hicksdesign | 3D CSS Box Model

May 20th, 2004

hicksdesign :: 3D CSS Box Model: "20.05.04 | 3D CSS Box Model

Here's a thing. I've seen umpteen diagrams showing CSS beginners how padding, border and margin work together, but not the order in which elements such as background colour and image are stacked.

Microsoft Playing Nicer with ISVs, Company Exec Says

May 20th, 2004

Microsoft Playing Nicer with ISVs, Company Exec Says:

"Microsoft execs say the company is working to polish its lackluster image with software partners as it increasingly views everything from its Office productivity suite to its business applications as a platform.

TCS: Tech Central Station | Go Tech, Young Man!

May 20th, 2004

TCS: Tech Central Station | Go Tech, Young Man!

"All companies used their presentations to emphasise 'reduction of costs,' 'repayment of debts' and most of all, 'profitability, profitability, profitability.' All that matters now is the bottom line. The market's laws of gravity have clearly done their work and these companies are the better for it.

Eurogamer.net | Microsoft set to offer XNA technology to consumer electronics rivals

May 20th, 2004

Eurogamer.net | Microsoft set to offer XNA technology to consumer electronics rivals: "Microsoft is essentially bored with the current obsession surrounding console cycles, and the obsolescence that happens every five years. It likes the way the film industry does things - the way that grand old business manages to seamlessly project movies into every conceivable corner of the market, from the box office to the handheld and every point in between.

Good Enterprise System Wireless Suite

May 18th, 2004

Good Enterprise System Wireless Messaging and Application Access Product Suite:

By providing a rich, wireless laptop-like experience for multi-tasking, exchanging messages and accessing corporate data, mobile users can work as efficiently on the road as they do in the office.

Microsoft Releases Source Code for Windows Template Library

May 13th, 2004

Microsoft Releases Source Code for Windows Template Library: "Last month, Microsoft made available on SourceForge an internally developed product called the Windows Installer XML (WiX).

Jason Matusow, manager of Microsoft's shared-source initiative, told eWEEK in an interview Wednesday that the company expects advanced C programmers to be most interested in using the WTL code, which can be found here.

3-D Is Not for Me | (somebody forgot his meds today)

May 8th, 2004

3-D Is Not for Me: "In fact, when you think about it, is the real world really the environment we want to duplicate for our computers? Do we want to make it as easy to misplace virtual content as it is to lose our car keys or the TV remote?

Some of you may be thinking that I'm just an old loser who should stick to his command lines and point-and-click interfaces?Dthat I should leave 3-D to the youngsters who are more comfortable in rich gaming interfaces.

LinuxPlanet | Reports | Sun Wants to Make Linux 3D

May 8th, 2004

LinuxPlanet | Reports | Sun Wants to Make Linux 3D | Beyond the Second Dimension:

"Sun saw great potential in Looking Glass from its beginnings as an experimental proof of concept. 'When we saw the prototype and saw a great opportunity, we built an engineering team around the idea.

Not all will see Longhorn in 3D | CNET News.com

May 6th, 2004

Not all will see Longhorn in 3D | CNET News.com:

"The next version of Windows will sport some fancy, three-dimensional graphics, but for those with an older video card, Longhorn will look a lot like Windows 2000..."

"When you have a terabyte of local storage, potentially, a rich way to relate and gain (access) to the data becomes very important," Sullivan said.

Forbes.com | Original Gin

April 24th, 2004

Forbes.com | Original Gin: "Gin is essentially a clear distilled grain spirit flavored with various 'botanicals,' the most prominent of which is juniper. The production is a two-stage process. First, grain alcohol is distilled to a very high proof and totally flavorless spirit.