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Pirillo's Picks for 04/27/2007

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Pirillo's Picks for 02/21/2007

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Help! (the Yellow Tint Video)

Oh man, the video quality totally sucks – but at least I did it. Since I’m a YouTube Director, I can upload more than ten minutes worth of video at a time. “It” doesn’t really have a name yet, “it” was recorded this morning at 3:30am live-to-tape, and “it” is just the beginning (as I hope to record in higher definition with better screen switching soon). For now, this certainly works. Three things to note: (1) Cat Schwartz should be joining me soon, virtually; (2) Darth Vader’s floating head will be a regular feature; and (3) While the workflow isn’t perfect yet, my EyeJot widget is the best way for you submit video.

Ask for Video Help – Get a Video Answer

Gonna try something new here on The Chris Pirillo Show – if we’re even going to keep that name rolling forward (and I’d love your feedback on the subject)…

Please submit your questions and/or comments through this widget, which requires absolutely NO registration on your part – and should work with your Webcam instantly. This new show, of course, will incorporate all our existing sponsors (like GoDaddy and AMD, for example). I made the original “call” for help on YouTube just the other day – and we’ve already doubled our subscriber count by doing so!

Windows Help program (WinHlp32.exe) is no longer included with Windows

Okay, this is completely lame:

Windows Help (WinHlp32.exe) is a help program that has been included with Microsoft Windows versions starting with the Microsoft Windows 3.1 operating system. WinHlp32.exe is required to display 32-bit help content files that have the “.hlp” file name extension.

However, the Windows Help program has not had a major update for many releases and no longer meets Microsoft standards. Therefore, starting with the Microsoft Windows Vista and the Microsoft Windows Server Code Name “Longhorn” operating system releases, the Windows Help program will not ship as a component of Windows. Also, third-party programs that include .hlp files are prohibited from redistributing the Windows Help program together with their products. Users who want to view 32-bit .hlp files must download the program from the Microsoft Download Center, and then install it on their computers. The download for Windows Help is still in development. It will be available in time for the consumer release of Windows Vista scheduled for early 2007.

Yeah, well… I guess I’ll have to wait four more days before I can view a .HLP file that will likely never get updated. I’m thinking this is going to turn into a tech support nightmare for everyone. The decision will ultimately be reversed – and WinHlp32.exe will be pushed out through Windows Update within a year, if it doesn’t first get included within Vista SP1.