One of the Reasons I went into Software Development

While back at my mother’s house this past week, I found my old collection of PC/Computing magazines, which I used to buy monthly from a local store (we didn’t get subscriptions in Trinidad). One of the things I found was the January 1992 edition, which included a special “Insider’s Journal” written by Ed Bott. Ed…

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Lessons on Simplicity in Software Development

Nick Bradbury, creator of FeedDemon, one of the best feed readers around, has been writing a series of blog posts on the theme of “Simplicity Ain’t So Simple.” They are definitely worth checking out. Here are links to the first five in the series: Part I: Decide what to Hide Part II: Stop Showing Off Part…

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Welcome Back, Paul

Last year, Paul Thurrott had a few things to say about IE: My advice is simple: Boycott IE. It’s a cancer on the Web that must be stopped. IE isn’t secure and isn’t standards-compliant, which makes it unworkable both for end users and Web content creators. Because of their user bases, however, Web developers are…

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Microsoft’s secret plans – revealed

One of the fun things that I do is to help monitor the comments on the IEBlog. We have it set up to mail us all the comments that are posted, including those that the Community Server spam filter rejects (so we can review and decide if it’s really spam or not). Not too long…

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Vista Notes, Episode #2: Sleep vs. Hybrid Sleep

In this second episode of my ongoing series entitled “Vista Notes” (wherein I expound on an interesting feature I’ve found in my daily use of Windows Vista), I wanted to discuss the new “Sleep” and “Hybrid Sleep” features. To discuss these modes, we first need to define two other terms: Standby Standby is Windows’ name…

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