PeteL's Blog

Product Manager, Internet Explorer, Developer Division

March, 2006

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    Getting/Reading HTTP Responses

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    There has been a semi-frequent request on forums and such for people who want to do an HTTP request from their application (either web or client) and get the response as a string back so that they can process it from there. I had some code that did something...
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    We're still hiring!

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    I posted my original job posting a few weeks ago now, and have had some great responses, but, we've still got open head count! Our team is pretty cool (biased, I know). We don't work 80 hours a week (or even 60 or 50 for that matter), and we get...
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    Cascading Style Sheets

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    One of the areas that I own on Visual Web Developer is CSS display in the designer surface. I've had some experience with CSS, but I'm no CSS expert. I can work with it, and use it when I create my web pages/sites, but I don't really understand it's full...
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    There's A Hard Way & An Easy Way: Getting/Reading HTTP Responses

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    Yesterday, after somone asked on the forums how to do a web request in an application, I posted some code that I had written a while ago, and I got some great feedback on it. It solved a problem that I was working on, and did exactly what a few people...
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    IE7 Beta2 And The VS2005 Style Builder

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    I've had several people ask over the last few weeks about the style builder popping up and then disappearing when editing a StyleSheet. Cue weird bug music. I tried, and tried, couldn't get it to repro. After talking to a few people on the forums, we...
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    Advertising in the DVR And New Media World

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    On my way home from work last night, I was listening to NPR when I heard a story about KFC's new Buffalo Chicken Sandwich ad . The short version is that KFC is running an ad with a very very short scene, too short to catch without some kind of DVR...
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    Don't forget to check your web application on other browsers!

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    One of my pet peeves about web designers and web application developers is the ones who don't check to make sure everything works and looks good in the major browsers, not just IE*. I am a 100% IE user at work, and at home, I use IE when I'm on my PC...
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    Mix06: Atlas is ALIVE!

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    There is one other super AWESOME thing that has come out of Mix. Atlas March CTP now has a GO LIVE license! That means you can put this on production boxes and use it to impress your customers!
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    Want $10,000?

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    I understand why, but I really wish that most contests did not include the line "Employees of Microsoft Corporation… are not eligible to enter." I just found a really neat contest . People submit ideas for an application that they want to create, the...
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    Bug Bounty: Disappearing Templates

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    I've come across another bug that I've decided to put up for a bug bounty. This is a fairly hot topic within the forums right now, and a few people are seeing it, and it completely stops development of new web applications for them, and thats just not...
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    Mix06: I'm Here!

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    It's a little after midnight on Friday night and I've made it to Vegas, along with several thousand other folks. Appearantly, its a bit of a weird night here, I had to wait in line for over an hour for a taxi. The line up was really similar to what you...
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    MashUp: Mix06, Origami, Hiring, Sapphire

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    I kind of feel like I'm ripping off /. on this, but I've got a lot of little things I want to post, and individually they don't all add up to a full post, so instead, I'm going to "mix" them into one post. Mix06! This time next week, Mix06 will...
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    More Free Money With Express

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    As a follow on to one of my last posts, I found this kind of cool thing. If you're using Express do to do neat stuff, check this out! If you submit your story on how you're using Express, and they use you in a feature article, they'll give you a $100...
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    Mix06: Creating Mashups with Yahoo!

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    I remember the days when Yahoo was just a little search engine, when it was still beta and long before Search.MSN.com or Google. But this morning, I atteneded a session titled " Building Web Applications Using Yahoo! Web Services ". I was very highly...
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    Mix06: Mashups, Origami, MCE, Tao

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    We're about 1/2 of the way through day 2 here, and there is still some great stuff happening here. If you didn't hear, yesterday, we announced a Go Live license for Atlas ! This freakin' rocks! I'm really looking forward to starting to play with it more...
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    Mix06: Photos

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    I've posted my Mix06 photos online at http://www.bigbackpack.ca/nGallery/albums/Mix06.aspx I also put them up on Flickr as an experiment here http://www.flickr.com/photos/petele/
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    Mix06: Do you like the XBOX360?

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    Sadly, today was the last day of Mix06, and things started winding down this morning. I think the coolest thing I saw this afternoon though, was when the Channel 9 team (or was it ten) came by the XBox station that I was manning and asked if they could...
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    Mix06: Day 1

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    Well, we're about 1/2 way through day one here at Mix06 and all I can do is say WOW. WOW! The keynotes this morning were pretty good, I'm not a big keynote fan, I'd much rather get my info seeing demos one-on-one or hearing about cool stuff in real...
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