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I am not sure how many people here are aware of the discussion going on right now about some supposed memos unearthed from the late 60s/70s. While the debate itself is political, the actual question is fairly technical. Someone pulled up the memos and started typing them into Microsoft Word (with the truetype Times New Roman) and discovered that the output looks identical to the supposidly old and typewritten memos from the 60s. In fact, It's even Superscripted exactly where Word auto superscripts. Never-mind the proportional fonts and the fact that the signature is now being called into question. The theory is that this may have been written in word and photocopied 10+ times.
Here is the original version:
Here is the new version typed in word and printed in PDF:
Here are the two layered on top of each other:
The debate has focused around the idea to try and disprove that any typewriter in the 60s/70s could have actually published this. Rather then try and prove a negative, how about prove a positive. Is there anything in this document that definitively proves that it is modern? In particular, there definitely seem to be some TrueType hinting going on (check out the my/regarding etc).
If this post is too political, I will happily remove it. I am more curious whether we can prove it was Word or not.
Congrads to the team for going orbital. It's nice to see any sort of new space record set ;-)
After loosing the last six months to a java project, I finally get to turn my attention back to .NET. To try and catch up on things, I just picked up a copy of Brad Abrams BCL Annotated Reference. Most interesting. More as I get thru that. Finally installed Whidbey and VS2005, and I am looking forward to seeing what improvements they and the mono team are up too.
Special Access to Longhorn and Whidbey PDC Release Code Active MSDN Operating Systems, Professional, Enterprise, and Universal subscribers may request a set of software distributed at the Microsoft Professional Developers Conference 2003 (PDC), including the preview versions of the "Longhorn" operating system and SDK, and Visual Studio "Whidbey". Eligible MSDN Subscribers can request the previews by calling MSDN Customer Service. Certified Partners and Breadth ISV / Empower partners should contact their respective Service Centers for further assistance. Note that the preview package contains DVD media, and a DVD drive is required. Please allow 3-4 weeks for fulfillment.Actually, I called them up earlier today, and they stated that it would be $119. They also stated that it would only be available for PDC members, so I suspect that there story is still a bit up in the air, so I will try calling back later. This PDC stuff (and the lack of budget at my company) is killing me, but at least there is some good documentation out there. /me heads back to read more on XAML.
One of the things that got .NET off the ground was the availability of the Beta2 bits everywhere. I hope Microsoft continues with that
Sounds like both XAML and ASP.Net2 have support for partial classes. This sounds excellent. UI is seperate from Design (in the form of partial clases) yet simple in class access to private and protected members. Neat Design.
I got “instructed” by a friend to blog some of my more informative forum/list/newsgroup posts, especially the following one which describes the general mechanisms of events with webcontrols, so here you have it. (Names and emails removed to protected the guilty)
In a blog entry entitled: JetBrains Selling Arms to the Enemy?, Carlos Perez summed up the entire .NET vs. Java battle:
ENTJ Qualitative analysis of your type formula
- distinctively expressed extrovert
- slightly expressed intuitive personality
- moderatly expressed thinking personality
- moderatly expressed judging personality
A last minute trip is going to keep me from going To the colorado tech blog meetup. (Bummer). However, unless you guys decide to cancel it, go ahead and do it. Sorry for the late notice, I didn't know myself until yesterday. Really bummed that I am not going to get a chance to meet you all. (Check this article for comments)!