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Friday Funny: Can you understand Strayan?

David Meego - Click for blog homepageWhile I was originally born in London, England (yep, I’m a Pom*), everyone knows that I come from Australia. My family emigrated to Perth when I was 13 and I have had the operation to naturalise me as an Australian.

Probably due to my English background and the fact that accents in Perth are not strong, I don’t have a strong Australian accent (Not like Paul Hogan’s Crocodile Dundee character – watch trailer or Steve Irwin real character – watch trailer). However, I do use some different words and sometimes use Australian slang or abbreviations.

Today, I came across some videos on YouTube by Queensland filmmaker Kieran Murray who has travelled the world and introduced the inhabitants of other nations (primarily USA) to Australian slang. The confusion he creates is very funny.

G’Day Mate! How You Going? (direct link)

 

G’day Mate: The Sequel (direct link)

 

Aussie Slang (direct link)

 

There are a number of sites online where you can look up Australian slang (sometimes called the Strine* vernacular):

 

So a challenge for you ….

What does the following sentence from the end of one of the videos above mean?

“This arvo I’m gonna go down to the servo get a packet of durries and maybe some grog.”

Post your answers in the comments.

David

* Pom = Actually POHM which stands for Prisoner of His/Her Majesty and harks back to Australia’s beginnings as a British penal colony.

* Strine = Say “Australian” quickly as a single syllable with your back teeth lightly clenched together… you don’t want to let the flies get in.

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Update: Positive Thoughts for Leslie Vail

David Meego - Click for blog homepageJust wanted to post a quick update from my friend Leslie Vail after my original post:

I heard from Leslie today that the surgery went well and she is now resting comfortably.

She wanted to thank everyone for their positive thoughts and lovely comments.

Please keep the positive vibes flowing as Leslie continues on the road to recovery.

We need her well and back at the conferences. No-one else can wear the capes like she does.

MarkCape
Mark Rockwell trying to emulate Leslie

JohnCape
John Lowther playing Leslie when he co-presented with her

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Leslie, Jennifer (my wife) and Sheila from Convergence 2012

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Leslie and the famous golden GPUG cape at Convergence 2011

Get well soon.

David

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Friday Funny: Another puzzle for you to solve

David Meego - Click for blog homepageAfter last week’s puzzle, I came across something a little harder that has been keeping people awake at night.

Singaporean high-school students were presented with this logic problem in the Singapore and Asian Schools Math Olympiad test paper last week. The test is aimed at the top 40 per cent of students in one of the most mathematically gifted countries in the world.

Here is the question:

Albert and Bernard just become friends with Cheryl, and they want to know when her birthday is. Cheryl gives them a list of 10 possible dates.

  • May 15,         May 16,        May 19,
  • June 17,        June 18,
  • July 14,         July 16,
  • August 14,    August 15,    August 17.

Cheryl then tells Albert and Bernard separately the month and the day of her birthday respectively.

Albert: I don’t know when Cheryl’s birthday is, but I know that Bernard does not know too.

Bernard: At first I don’t know when Cheryl’s birthday is, but I know now.

Albert: Then I also know when Cheryl’s birthday is.

So when is Cheryl’s birthday?

 

Can you work out the solution?  No cheating. No looking up the answer until you have worked out a solution of your own.

 

For more information see these articles from the Sydney Morning Herald:

Please don’t post the answer in the comments, just let me know how you went with the puzzle.

Enjoy

David

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Friday Funny: Can you solve this simple puzzle

David Meego - Click for blog homepageRecently a puzzle has been doing the rounds on the Book of Face and I thought it would be good to test how quickly my readers could solve it. It is probably an oldie, but it is a goodie.

The puzzle is the Car Park Puzzle where you have to work out the missing number for the bay where the car is.

Can you work out the missing number in the sequence 16, 06, 68, 88, X, 98?

Please don’t post the answer in the comments, just let me know how long it took you to solve the puzzle.

CarParkPuzzle

Have Fun.

David

PS: I might post the answer at some time in the future…. or I may not. :-)

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Kinect 2 Tutorial on Tracking Strategies

Microsoft has published a set of great tutorials for making applications with Kinect 2. http://kinect.github.io/tutorial/ These detailed hands on Lab/Tutorials for V2 were published last month.

