I wanted to demonstrate the SpamBayes plug-in for the school, and I realized I ought to try the screen-capture feature of the free Windows Media Encoder 9. The results were stunning. via [Jon’s Radio]
I used that codec for a video on programming the Tablet PC I did last year. It’s amazingly compact. I don’t think one can dynamically switch codecs in the middle of a video, though, so you can’t have a talking- head segment followed by a screenshot video with segment-specific codecs. Pity.
Neowin is reporting that Microsoft has broadened the alpha test of its next-gen Tablet PC operating system, “Lonestar,” to all BetaPlace testers. Last week, Microsoft execs told us to expect Lonestar to go beta in late February or early March. The final Lonestar release target is still June.
[Microsoft Watch from Mary Jo Foley]
… this reminds me of a conversation I had with a friend a few days ago in which he asked if I knew of a company that provided technical support for LAMP-based small businesses. “Don’t know of any,” I said, dollar signs appearing in my eyes. (Which relates to my suspicion that there’s more money to be had in freelance support than there in freelance programming.)