Thursday, August 14, 2008

Old School Wait Animation

I noticed today something a little funny about the Visual Studio 2008 SP1 setup screen:

Notice the little black line at the below the 2nd progress bar at the bottom right? It's actually an old school ASCII wait animation that consists of displaying /-\|.

I'm not sure why they felt a need to add it under a progress bar, the fact that there is a progress bar is kind of a tip off that I need to wait. But like I said, it's funny and may have just been some humor on a programmer's part.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Do I have enough crap attached to my notebook?

Believe it or not I actually use all these items.
On the left side going top to bottom:
  1. Notebook Power Supply
  2. HDMI cable going to my external monitor
  3. Two USB cables going to a Maxtor External Hard Drive
  4. ESATA cable attached to another hard drive. The ESATA card is plugged in to the PCMCIA slot
On the Right
  1. Ethernet cable for network
  2. iPhone USB cable
  3. USB cable going to the external monitor's USB hub for keyboard and mouse
  4. Headphones