Tuesday, 23 January 2007
Sunday, 14 January 2007
- the UI obviously
- the search (however still not as fast as Google Desktop Search)
- the audio: ability to set per-application volume, on/off status for each audio device, easy to switch between various audio drivers
- the snipping tool
- the backup tool. Definitely easier to use than Windows XP's. If the PC is off when a backup is scheduled, the backup takes place as soon as the PC is switched back on.
- the performance monitor and the reliability chart: the chart goes down as the frequency of crashes increases. See my chart below for the last month.
- Check for solutions window: when you download updates, Vista remembers the previous crashes and checks for solutions for each of them.
- Built-in disk partioning.
- Previous versions of a file are automatically saved (where? when? I don't know, but it's a very usefull feature, more clever than a rubbish bin).
- Offline files. Ability to encrypt offline files.
What I don't like:
- the backup: it does not offer you to back-up files from a specific folder. It only allows file types.
- New Vista GUI Stuff For Devs
- Best Damn Tech Show, Period. (1/15/07)
- Gary Talks Pop Filters - 152
- Total Recorder - 149
- Compression of the ears - 154
- podcast - Une semaine d'actualité à écouter ou à télécharger
- Hangin’ at Microsoft Studios
- Norman Lewis - Telco is Dead: Long Live the Communications Company
- ZDNet Hebdo Podcast - 15 au 19 janvier 2007
- Herb Sutter - The future of Visual C++, Part I
- Training: The Secret to Perfect Version Control
Monday, 8 January 2007
Warning C4244: 'initializing' : conversion from 'INT_PTR' to 'int', possible loss of data
- Solution: disable Detect 64-bit portability issue in the project options Configuration Properties > C/C++ > General.
Warning C4996: 'sprintf' was declared deprecated
- Solution: use the new and secure sprintf_s.
Reference: Deprecated CRT Functions
Note: don't use the new secure functions if you intend to keep compiling under VS2003. VS2003 projects will break if the new secure CRT functions are used. To disable the warnings, define _CRT_SECURE_NO_WARNINGS.
Warning C4996: 'itoa' was declared deprecated
- Solution: replace itoa with _itoa or _itoa_s ...or use a CString (which is more elegant):
Warning C4996: '_fcvt' was declared deprecated
- Solution: use _fcvt_s or CString.
Warning C4482: nonstandard extension used: enum 'CSecureRst::OperatorTypeEnum' used in qualified name
- Solution: don't write the name of the enum type when specifying the enum.
Sunday, 7 January 2007
- Dreamweaver 8: looks very similar to past versions. Site configuration does not want to memorise the ftp username/password of my website. It is possible to select all recently modified files in one go (very usefull as an alternative to re-synchronise your whole site)
- Ubuntu: installed Ubuntu on my old 2.8GHz PC without a single problem. One glitch: can't find a Linux driver for my WG111T WiFi adapter therefore no internet at the moment, not good.
- Adobe Photoshop Elements 5.0: major improvement about the past versions: the pic import dialog has many more options.
- Enterprise Library for .NET Framework 2.0 - January 2006
- Adobe Illustrator
- Channel 9: Technology Roundtable #1
- Mark Dunn and Mark Berry on Biztalk 2006
- ARCast.net - The SOA Radical - Lukas Svoboda
- Digital Media Insider Podcast 6: Desktop Music in Japan
- IFW SOA 2007-01-09
- David Platt - Why Software Sucks
- Web 2.0 Podcast: A Debate on Net Neutrality
- actualité - Podcast 01net. du 12 janvier 2007