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It’s not cheating?

A colleague of mine alerted me to this Office promotion from Microsoft. For all intents and purposes it looks like a spam site, so much so that they’ve added a link at the bottom to “proving” that it’s real.

Don’t believe it’s real?

The domain appears to be owned by an “AMNESIA CREATIVE PTY LIMITED”. Perhaps they want us to forget that this goofy mock-spam site exists?

My favourite is the top 5 it’s not cheating lines:

Top 5

I wonder if this is a change in policy on Microsoft’s part. Perhaps Office isn’t cheating if you don’t get caught.

Windows Mobile MMS exploit

With so many different phone operating systems out there it seems that the standards war in the web browser space pales in comparison to presentation of content on the mobile phone. Take MMS SMIL for example. for quite some time now and a tiny subset of this, MMS SMIL, being a .

An example of incompatibilities between phones is the hyperlink element. A modern doesn’t support linking to an HTTP URL, yet a does. My N73 opens up it’s WAP browser as expected and browses to the linked URL. It looks like you can click on the link on the 6233 but nothing happens. Even amongst the same manufacturer the behaviour is different (maybe the series 40 team that much). Because of this we often see SMIL guides .

I was searching for such a guide for Windows Mobile phones when I came . I made a comment at the time wondering if there was any method you can’t use to get viruses onto Windows.

The interesting thing is that it appears that the SMIL interpreter is completely removed from Windows Mobile 5, at least in the case of my (is it possible to find an HP product page that doesn’t try and sell you the item?). Older iPAQs I’ve tried seem to work fine with basic SMIL elements but the newer ones don’t. I haven’t tried other Windows mobile devices so perhaps HP removed the interpreter as a precaution?

Hopefully these issues have been fixed in . By the way, how do I update my existing device?

The ‘WOW’ starts now

I noticed this outside the local computer store today.


Microsoft have come a long way since . Top stuff guys.

went into this store a few days ago and asked the sales assistant what the difference between all the versions of Vista were. He didn’t know. Seeing from Joy of Tech reminded me of the encounter.