Albatross!

This is the personal blog of Chris Wilson, Platform Architect of the Internet Explorer Platform team at Microsoft (and ex-Group Program Manager).

I am, however, making a fresh start...

...by moving my blog. Please move your references to this blog to my new one, at cwilso.com.

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 07/24/2008

Where have I been?

I know a few people have wondered why I appear to have stopped blogging altogether. Well, the short...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 07/14/2008

I feel happy, too...

...that someone got it. Thanks, Hal - standards compliance and not breaking existing websites are,...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 01/22/2008

Not that you need me to tell you this...

...but IE8 now correctly renders the Acid2 smiley face in IE8 standards mode.

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 12/19/2007

My opinion.

Golly, I love this job. Okay, before you read any further, go read the tagline of this blog. In case...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 11/02/2007

What I think about ES4.

Dean Edwards asked me in a comment on the IEBlog what I personally thought of the ES4 proposal....

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 10/31/2007

Best. Spam. Evar.

"Dear Chris: This is a shameless marketing e-mail, so if you don’t want to be marketed to, FOR...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 10/22/2007

Oh! Oh! Wait!

I'm skeptical cat!

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 08/02/2007

You are: Sad Cookie Cat 54% Affectionate, 40% Excitable, 60% Hungry You are the classic...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 07/20/2007

Ahh....

This Thursday, I'm going to be going on vacation. For the first time in a very long time, I'm...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 06/12/2007

Why I love my MacBook, but Microsoft too.

I love my MacBook. I especially love the new photo workflow I'm almost finished setting up, which...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 05/15/2007

Back from MIX...

And my talk is available on the web - go to http://sessions.visitmix.com/, type "Chris Wilson" in...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 05/04/2007

For all of you that aren't going to MIX07...

...there will be a lot of live information streamed from the event, and videos released afterward....

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 04/27/2007

The joy of being me

So, we're having a fun thread on the HTML WG. I'm explaining what Microsoft must do, given the...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 04/14/2007

Upcoming speaking engagements...

Trying to stay ahead of the game, but as usual I'm not very good at publicizing what I'm doing. Next...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 04/11/2007

Braces again.

I seem to have two sets of people reading my blog - the people who know me from web work, and those...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 04/03/2007

SXSW

I can't believe I forgot to post this. If you're at SXSW, so am I. I was on Eric Meyer's panel "A...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 03/10/2007

Phone interview with Jon Udell

Jon Udell called me up a week or two ago and asked me a bunch of questions about web history, IE and...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 02/15/2007

Sigh.

Daniel. Really. It's 2007. When I said "spring of last year," I did in fact mean the 2006 Mandelieu...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 01/11/2007

You, me and the W3C (aka Reinventing HTML)

Some of you may not be aware that the W3C is recognizing that there has been an unfulfilled need for...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 01/10/2007

Braces.

Wow, a bunch of recent comments on my first post after getting my braces. So, I've had my braces for...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 01/03/2007

Back from the Holidays.

I’ve been pretty absent for a while from my blog. Sorry about that; I have a bunch of things...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 01/03/2007

IE re-downloading background images

Quick post - at the Ajax Experience conference, someone mentioned to me that IE was downloading...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 11/07/2006

I'm leaving my position as IE platform Group Program Manager…

…HA! Gotcha! I’ve been juggling multiple roles on the IE team for a while. With the release of IE7,...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 10/23/2006

Not even time to catch my breath...

...but I wanted to mention that I'm speaking next week at the Ajax Experience conference - both my...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 10/20/2006

Hola desde España

Okay, that exhausts my Spanish. And I had to look up two of those words in the dictionary. But hey,...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 10/02/2006

Trying not to let a month go by...

...between posts. I've been quite busy - it's been annual performance review time at Microsoft...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 09/22/2006

Reflections on my first 24 hours with braces.

Ow. Ow ow. OWOWOWOWOWOW. Sigh. 18 months minus one day to go. Did I say ow?

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 08/23/2006

Chris goes back to junior high school...

No, this ISN'T a post about IE, web standards, or me being childish about the trolls. I'm getting...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 08/18/2006

Update from Paul

Paul Thurrott just posted a note about the last week from his perspective, and gives his opinion.

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 08/17/2006

Slash-dot-a-licious...

Mmmm. ZDNet, Slashdot, and Digg, all in one morning. FWIW, Mom, if you're listening, I didn't mean...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 08/16/2006

Snarky snarky.

This post is about me. Please do not post comments about Microsoft’s behavior in response to this...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 08/15/2006

IE and CSS "Compliance"

I was surprised that when I got back from vacationing in Hawaii to read a Slashdot post by Jeff...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 08/10/2006

Where's Chris?

In short, I've been on some long-overdue vacations - first to Texas, then to Hawaii. But I'm back...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 08/07/2006

Best new nickname for myself

In a post about @media, Loz Gray referred to my haircut as a "Rowlf from the Muppets" look. Let's...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 06/20/2006

Back from @media

So I'm back in Seattle, fresh from my presentation at @media in London. It was a great experience,...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 06/20/2006

I suck...

...in many ways, but the most recent is in forgetting to mention that I'm speaking at the @media...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 06/13/2006

Kill-a-tarianism

Molly asked her blog readers if they are meat-eaters or vegetarian. I've explained my personal...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 06/05/2006

Places I've been...

Countries:States:

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 05/23/2006

Chris and the Ring of Doom?

In one of the flurry of comments in response to a flurry of posts in response to a post I made in...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 05/23/2006

I love^D^D^D^Dhate spam filters

I just traded email with a friend of mine. My initial response to him included a swear word (I know,...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 05/17/2006

See, I told you.

I'm not really evil. How evil are you?

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 05/17/2006

Microsoft, IE and the Web Standards Project

There is a long thread over at thinkvitamin.com in the comments of an interview with Molly...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 05/11/2006

Ahhhh...

This past weekend, I got to go diving at Sunrise Beach in Gig Harbor. That, in and of itself, would...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 05/09/2006

Every Dog Has Its Day

Yes, we do occasionally get things right in IE.

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 05/02/2006

Albatross! Albatross!

In honor of John C. Dvorak's wildly misled article comparing Internet Explorer to a dead albatross,...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 04/28/2006

Next thing you know, I'll start doing open source...

According to personalDNA, I am a Benevolent Leader. Next thing you know, I'll suggest we make IE an...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 04/13/2006

Not tech support

A gentle reminder - I'm not IE tech support. Sorry. I get over a hundred emails a day on average -...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 04/10/2006

Still decompressing from MIX...

...but at least I put a few pictures on my Flickr feed. http://www.flickr.com/photos/23387360@N00/.

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 03/29/2006

Quickie from MIX

I've seen a bunch of people asking about MIX content being available online. The keynotes (2.5 hours...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 03/20/2006

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