teams that do development across many types of platforms and devices.  I really hope Shawn Burke and the guys making the Portable Library Tools are talking because their goals are very closely aligned.

    PS: Of course, .NET Compact and smartphone development first needs to be supported by VS2010 *at all*!!  Get going on that, Microsoft!

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    Heavens​Revenge

    I can't believe how much I love those time markers of content links to skip to in the video Smiley

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    dentaku

    I didn't notice that feature.
    That's perfect!

    , Heavens​Revenge wrote

    I can't believe how much I love those time markers of content links to skip to in the video Smiley

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    Dan

    @compupc1:Agree, the thing Brian and I were going back and forth on before the show is implementation, b/c we could see a lot of ways to do this that could be bad or bring up subtle bugs (to make a library work in SL that doesn't have a .NET fx library, you could do some hackery to take the file and burn it into your code, but that breaks bug fixes, versioning, etc), but I do agree it's needed and VS support is critical so that everything would be automated. We ran into this with the Facebook .NET SDK, and it was nowhere near as elegant as what *could* be.

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    Dan

    @HeavensRevenge:Thanks, you can also build your own [video URL] + #time=03m04s like the link below which jumps you to 3 minutes 4 seconds.

     

    http://channel9.msdn.com/Shows/This+Week+On+Channel+9/TWC9-AutoTuneNET-Portable-Libraries-Facebook--Azure-SQLR2-BI#time=03m04s

     

    Feel free to nudge other Channel 9 contributors to do this more Smiley

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    Dan

    @dentaku:Thanks for noticing, we've had these since Rev9 shipped, but for TWC9, we used "watch" links, but just yesterday we were in a review with Scott Guthrie and he suggested we think of something a bit more obvious, hence the time markers. If you have other suggestions on how to make this more obvious, let me know Smiley

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    Minh

    @Dan

     

    Dan, the above link doesn't work. Nothing happened.

     

    Do timestamps only work when in the same post as the video?

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    rhm

    oooh, how long has Channel9 been watchable on an iPad? Finally I can watching This Week On Channel9 during my sit-down bathroom time!

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    Dan

    @Minh:Well it's technically a side-effect that we didn't want videos to auto-start, so if you follow that link and then play the video, you'll notice the start-time jumps to that point.

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    Dan

    @rhm:Since we added HTML 5 support Smiley

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    Minh

    @Dan   The thing is... if I click on the timestamp links in the original thread post, it'll work.

    If I click on the link you created a few posts above, either nothing happens, or the video starts (it does start) from the beginning.

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    Dylan Morley

    Thanks for the mention

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    briankel

    Ha! I don't know if I should be disappointed or happy that I can't be auto-tuned well. Wink Thanks for doing this, @dentaku!

     

     

    Brian has a more steady voice and is less prone to fits of exuberance so he doesn't autotune as well Smiley

    For autotune to work you need to stretch out every word as if you where singing cheezy R&B.

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    DavidMKean

    compupc1: I'd love to get in contact with you to talk about your scenarios - give me a shout, david DOT kean AT microsoft dot com.

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