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Letters of Note: The Internet Tidal Wave
May 26th, 1995: Bill Gates sends a memo, entitled "The Internet Tidal Wave," to all executive staff within Microsoft. In it, he makes clear his intention to focus the company's efforts online with immediate effect and "assign the Internet the highest level of importance," going on to call it, "the most important single development to come along since the IBM PC was introduced in 1981."
internet  microsoft  history  technology  memo  web  bill_gates 
august 2018 by rtopitt
"I Contribute to the Windows Kernel. We Are Slower Than Other Operating Systems. Here Is Why." - Zorinaq
I was explaining on Hacker News why Windows fell behind Linux in terms of operating system kernel performance and innovation. And out of nowhere an anonymous Microsoft developer who contributes to the Windows NT kernel wrote a fantastic and honest response acknowledging this problem and explaining its cause.
kernel  microsoft  windows  sistema_operacional  ti  empresa  desenvolvimento  trabalho  exemplo  relationship 
may 2013 by rtopitt
Um Cientista Explica o Microsoft Kinect
Murilo Queiroz, cientista da computação e mestre em engenharia eletrônica e pesquisador da Vetta Labs / Igenesis, explica porque o Kinect é a tecnologia mais impressionante do ano, com um nível de detalhe que você não encontra em lugar nenhum!
xbox  360  microsoft  kinect  explicação  videogame  3d  artigo  tecnologia  visão  geek  computação  analysis  science 
november 2010 by rtopitt
Exporting data to CSV and Excel in your Rails apps | Plataforma Blog
So, these are the three rules for dealing with Excel-friendly-CSV: 1) Use tabulations, not commas. 2) Fields must NOT contain newlines. 3) Use UTF-16 Little Endian to send the file to the user. And include a Little Endian BOM manually. Keep this in mind and you’ll never have to explain to your clients how to open the data export in Excel.
excel  exportação  rails  how-to  microsoft  csv  importante  tip 
september 2009 by rtopitt
IE6 Update - Help kill Internet Explorer 6
IE6 is like an illness that just won’t go away, but we have the medicine. IE6 Update looks like IE’s Information Bar, but instead of offering your visitors an ActiveX plugin, it offers a browser update.
internet_explorer  ie6  javascript  internet  atualização  upgrade  microsoft  campanha  importante  navegador 
july 2009 by rtopitt
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Bypassando a senha de um computador windows sem usar nenhum software externo (gif animado)
bizarrice  geek  hack  microsoft  senha  windows  security  tip 
may 2009 by rtopitt
IE6 Accept Header is Faulty and Makes format.any Suck « Gem Install That
Bug no Accept Header dos Internet Explorer (6 e 7) que impede o format.any? do Rails de funcionar, com correção
accept  bug  controller  fix  header  http  ie  microsoft  rails  tip 
may 2009 by rtopitt
msysgit - Google Code
Usando Git no Windows de maneira simples, sem necessitar do cygwin
controle_de_versão  git  instalação  microsoft  software_livre  windows 
may 2009 by rtopitt
Targeting IE7 with CSS rules at Daniel Bergey
Como fazer regras CSS serem aplicadas apenas sobre IE6 ou apenas sobre IE6 e IE7
css  hack  ie6  ie7  internet_explorer  microsoft 
may 2009 by rtopitt
Gamertags - Home
Jogadores brasileiros de Xbox 360 reunidos, integrado à LIVE
360  gamertag  live  microsoft  social  videogame  webapp  xbox 
may 2009 by rtopitt
Hack into a Windows PC - no password needed - Security - Technology
A security consultant based in New Zealand has released a tool that can unlock Windows computers in seconds without the need for a password, via the FireWire port.
bizarrice  falha  firewire  hack  microsoft  security 
may 2009 by rtopitt
WEBtudinho v. 2.0 - » PNG transparente no Internet Explorer com PainlessPNG
O PainlessPNG cria um helper que mostra as imagens PNG de forma normal se o seu browser for qualquer um, exceto no IE5 e no IE6, onde ele utiliza o filtro AlphaImageLoader, método recomendado pela Microsoft.
hack  ie  microsoft  plugin  png  rails  transparência  tip 
may 2009 by rtopitt
Why are the Microsoft Office file formats so complicated? (And some workarounds) - Joel on Software
Análise do Joel Spowsky sobre os recém-publicados formatos binários dos arquivos do Office
artigo  binário  microsoft  office  review  workaround  programming 
may 2009 by rtopitt
SourceForge.net: OpenProj - Project Management
Software para abrir, importar e exportar arquivos .mpp (Microsoft Project) no Linux
arquivo  conversão  deb  download  linux  microsoft  project  projeto  tip 
may 2009 by rtopitt
Microsoft's Unwinnable War on Linux and Open Source
How is an untouchable superpower defeated? In many cases, it foolishly engages itself in an unwinnable war and simply consumes itself.
apple  artigo  economia  linux  microsoft  monografia  software_livre 
may 2009 by rtopitt
Softies on Rails: Diff Is Great! Microsoft, Not So Much
Porque o mundo Microsoft cria desenvolvedores piores do que o mundo Livre
artigo  blog  diff  microsoft  software_livre  subversion  programming 
may 2009 by rtopitt
Computer Randomly Plays Classical Music
During normal operation or in Safe mode, your computer may play "Fur Elise" or "It's a Small, Small World" seemingly at random...
bios  bizarrice  geek  hahaha  hardware  microsoft  suporte 
may 2009 by rtopitt
What If Gmail Had Been Designed by Microsoft?
