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attention site builders: if your site copy has any words that are similar to "disable your pop-up blockers" please change now.  i've been seeing this a lot lately and it really bothers me.  i haven't seen it on any microsoft site yet, but if someone has, please let me know so i can pester the site owners as well (you know, trustworthy computing and all).  here's an example of one from samsung:

If you selected the "Software" link from the SGH-i607 (BlackJack) page and reached article regarding the Update for your BlackJack but were not taken to the End User License Agreement (EULA) page for acceptance and download of the file, it is because there is a PopUp Blocker is enabled on your system.  Please temporarily disable any PopUp Blockers that you have in order to download this file.  The PopUp Blocker can be enabled again after the download is complete. (via samsung.com)

generally these are pretty easy to get around without disabling them (i.e., hold ctrl key down while clicking) but samsung has succeeded in ensuring that i must disable my security features for a moment. 

seriously, this is horrible and DEFINITELY does not pass the test.  you can tell i'm serious because i took the time to capitalize definitely in the previous sentence.  if you are building a site that requires another page to 'pop up' then ensure you aren't asking your users to disable some form of security like blockers, virus, etc.  that is just plain bad internet citizenship.

(oh, and for the record, yes i did disable it, which the link launched a pop-up window which launched another pop-up window, which inevitably launched another pop-up window -- i'm currently looking at 4 samsung pop-up windows on a single click -- so there is more than just bad citizenship design going on here, but removing the pop-up would be a start...jeez)

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a few users have reported some issues with plugins not working correctly on ie7 on windows...but working fine within firefox on windows, etc.

this is due to a previous ctp build of silverlight not being fully uninstalled (hey, it's ctp isn't it) and residual registry grout hanging around...

the silverlight community is live and well though over at www.silverlight.net where there are forums and an answer was posted: http://silverlight.net/forums/t/437.aspx

hope this helps!

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just got back and noticed t-mobile has their windows mobile 6 upgrade builds ready for dash and mda customers

get them here: t-mobile windows mobile 6 upgrades

hmm...now i wonder when cingular will accelerate their plans for a blackjack wm6 upgrade!!!

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so while waiting for a replacement hard drive in my local office (i received an event log telling me "your hard disk driver has reported imminent failure...do not save anything more to this hard disk" -- yikes), i was working on some silverlight 1.1 cross-platforms stuff...i decided to fire up itunes to listen to some ambient tunage.  lo and behold two "shared libraries" popped up (i was on a public wifi connection).  sweet, i took a look and started lurking...mtabar had the broadest selection, from 2-pac, to my all time favorite band, black sabbath (the original, not the current).

i double-clicked and started streaming right away...nice.  nothing like a little 'war pigs' to get your day going.

thanks mtabar whomever you are that is likely somewhere in downtown phoenix using the same public wifi i am!

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wooclan member and game-coder extraordinaire jason just posted about some hacking he did to provide some basic layout capabilities of textblocks, yeah, like basic as in centering.

check it out yo.