Bit-cycling

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

June, 2007

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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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    Windows Vista Aero in slow motion

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    One of the newer things in Windows Vista is the Aero interface, which includes, along with the new "glass" window effect, a number of transparency effects. These effects are designed to be pretty subtle, but if you want to see them in action, you can...
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    Taskbar Shuffle

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    I install and uninstall dozens of pieces of software weekly. I also (perhaps as a result of the first statement), rebuild my laptop from scratch about once every three of four months. So, it's a rare piece of software that lasts on my PC time after time...
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    Reminiscing: Native HTTP in SQL Server 2005

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    A long time ago (c. 2001), I had a stint on the SQL Server team (it lasted about 9 months). One of the things I did on the team was write the first specification for a Native HTTP stack in SQL Server. The idea was to make any stored procedure available...
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    Welcome to the Jungle

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    Monday : Safari for Windows (beta) announced . Tuesday : Six vulnerabilities found . Thursday: Safari 3.0.1 released . Friday : Another pair of vulns. Next Friday: Safari 3.0.2 released . Monday morning : Another vulnerability . - Sean PS. Kudos to the...
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    Chess in Silverlight 2

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    The Silverlight folks have created a chess-playing demo in Silverlight 2. The game is here: http://silverlight.net/samples/sl2/silverlightchess/run/default.html (credits and other samples here ) Silverlight 2 (formerly 1.1), for those who don't...
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    Former Intern makes Good

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    The tall white dude in the middle of this picture is none other than Chrix Finne of IE RSS team internship fame. Picture courtesy www.harvard.edu Harvard Class Day, June 6, 2007. You may now commence to make the obvious Clinton and intern comments.
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