Today I want to ponder the question: what if Microsoft, not Google, had created Gmail? What would be the differences in that web mail client for users today? What if we apply some of the same design rules that brought us Hotmail, for instance?
design  geek  gmail  google  hahaha  imagem  microsoft 
may 2009 by rtopitt
RoughlyDrafted: Five Architectural Flaws in Windows Solved In Mac OS X
What was intended to be a short aside about Mac OS X's strengths turned into an entire series on Windows NT/2000/XP flaws! Here is the first of five examples of core Windows architectural problems that relate to process management, applications and securi
apple  bsd  geek  kernel  mac_os_x  microsoft  sistema_operacional  unix  windows  security  programming 
may 2009 by rtopitt
iTWire - Microsoft’s top 10 reasons to upgrade to Ubuntu Linux, not Vista
Microsoft have listed 100 reasons why people really ought to upgrade from Windows XP. They appeal to usability, mobility, security and entertainment. Yet, looking through the list, we reckon they’re actually talking about Ubuntu Linux, not that dog Wind
artigo  geek  linux  microsoft  top10  ubuntu  vista  windows  xp 
may 2009 by rtopitt
Downloading and Using Vista Web Fonts
In the 90's Microsoft donated the standard Web Core Fonts that most every browser uses today and those core fonts have remained unchanged until now. With the release of Windows Vista, Microsoft has unleashed something quite new on the Web -- the "C" fonts
compatibilidade  fonte  microsoft  vista  webdesign  windows 
may 2009 by rtopitt
The Buck Nerd: The Big Apple
Apple subiu 2273% nos últimos 4 anos. 50k em 11/10/2003 = 1,2m em 11/10/2007
apple  bolsa  economia  finança  microsoft  action 
may 2009 by rtopitt
An Antic Disposition: A File Format Timeline
The Microsoft World vs The Open Standards World. A great timeline that sheds light on where Microsoft is headed with OOXML. Notice a pattern?
geek  iso  microsoft  odf  padrão  software_livre  timeline 
may 2009 by rtopitt
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Foto da versão impressa do padrão OOXML da Micro$oft
bizarrice  geek  microsoft  odf  ooxml  padrão  photo 
may 2009 by rtopitt
Linux and Open Source: How It Affects Small Organizations - Business Edge, Volume 4, No. 8
Linux and other open source applications are finding increasing acceptance in the global marketplace in small and large companies alike. Statistics on the growth of a few open source programs—like Apache, a web server
apache  artigo  bsd  economia  freebsd  linux  microsoft  software_livre 
may 2009 by rtopitt
Those Cross-Browser Blues: How To Develop Web Sites For Both Internet Explorer And Firefox -- Browser Compatability
If you're trying to develop sites that will be compatible with IE, Firefox, and Opera, watch out -- there are still a lot of speed bumps out there. We examine six of them and let you in on some solutions.
css  firefox  html  ie  microsoft  mozilla  w3c  webdesign  tip 
may 2009 by rtopitt
Single line of HTML crashes IE 6 - I’m Mike
A Japanese blogger who goes by the name Hamachiya2 has discovered a single line of HTML and CSS that crashes IE 6.
bug  geek  hack  ie  microsoft  navegador 
may 2009 by rtopitt
Evolution on Win32
Port do Evolution para Windows (XP)
email  evolution  microsoft  novell  windows 
may 2009 by rtopitt
Se não dá para inovar tudo bem, mas a cópia nunca será tão boa quanto o original « asf@web
2 vídeos mostrando como a Microsoft copiou descaradamente várias coisas do Mac OS X para o Windows Vista
apple  geek  hahaha  microsoft  os_x  windows  video 
may 2009 by rtopitt
A visual timeline of the Microsoft-Novell controversy : Page 1
Artigo que resume muito bem toda a história do acordo entre Microsoft e Novell
artigo  geek  linux  microsoft  novell  software_livre 
may 2009 by rtopitt
IEs4Linux
Script para instalar o Internet Explorer (várias versões) no Linux via Wine, sem WGA
ie  linux  microsoft  script  wine 
may 2009 by rtopitt
YouTube - Punish your Microsoft developer
Um programa para que os desenvolvedores compartilhem a dor dos usuários com bugs
bug  hahaha  microsoft  video  programming 
may 2009 by rtopitt

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