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October, 2005

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    off-topic - toasters

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    I was at Target the other day and saw the coolest toasters I've seen in a while. First, there was this simple copper two-slice deal : ...I'm a sucker for copper-colored products. Not really clear why... it started with cars but lately it's been...
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    Using Flip 3D in Windows Vista build 5231

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    Some of you may have noticed that in 5231, Win-Spacebar no longer invokes Flip 3D. We changed the keyboard shortcut to be Win-Tab (more like Alt-Tab).
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    Great Presentation

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    Someone pointed me to this a while back and I finally got around to watching the video clip. Dick Hardt's keynote at OSCON 2005 is a really great presentation. I love the style of flying through slides and the way he takes a relatively complex concept...
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    prediction markets

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    NYT has an interesting story about how Google is using prediction markets .
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    Using Flip3D on Vista Build 5219

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    I've had a number of folks ask me how to use the new 3D window switching functionality we have in Windows Vista build 5219. Here's the rundown on how it works in the 5219 build: Use Windows-Spacebar to invoke Use arrow keys or mouse-wheel...
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    Comments from my post about customization...

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    Someone sent in the following in email: Just wanted to reply to your comment on skinning. My point is simple. Think how much money people spend on furniture, interior decoration, landscaping, clothes, good looking sports cars. People like having...
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    brasso?

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    this is great. 5 dollar solution to the scratched nano problem!
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    Aero UI discussion on Channel 9

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    I spent some time this evening reading through the feedback from a recent video interview I did on Channel 9. Lots of great discussion going on. I clarified one of the remarks I had made in the video in an earlier post , but I'd like to take a moment...
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    Learn Acrylic!

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    As many of you know, our upcoming visual designer product code-named "acrylic" has its heritage in another product called Creature House Expression. If you want to get a quick ramp-up on using these products, there's a great tutorial posted on StudioE3...
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    Windows Vista stuck at 800x600?

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    If you're running beta 1 or build 5219 (the PDC build) of Windows Vista on a notebook pc and your resolution is stuck at 800x600, Chris Pirillo has good news for you . No guarantees about what this will do on older or future builds of Windows Vista (the...
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    Marc's blogging...

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    Marc Miller and I worked together for many years in IE, MSN, and for a while on the Windows Shell team. Looks like Marc started posting again around PDC...
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    nano cases

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    Discovered some interesting cases for the nano, as part of my ongoing quest for scratch-resistance. Speck makes some really cool looking ones, not sure how practical they are, but the ipod-guy nano one gets points for creativity. There's also a great...
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