Playing with Silverlight

The "Deep Zoom" Feature in Microsoft Silverlight (Silverlight 2 beta 1) is pretty cool.  To play with it I made a collection of some of my daughters artwork.


Silverlight lets you zoom in, drag the page around, double click to zoom, etc.




Click on the picture to open a new browser window.  If you don’t have Silverlight installed, you can get it here.  You will need it to watch the Olympics on anyway 🙂

This won’t help adoption of Microsoft Silverlight!

OutlookMy brother sent me this screen shot, so of course I had to go digging around – I mean, this isn’t a phishing site!

Click images for a larger view.

Below you can see a larger view of the "phishing site" warning.  I’ve seen this on a few sites before – but never on my own!




phishing So what causes it?


oddly enough,

it is Microsoft!

Really.  Look at the top post on my blog (as of this screen shot – or the post just before this one)

There is an embedded "Channel 10" video from Microsoft.

And it wants to install Silverlight.




If you already had Silverlight installed you wouldn’t see this error.

So basically, Microsoft is warning users that a piece of Microsoft Code is making my site look like a phishing site.

Poor form.


And yes, I did extensive testing of removing this post, having Silverlight installed vs not installed, etc.

The only way I can replicate the phishing warning is if I have Internet Explorer view this post and do NOT have Silverlight installed.

Fix, please?

Silverlight Rehab

You don’t have to be a programmer to enjoy this video.  You just need a slightly warped sense of humor.  Like these Microsoft employees (err, and me, I suppose).

Anyway, this made me laugh.

Silverlight Rehab – You’re not alone



Trying Silverlight can lead to an addiction. We know this. But you’re not alone. Whether you’re a Developer, Designer or just a web junkie…there’s people out there just like you. Don’t be afraid to come forward. Share your story with us. It’s okay. In a unique move, we decided to allow cameras into one of our Silverlight Rehab meetings. Brace yourself it’s not easy to watch.

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