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

November, 2005

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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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    office file formats... pondering

    Tim Bray made a couple of interesting posts on the Office XML and ODF debate that's going on. He's right that the Atom reference from Dare and co. is a red herring. Except that the Atom/RSS experience is worth noting in one regard: the basic design of...
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    One of my favorite blogs...

    ... is Jensen Harris' . He's been blogging steadily on the changes in the UI in Office 12. I've been running the Beta for a few weeks now and I'm sold (mostly). I'm primarily a Word and Outlook user, and the new UI really works well in both those apps...
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