Albatross!

This is the personal blog of Chris Wilson, Platform Architect of the Internet Explorer Platform team at Microsoft (and ex-Group Program Manager).

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    Full circle

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    I love the way things come around. I happened to see a comment to my last blog post from Nicholas , and clicked the link to his blog; happened to see one of his posts mention that Beth Orton has a new CD coming out. I'm not a major fan (yet) - but...
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    disappeared again.

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    It's been a while since my last post. At least this time I have an additional excuse - along with being incredibly busy getting ready for a bunch of travel (to SXSW , a W3C meeting, and MIX06 ), I've been depressed. A week and a half ago, someone broke...
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    Multiple IEs on one machine

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    With the recent release of a preview of IE7 beta 2, there's been another slew of demands for "standalone IE", and much posturing on both sides about whether Microsoft can/should provide this. I said to Molly Holzschlag of the Web Standards Project...
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    Fiery, do you just sit on the IEBlog on your aggregator?

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    From the IEBlog: Tuesday, January 31, 2006 1:12 PM by Fiery Kitsune Nice flash site. Too bad it doesn't test the rendering engine. Sheesh. Focus on what's important.
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    It's LIVE!

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    Yes! IE7 beta 2 preview is up for public consumption!!!
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    Sniffling in Vegas

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    So I'm at CES in Vegas - just got done talking through how IE7 makes you safer to a group of invited bloggers (mine was the only talk not under NDA, so invite-only). I picked up a head cold a few days ago, so I'm stunned I didn't just trail off in the...
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    And on...

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    I really do need to make more than one blog post a month. Of course, I was off for Thanksgiving for a week visiting family, and I've been trying to stay mostly offline when I go on vacation, (and hey, I'm BUSY)but even so. In the airport before the plane...
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    Meeting with Molly

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    Molly wrote a recap of a meeting we had downtown yesterday morning; other than a few typos I mentioned in the comments, a great recap (though I think I'm only "legendary" in my own mind). And Molly, next time you're in town I will have to take you somewhere...
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    Just to prove we do like each other...

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    ...here's a picture of Håkon Lie and myself at Tantek Çelik's place last night, unwinding after the CSS Working Group meeting. I kept the spanking of him in Halo 2 to a minimum. :P
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    Fun fun fun...

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    Every day we post something to the IE team blog about standards is a fun day. The fundamental point of Markus' post seems to still be getting lost, which was supposed to be "don't use CSS hacks unless you really, really know what you're doing, and...
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    Rip rip rip...

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    While I was on vacation in Chicago, I finally cracked and bought the shiny white plastic (60gb). I'd tried to find something acceptable that would play WMAs, since I ripped my entire CD collection to high-quality WMAs a year or two ago, and the Audiostation...
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    New Car!

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    We finally got our new car yesterday - a 2005 Mini Cooper convertible, in IE Blue (well, okay, they call it Cool Blue). More pictures on my Flickr stream.
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    Back from vacation...

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    I was out of the office on vacation for 10 days, visiting friends and family in Indiana and Illinois. Good to be back, though of course it took about 10 minutes to be swamped with work again. We (myself, my wife and our nine-month-old daughter) flew...
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    Happy Birthday to Hannah!

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    My daughter is nine months old today.
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    I decided...

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    ...that I really did need to have a blog seperate from the IEBlog . I've tried it once or twice before, but never managed to keep it going for long (partly because people DID think I was the drummer for Good Charlotte. I'm not.). I'll give it another...
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