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    At BlogMap you can geo-code your blog by entering a primary city, zip/postal code, country and your blog feed URL. Then you can link to your own BlogMap or display it as an inline image (you should be able to see a blog map for this blog just to the right of this paragraph) using a fairly simple URL...
  • Blog Post: Digital Rights Management - A Product Customer’s don’t Want

    {This post is an expansion of a small section out of a longer, non-technical, post at my “personal” blog at strawberryjamm.blogspot.com . This should be it for the reposts.} The quoted text and link below is from a transcript of an excellent talk about digital rights management (DRM) given by Cory...
  • Blog Post: strawberryJAMM moves to Blogs @ TechNet

    So, the proverbial cat is out of the bag - Microsoft has opened up blogs.technet.com , giving Microsoftie bloggers with more of an IT Pro focus than a Developer focus a place to call their own. Since I tend towards the former more than the latter, my blog is now over on TechNet, effective immediately...
  • Blog Post: Critiquing Open Source UI

    {This is the first of about 2 or 3 user experience related posts that I originally made on my “personal” blog at strawberryjamm.blogspot.com that I thought I’d reprint here, just to get things going} Originally Posted: Monday, April 05, 2004 The following note was sent to a Microsoft UI Design...
  • Blog Post: Thoughts on Designing Administrative User Experience

    {This is the second user experience related post from my “personal” blog at strawberryjamm.blogspot.com } Originally Posted: Monday, April 19, 2004 In my current position as a Microsoft UX PM in the Windows Security Core I am responsible for the administrative user experience of a V1 product...
  • Blog Post: The Problem of Usabilty in Open Source Software

    I just recently found this article on NewsForge about the problem of usability in Open Source Software (OSS). It was written by Frans Englich, who is a participant in the KDE project : Open source usability is a technical problem we can solve on our own : "Poor usability is a huge barrier to...
  • Blog Post: Internet Explorer 7

    Today, in his keynote for the 2005 RSA conference , Bill Gates announced, among other things, that Microsoft would be releasing a new version of Internet Explorer for the XP SP2 platform. Internet Explorer 7 (IE7) is expected to continue with advancements already in Windows XP SP2 by adding additional...
  • Blog Post: Windows Logo Schmindows Schmogo

    I was recently involved in a conversation about what was wrong with the current version of the Windows Logo Program. The general consensus was that while it, in and of it self, was a good thing to have and promote, too many of the ISVs (Independent Software Vendors), especially the smaller ones who focus...
  • Blog Post: mmmmmmmmmm..... This is not a Test. The World Is Flat. I Repeat, This is not a Test.... mmmmmmmmmm.....

    Someone on a mailing list I'm on passed along the URL to the article " It's a Flat World, After All ," by Thomas L. Friedman , author of " The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century ," from which the article is adapted (and which is now on my list of "books to read"). Friedman...