09 Mar 2004, 02:46

My geek sense is tingling…

So there I was just minding my own business at work when I received an email notifying me that the beta version of Visual Assist X, the next version of Visual Assist was available. Visual Assist is a plug-in for Visual Studio that I’ve found to be pretty much indispensable at work. so much so that it convinced me to pony up the registration fee a while back. It makes my life so much easier, and almost makes working with MFC, dare I say it, fun. Naturally, I was excited to find that there was an upgrade in the works and I had to try it out. Overall I was pretty impressed, but it is pretty memory intensive which wouldn’t really be a problem except that my development machine only has a paltry 256 MB of RAM.

Then, when I got home I found out my cable from svideo.com had arrived. This brings me one step closer to building my own TiVo substitute, as I can now hook my s-video & audio outputs of my computer into my RCA-only input TV. The only thing I was a little nervous about is how the video quality would end up after being transferred through the adapater, but it looks fine. All I need now is to pick up a new case to hold all the components I’ve got lying around, move my PVR card into that machine, and its hello near-unlimited storage TiVo clone. I always knew there was a reason that I’m such an obsessive storage hoarder.


Comment by Carrie on 2004-03-08 20:55:47 +0000

… I feel 30% geekier for having read this entry, you storage whore.

Comment by Phil on 2004-03-09 01:04:09 +0000

A paltry 256MB? Geez, you’d think developers would have more RAM than the system for which they’re designing the software, wouldn’t you?

Bug those IT guys, darn it!