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Product Manager, Internet Explorer, Developer Division

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Origami Project?

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    You know, it's frustrating when you don't know what something is even when you work at the company making/doing/owning the website about it. http://www.origamiproject.com/1/ Damn, this thing has me curious!
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    Some Great ASP.NET References

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    Like Scott Guthrie (our GM) I spend a bit of time every day reading blogs, and surfing forums. I usually surf the MSDN forums and find ASP.NET related posts, and redirect these people over to the ASP.NET fourms. While doing that, I try to give them a...
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    What Excites Me About Mix06? (Oh, and I'm going!)

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    When the ad first popped up on campus about Mix06, I thought it was going to be a pretty neat conference. Not your average conference, and sure, it's not going to change the world, but I think it will help shape the so called "Web 2.0". Ideas will flow...
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    Web Development Tools Team is Hiring!

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    At the end of every product cycle, there are lots of cool changes that happen, this one is certainly no exception. We've got a whole bunch of open head count now (both because of people moving on to different challenges, but also because of new head count...
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    Mix, Bug Bounties, Vacation and More!

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    Well, I'm back from Vacation and feeling absolutely FAN-FREAKIN-TASTIC! I did absolutely nothing while sitting on the beach and beside the pool in Ixtapa, Mexico. And I gotta say, it was out of this world. I've not felt so relaxed and ready to come to...
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    ASP.NET Team & ASPInsiders OPML Files

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    Yesterday, someone on one of the mailing lists that I'm on asked if there was an OPML file for the members of the ASPInsiders group. I've been reading all of the ASPInsiders blogs for some time, mostly to see what they're saying, and take their comments...
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    Free Stuff Bounty Over - But Is It?

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    Last week I posted a bounty on a bug , and I'm happy to report that I've got repro steps! But I don't have the common user scenario yet, so I'm leaving the bounty open. So, the bounty is still open, if you can get me repro steps to get the bug to happen...
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    Help me find a bug - Get free stuff!

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    I've posted about it before, but there's a bug in VS2005 that is driving me nuts. Sometimes, when attempting to rename a webcontrol from the property grid, the rename fails with an error dialog that says "If you have references in mark up, they will not...
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    too short, too long, just right

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    One of the cool things I like about working at Microsoft is the diversity. There are so many smart, and diverse people here, it's fantastic. At the same time, it presents some interesting challenges within all the different orgs. Sometimes, when we...
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    My Photography Is Hanging

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    I've got two shows hanging in the very near future, not a lot of my work, but there is some, so if you're interested in seeing any, I'd recommend checking it out! PCNW Staff & Faculty show is currently hanging at the Photo Center. I've got three pieces...
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    We're Hiring!

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    Our team just finished a post-ship re-org, and we've got at least two open head count for testers on our team. We're particularly looking for industry hires (at least a few years testing experience), but if you're graduating this spring, you should apply...
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    reviews & community commitments

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    Usually around mid-January and mid-June, Microsoft employees do a bit of bitching. It's review time. This year is no exception, it's time to do my review, or more realistically at this time of year, the "mid year discussion". It's an opportunity to check...
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    bug bashes

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    We've just started scratching the surface on Orcas on our team. We're currently in the middle of a bugbash playing with the new designer surface in Orcas. There are days when I love my job, and today is certainly one of them. I spent my morning helping...
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    The Browser Icon - FavIcon.ico

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    MOVED This blog post and content has been moved to my new blog at http://petelepage.com/blog/2006/01/the-browser-icon-favicon-ico/ Thanks, PEte
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