Scott Hanselman

PowerPoint - Can you see me now?

June 14, '05 Comments [9] Posted in Musings
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This made me chuckle. This is from a slide deck presented at an internal brown-bag.

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It's actually a very clean schema, but I'm thinking the slide doesn't add much. Either way, the tag line almost made Diet Pepsi come out of my nose.

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Scott Hanselman is a former professor, former Chief Architect in finance, now speaker, consultant, father, diabetic, and Microsoft employee. He is a failed stand-up comic, a cornrower, and a book author.

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MaxiVista Version 2 - Still the Shiznit

June 14, '05 Comments [4] Posted in Reviews | Tools
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I've been a big fan of MaxiVista for a long time. I love multi-monitor productivity and now that I have a TabletPC, I consider MaxiVista to be a required tool.

Now Version 2 is out, and it includes a nubmer of new features, with the shiniest of them being it's a KVM out of the box! With a hot key you can switch from your virtual monitor to the underlying machine. Automatically moves the clipboard contents, too.

The other thing that's pretty cool (and a little creepy) is the support for Video Playback. I'm not sure how they are doing it, but I can drag Windows Media Player to the TabletPC (over WiFI) and they virtualize the hardware surface such that the video just keeps playing.

I haven't tried the other new feature, but I'm hoping to soon. You can support up to three additonal monitors. I may just take over my wife's machine when she's not around, to expand my working desktop to a full FOUR monitors.

Check out the demo and put that extra machine and monitor to some use.

Now playing: Miri Ben-Ari featuring Scarface & Anthony Hamilton - Sunshine to the Rain

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Time to get moving...

June 13, '05 Comments [10] Posted in Africa
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I don't usually do quizzes like these, but since I just got back from Orlando. This quiz also seems to think there are 4 cities in Africa and 4 in the Middle Easy. Ah, ethnocentricity.

Now, if someone would just invite me to these yellow places...

Your Travel Profile:

You Are Extremely Well Traveled in the Midwestern United States (100%)
You Are Very Well Traveled in the Northeastern United States (71%)
You Are Very Well Traveled in the Western United States (63%)
You Are Well Traveled in the Southern United States (54%)
You Are Well Traveled in Africa (50%)
You Are Somewhat Well Traveled in Canada (40%)
You Are Mostly Untraveled in the United Kingdom (13%)
You Are Mostly Untraveled in Asia (8%)
You Are Mostly Untraveled in Western Europe (7%)
You Are Untraveled in Australia (0%)
You Are Untraveled in Eastern Europe (0%)
You Are Untraveled in Latin America (0%)
You Are Untraveled in New Zealand (0%)
You Are Untraveled in Scandinavia (0%)
You Are Untraveled in Southern Europe (0%)
You Are Untraveled in the Middle East (0%)

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Microsoft's Paint Program Legacy - YAMPP

June 12, '05 Comments [7] Posted in Gaming
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I blogged over a year ago about Microsoft's Image Editor problem when Balmer said "I didn't know anything about this. So I called up some folks at Microsoft, and apparently we make a lot of different image editors."

Personally, I use Paint.NET because it reminds me of Paint Shop Pro before it got an inferiority complex. I also use ArtRage, because it's truly a Painting Program. I use Picassa2 for managing my photos.

(Remember when PSP didn't suck? Remember the glory that was Version 5? Then all the vectors and layers came and it suddenly took four clicks to what used to take one. Sigh. Anyway.)

But, here's my list of Microsoft Paint Programs that I can remember:

  • Paint Brush
  • Microsoft (Kodak) Image Editor
  • Microsoft Picture and Fax Viewer (the Previewer)
  • Microosft Photo Editor
  • Microsoft Office Picture Manager 2003
  • Microsoft Office Document Imaging
  • Microsoft Picture-It, Premium, Publishing
  • Microsoft Digital Imaging Pro and Suite 10 (and versions previous)
  • Mircosoft Photo Story 3 for Windows
  • Microsoft Photodraw (Thanks Wesner!)
  • Microsoft Composer

Did I miss any? Interestingly you can also buy most of these on TWO PAGES of Microsoft's own Marketplace.

Anyway, now, Microsoft has YAMPP (Yet Another Microsoft Paint Program) in the form of Microsoft Acrylic, now in Beta. I'll check it out and report back.

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