Disclaimer for Sorting it all Out

by Michael S. Kaplan, published on 2008/02/28 08:45 -05:00, original URI: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/michkap/archive/2008/02/28/7934999.aspx

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2013/09/11 You can have it all your life and never use it...


2008/04/26 Uncheck != uninstall (even in SP3 or SP* for that matter)

2008/04/26 A song that reminds me of a roof (which isn't there, anymore) and a girl (who isn't, either)

2008/04/25 I Adar you! Hell, I Double Adar you!

2008/04/25 Communicator is awfully presumptuous...

2008/04/24 The torrents of mistranslation

2008/04/24 Y oh Y does YYYY sometimes mean YY, you ask?

2008/04/23 That brings new meaning to having "a ç-section" (Ãç§), doesn't it?

2008/04/23 On the clipboard, and why sometimes the dumber you are the better you can do

2008/04/22 Premature keystroke processing? Don't worry, it happens to everyone....

2008/04/22 Vowel DISharmony?, aka The case of the missing dot

2008/04/21 The pros and cons of context, aka CONTEXT is a four-letter-word

2008/04/21 Windows doesn't let you choose the pinch hitter in digit substitution cases

2008/04/20 Alphabetically inappropriate emergencies

2008/04/20 To hai6 or not to xì? 係 is the question!

2008/04/19 On the one who was Built on the Tale O' the Twister This Way

2008/04/19 Even if the text is right underneath, it may look wrong close up....

2008/04/18 The mythical nature of bidirectional support, and where the wheels come off the wagon

2008/04/18 The importance of Tagalog to Burmese, aka "Of course I'd lie to you, I'm a font!"

2008/04/17 Not an International GFE and not providing an International GFE, sorry!

2008/04/17 [Breakfast ]embed at first [Silver]light[ 2.0]?

2008/04/16 It's not how big you make it; it's how you make it big (aka Silver let your Light Shine Down)

2008/04/15 Kind of ironic how Germany seems so okay with Capital *Letter* punishment, huh?

2008/04/15 Fight the Future? (#15 of ??), aka Who forgot the culture?

2008/04/13 Have you ever been hooked by the tale o' Lex twister?

2008/04/12 Fight the Future? (#14 of ??), aka Avoiding both discharges and emissions in Texas

2008/04/11 Fight the Future? (#13 OF ??) aka Naming God in a lawsuit?

2008/04/11 Fight the Future? (#12 of ??), aka Backf-rmati-n of deity?

2008/04/10 In the Land of Sugar for a bit

2008/04/10 Yet another reason to cut out the noise

2008/04/09 I'm aware of that: an Andreaesque segue and intervention, of sorts

2008/04/09 Fight the Future? (#11 of ??), aka Microsoft is giving this character nada weight but lotsa importance

2008/04/08 Fight the Future? (#9 of ??), aka Rethinking that whole "not letting women push me around" thing

2008/04/08 Fight the Future? (#10 of ??), aka Looks like I wasn't mistaken

2008/04/07 Fight the Future? (#8 of ??), aka The Bug(s) Spotted, aka Design flaws are worse than bugs

2008/04/07 Fight the Future? (#7 of ??), aka From Oliver Twist Sans -- One Font, Font For Sale

2008/04/06 Fight the Future? (#5 of ??) aka How to avoid jury duty without feeling guilty or offended?

2008/04/06 Fight the Future? (#6 of ??), aka If we don't need it yet can we say it is a last resort?

2008/04/05 Fight the Future? (#3 of ??), aka Overheard, in this case I'm sorry to say

2008/04/05 Fight the Future? (#4 of ??), aka Unicode 5.1 Unleashed!

2008/04/04 Fight the Future? (#2 of ??), aka Spot the Bug(s)!

2008/04/04 Fight the Future? (#1 of ??), aka The inappropriate nature of getting the Feh out of Uighur

2008/03/30 The weird and unpredictable nature of the effects of positive vibes

2008/03/30 The End?

2008/03/29 Accountability is a four letter word that no one likes to display in public

2008/03/29 Staying away from de-emphasized technologies

2008/03/29 Somehow I just get a Visual of the Logical Song (as sung by Supertramp)

2008/03/28 The difference between USE X and SPECIFY CUSTOM X can be measured by the # of functions that support each

2008/03/28 Word custom dictionaries: 2003 to 2007, Exclude to Exclusions, ANSI to Unicode, sucks to ROCKS!

2008/03/27 The disunification of Norwegian and Danish sorting ( SQL Server 2008 Edition!)

