Reserved fields

Via Larry Osterman’s recent series on concurrency, I ran across an older post from Raymond Chen on why you shouldn’t use reserved fields in internal Windows data structures. About ten years ago, when I was working on the QuickTime team at Apple, we got a report from a beta tester about some third-party application that…

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New baby

This past week was my first week back to work following my paternity leave for my newly adopted son. Nathan Michael was born on December 17 in Salt Lake City. My wife, Meredith, and I got to be there at the birth. The next day, the birth mother signed the papers placing him with us,…

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Frustrations with AIM and Trillian

For a couple of years, I’ve used Trillian for my instant messaging client. I’ve stopped recently, though, because of problems with Trillian. I wrote a longer post about this on my personal blog last month, but basically, my two big complaints are that Trillian doesn’t support the Tablet Input Panel (TIP) on Tablet PC’s, and there’s…

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