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    Back on Channel 9!

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    In late December, I sat down for another interview on Channel 9 . It took a little while to "bake" over the holidays, but it finally got posted about a week ago. I know some folks are asking for the source code for the demo that was shown, you can download...
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    USA Today on the Windows Vista Upgrade Experience

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    In the USA Today Personal Technology Column this week, Ed Baig talks about his experience upgrading to Windows Vista . He has some really complementary comments about Aero in this write-up: The Aero interface is handsome. Users will appreciate translucent...
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    Sky Surprise

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    This site cracks me up. The offer is pretty incredible also.
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    Bill Gates introduces Windows Vista on the Daily Show

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    As part of our launch activties for Windows Vista, Bill Gates will be on the Daily Show with John Stewart to introduce our newst product. Should be pretty entertaining.
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    PayPal Add-In for Expression Web

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    WebAssist has created a great Add-In for Expression Web that allows you to easily imbed PayPal controls for eCommerce in sites you create using Expression Web. You can download it from their website.
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    53 CSS Techniques You Couldn't Live Without

    Smashing Magazine has a round-up of CSS based design techniques on their blog.
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    Share your score!

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    A colleague recently pointed me to www.shareyourscore.com - this is a web service that lets you share your Windows Experience Index score, and query the scores achieved by different kinds of hardware.
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    Web Design Inspiration Gallery on Flickr

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    Someone forwarded me this great gallery on flickr of different web sites.
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    Touchlight

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    Now that Apple has annoucned their iPhone, theres a whole lot more interest in touch-based interfaces. Microsoft has done some good work here with products like the UMPC, but the really pioneering stuff comes from Microsoft Research, in a project called...
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    Windows Live Writer

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    I just got around to trying Windows Live Writer . Wow - this thing is awesome. It autodetected my weblog publishing settings from the URL, and handles posting images inline to my ftp server very nicely.
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    Expression Momentum

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    Momentum is starting to build around the expression tools . There's a nice write-up in InfoWorld covering the ExpressionSession07 events that kicked off this week.
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    Instant Viewer & Intellipoint Software for Windows Vista

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    The new Intellipoint Software for Windows Vista has a great feature that builds on the DWM API called "Instant Viewer". It allows you to remap the click-wheel to bring up a grid view of all your open Windows like this:
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    Refund Please

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    This article on Slate just turned me on to Refund Please . A great new web service that does the work of tracking price changes on your Amazon.com purchases to help you ask for a refund if the price changes within 30 days of your purchase. Nice!
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    Dell Concept LCD – Please Build it!

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    Dell makes some of the best LCD monitors out there, if not the best. I have a Dell 2001FP's at home and work that I've been using at home for quite some time now and they're really incredible. They have great response time, beautiful picture, and I've...
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    Stephen Colbert on CES & iPhone

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    This made me laugh out loud:
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    Children’s Hospital

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    Live Search and Team Seattle are partnering to help children's hospital. Children's is an awesome institution that does really great work. Head on over to http://teamseattle.live.com for more info on what the partnership is about.
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    John Tokash’s 3 lies about iPhone

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    John makes some interesting comments about iPhone. I certainly believe that homebrew code will find its way on to the device, either through the MAKE: crowd or Linux or some other community channel. The hardware is hot enough that people will want to...
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    iPhone

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    Time Magazine has an interesting article on the genesis of the Apple iPhone . I read through the announcements on Engadget and I'm honestly disappointed. The phone itself is pretty hot. The hardware specifically is really impressive. But there are some...
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    Hearsay on Exec briefings with Steve Jobs

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    Someone recently emailed me this article about an executive briefing some senior folks at NIH had with Steve Jobs some years ago. It goes into the reasoning behind why Apple never did a Tablet PC form-factor Mac, but also sheds some interesting light...
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    Personal Again

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    I have no idea why these videos aren't on television. HP did a great set of advertising a while back under the theme "the computer is personal again". If you click on the link on the left to view the ads, there are some really great clips with Pharell...
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    Yahoo! Messenger for Windows Vista

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    Yahoo has posted short video about Yahoo Messenger for Windows Vista . It looks really nice, and does a great job of showcasing some of the very slick interfaces you can create with WPF.
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    Keep up with Microsoft CES announcements on the Microsoft @ CES blog

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    The title pretty much sums it up. http://www.microsoftatces.com will cover all our activity at CES.
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    Report on the performance impact of Desktop Composition

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    Ars Technica picked up a report on a study on Windows Vista performance that was conducted at Principled Technologies, a technology assessment company in North Carolina. There's lots of good data in the study about the performance of Windows Vista on...
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    Off topic – Doogie Howser Sings!

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    A colleague in the office sent me this link. My wife and I have started watching a sitcom on CBS called "How I Met Your Mother". One of the cast of the show used to be the star on another television program I watched when I was a kid, "Doogie Howser...
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    CSS Cheat Sheet

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    Lifehacker points to a handy CSS Cheat Sheet this morning. It's funny – stuff like this can be pretty basic, but at the same time really confounding. I always get margin and padding mixed up…
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