Bit-cycling

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

December, 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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    Feed icons

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    So, a little while ago, Jane Kim, who works with me on the IE RSS team, posted to the RSS team blog about the feed icon we'd be adopting in IE7. Shortly afterward, Michael Affronti from the Outlook 12 team posted that they'd be adopting the same icon...
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    Steven Sinofsky on PM

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    Office head honcho Steven Sinofsky posted last week about Program Management. Whew -- and I thought my post was long. Related to a discussion I had in SF last week with some colleagues, here's his list of some of the qualities that make a great PM...
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    Outlook 12 Instant Search

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    Michael Affronti is blogging about lots of interesting things. He's the Program Manager for, among other things, RSS Aggregation in Outlook 12. His early posts include a good one on " Instant Search ." I'm dogfooding Office 12 and that feature is used...
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    Syndicate Conference - San Francisco 2005

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    As I just posted to the RSS team blog, I'm going to be down in San Francisco from tomorrow, at the Syndicate Conference . Looking forward to talking to everyone there.
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    Chris Pratley on Program Management

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    An oldie but a goodie: http://blogs.msdn.com/chris_pratley/archive/2004/02/09/70474.aspx The best bits (in one paragraph, but split out for emphasis - bold is mine): [...] one way to describe PMs is that they not only "pick up and run with the...
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    Why can't consumer electronics companies learn how to name their products?

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    I just played with the Phillips HDD6630 that a co-worker got recently. Damn, that thing is cool. I want one. Well, I'm going to wait. I've been burned many many times by MP3 players. I'm currently on my fourth, having gone through the Rio S30 (died...
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