Bit-cycling

“The greatest challenge to any thinker is stating the problem in a way that will allow a solution.” —Bertrand Russell

21 Mar 2004

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About Bit-cycling

My name is Sean Lyndersay. I'm a lead program manager on the PowerPoint team. In past lives, I have been on the Live Search (now Bing) team (briefly), Internet Explorer team, the Windows Networking team, the SQL Server team (briefly) and the Exchange team.

This blog is place for me to blog on semi-work-related topics that interest me and may interest others, who care about things like Microsoft, UI development, software development in general, and other such things (there are also several posts about promising to post more :).

If either of my two readers have something they'd like me to post about, they should drop me a line.

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    Where do icons come from?

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    One of the more interesting things I worked on during the past few months was the development of a new “wireless“ icon for Windows. I found it a fascinating process and I thought it would be illuminating to share what we go through. Icons are interesting...
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    Windows XP SP2 RC1 Preview

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    First, go get it: http://www.microsoft.com/SP2Preview (disclaimer -- this is beta code, don't install it on a production machine) Now, what do you think? This has been an interesting ride for us. Six or seven months ago, SP2 was just another service...
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    XP SP2 pictures (squeaky wheels?)

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    Shortly after my previous whining about Paul Thurrott not noticing the new wireless UI, he posted an updated review of the SP2 beta which had some glowing things to say about the wireless experience. Things like that are really great, not just for me...
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    Musings on Consistency in OS Design

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    I'm a bit behind in my browsing and posting, but I wanted to note that Pierre Igot has posted parts 2 & 3 of the Mac OS X Hall of Shame. I take these articles as object lessons -- examples of things I wouldn't want to repeat, and an opportunity to...
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