"" As someone who enjoys paying a lot of attention to detail and user experience, I’m always delighted by “they thought of that” moments when I come across it. This one took me 9 years to notice. A couple of days ago I was in a 2005 BMW 3-series and I noticed something different about the […]
The Microsoft SQL Server team has many goals. One of them is to create an industry-leading, high-performance, scalable and resilient database software. The other is to make said-software difficult to download. In previous years, the team has employed the confusing file-name strategy. But this year, with SQL Server 2014, they have done their best work […]
""Found this amazing Microsoft story from Twitter told first-hand by David Auerbach, a former Microsoft developer in 1998 on the MSN Messenger Service team. It’s a sleuthing story of back-and-forth reverse engineering by Microsoft and sabotage by AOL, all for one simple feature – chatting with AOL Instant Messenger friends inside MSN Messenger. ""
Web designers rejoice. The jaggies are gone! Fonts in Chrome on Windows no longer look like they’re from the XP-era. Thanks to a new experimental flag added to the latest version of the Google Chrome beta (35.0.1916.27 beta-m), Chrome is finally rendering fonts with the advanced DirectWrite font rendering engine. For a before and after […]