I highly recommend the tutorial on tracking strategies – for keeping the application accurate when multiple people are in the room.

http://kinect.github.io/tutorial/lab14/index.html

This lab will explain the following:

Tracking a user who is the first to be seen.
Tracking the user who is the closest to the Kinect 2.
Tracking a user who is the most active in the scene.
Tracking several people simultaneously.

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April 8, 2015 · Jivtesh Singh · No Comments
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How to enable Visual Studio Tools Customisations for the Web Client

David Meego - Click for blog homepageHave you ever written some cool Visual Studio Tools (VST) code that worked great on the desktop client, but does not work on the web client? VST code that does not use any WinForms or uses WinForms but only with supported controls and so should work?

Well, I have. A great example is the Company Login window customisations covered in the blog posts below:

The code worked fine on the desktop client, but had no effect in the web client. Something was missing, but I did not know what.

When I mentioned my problem to my good friend Mariano Gomez (The Dynamics GP Blogster), he knew what the issue was and sent me the link to an MSDN article.

The MSDN article below explains the details of what is required to make Visual Studio Tools customisations work on the web client.

In the code samples below you can see the added SupportedDexPlatforms attribute which is used to tell Visual Studio to make this code available for the desktop client and the web client. Without this additional attribute, the default behaviour would be to only work on the desktop client.

Visual C# code sample

namespace CSharpSample

    [SupportedDexPlatforms(DexPlatforms.DesktopClient 
    }
}

 

Visual Basic .Net code sample


Public Class GPAddIn
    Implements IDexterityAddIn

    ' IDexterityAddIn interface

    Sub Initialize() Implements IDexterityAddIn.Initialize

    End Sub

End Class

 

Hope you find this useful.

David

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Microsoft Virtual Conference Sessions–May 14 & 15

As part of the MVP Virtual Conference – there are a range of sessions from Azure, to BI that you can attend for free. Register here – http://mvp.microsoft.com/en-us/virtualconference-sessions.aspx

Here are some I am keen on attending –

Detecting Facial Expressions with Azure Machine Learning and Kinect for Windows

Speaker: Dwight Goins

Moderator: Gian Paolo Santopaolo

This session is about learning how to use Microsoft Azure Machine Learning with the Kinect for Windows in order to detect Facial expressions. This session will cover an introduction to Machine Learning, and different algorithms used to detect data patterns. The algorithms discussed will be nearest neighbor, probabilistic learning, decision trees, and neural networks. It will also cover an introduction to the Kinect for Windows device, such as explaining the features and capabilities of the device and SDK. The session will show basic demos and data coming from the device. The session will then drill down into HD Face and describe the data which is generated from Face and HD Face tracking. Lastly the session will show a demo and provide steps on how to incorporate Azure Machine Learning features into a Windows 8.1 Kinect enabled application to detect facial expressions in real time.

Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Automation with PowerShell

Speaker: Trevor Sullivan

Moderator: Anil Desai

Many IT Pros in the industry have begun their virtualization training with VMware, but as the market shifts in other directions, a lot of administrators are finding themselves managing multi-hypervisor environments. Many businesses are now in the process of migrating some or all of their virtual workloads to the Microsoft Hyper-V platform for a number of reasons including, cost savings, scalability, and ease of management. While managing a Hyper-V cluster is somewhat similar in concept to ESXi, there are some fundamental differences. This session will cover Hyper-V clustering, management differences, and the migration of VMs from ESXi to Hyper-V. The entire session will be geared towards VMware administrators who are looking to broaden their horizons by adding Hyper-V know-how to their toolbox.

10 New Things for Developers on Windows 10

Speaker: Colin Melia

Moderator: Mark Schramm

It’s in the title. If you didn’t have time for Build or you just want to get a summary of 10 new features for developers from the new and/or updates APIs, tools SKUs and/or languages, from devices to the cloud, this is your chance to get on board.

Resolving Conflicts in Collaborative Occasionally Connected Mobile Apps

Speaker: Michael Perry

Moderator: Bryan Hunter

In collaborative apps, a change made on one device appears on another. Data flows seamlessly across devices. But those devices aren’t always connected. And even when they are, users don’t want to wait for a network connection before they can see or work with their data. So data needs to be stored locally, and synchronized in the background.

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April 7, 2015 · Jivtesh Singh · No Comments
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