Happy Holidays

Thanks to all my readers, hope you have a happy and safe %HOLIDAY%. I’ll be off-line for a few days, so no comments will get moderated until I return. What a way to end the year ! 😉


I love Slashdot

The comments from my last post are still coming in thick and fast. Thanks to everyone who didn’t just swear at me (and if I didn’t approve your comment, it was because it had too much profanity in it). First things first: I was wrong about uninstalling plug-ins. Thanks to several helpful posters, you can…


How can I trust Firefox?

[Fixed issues with images; sorry] [Removed the clear=all problem; thanks for pointing it out] [Added a follow-up post here] Recently, a lot of volunteers donated money to the Firefox project to pay for a two-page advert in the New York Times. If only they had spent some of that money on improving the security of…


A note about comments

Thanks to the people who leave legitimate comments on the blog — I really appreciate it. Unfortunately if you just leave simple comments like “Nice post” it is very hard to tell them apart from spam comments. This means that they may get accidentally bulk-deleted. Please accept my apologies if I ever delete a genuine…


Changing Abstractions in an Object Model is Hard

Up until recently, I was working on a rather large spec for an as-yet-un-announced product. The majority of the spec consisted of class definitions and the details surrounding their interactions, but there was also a rather large conceptual component to the spec as well; you can’t really dive into 50+ pages of object model specifications…


Career Update

Just thought I’d let people know that I have moved from the Visual Studio Tools for Office team to the Secure Windows Initiative team. Exactly what that means for my blogging activities, I don’t yet know. I haven’t really been doing much of it lately anyway :-/