evil, evil Windows

May 20th, 2005

I was supposed to hold a presentation today on the big project I've been working on the past 5 months. This is 2005 so obviously no overhead, it's strictly laptop+projector. I did my presentation in Impress, part of OpenOffice. This morning I came to work an hour and a half ahead of time to prep and check that the technical setup is functional. Well little time to prep as I had to wrestle with the feckin projector for an hour. I tried all kinds of resolutions, settings in the projector's menu and nothing helped. All the while it would display just a part of my screen and refuse to do anything else. After about 15 minutes I had my boss over to look at it and he couldn't figure anything out either. After an hour he went to get his laptop to see if there was any difference while I suddenly had the impulse idea to try Windows. Well what do you know, as I booted up Windows and reset the resolution, bam, there it was, whole screen displayed and no more nonsense. Now won't you explain to me how a VGA signal differs be it from a Linux
os or Windows? It's the same friggin signal!!! :wth::wallbang: Evil
evil stuff! :mad:

I don't have an office suite in Windows because I use it strictly to play Championship Manager ;) But I exported the presentation to flash format and ran the presentation out of Firefox. If you wanna see how lame it turned out, here's the flash movie. If you want to steal my uber cool slide design, here's the powerpoint version. Also, how sad that the figures look so crap, they're originally vector graphics so they should be spotless but idiot Powerpoint/Impress (because they're both just as bad) doesn't handle vector graphics so I had to rasterize them and then they were automatically rescaled to fit the presentation. :wallbang: See for yourself and compare, these are the originals scaled to 600 pixel width.

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1 Responses to "evil, evil Windows"

  1. Erik says:

    Hehe, sorry, I can't NOT laugh :D