Cidade de Deus

If you are going to watch only one movie this year don’t make that The Matrix or The Return of the King. Make that Cidade de Deus (City of God). I knew this movie was going to be good. Guilherme Blanco recommended it a long time ago and when it finally arrived to the theatres ...

Eric Lippert

If you like JavaScript, the programming language, as much as I do I think you’ll really like Eric Lippert’s weblog. Eric is a Microsoft developer who works worked with JScript (the language and script interpreter/compiler) so he knows what he is talking about. Eric confirms my theory about memory leaks in Internet Explorer in this ...

XAML Comments

Ian Hickson (from Mozilla, Opera and W3C) has some good points about XAML. Well actually he never mentions XAML, Microsoft nor Windows but we all know what he is talking about.

PNG Tools?

A while back I read about a program that allowed you to change the default background color that IE uses for semitransparent PNG images. For example if I create a PNG image with alpha channels in Photoshop and then try to display that in IE it uses a gray background (the default Mosaic background color). ...

Backend Working Again

I don’t know what happend to our servers (Emil has not been online) but now the commenting should work again. I’ve been playing around with XAML and I got my first custom control working. My goal is to first extend Canvas to support and left and right just the way CSS2 does. Once I get ...

XAML: First Impressions

Finally, the facts are out for XAML. I’ve been waiting for this release for a few years now. Prior to this it has all been roumors and speculation. First impressions: Very Mixed The first things that struck me was how MS reinvented everything. A lot of your exisitng experience for writing applications are totally wasted, ...

Safari Raises the Bar

This makes me wish Safari was available for Windows. Safari 1.1 has some really awesome features (I’m voting for these in Bugzilla for Mozilla). How about these goodies: Support for CSS3 RGBA colors. I’m not sure this is a complete support. Dave Hyatt just lists the most important properties. (Bugzilla Entry) Support for CSS2 text-shadow. ...

XAML is Emerging

Ryan Dawson writes at his Longhorn Blog about XAML. If you don’t know what XAML is you should read Ryan Dawson’s entry first. XAML is Microsofts version of XUL. I like XUL but without the installation base it is not a viable alternative to using DHTML for creating zero footprint rich client web application. For ...

Windows Village

While looking for information about upcoming Longhorn features I stumpled upon these interesting job details at Microsoft Careers. The job description says that Longhorn will build a next generation NNTP Newsgroup functionality into the Longhorn Windows Shell. As an example it says that if the user is in My Photos and clicks “Windows Village”, they ...

Bindows 0.94

Another week, another Bindows release. This realese has some important bug fixes and we are getting closer and closer to a 1.0 release.