These are the things I've written that are tagged "microsoft"

“The Next Steve Jobs Will Totally Be A Chick”

23 November 2011

Comedian Louis C.K.: The next Steve Jobs will totally be a chick, because girls are No. 2–and No. 2 always wins in America. Apple was a No. 2 company for years, and Apple embodies a lot of what have been defined as feminine traits: an emphasis on intuitive design, intellect, a strong sense of creativity, […]

IE6 Countdown

04 March 2011

A site created by Microsoft themselves for tracking and encouraging the 12% of the browsing populace still using IE6 due to personal failing or an IT department with their heads up their asses. According to their chart 34% of China still uses IE6.

The Windows Blog

19 May 2010

Great news from Microsoft: In its HTML5 support, IE9 will support playback of H.264 video as well as VP8 video when the user has installed a VP8 codec on Windows. In the post the Author, Dean Hachamovitch, reiterates the company line regarding HTML5: “we’re all in,” but this is not a surprising development at all. […]

The Bob Chronicles

29 March 2010

“Save all the money on the manuals and just give me this duck to always be there and tell me what to do.” Looking back on the 15-year anniversary of Microsoft Bob, one of Microsoft’s most famous failures.

Microsoft Responds to Dick Brass’ NYT Op-Ed

04 February 2010

… and it’s hard to imagine how they could’ve done a worse job. As Gruber notes, not only was there no reason to respond, but they don’t even engage the original article in a meaningful way. Microsoft’s reply is the equivalent of saying “Well, yeah, but… look over there at this other thing.” but with […]

The Microsoft Store

22 October 2009

So you met someone new and the next time you see them they’re dressing exactly like you and they like all of your favorite bands now and you try to be nice about it and not get creeped out but it’s fucking CREEPY and a couple months later you wake up and they’ve stolen your […]

A Concise Summary of Charlie Booker’s Recent Anti(?)-Apple Rant

29 September 2009

Cleversimon gets to the heart of Charlie Booker’s strange rambly piece from earlier this week: Finishing the sentence “I’ll never buy a Mac because” with anything but “it doesn’t meet my needs” means you don’t get to accuse Apple users of making irrational purchasing decisions based on slavish adherence to an ideology. It’s not surprising […]

Yahoo Gives Up On Search, Bets on Bing

29 July 2009

Earlier today Yahoo and Microsoft signed a 10 year deal which sees Yahoo not developing any new search technologies, and using Bing for it’s algorithms. Like most of you, I fail to see how reducing the main Search players from 3 to 2 creates “more innovation”, but does anyone even read these press releases anymore? […]

Bing

01 June 2009

Microsoft’s new, absurdly-named, search engine has launched. Two things: How is this better than their own live.com, and how is this better than Google.com? It seems to bring nothing new to the table aside from the little popups on the right side of the results (which I’m sure is where “bing” came from. Bing! Bing! […]

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