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The MVPs are in town!
Today I had the pleasure of hosting the MSN Search booth at the MVP Global Summit's product expo here in Redmond. A dev on my team and I got there around 3:30 and demo'd MSN Search and the next releases of the MSN Search Toolbar and Windows Desktop Search. We were more keen to demo the WDS stuff, since that's what we both work on =) It was great to meet so many enthusiastic members of the community. What I really mean by that is: it's fun to talk with other geeks. Oh, and I noticed Scoble showing ......

Posted On Wednesday, September 28, 2005 9:27 PM

Happy 20th, Windows!

We celebrated the 20th anniversary of Windows at the Company Meeting this week.  Check it out!

We've also been celebrating Microsoft's 30th year, and MSN's 10th. 

Following the trend... what's going to be 2005's big contribution to the glorious Empire =)


Posted On Monday, September 26, 2005 5:44 PM

Think the music industry understands technology? Think again.
Via BoingBoing, The head of the IFPI in Finland (record industry shills) has told government that it's fine that the new Finnish copyright law may make it impossible to move music to your Mac or GNU/Linux box, since this is a "privilege" and those people can just buy CD players. "Now, we need to understand that listening to music on your computer is an extra privilege. Normally people listen to music on their car or through their home stereos", says Kyyrae and continues; "If you are a Linux or Mac ......

Posted On Thursday, September 22, 2005 7:27 PM

Mozilla's Nitot missed the point.
A report came out today from Symantec (by way of CNET) that says Mozilla browsers are more vulnerable than IE. I'm not here to say they're right or wrong (I think the web browser is the most obvious attack surface for internet-based attackers, and no popular web browser will ever be 100% secure). However, ZDNet just published a response from Mozilla's Tristan Nitot in which Nitot completely missed the point of the article. Symantec used data from the first half of 2005 to demonstrate that because ......

Posted On Tuesday, September 20, 2005 4:49 PM

APC posts non-sense about Windows Vista hardware requirements
A lot of buzz has been made about this article. To give you an idea of just how bad it is, read this little gem: "If you move from 32 to 64 bit, you basically need to at least double your memory. 2 gigs in 64 bit is the equivalent of a gig of RAM on a 32bit machine. That's because you're dealing with chunks that are twice the size… if you try to make do with what you've got you'll see less performance. It'd be hilarious... if people didn't take it seriously. But some people did! To be clear, ......

Posted On Friday, September 9, 2005 3:33 PM

Technorati has a Blog Finder

Check it out...

Also, they want me to post this to “claim“ my blog. 

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Posted On Friday, September 2, 2005 1:47 AM and Phishing filter launch!
Today launched their latest version (an update to the site) and made it available on!!! Check it out! MSN also launched the MSN Phising Filter add-in for the MSN Search Toolbar. This is a great little add-in for protecting yourself and other users from falling for “phishing” scams and website spoofing. You can get the add-in here: ......

Posted On Thursday, September 1, 2005 1:07 PM

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