snowing in seattle

It is snowing in Seattle. It is rare that it snows this far outside of the mountains, and even rarer that the snow actually sticks. I just drove from Downtown Seattle out to Redmond, and there is snow stuck all over the place. I guess they will be raiding grocery stores, cancelling schools and all…


the trials and tribulations of working on IE

RaymondC posted a story about a 3rd party plug-in crashing IE on purpose. These are the sorts of things we have to deal with everyday. Its really quite amusing sometimes. At least 25% of all IE crashes are caused by third party plug-ins. I do not have the exact number in front of me. It…


why IE will only let you save as BMP

Sometimes you go to save an image from a web page and the only option available to you is BMP, even though the image is obviously not a BMP. People often wonder why, so I will tell you. For whatever reason (perf, architectural simplicity, I dunno) the designers of mshtml decided to keep images around…


hello nyc

in nyc visiting friends. dino, my fellow .net compatriot is with me. i suspected the food here might be better then in seattle, and i am somewhat dissappointed to report that the food is, in fact, about a 10E6 times better.


fixed rss

should work now. i blame the tool.

enums and DeleteMenu()

I wanted to add a menu item that had a child menu to one of the menus in the IE menu bar. I always kind of dread adding menu items to IE, because there is a lot of stuff going on there. IE and Explorer share the same frame, and the menu items are different…

of cars and computers

Often I see or hear people comparing computers and cars to make a point. One such argument goes something like this: “If a car manufacturer builds a vehicle that is flawed and causes physical or economical damage to people or businesses, then the car manufacturer is liable. So why is it that a software company…


document.write(“hello world”);

Hello. I work on Internet Explorer– specifically the Browser UI team. And sometimes I have a life outside of that. If it was not obvious by now I will say it now. This is my introductory post. As such, I feel I should present some sort of outline for what is going on here, and…