In vista - when you want to hook up a projector, there are several ways to get it going. If you're lucky, you might just plug it into your DVI or VGA output, and Vista will as what you want to do with the display output, and you can choose to share the screen, or extend your display onto the projector.
I'm not sure why, but for me this works about 80% of the time. Other times, nothing happens, and I have to find the mobility center. To do this - I would open the Control Panel, and use the search option at the top right, typing in the word projector - will find the Windows Mobility Center
Easy - but not the fastest way possible.
I just found today there is a keyboard shortcut to open Window Mobility Center
[WINDOW]+X - Open Mobility Center
I'm sure you've all seen by now that flickr supports video. I've been wanting this for a long time, and when my friend Tim Heuer sent me a Text message with the news, I was very excited.
After playing with this for a while, one of the things that I like, is that the video can be sized. Maybe other video services have this, but I haven't seen it. In fairness, I haven't used YouTube, or any other video hosting service at length.
For recording screens (which I'm trying to do more of), I wanted to be able to do a short little Camtasia screen cast(is it "screencast" or "screen cast") test, and see what it's outcome is. This video was recorded at the size of my browser window, which happened to be 912X820 at the time. I was hoping that the original dimensions of the video would be kept, but when asking for the player code, the "actual" size was registered at 499 wide. Maybe this means that the video is re-encoded on upload, so that it's max height and potentially max width are 500? Just a guess.
On the first go-round, I just encoded the video, and it was too small to read when playing back. Then I used the Camtasia tools for pan / zoom, and the video is now watchable, where I can get a quick point across. Although this video has no point, the pan/zoom work nicely.
One concern is that the video/screen cast is limited to 90 seconds in length - which could be viewed as a positive. I'll have to be a little creative to get my point across in 90 seconds - maybe that's better for everyone :)
Test Screen Cast with pan/zoom