2008/03/27 Hebrew Vistas (aka And that's where I found Vista, was on the way to Jerusalem)

2008/03/26 Vietnamese still ain't quite right

2008/03/26 Cleaning up the water (globally) and hoping to get around better

2008/03/25 Bush might've still hid the facts, but he can't hide them from Vista SP1/Server 2008 Notepad!

2008/03/25 Yet another reason to avoid the shuffle

2008/03/24 Overheard, yet again

2008/03/24 Unicode not being the default is slower and leads to bugs; maybe it ought to change?

2008/03/23 The ballad of Hope Sandoval?, aka Where are The Warm Inventions when you need 'em?

2008/03/23 Vowel "harmony", enforced by political interests?

2008/03/22 *Insert a pun involving the word TREMA here*

2008/03/22 GetGeoInfo is a mostly useless bloody waste of a function that only a "B" Ark Golgafrincham could love

2008/03/21 Language detection, language translation... it IS exciting, so why I am yawning?

2008/03/21 Did UnC "My name is URL" on TV the other day? Fontastic!

2008/03/21 Can you keep a Blog, because the best little blogs are kept (Oh!)

2008/03/20 That's no gap, dear; that's a huge freaking chasm!

2008/03/19 The forensic typographers found no link to Lucida Console, and the D.A. had nothing to fallback to

2008/03/19 Before you say "What's next?" you have to figure out the action items

2008/03/18 Conventional wisdom is retarded, aka What the @#%&* is _O_U16TEXT?

2008/03/18 M&Ms -- they melt in your mouth, but what about in your cat?

2008/03/17 If we sorted Bopomofo like we do Pinyin, would it still be considered "Traditional" Chinese?

2008/03/17 Reductionizational innaccurization in acknowledmentary textual material

2008/03/16 On changing the world, or at least the way people order things in it

2008/03/16 FORCE SEEK vs. FORCES EEK

2008/03/15 Yesterday was GlobalDev; Tomorrow is GoGlobal!

2008/03/15 The right hand knows what the left hand is doing, but not that the left hand might be missing some fingers?

2008/03/14 Swahili^H^H^H^Hllowing our lumps?

2008/03/14 The shuffle? Be afraid. Be very afraid...

2008/03/13 More than one kind of "alphabetical" order

2008/03/13 Yet another face to irony

2008/03/12 If they aren't in Unicode, what could they be in? And you can [smart-]quote me on that!

2008/03/12 Chaudhuri vs. Chaudhary?

2008/03/11 Why are UTF-8 encoded Unix shell scripts *ever* written or edited in Notepad?

2008/03/11 Where's the Beef^H^Hngali?

2008/03/10 When Ping was first described (back in 1933)

2008/03/10 What's wrong with one of GetNumberFormat's callers? And what's wrong with GetNumberFormat?

2008/03/09 When in doubt, blame it on the @#%&*! SMILERS

2008/03/09 Under the big space, you may find a 'Road to Nowhere' sentence

2008/03/08 Less is more, especially when you confuse ordinal and cardinal numbers

2008/03/08 Influence vs. Impact: the scooter metaphor

2008/03/07 Some armchair root cause analysis of the suckage of lstrcmpi

2008/03/07 Requirements first, criticism of attempted solutions second!

2008/03/06 Getting the IME name (for someone who speaks Chinese, based on code from an article written in Chinese, when you don't speak Chinese)

2008/03/06 As Forrest Gump used to [sorta] say, "Smarmy is as Smarmy Does."

2008/03/05 Hints on how to unhint, aka We're not comparing apples and oranges; it's more like apples and apple seeds!

2008/03/05 Where was that Locale Builder again? The Platform SDK ain't telling....

2008/03/04 The story on Language Packs and Windows Vista SP1

2008/03/04 Consistency in the Windows Shell is not overrated; it's just underobserved!

2008/03/03 ঘেমন কর্ম তেমন ফল, aka Learn Bengali in a month (or not)

2008/03/03 On reversing the irreversible (grabbing the data, part II: the weirdness not so related to locales)

2008/03/02 They didn't quote *me* on that, aka "There is an underlying, unspoken fear of what is to come."

2008/03/02 On putting the cart before the horse (or the computer in front of the keyboard?)

2008/03/01 Hinting? Hinting at Spaghetti is what it's doing, which just makes me hungry...

2008/03/01 Saying you want to be 1,00,000 strong may not be (and often is not) a typo!

2008/02/29 Newer, stronger, more case pair stability! The world's first 5.1 million dollar character encoding standard!

2008/02/29 A more definitive definition of[ Font ]Association (a technology that helps us put the backward in backward compatibility!)

2008/02/28 Font size scaling -- GDI vs. GDI+

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