IE re-downloading background images

Quick post – at the Ajax Experience conference, someone mentioned to me that IE was downloading background images multiple times if they were referenced in the stylesheets multiple times.  I checked with the team, and they confirmed that they did address this problem in IE7, and it should be fixed (they tried reproducing it multiple…

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I’m leaving my position as IE platform Group Program Manager…

…HA!  Gotcha! I’ve been juggling multiple roles on the IE team for a while.  With the release of IE7, I decided (with my management’s support, of course) to focus my energy on the design of the IE web developer platform as the lead platform architect, rather than managing the platform program management team as group…

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Not even time to catch my breath…

…but I wanted to mention that I’m speaking next week at the Ajax Experience conference – both my usual IE7 talk (although updated a little – did you notice we shipped? 🙂 ) and a keynote talk entitled “The Once and Future Web”.  Oh, and I just dumped a bunch of pictures on Flickr, including…

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Hola desde España

Okay, that exhausts my Spanish.  And I had to look up two of those words  in the dictionary. But hey, I’m in Spain anyway, for the Fundamentos Web conference.  I got in Sunday evening, managed to stay awake until 9PM local time and then promptly passed out for nearly 16 hours – granted, I didn’t…

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Trying not to let a month go by…

…between posts.  I’ve been quite busy – it’s been annual performance review time at Microsoft again, and with a sizable team that has taken a lot of my time.  I’ve also been hard at work on planning, and preparations for a couple of talks (the first one, at the Webmaster Jam Session in Dallas, Texas, I…

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Chris goes back to junior high school…

No, this ISN’T a post about IE, web standards, or me being childish about the trolls. I’m getting braces on my teeth.  Sigh.  At 36. In short – my teeth are wearing heavily because I have an incorrect bite, and I’ve always disliked the diastema (gap) between my two front teeth (hereditary – thanks Mom!…

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Update from Paul

Paul Thurrott just posted a note about the last week from his perspective, and gives his opinion.

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Slash-dot-a-licious…

Mmmm. ZDNet, Slashdot, and Digg, all in one morning. FWIW, Mom, if you’re listening, I didn’t mean you’re a BAD canonical example – just that you’d rather your computer work than have me install the latest and greatest version of our browser (ANY web browser, actually, for all the smartasses who are going to suggest…

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Snarky snarky.

This post is about me. Please do not post comments about Microsoft’s behavior in response to this post.  This isn’t a troll for congratulations or thanks, either. I stopped replying to the comments in the last post.  Not because I stopped reading them, but because I realized that I needed to step back, because the…

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