Joe Friend

Designing software and loving it.

June, 2006

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    Ten things I wish everyone knew about Word

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    By Stuart J Stuple Mastering Word isn’t about understanding the architecture or the intent of the designers; it’s about finding the features and shortcuts that make your day-to-day job easier. Copy just the formatting Almost everyone knows...
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    Simple things like copy & paste

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    By Stuart J Stuple One of the things that I love about Word 2007 is that many existing features are becoming easier to find and easier to use. The thing I find most challenging about my job and the particular areas in which I work is that if features...
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    Praise from Mr. Macintosh

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    A nice complement from Guy Kawasaki on the blog feature in Word 2007. I was a pretty hardcore Mac user from 1986 - 1994 and always thought that Guy did an amazing job evangelizing the Mac platform. "And speaking of Microsoft, I tried using Word in Office...
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    Short hiatus is over

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    I didn't mean to disappear. Last weekend's long break for Memorial Day broke my stride. I had a wonderful weekend by the way. My two older sons took me to the Sasquatch Festival on Sunday as an early Father's Day present. The day before the crowds were...
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    Dave Dederer on stage

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    You know it is a strange conference when Dave Dederer , non-touring member of Presidents of the United States of America , is on stage just before Senator John Edwards . Dave is talking about how he's no longer in the music business but is now in...
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    Senator John Edwards

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    Chris introduced John Edwards by begging the audience to be nice. This could be interesting. The Senator says he came to listen, not to make a speech. So, Marc Canter is taking him up on it. Marc is very focused on cojones today. Marc described himself...
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    Werner Vogels: Network Neutrality

    Werner Vogels is the CTO for Amazon.com. This session is quite interesting. My favorite bit was the following statement (not word for word): There is no network neutrality now. The goal is network neutrality. Many use the term network neutrality when...
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    Dave Dederer on stage

    You know it is a strange conference when Dave Dederer , non-touring member of Presidents of the United States of America , is on stage just before Senator John Edwards . Dave is talking about how he's no longer in the music business but is now in...
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    Blog post XHTML output part 2

    Zeyad has more details on the XHTML output of the blog feature. His latest post focuses on compliance and styles . Give it a read and add your thoughts via comments.
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    XHTML output part 3

    Zeyad has posted more information on the XHTML output from Word's new blog feature: Word XHTML - Mapping styles to semantics . Please read and comment. Thanks.
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    Gnomedex 6.0

    Attending Gnomedex for the second year in a row. Guess that really labels me as a geek.
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