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April, 2006

  • Peter Torr's Blog

    HD DVD -- Live in Las Vegas

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    Seems like only yesterday we were here at the Las Vegas Convention Centre talking about how HD DVD was "coming soon". Now we're here again just a few short months later for the NAB trade show ( National Association of Broadcasters ), but this time the...
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    Hello, World Part 3: Dealing with State

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    In the last post , we looked at a very simple (and useless) animation. Today we will look at state and how that can be used to trigger slightly more useful animations. We'll also move from simple "Hello, World" text to have something a bit more practical...
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    When facts get in the way of a good argument

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    I've wanted to write this blog for a long time, but never gotten around to it. It's a very simple observation, but one that too many people fail to make. Maybe something will come of it :-) Oftentimes you will see something like the following on...
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    Hello, World Part 2: Simple Animation

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    In the last Hello, World example , I showed you how to place a simple text label on the screen. In this next instalment, we will add a very basic (and somewhat underwhelming) animation to the text label by modifying the markup file. Hello.xmu ...
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    Updating Firefox as non-admin

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    Firefox , like all web browsers, needs to be regularly updated to keep up with security patches . Version 1.5 has an auto-update feature built-in, but unfortunately if you're not running as a local Administrator (at least in Windows), it doesn't work...
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    iHD Authoring Support

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    The HD DVD Authoring Forum is live on MSDN, and you can download a couple of samples on the HD DVD page -- http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/forpros/hddvd/ . Watch this space (or rather, that space) for more downloads coming soon...
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    I'm with Stupid - Part 2

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    Now the video is up . Of course, it makes a lot more sense (and is very clever) if you are familiar with the Can You Forgive Her? and Go West videos ...
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    I'm with Stupid

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    I'm a little behind the times, but the amazing new Pet Shop Boys single I'm with Stupid is available on their web site (unfortunately you have to click the blinking coloured square before the page will load; then the music will load in the background...
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