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FrankPalinkas Frank​Palinkas Microsoft Help MVP
  • Need Reviewers Please

    Hi All,

    I have three new Fast Track tutorials in draft and ready for review/comment/feedback:

    "Calling Accessible Context-Sensitive Help with Unobtrusive DOM/JavaScript"

    "Building Accessible Navigation with C.S.S."

    "Creating Auto-line Numbered Code Blocks"

    May I kindly ask anyone who may be interested to give any or all of these a going-over and provide me with some constructive feedback before publication? If so, please email me at: fmpalinaks AT gmail dot com, and I'll send you a zipped project package (+/- 1Mb each) including the content, markup, .css, and scripts (if applicable).

    All work is done within the source code editors of Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition with SP1. As usual, I publish these free to the community with any donations being made to local children cancer crusade funds.

    I would truly appreciate your learned advice if you have some time to spare.

    Kind regards,

    Frank

  • MS employees and Vista

    JKelley wrote:
    
    FrankPalinkas wrote: 
    PaoloM wrote: As usual, the answer is "it depends"

    My boxes are all Vista, as all my team. Many testers run both Vista and XP on their day to day machines (plus having access to all the versions on the test machines) for quick verifications.

    I don't know what web developers use for ASP.NET, but pretty much all my devs work in Vista now.




    FWIW, all of the MSFT Team Leaders and members at the sessions I attended at the MVP Global Summit this past week were running Vista (sheesh, what an incredible show!). Didn't ask if they were on a dual-boot scenario.

    BTW, I'm interviewing this morning for a position on Paul Cornell's VS SDK team at Building 41 starting at 09:30. If any of you on campus are available, please come in and wish me luck (i'm sure i'll need all i can get )? I'd like to say "hi" before leaving for the WritersUA Annual conference in Long Beach. CA, to give a presentation on my last Fast Track tutorial. Thanks!



    Good luck!  I'm in building 41 myself, I've worked a little bit with some of the SDK team, they're a good group of people.


    Hi J,

    Apologies if you came looking for me....I was in and out of different staff offices all day, one on one interviews - started at 09:30, finished at 17:30 - was offered lunch, but declined to keep things moving. I hope to be hearing back from the lead recruiter early this coming week, but am keeping a healthy attitude of no expectations. Seriously, i really enjoyed the whole process....it was one, if not the best positive experience I ever had, regardless of what the Team's decision will be.

  • MS employees and Vista

    PaoloM wrote:
    As usual, the answer is "it depends"

    My boxes are all Vista, as all my team. Many testers run both Vista and XP on their day to day machines (plus having access to all the versions on the test machines) for quick verifications.

    I don't know what web developers use for ASP.NET, but pretty much all my devs work in Vista now.




    FWIW, all of the MSFT Team Leaders and members at the sessions I attended at the MVP Global Summit this past week were running Vista (sheesh, what an incredible show!). Didn't ask if they were on a dual-boot scenario.

    BTW, I'm interviewing this morning for a position on Paul Cornell's VS SDK team at Building 41 starting at 09:30. If any of you on campus are available, please come in and wish me luck (i'm sure i'll need all i can get Smiley)? I'd like to say "hi" before leaving for the WritersUA Annual conference in Long Beach. CA, to give a presentation on my last Fast Track tutorial. Thanks!

  • Looking for feedback on site design

    Very nice, and I agree with the other observations for the css.

    Just a few questions please?

    Why are you using xhtml 1.0 strict with a MIME/media type set to text/html? IMHO, xhtml should only be used if you're plugging in other xml namespaces, i.e MathML, ChemML, SVG, etc. into the web page. Also, you must serve all xhtml DTD's with a MIME/media type of application/xhtml+xml. I didn't see any xml plugins in the page, therefore my question.

    My reasoning is that xhtml is only to be used for its modular purposes, as mentioned above, and not as a whip to write so-called "strict" markup. All markup should be written properly, semantically correct and fully accessible by assistive devices regardless of the DTD it falls under.

    Using HTML 4.01 Strict will serve the same purpose. The only change you'll have to make is "opening" up the link and meta element tags in the head section.

    HTH Big Smile

  • The new guy

    Inky wrote:
    hey all!  name is Greg Palinkas. Am an animator studying in Florida at Full Sail.

    my dad (Frank Palinkas) showed me this site an it looks pretty cool.

    so yeah, just thought i'd say howzit to all the fellas.

    schweeeet.




    Hi Gregs and welcome!
    Glad to see you here. Also, if you've got some cool stuff you've done, you can post it to the Sandbox so the forum members can download and play with it. If you think someting might be of interest on the animation side (Maya running on Windows, etc.), let the Coffeehouse know.

    See ya!

    Dad

    Note: For those who might find it of interest, computer-based animation sort of runs in our family. Devo Palinkas, Gregs cousin, was a C programmer at Blizzard Software where she and her husband, David Brevik were instrumental in the Diablo series of games. They broke away from Blizzard and formed Flagship Studios http://www.flagshipstudios.com where David is the Chief Visionary Officer. You might have heard of their new game to be released shortly "Hellgate London". Also, if your interested in joining this kind of company, check out their job site reachable from their home page.

  • How Developers Blow Off Steam

    Apologies, not with Microsoft either, but couldn't resist:

    1. Drink Famous Grouse.
    2. Pray that next time a troll posts to 9 they don't bring a knife to a gunfight. Big Smile

  • Simple flash game: What's your highscore?

    95.....sheesh.....all doz red spots.....I must be gettin' old? Big Smile

  • University: I'm a bachelor now!

    Ciao mio bello Commendatore,

    Congratulazioni! Non se lo rammaricherete mai! Di andata!

    Don Ciccio Big Smile

  • Shock!!! Bzzzzt....

    Maybe another source...is there an electical appliance (table lamp, floor lamp, radio, stereo, etc.) that is brushing up against or touching the couch? If so, could be a loose or worn wire in the appliance transmitting the current? Also, if you have underfloor electric heating, the same loose or broken cable idea may be causing it?

  • Comet McNaught (viewed from Cape Town, RSA)

    Here's a photo of the Comet McNaught taken from Cape Town, South Africa.

    Frank