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Version Control for Microsoft Word

We are building a collaboration tool to bring all the amazing features of Git and GitHub to the world of Microsoft Word. It’s designed for anyone who works on a long lived document with other people: lawyers, journalists, academics, authors, etc..

Machine learning approach to classify music based on genres

Music is categorized into subjective categories called genres. With the growth of the internet and multimedia systems applications that deal with the musical databases gained importance and demand for Music Information Retrieval (MIR) applications increased. Musical genres have no strict definitions and boundaries as they arise through a complex interaction between the public, marketing, historical, and cultural factors. This is Web Application that Classify Music in to genres.

History of the browser user-agent string

In the beginning there was NCSA Mosaic, and Mosaic called itself NCSA_Mosaic/2.0 (Windows 3.1), and Mosaic displayed pictures along with text, and there was much rejoicing.

What Really Happened with Vista

I generally have posted about things that I have been directly involved with — either code I wrote or projects I managed. In this post I am taking a different tack to write about my perspective on the underlying causes of the Windows Vista (codename Longhorn) debacle.

Modifying Microsoft Flight Simulator 4 to run on three immersive monitors

Back in 1989, I was introduced to Microsoft Flight Simulator version 4. I thought it was incredible that I could fly around in a 3D environment, and this was something that got me interested in 3D graphics. However, I always had trouble flying the plane, because I only had a 14 inch CRT monitor, and you had a small field of view out the front of the plane. Since you couldn't see left or right, you were missing important flying cues, and it made flying much more difficult than in a real plane.