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Things have been quiet around here….

October 22nd 2005 in Uncategorized


My blog has been quiet, but my life hasn’t.  During the past month I have changed jobs (more money and shorter hours, although I find myself working long hours just because there is so much to do), been to Melbourne and back, then to Seattle and back, and last week we welcomed to the world my first nephew, Jordan Blake.  Over 6 weeks premature, he is now doing well, and Dad and Mum and doing fine too.  Of course, I had to make *another* flying trip to Melbourne to meet the little guy.  My husband and my teenage kids are in Switzerland as the moment, so it was easy to make a spur of the moment trip.



Ain’t he gorgeous?????


Ok, so on to news.  Messenger Plus! has been updated, and I have been running tests of the new installer, and the Sponsor Program today while waiting for the latest MSDN build of Longhorn (sorry Windows Vista) being 5231 to install on a VM build on my laptop.  The latest version of Messenger Plus and the installer has some good points, but some stuff is a serious concern.  I’m still running a few tests and gathering information about the more antisocial behaviour and will post to this blog and http://inetexplorer.mvps.org as soon as I can after I have the final information gathered.


As I already mentioned, build 5231 of Windows Vista has been released to MSDN, and it includes the secret-treasure that Terri and I were shown back in July, being Quick Tabs.  You can find a screen shot and quick description here.


So much is happening in the computer world – so much to learn, and so much to share when I can.  I’m spending more time travelling than I am spending at home, but it is so worth it.


I’m very very excited about IE7.  Keep an eye on www.ie-vista.com and also the Internet Explorer Community and IE Team Blog for the very latest information about IE7.


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