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davepermen

Member Since 31 Mar 2000
Offline Last Active Jun 23 2015 01:22 PM

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In Topic: Well.... the place hasn't changed all that much

22 June 2015 - 10:38 AM

i'd suggest to dive a little into the next aspnet.. it's a full rewrite that works crossplatform and is open source on github.

 

but personally, i'd go for the metro/win10 universal app stuff.


In Topic: Mac or PC - Really, this is a programming question.

08 November 2014 - 10:45 AM

Surface Pro 3, docked. Windows 8.1. Visual Studio 14


In Topic: Is your IDE hot or not?

12 June 2014 - 06:18 AM

VS 2013, dark theme. Desktop at 150% scale. I never touch the commandline. as @Shippou said: it's 2014. Not 1985.


In Topic: Something I wanted to talk about... powerful desktop to weaker notebook exper...

30 May 2014 - 07:05 AM

all my code compiles in less than 1sec. good thing i don't use c++, then :) and yes, moar is better. but moar means, too, less batterylife when you're on the go, and less portability in general.

 

which is a huge thing to me.

 

and yes, 16gb of ram are very useful once you have 5 vms n stuff running. good thing i don't do that. i remote into real machines instead, if needed. or azure vm's :) both more flexible than local vm's, anyways (different gpu configurations, etc..)


In Topic: Something I wanted to talk about... powerful desktop to weaker notebook exper...

30 May 2014 - 04:05 AM

 

it beats in usability-performance every desktop i see (it really boots in 8 sec to online.. most desktops are still doing it's bios thing at that point..).

Sounds like you haven't used a desktop in a while, Dave. Even my NUC boots faster than that.

 

 

i work with many machines of different manufacturers, and typically, the surface beats most of them. not all, of course.

 

but in the end, my main point is: raw performance is, for the most part, not really of any importance. my surface is typically on standby and never off, anyways => never have to boot.

 

but i see so many going like "i need an i7 quadcore as a minimum, and 16gb ram, etc.. and all". and i look at my device, seing i'm just as efficient in doing all the work they do on their high end super machines.

 

diminishing returns.. performance even of an ultra portable / tablet etc is nowadays good enough to perform so many tasks at the same speed that it just doesn't matter anymore.

 

the only moment where i'd like a faster system is when i code on my raytracer. but as that's not where the money is for me, i can live with that.

 

the portability gains, the flexiblity thanks to touch + mouse + keyboard + trackpad + tablet on the go + kickstand + big touchscreen docked at home + oculus rift + xbox controller, having it all in ONE device, set up once, always ready.. that gains me more speed than any high end desktop would give me.

 

oh, and a pen. now if i would be any good as an artist.. that would be awesome :)


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