Bit-cycling

“The greatest challenge to any thinker is stating the problem in a way that will allow a solution.” —Bertrand Russell

Windows Vista "Wow" Ad

I happen to really like this ad (one of the few instances of a Microsoft ad campaign that I like)....

Author: justsean Date: 02/06/2007

New Vista Exploits

Long Zheng on his blog "I Started Something" has discovered some new Vista exploits. He's my hero.

Author: justsean Date: 02/06/2007

Vista in WPF/E

Someone has built an amazing Vista site in WPF/E in what I'm told is Solvenian (via Mike Harsh's...

Author: justsean Date: 02/02/2007

The Birth of AJAX

Alex (my first manager at Microsoft) write a great article on the birth of XMLHTTP (the core...

Author: justsean Date: 01/18/2007

Lessons on Simplicity in Software Development

Nick Bradbury, creator of FeedDemon, one of the best feed readers around, has been writing a series...

Author: justsean Date: 12/14/2006

Welcome Back, Paul

Last year, Paul Thurrott had a few things to say about IE: My advice is simple: Boycott IE. It's a...

Author: justsean Date: 12/12/2006

Microsoft's secret plans - revealed

One of the fun things that I do is to help monitor the comments on the IEBlog. We have it set up to...

Author: justsean Date: 12/12/2006

Vista Notes, Episode #2: Sleep vs. Hybrid Sleep

In this second episode of my ongoing series entitled "Vista Notes" (wherein I expound on an...

Author: justsean Date: 12/08/2006

Vista Notes, Episode #1 (cont'd): Themes

Next... Aero Basic (or the non-glass mode) didn't hold me for very long. It was... boring, compared...

Author: justsean Date: 08/31/2006

Vista Notes, Episode #1: Themes

My main laptop is a Toshiba M4 tablet PC (2GB RAM, 75GB HD). It's configured for dual-booting...

Author: justsean Date: 08/25/2006

My Favorite (hidden) IE feature

Whenever I install Windows on a new PC (which in my daily work happens fair more frequently than I...

Author: justsean Date: 08/23/2006

Windows Live Mail Desktop Beta is Public!

The Windows Live Mail Desktop Beta is now available for anyone to download. It includes RSS...

Author: justsean Date: 07/28/2006

Blogging from Word

Great news announced on Joe Friend’s blog this morning: Word 2007 has built-in support for blogging!...

Author: justsean Date: 05/12/2006

Atom content and summary and IE7

I took a moment to point IE7 (on Vista) to this feed. Looks good to me. :) Reminds me -- I really...

Author: justsean Date: 05/12/2006

This is a test

This is a test of the emergency broadcast system. I’m bolding and I’m italicising and ThisIsAtable

Author: justsean Date: 05/10/2006

RSS Screensaver

Walter posts about the sample screensaver we've posted on MSDN. It's really slick: it'll pick up...

Author: justsean Date: 03/03/2006

Feed icons

So, a little while ago, Jane Kim, who works with me on the IE RSS team, posted to the RSS team blog...

Author: justsean Date: 12/30/2005

Steven Sinofsky on PM

Office head honcho Steven Sinofsky posted last week about Program Management. Whew -- and I thought...

Author: justsean Date: 12/18/2005

Michael Affronti is blogging about lots of interesting things. He's the Program Manager for, among...

Author: justsean Date: 12/13/2005

Syndicate Conference - San Francisco 2005

As I just posted to the RSS team blog, I'm going to be down in San Francisco from tomorrow, at the...

Author: justsean Date: 12/12/2005

One of my favorite blogs...

... is Jensen Harris'. He's been blogging steadily on the changes in the UI in Office 12. I've been...

Author: justsean Date: 11/29/2005

Why I don't post as much as I want to

… because my posts turn into essays.

Author: justsean Date: 08/02/2005

Reflections on Program Management at Microsoft

Lots of changes in my work life in the past year months. About 10 months ago, I joined the IE team...

Author: justsean Date: 08/01/2005

So thing's have been a litle busy...

Yeah, that's not quite an excuse for 6 months (and one day) of non-posting right after promising to...

Author: justsean Date: 06/10/2005

One year anniversary

Amusingly, I see that today (Jan 9) is the one year anniversary of the start of this blog. In that...

Author: justsean Date: 01/10/2005

Still alive..

It's been a busy few months, and I haven't had time to post -- first shipping SP2, then working on...

Author: justsean Date: 12/10/2004

XP SP2 pictures (squeaky wheels?)

Shortly after my previous whining about Paul Thurrott not noticing the new wireless UI, he posted an...

Author: justsean Date: 04/07/2004

Windows XP SP2 RC1 Preview

First, go get it: http://www.microsoft.com/SP2Preview (disclaimer -- this is beta code, don't...

Author: justsean Date: 03/21/2004

Mac OS X Hall of Shame (part 1)

Pierre Igot has posted has posted a Mac OS X Hall of Shame at AppleLust.com. I note this not to...

Author: justsean Date: 01/28/2004

And about that Home Networking guide...

I'm still looking for some feedback on the Home Networking Guide. As I said below, my team shipped...

Author: justsean Date: 01/28/2004

This is broken!

Just a quick post… I found this site earlier today. Sometimes you need to immerse yourself in...

Author: justsean Date: 01/13/2004

Some reviews

I’ll post more later, but for now, here are a couple reviews of Windows XP SP2 Beta, that...

Author: justsean Date: 01/09/2004

Home Networking Guide

My team shipped an interesting tool a little while back. It helps users figure out what’s the...

Author: justsean Date: 01/09/2004

And introducing...

Alright, so I’m blogging. I’m Sean Lyndersay, and I’m a lead Program Manager on the Network...

Author: justsean Date: 01/09/2004

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