Just outside my office is a little “lounge” area – it’s a sitting area with a couch and a couple of comfy chairs that’s used for meetings. It’s sort-of become known as “Larry’s Lounge” or “The Larry Lounge”.
In the “Larry Lounge”, there’s a 42″ flat screen TV connected to a media center box (and a newly added xbox 360). Yes, there ARE perks to working in multimedia.
Both Daniel and Sharron have had fun with the TV when they’re in the office – when the lounge isn’t being used as an office, they watch videos on the TV (and the DVD team has a huge video library).
Anyway we were futzing with the TV yesterday and Steve Ball noticed that the volume control on the TV goes from 0 to 63.
We both saw that and laughed. Our best guess is that some engineer specified that the volume control should go from 0..99 but wrote it as 0x00..0x63.
And the UX person handling the request didn’t figure out what the 0x thingy meant and left it off 🙂