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  • Saveen Reddy's blog

    UX: Being Good is better than being Consistent

    The Inspiration This Dave Winer post on firefox ( ) reminded me to post my thoughts on UX consistency. My Observation By default when we design a User Experience...
  • I know the answer (it's 42)

    C# : I hate commented out code

    Even though retaining commented lines of code in your source-base is not a good thing, it's a fact that they do exist. Whenever I see a chunk of code commented out I first make a yucky face and then the next thing that comes to my mind is why did someone...
  • Dominic Watts

    Microsoft Co-Sponsors Submission of Office Open XML Document Formats to Ecma International for Standardization

    Last night in Paris , Microsoft announced that it was co-submitting , with a broad array of its partners, the Office Open XML file format technology to Ecma International. This will enable millions of people who have created billions of documents to access...
  • Technical Weblog of Eric Charran

    New Convenience Alert

    I love stuff that makes my life easier. I also hate the fact that (most) everything today requires wires. So any solution to make my life easier in that regard I'm all for. Check out They make universal power adapters in a small form factor....
  • Gamerscore Blog

    Midnight Madness

    Flew back just in time to attend the Midnight Madness event in Bellevue. The lines were crazy! And for Seattle, it was cooooold. There were a handful of folks from the marketing and PR team from Redmond. The mood was festive, even though a lot of them...
  • Computer Science Teacher - Thoughts and Information from Alfred Thompson

    Help with creating Gadgets

    I wrote about gadgets for Windows Live about a week and a half ago. Today a friend of mine [thanks Daryll !] pointed me to a gadget creation starter kit for use with the Visual Wed Developer Express Edition. The gadget starter kit and the article that...
  • Richard Godfrey

    Office Open XML Document Format submitted to Ecma as a potential standard

    What a co-incidence... one minute I'm talking about the importance of digital preservation and the very next day there's an announcement as big as this :-) The British Library is one of the few key partners in this submission along with the likes of...
  • SQL 2005

    Random Introduction

    Well, I figure my first post should be an introduction, so here goes. I have been working as a software developer, for MSN in London since 2000. My job has quite a large remit. In my time, I have worked on two different web-based content-publishing...
  • Reflections on Microsoft Dynamics AX

    How Time Flies

    Well I just looked at my to-do list and the “write blog entry” that I have been snoozing finally got the better of me. I didn’t think I had been hitting the button that long then I realised that the last entry so just over one year ago. It’s been...
  • Kam VedBrat

    don't fear windows vista graphics requirements

    George Ou at zdnet has posted a great write up regarding Windows Vista and graphics hardware. One of the most common questions I get about Windows Vista is "will foo graphics card work on Windows Vista?" or "Do I need to get a new graphics card for Windows...
  • Blog de David Sebban [MSFT]

    Virtual Server 2005 R2 RTM !

    • 0 Comments Finalement ce n'est pas le service pack 1 de Virtual Server 2005 qui est sorti mais bien la version R2. Au menu : plus de performances, plus de stabilité, nouvelles fonctionnalités...
  • Matt Dotson's Blog

    WPF: Expander Dropdown

    Do you ever get sick of hunting through a dropdown that has hundreds of items in no particular order. I do!! I've seen far too many LOB apps that feel the need to have hundreds items in a dropdown. So this week, I created the expander dropdown to at least...
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