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  • Mike Swanson's Blog

    Macro Wallpaper 7: More Fallpaper

    Here is another set of macro photographs that have been formatted for a 16:10 aspect ratio (1920 x 1200) to match my widescreen monitor. So that they'll work with more "traditional" resolutions, I've also included links to 4:3 versions (1600 x 1200)....
  • Brian Groth's Life at Microsoft

    Why I work at Microsoft

    I recently posted my resume on my blog, and this resulted in a few people to contact me wondering if I wanted to leave Microsoft. My answer is always " NO" . Here is what I love about my job, which is my minimum bar before even considering working somewhere...
  • 16.7ms in the life

    IEEE 1394 vs. UDCP

    I have been exchanging a couple of emails with Ray Maker, a fellow 'Softie, regarding whether IEEE 1394 recording is an "enthusiast" feature or more mainstream. I am of the opinion that it stands a good chance of being mainstream, and Ray thinks it more...
  • Alex Barnett's blog


    Robert Scoble made me laugh out loud today: "Tim O’Reilly is sitting next to me. For the past hour he was typing furiously. So, I just visited his blog to read what he was writing." It reminds me of story I was told last week. Someone (not from...
  • Mike Swanson's Blog

    Fontblog, TrueType Hinting, and More

    Thanks to Marcelo for pointing out the recently established fontblog . There are already a number of informative posts that are worth checking out. Although the four minute TrueType hinting video is old, the technology is still interesting. If you'd like...
  • David Wang

    That "IBM" Purchase Experience

    Ooh, goodie, my ThinkPad X41 Tablet has finally shipped. Now, I cannot wait for it to arrive... Dear Customer, Thank you for choosing Lenovo! All or part of your order has shipped. In some instances your order may be shipped from...
  • Jinghao Liu (刘劲浩)'s BLOG

    [英文视频] 访谈吉姆·格雷: Sky Server 以及数据库技术的未来

    我想对数据库技术比较熟的朋友都应该听说过吉姆·格雷这个名字. 在我开始介绍有关SQL2005新的功能以前, 我想让大家看两段视频: 在49891视频中吉姆谈了他们如何构建Sky Server ( ): 一个把大部分宇宙空间数据存入SQL...
  • AdamU's WebLog

    What is Acrylic For?

    Andrew Watt, an infopath MVP asked, "What exactly is Acrylic for?" Acrylic is intended for pro designers (people who use today's pro design tools) to create rich visual content, primarily for use in user interfaces, either desktop apps or web apps...
  • Aaron Stebner's WebLog

    An in-depth look at the .NET Framework 2.0 setup INI file

    I have been looking at some of the previous topics that I intended to write follow-up articles for to try to provide more detailed information. One of them is this article I wrote a couple of months ago where I introduced the external UI handler that...
  • SAP Global Alliance Technology Team Blog

    Christoph: Lead Program Manager, Office Business Applications

    Our goal in the Office Business Applications group at Microsoft is to make Microsoft Office the primary user experience for working with business information and participating in business processes. As a Lead Program Manager in OBA, my product responsibility...
  • Ben Armstrong

    Xargon under Virtual PC

    Having got Jill of the Jungle to run - I think I will spend some time playing all of my old Epic Mega games. It seems that though many of these games are quite different stylistically - they all use the same engine - which means that in order to avoid...
  • Brian Groth's Life at Microsoft

    How can Microsoft help change the world?

    I've been doing some thinking and figured I would ask the blogsphere.... How would you combine all of these different assets to enable our customers and partners to change the world? It seems like we have a lot of stuff (facilities, patents, technologies...
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