During the last days, I stumbled across a very annoying feature of Vista very often: The resource exhaustion manager. It tells me to close Visual Studio and the Desktop Window Manager. OK, shall I close the lid of the computer and go to sleep, too? However, the situation gets worse when I opened mspaint and [...]

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by Christoph Menge in Software

Due to the very high resolution of my new laptop’s display, I chose to increase its DPI so I could benefit from more readable text. Unfortunately, it turns out that there are still a number of problems: o On 120 dpi, 11pt Segoe UI (Windows Vista’s default UI font) will have a far too large [...]

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New Machine!

by Christoph Menge in Software

Well, due to the¬†hardware-hunger of some of the projects I am working on, it was certainly time for a new machine so I got myself a brand new ThinkPad T61p. Very nice indeed, with a crazy WUXGA display on just 15.4″ – kewl! More pixels than you typically find on 22″. I will be posting [...]