KC Lemson

By KC Lemson [MS]

June, 2007

  • Ideas for new Outlook macros?

    An email with a coworker who was recently acquired and is getting accustomed to Outlook after years with PINE reminded me that it's been a while since I wrote any Outlook macros. Plus, I just need an excuse to write some code, I haven't written any in...
  • What is the sense of simplicity?

    A coworker recently forwarded around this article from the New Yorker that talks about feature creep and consumer behavior: You might think, then, that companies could avoid feature creep by just paying attention to what customers really want. But...
  • Least obvious yet terribly useful Outlook/OWA calendaring feature...

    While reviewing some custom OWA themes we're developing, one of the designers pointed out this odd orange mark halfway through one of the numbers on the calendar view, wondering if it was a bug in the CSS in the custom theme: Actually, it's one...
  • Quality in action

    Last July, I ran this search: http://search.microsoft.com/results.aspx?mkt=en-US&setlang=en-US&q=%22steaming+media%22 and got 4 results. Today, I am honored and proud to be able to say... we are now down to two . This, dear reader, is...
  • A sign that mommy's playing too much world of warcraft

    My son and husband and I were at the park, in the playground area which is enclosed by a cement circle. He walks outside the cement circle, points at the grass a little ways way and says "Mommy, I'm going to go log off over there and get you a flower...
  • Don't fail me now, zune...

    Agh. I have been meaning to buy a bunch of the tracks from Guitar Hero and add them to my zune. So I finally get around to it tonight. I click on the 'sign in' button in zune. Progress bar... Now it brings me to a page with zune support on...
  • The Microsoft "Art" collection

    It's a fairly common pasttime (at least in my building!) to poke fun at the "Art" collection (more details on that collection here ). In particular in our building, a bunch of us think that some of the "Art" is just silly, such as: A painting taller...
  • rockin' out

    Don't fault him because he hasn't five starred every song... ;-) P.S. I absolutely hate the face melters.