I Didn't Start Something

by Michael S. Kaplan, published on 2008/06/16 03:01 -04:00, original URI: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/michkap/archive/2008/06/16/8603560.aspx

The mail I got yesterday morning at 12:43 AM was interesting:

Hope you are enjoying fathers day.

If you haven't seen Long's site on UX.


here are some suggestions that may be cannon fodder for the blog:)

char map issues

I am sure there are plenty of others;)

have good weekend.

IOW I don't expect any work related posts until you are back to work:)

There were some other issues that were pointed out which I will talk about another day. :-)

Of course I have spoken to these issues, and this component, before.

Link in this blog, where I pointed out some of the challenges in using the Office Insert Symbol... dialog, based on how it was engineered.

It is refactorable (since obviously anything is) but "getting the Office" out of code can be quite challenging at times!

I have discussed other Character Map limitations in blogs like Is Vista Leaving on a Jet Plane [1]? and I'm simply saying that life^H^H^H^Hcharacters, uh...find a way and so on.

Is there anyone who doesn't think that this applet could use some updates?

In its own way, this is why I am not the biggest fan of the Windows UX Taskforce site, because you end up with a lot of duplications and near duplications, and it can often be hard to track down problems reported there in terms of when they can be fixed -- because how many bug reports are needed to point out the problems in the one component when the only real long term fix probably involves either a major rewrite or replacement, making most of the issues irrelevant as separately tracked problems?

Not a bad idea for a site -- but it could use some editing for such issues to enhance the relevance, at times. :-)


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