The MossyBlog Times Archives 2007 - 2009

Rich Fertile ground of Interactive development & design

I have moved to RIAGENIC.com

Just in case you haven’t realised by the big “images” above, that I’ve now moved over to...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 10/16/2009

I hereby resign from Microsoft.

Some internal staff and trusted close friends have known for some time, but I’ve resigned from...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 10/08/2009

User Experience – The Kettle.

  How many kettles have you owned over the years? is it more than one? has it always been the...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 09/29/2009

Feedback Req: Do you need to know the list of released runtime build numbers?

Hi All, I've noticed a few occasions where developers have wanted to know what Version of...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 09/13/2009

Apple stole my whitespace.

I often meet up with a co-worker (Michael Bach, Product Manger & Designer for Microsoft.com/Web)...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 09/09/2009

Apple vs Microsoft – Web Usability.

I recently found a site via a colleague today, which basically outlines the way in which we approach...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 09/05/2009

What does a potential Silverlight Adoption Lifecycle look like?

I’ve been working in this industry since i left high school back in 1995, and I often think about my...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 08/31/2009

Don’t abuse the Desktop.

If you’ve read any book on design patterns, prospective memory is bound to come up. A lot of folks...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 08/24/2009

A tip on learning Silverlight. Throw away your code

You can stare at that blinking cursor inside Visual Studio all you want, it’s not going to give you...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 08/22/2009

Do we have one site too many?

In the past month if you’ve interacted with via twitter, email, facebook etc you’ve probably been...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 08/18/2009

Belong to a Tribe, not a brand.

I often in my travels visit customers who at times present a behavior that at times i can only...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 08/18/2009

Reality Check: How did you adopt Silverlight?

As most would imagine, here at Microsoft we are constantly researching various ways folks adopt...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 08/06/2009

Thank you Silverlight Australia.

It’s now 2:25 AM here in Seattle, and I’m of course Jet Lagged with a head cold. I figured what a...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 08/01/2009

The ripple effects of Silverlight.

I have been away from Australia for about a a year now, and I came home the other night and noticed...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 07/11/2009

Australian Silverlight & Expression 3 Tour.

I’ve just locked in my dates for the Australian Silverlight & Expression 3 Tour. Session...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 07/09/2009

Function, Form, Fashion – Shanemo.

Shane Morris, who for the few left that don’t know is one of our User Experience Evangelists in...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 06/10/2009

Design First, Engineer Second.

A lot of the time folks write off Apple customers as simply being MacTards, fans that are so...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 06/08/2009

Interview with Mark Coleran.

I just finished watching an Interview Adobe Evangelist Lee Brimelow put together around UI’s for the...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 05/28/2009

Are you confused about Windows Azure?

In my daily life here in the land of Microsoft Headquarters, I often interact with a whole variety...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 05/12/2009

SilverZine.com A Must Read.

Alex Knight a fellow Aussie, has kicked off an online site focused purely on helping designers...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 04/27/2009

Do’s and Don’ts of Video Tutorials.

As someone whom frequently watches a lot of Video tutorials from all walks of life, I often sit in...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 04/25/2009

Did Microsoft copy the Adobe AIR Poster?

I often see a lot of the Adobe communities rant and rave ignorance about how Microsoft follows'...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 04/24/2009

The back-story about the brand new Silverlight Blog design & development.

I’ve just uploaded one of the first revisions of the new blog design to team.silverlighet.net. It’s...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 04/23/2009

ParagraphFormat() ? where art thou..

Interesting night for me, as I’ve spent the last 4 hours fumbling around in the Google dark trying...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 04/22/2009

Video Interview with Cynergy Systems on RIA + Microsoft.

It must be my lucky day, but Dave Wolf from Cynergy Systems just emailed me the URL for an interview...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 04/08/2009

Peter Elst Interviews me on Silverlight 3

I rarely do interviews or podcasts as typically I find them goofy, and I despite my blogging/twitter...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 04/08/2009

Sports can be competitive. Who knew! :)

Steve just did a great post on how well we’re doing in the sporting scene, and it’s worth checking...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 04/07/2009

How to impersonate friends and influence enemies.

I’ve never really been a fan of sys-con.com and it’s approach to content vs. advertising. If...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 04/01/2009

7000 Updates and still tweeting just as strong..

Tonight, I watched my twitter stats hit a nice rounded out number..freaky… How insane is that.. all...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 03/31/2009

The Wow Effect (10secs vs. 10mins)

The explosions of plug-ins today have brought innovative ways to visual experience online in ways...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 03/27/2009

Using your mind to control UI.

Rick from Cynergy Systems has found a way to borrow a headset which enables you to control WPF UI...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 03/26/2009

Why invest in UX?

I often get asked the question around how one is able to return an investment on User Experience....

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 03/26/2009

The Silverlight Team are twittering now..

  I’ve just spent the past couple of days enticing my fellow Silverlight Team members to...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 03/25/2009

History repeating itself: Out of Browser

I’ve been following the concept of what RIA represents since well, I can’t honestly remember but...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 03/24/2009

Engineer and Designer walk into a bar..

An Engineer and a Designer walks into a bar, and notices a picture hanging on the wall. It’s a...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 03/24/2009

What makes Silverlight better than JavaScript/CSS/HTML?

Damian Edwards stayed at my house a week leading up to MIX09 and he’s had an amazing impact on our...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 03/22/2009

The Silverlight Blog

Hi All, I’ve just put The Official Silverlight Blog online tonight. This blog has been an absolute...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 03/18/2009

Dear Silverlight, where’s my view source?

Chris Messina is quoted as saying the following: There’s been a long history of innovation on the...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 03/09/2009

Adopting Silverlight. The real story - Part 1.

Introduction I’m going out on a limb here but this new idea of mine is to write a series of short...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 02/25/2009

The bigger you grow, the more stupider you become.

I just finished watching MacHeads, it’s a documentary about basically die hard Mac fans and was...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 02/23/2009

Tim putting the sizzle in Adobe’s fizzle.

I got a few emails this week about Adobe’s executive shooting his pipes off about how Microsoft has...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 02/12/2009

Replaced my MSDN Graphic Header with Silverlight

When you create an MSDN blog here at Microsoft you’re pretty much given very little access to it,...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 01/26/2009

I hate it when a designer touches XAML..

I’ve meet with a few die-hard Silverlight developers in my time and some feedback I get at times is...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 01/25/2009

Egads… it’s a Silverlight Spy!

When I’m working in Silverlight I typically like most developers heavily rely on the...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 01/23/2009

Live Mesh, the portable code repository.

The Environment. I’ve got three machines that I’ve allocated to role based use, as typically given...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 01/22/2009

Silverlight is all over The Moment..

CNN CNN is inviting people witnessing “The Moment” to take part in a special iReport assignment by...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 01/16/2009

Kicking Apple to the kurb.

I’m definitely not your typical Microsoft blue blood. I at times buck the kool-aid internally and...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 01/15/2009

Scott, why should I use Deep Zoom?

I’ve been asked this a thousand times and i often give a thousand different answers, as typically...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 01/14/2009

Controlling your Silverlight Installation Experience.

I’ve been doing plug-in development & design for many years, and often I've seen many a battle...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 01/13/2009

LINQ to SQL – Poormans DAO / CRUD.

I’m an extremely lazy coder. If i can find a way to write a base class to do the bulk of my chores...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 01/11/2009

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