2009 Q3 link clearance: Microsoft blogger edition
It’s that time again: Sending some link love to my colleagues.
- Peter Torr explains why the anti-phishing filter operates on the original URL instead of a hash.
- Jamie Buckley from the MSN Search team explains why not every possible instant answer is offered.
- From our Microsoft Research Cambridge comes SenseCam, a wearable camera that takes pictures automatically throughout the day. There is no viewfinder; you just wear it around your neck and let it record your day. It has shown to be an immense help to people with memory loss problems (such as Alzheimer’s Disease). A press release was issued earlier this year.
- Microsoft Blog Queen Emeritus Betsy Aoki has an alternate life in the world of literature, which she leads under the top secret code name Elizabeth Aoki. Earlier this year, one of her poems was selected as the Seattle Times poem of the day.
- On the Response Point Team Blog, Richard Sprague identifies the human being behind the voice of Microsoft Anna. Hire her to record a custom message and confuse everybody!
- Tim Springston explains the scary-sounding downgrade attack.
- The IE team blog gets all the attention, but there’s also the overlooked Ask IE team, run by the IE Support Team.
- The Dublin branch of the Microsoft Malware Protection Center (does that make them the Microsoft Malware Protection Centre?) talks about how spammers test out open relay mail servers.
- Matt Manela has an interesting hobby: Teaching his girlfriend hexadecimal.
- Don Baker (who writes under the pen name MuadDib) has links to several Group Policy resources.
- Paul Booth teaches how to configure Windows 7 to have a different default printer depending on whether you are at work or at home.
- The Fix it team looks for Knowledge Base articles that describe fixes for various common problems and develops automation to follow the repair steps so you don’t have to. Their blog is updated with new Fix it for me articles as they become available. You can learn more about their project by viewing their Webcast from earlier this year.
- The 2008 PowerPoint Interns reflect on the experience of working on a real product.
- The 2008 user interface team interns created their own video, but unlike the PowerPoint Interns video, you won’t learn anything from this one.