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Vista pas uit: jij al kunnen kraken?

2007-02-01 01:02  i1076  computers  [permalink]

Techzine - Nieuws: Hackers en crackers storten zich massaal op Vista - ICT Nieuws / Community site

Ha tzal wel zijn! Er is misschien wel veel MSBashing, maar ze houden ons leven toch spannend? En als ik het zo ongeveer hoor, hebben ze nu eindelijk gedaan wat ze bij Win95 of NT4 eigenlijk hadden moeten doen: de deur dicht! En nog dichter dan bij een Win2k met LockDown.

Giving a presentation: tips & tricks

2007-02-02 09:35  i1089  werk  [permalink]

A few tips when giving a presentation

Rember page numbers
Number the slides or pages. Also think about adding the total number of slides also. Then try to roughly remember what is at which page. This will come in real handy when you need to skip a bit due to time constrains, or when browsing back through the presentation when answering a question.
Use the top half of the screen
In halls with lower ceilings, the people in the back are looking over the people in front of them and may not see all of your screen. Think about this in designing your slides or demoing an application. Also, when using an overhead projector, some people might not see past the overhead mirror or yourself.
In designing the layout of the slides, think about contrast. The color representation of presentation equipement might not always be similar to what you get on your screen. Just think what the sun does when beaming into a room with inadequate shutters. Choose foreground and background colors accordingly, and opposite colors or shapes in diagrams.
Please don't use tahoma
Choose the font you use for your slides well. A good reason to choose Verdana over Tahoma is because it is less condensed. A sans-serif font may be better readable than a serif font. Serif fonts are ok for titles, though.
Switch off background processes
On a multi-user environment, consider creating a local user profile for a "presentation user" with only the really neccessary items in the environment: a clean desktop, tuned display settings, no community background apps that may fire reminders and things, no background journallers or indexers, etc.
Please use Alt-Tab
When demonstrating an application, alongside with progressing in a slide-show, please consider using Alt-Tab. Watching someone minimize a presentation, finding the task-bar somewhere, switching to the application just to show something, then minimizing again to return to the slide-show breaks focus on a topic. Alt-Tab switches between applications fast without showing the desktop or taskbar.
Q&A: repeat the question
When answering questions from the audience, repeat the question first before you answer it. The person asking a question is addressing you and the people behind him/her might not have heard the question. Trying to find out what the question was when you answer might be disturbing to understand the answer. Also it is an extra check to see if you understood the question correctly (over background noises e.g. with a large audience)

Vista pas uit: jij al kunnen kraken?

2007-02-06 14:00  r777  computers  [permalink]

Vista pas uit: jij al kunnen kraken?

ah yes.. teething problems: BBC NEWS | The Reporters | Robert Peston

PDF's with blank pages? Install the Asian font pack

2007-02-08 08:20  i1094  werk  [permalink]

Adobe - Reader: Asian and Central European font packs for Adobe Reader

What's the link between SubVersion and Apache?

2007-02-09 20:12  i1095  coding  [permalink]

Other than the one can be configured to work with the latter.

Apparently there're at least one person in the high ranks on both projects... Interesting to know. Especially that he's high up the CollabNet tree also.


Ruby: CVS Repository moced to SVN

2007-02-13 14:57  i1101  coding  [permalink]

Another one! I guess CVS's on it's way out...


Ajax on Rails

2007-02-13 15:49  i1103  coding  [permalink]

(note to self: need to find some time to check this out...)



2007-02-13 17:40  i1107  coding internet  [permalink]

whii! whop! ping!


Top 10 Visual Studio Add-In's

2007-02-15 11:57  i1112  coding  [permalink]

Ten Essential Tools: Visual Studio Add-Ins Every Developer Should Download Now -- MSDN Magazine, December 2005

Don't worry about tools getting so good you'll get out of work. The tools for project management are also evolving.

Google Analytics

2007-02-16 21:43  i1114  weblog  [permalink]

hmmm! interesting... Let's see what it gives...


Never missed 'copy item'...

2007-02-21 18:14  i1124  weblog  [permalink]

Strange, I never even noticed that I don't have a 'copy item' option here. I use a copy of this website on a few other places to store items, track progress and register information in a structured context, using object types, tokens and references. But I haven't had a situation where I thought "damn, why didn't I make a copy item option". I prefer to create placeholder items with a reference to where the related data is in another branch.

But then... What if a larger number of users would be using this platform, and feature requests would be coming in, I guess a copy feature would be widely requested. For now I'm reluctant to create a copy function in favor of 'branch inheritance', export and import tools, anything else than allowing to bluntly duplicating data and having headaches later with updates on multiple places.