Posts tagged microsoft

Clippy.js is a recreation of Microsoft Agent, better known in its default configuration as Clippy. I'd suggest a look though the source to see how it all works.

3rd November, 12:53 pm

microsoft's kinect future video is really nice

1st June, 5:19 pm

windows 8 is looking just like the current slick windows mobile ui. bet it looks awful by the time it comes out though

22nd January, 11:13 am

ok, ribbon hero is dumb, but awesome. however, the thing it has most taught me about the ribbon is that feature placement is essentially random and the best way to get anything done is to hunt through each tab slowly until you find what you need. and it'll probably have a dumb name.

14th August, 5:27 pm

the future is a mere 498 years away. i can't wait

29th October, 3:02 pm

the sysinternals page at microsoft is full of useful utilities for various windows things

20th February, 1:30 pm

ok, seriously, wtf microsoft?

6th May, 11:07 pm

windows installer is so stupid and broken that ms have to release the "windows installer cleanup utility". ffs

19th September, 9:49 am

the ie developer toolbar, out 3 days ago, is really really good

19th June, 1:11 pm

microsoft's upcoming MSH (ms shell) is a neat little bash clone. should make building apps on windows alot easier.

13th May, 9:31 am

the xbox360 is fancy looking; much better than its ugly predecessor. and with impressive specs too.

19th April, 2:28 am

outlook express has been forever broken for multipart/signed messages (the text portion is never inlined, so the message appears blank). is there a way to fix this?

3rd April, 1:43 pm

the microsoft msi building faq seems pretty useful - i need to download the sdk and get to grips with it.

23rd March, 12:33 am

microsoft have a free windows ce emulator for windows, so you can test your sites from the comfort of a "real man's" computer.

13th March, 2:19 pm

chris wilson, ie team veteran, talks about commitment to standards support in IE7, and credits eric, amongst others, for marking the way forward.

12th March, 1:17 pm

ms has bought grove and installed tay ozzie as cto. vaugely interesting stuff.

21st February, 8:11 pm

PWN u n00bs! w00t! microsoft tells it like it is. via the b4ta collective

21st February, 6:29 pm

sometimes i think microsoft is trying to spite me. i mean, wtf? what was mime invented for?

2nd February, 4:18 pm

microsoft's upcoming edition of windows for europe is no longer being given a truthful name in fear that consumers wont want it. err right. of course they wont want it - because the whole anti-trust thing is fucking over the users. what good is a version of windows that you can't watch dvds on, or listen to mp3s with. this is basically just ridiculous.

30th January, 9:29 pm

i'm not sure how i ended up downloading the 60 day trial of microsofts's new one note, but it was a good download test (nice to get over 2 megabits at home). it didn't take long to get totally disillusioned - microsoft have lost the ability to create compelling UIs. i just didn't get it. what's it for?

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