A code monkey in Research

One developer's view of (a little bit of) Microsoft Research, Cambridge

October, 2011

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    Careful with that Outbox, Eugene

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    Someone called Chris_is_tired alerted me to a problem with my NoReplyAll Outlook add-in recently: if you happen to have the Outbox in view and send an email, it seems to never leave the Outbox when the add-in is loaded. Without the add-in, it's fine....
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    Want to be a developer at Microsoft Research in Cambridge?

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    Socio-Digital Systems , one of the teams I work with, has an opening for a developer if anyone's interested in coming to work here in Cambridge, England. The job ad reads: The Socio-Digital Systems (SDS) group at Microsoft Research in Cambridge is...
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    Hidden vs Minimized

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    Writing that post about pausing audio playback reminded me of a little utility I wrote, uh, over a decade ago, which would hide rather than minimize windows, so that I could free up a bit of space on the task bar by not showing the window's icon there...
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    Visual Studio macro to update version numbers

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    My first few blog posts were essentially about taking a macro (almost) solution and reimplementing it in C#: this time I'm taking an approach to a problem usually solved using some compiled language and implementing it as a cheap and cheerful macro. It...
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    Shaddapayaface!

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    If you've got music playing on your PC and then you lock the desktop, the music keeps playing. Sometimes this is what you want, and sometimes it's not... I was dogfooding the recent release of a certain media playing software not so long ago, which...
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