Linked by Kroc Camen on Sun 29th Nov 2009 21:44 UTC
Podcasts Back by popular demand, Tess joins the show again and we are also greeted by another guest--William, a friend who has a lot more charm and wit than the angry crocodile in the room with a grudge against everything. Topics covered include: Chrome OS, Bing / Google, The GIMP, Siverlight or standards, and voiding warranties.
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Just an opinion
by Diman on Mon 30th Nov 2009 11:40 UTC
Diman
Member since:
2009-11-30

First of all, thank you guys for what you are doing, your site and your podcast. You trurly manage to discuss the problems, ask and answer questions I think about myself ;)

And there is a small thing i wish you could improve in your podcast. I listen for your podcast on the go. And usually one of those who speak is too quiet to understand, and others are too loud to listen comfortably at the same time. There is no way to adjust the volume to be able to hear everyone in the conversation well. As i've understood, you are recording the podcast as a separate track for every person participating, so normalizing the sound as i think is not a very hard thing to do.

Thanks for reading to the end,

D.

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RE: Just an opinion
by frood on Mon 30th Nov 2009 15:45 UTC in reply to "Just an opinion"
frood Member since:
2005-07-06

I agree. Maybe we should have a whip round to get enough money to buy Kroc a decent microphone. I think at the moment he just uses an empty tin of beans on a string.

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RE[2]: Just an opinion
by Kroc on Tue 1st Dec 2009 10:53 UTC in reply to "RE: Just an opinion"
Kroc Member since:
2005-11-10

I'm the quiet one. I'll have to raise my recording level.

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RE[3]: Just an opinion
by memson on Tue 1st Dec 2009 13:23 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Just an opinion"
memson Member since:
2006-01-01

+1 - and this isn't the first time this has been pointed out Kroc - BAD KROC!

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"Mono doesnt have Windows.Forms"
by fury on Mon 30th Nov 2009 12:51 UTC
fury
Member since:
2005-09-23

In this episode, Tess says Paint.NET wouldn't work because Mono doesn't have System.Windows.Forms.

This isn't true. SWF may be controversial and possibly patent-encumbered, but that doesn't mean Mono doesn't have it.

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memson Member since:
2006-01-01

http://code.google.com/p/paint-mono/

As to how well it works - no idea. I don't personally use Linux and tend not to use Mono on Mac. Mac has Seashore ( http://seashore.sourceforge.net/ ), which mostly works well enough for my minimal needs.

Tess, sure Mono has Windows.Forms. Please -research- next time, yes?

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Kroc Member since:
2005-11-10

Yes, but will Ubuntu ship Win.Forms. The answer is no.

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Apple's "Proprietary Docking Standards"
by fury on Mon 30th Nov 2009 13:19 UTC
fury
Member since:
2005-09-23

The only thing about Apple docks which is proprietary is the iPod Dock connector itself. The rest is simply USB, meaning if a particular Dock is sending more power than it should, it is violating the USB power standards, not Apple's.

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Lots of microsoft bashing going on!
by siimo on Tue 1st Dec 2009 07:23 UTC
siimo
Member since:
2006-06-22

Funny to listen to but you guys please get your facts right.

Hotmail supports standard POP3 and SMTP for over a year now and yes on FREE accounts. Only thing they have that annoys me is the advertising in your email signature.

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Kroc Member since:
2005-11-10

None of us have touched Hotmail with a barge pole for a number of years, so I have not been able to update my knowledge. I'm glad they finally relented on the POP thing given pressure from GMail. But then, what about IMAP, or is that too much to ask? Microsoft's web properties seem to be nothing but reactionary catching-up.

I would wager that Office2010:Web would actually be quite good; if it were not for the Silverlight and -MSN- -Live- Bing tie-ins.

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Kroc's Gimp Comment
by Wes Selken on Wed 2nd Dec 2009 06:54 UTC
Wes Selken
Member since:
2009-07-25

Kroc, I find your comments on gimp well thought-out and intriguing. Thank you for voicing your opinion and have a good week.

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