Do you ever have one of those days?

Actually in this case it’d be one of those weekends.  I was working this weekend (at home fortunately) on getting some changes in for an upcoming product release and I just hit roadblock after roadblock. I have a name for my pain – it is GAUNTLET! Not many of you will know what I am talking…

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Stupid browser drag/drop tricks

At one point folks got carried away with drag and drop.  For example: The system menu icon is a drag source in IE and Explorer windows.  So you can use it to drag a shortcut to the current page/folder/document to anywhere you want. The icon in the address bar is also a drag source.  Again,…

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I hate magic

C++ magic in particular.  What’s wrong with this code? #define BLANK_IF_NULL(_s_) ((_s_) ? (_s_) : (TEXT(“”))) We had a macro like this in MSN Explorer that would ensure you didn’t pass a NULL string around.  Well there’s lots of things wrong with the code – the standard _s_ will get evaluated multiple times problem like…

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My first Blog post on MSDN

Howdy.  I figure my first entry just ought to give you some of my background (IOW, the reasons to not take me too seriously). I’ve been at Microsoft almost 8 years.  I started off working on the IE team.  I worked on CDF channels, offline web pages, the Active Channel screensaver, navigation in IE, search…

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