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    Better Color Management in Windows XP

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    Digital photography enthusiasts will be pleased to see a new control panel applet that will let you have beter control over color in Windows XP.
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    Scoble's Bingeing

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    Scoble's trying to do 100 posts without mentioning Google, Yahoo!, or Microsoft . He's up to 17 so far. I think he's trying to get them all over with tonight so he can go back to business as usual... makes me want to announce something about UI changes...
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    Presentation Zen

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    Presentation Zen has some interesting write-ups on presentation style, and how to make the best use of PowerPoint to really connect with your audience to convey your message. There's a great post there comparing and contrasting BillG's presentation style...
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    Picaboo!

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    One of the blogs I read (maybe Scoble?) tipped me off to Picaboo - a great windows application for photo sharing, printing, and publishing. The application is really slick - nice visuals, strong user interface, and creates a great experience around...
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    Foldershare

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    Looks like we bought foldershare for Windows Live. This is awesome - internet file sharing just got a whole lot easier for everyone around the world. News.com has a write-up as well.
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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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    Manuel is Blogging!

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    Manuel Clement is a designer on the Sparkle team. He's set up shop over at MSN Spaces.
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    scratchy nano

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    Looks like I'm not the only one who's nano screen scratched up too quickly. News.com seems to indicate that it's happening a lot more frequently than anyone wanted...
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    CTP Madness

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    If you aren't exactly sure what versions of Avalon, winfx, windows vista, and visual studio work with the system you're trying to put together, or are compatible with one another, this web page is for you. http://channel9.msdn.com/ctpmadness The good...
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    nano scratches

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    so it seems the one downside of being an ipod owner is that the screen scratches super-easily. since I've had the thing less than two weeks... and there's not yet a cover available for it, any suggestions about scratch remover? I found this product...
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    PDC2005 Impressions

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    Wow - what a week at PDC! Lots to summarize from the week. The keynotes were all great! I was especially proud of the Windows Vista demo on day 1. The demo opened with three of my features - thumbnail-previews in the taskbar, filp, and flip3d! Scoble...
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    love that nano

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    Scoble points out that people are excited about the new ipod nano. I got one on Friday at the University Villiage Apple Store in Seattle. It was actually the last 4GB one they had in stock. It's everything I wanted that Rio to be in terms of usefulness...
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    Going to PDC!

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    Next Monday, I'll fly down to Los Angeles for PDC05! I'll be presenting on some of the graphics capabilities of Windows Presentation Foundation (Avalon) - my talk specifically covers 2d & 3d graphics, and some of our text api's and how they can be...
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    New Avalon Videos on Channel Nine!

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    If you're heading to PDC to learn about Windows Presentation Foundation (formerly known as "Avalon"), these videos will give you a nice introduction / preview to what you're going to see at the conference: Introduction to XAML Databinding in Windows...
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