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Michael lives in sunny Mountain View, California. He started programming with an Apple //e in 4th grade, graduated from UCLA with a math degree in 1994, and immediately landed a job as a QA engineer at Symantec, working on the Norton AntiVirus team. He pretty much taught himself Windows and MFC programming, and in 1999 he designed and coded a new interface for Norton AntiVirus 2000.
Mike has been a a developer at Napster and at his own lil' startup, Zabersoft, a development company he co-founded with offices in Los Angeles and Odense, Denmark. Mike is now a senior engineer at VMware.

He also enjoys his hobbies of playing pinball, bike riding, photography, and Domion on Friday nights (current favorite combo: Village + double Pirate Ship). He would get his own snooker table too if they weren't so darn big! He is also sad that he's forgotten the languages he's studied: French, Mandarin Chinese, and Japanese.
Mike was a VC MVP from 2005 to 2009.
  • 25 Mar 2011: Best C++/MFC article of February 2011
  • 31 Dec 2009: CodeProject MVP 2010
  • 31 Dec 2007: CodeProject MVP 2008
  • 19 Mar 2007: Best C++/MFC article of Feb 2007
  • 25 Feb 2007: All Topics Jan 2007
  • 31 Dec 2006: CodeProject MVP 2007
  • 31 Jan 2006: MFC/C++ Jan 2006
  • 31 Dec 2004: CodeProject MVP 2005
  • 29 Sep 2003: MFC/C++ Aug 2003
  • 29 Mar 2003: MFC/C++ Feb 2003
  • 30 Oct 2002: MFC/C++ Sep 2002

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GeneralWTFOTD Part 6 PinsitebuilderMichael Dunn30-Dec-04 8:20 
GeneralWTFOTD Part \/ PinsitebuilderMichael Dunn15-Oct-04 13:38 
GeneralHey, you got your marketing in my IDE! Or, solution for what? PinsitebuilderMichael Dunn5-Oct-04 14:16 
GeneralRe: Hey, you got your marketing in my IDE! Or, solution for what? PinmemberRichard Musil11-Oct-04 23:21 
GeneralRe: Hey, you got your marketing in my IDE! Or, solution for what? PinsitebuilderMichael Dunn20-Oct-04 9:00 
GeneralHere we go... PinsitebuilderMichael Dunn5-Sep-04 17:04 
GeneralRe: Here we go... PinmemberShmulik Flint5-Sep-04 23:40 
GeneralRe: Here we go... PinsitebuilderMichael Dunn14-Sep-04 10:06 
GeneralRe: Here we go... PinmemberMichael P Butler5-Sep-04 23:42 
GeneralRe: Here we go... Pinmembernalenb7-Oct-04 18:42 
GeneralCurrent Mood: Defeated PinsitebuilderMichael Dunn1-Sep-04 13:02 
GeneralRe: Current Mood: Defeated PinprotectorNick Parker2-Sep-04 18:14 
GeneralWTFOTD Part IV PinsitebuilderMichael Dunn30-Jun-04 10:36 
GeneralRe: WTFOTD Part IV PinmemberMichael P Butler1-Jul-04 8:18 
GeneralRe: WTFOTD Part IV PinsitebuilderPaul Watson20-Aug-04 9:19 
GeneralRe: WTFOTD Part IV PinmemberNick Seng31-Aug-04 16:30 
GeneralRe: WTFOTD Part IV PinsitebuilderMichael Dunn1-Sep-04 8:42 
GeneralRe: WTFOTD Part IV PinmemberJeremy Falcon14-Feb-06 0:44 
GeneralWTFOTD Part /// PinsitebuilderMichael Dunn26-Jun-04 9:36 
GeneralWTFOTD Part ][ PinsitebuilderMichael Dunn25-Jun-04 17:55 
GeneralRandom POTD PinsitebuilderMichael Dunn25-Jun-04 6:26 
GeneralWTFOTD PinsitebuilderMichael Dunn24-Jun-04 15:31 
GeneralI'm not a loser (yet) PinsitebuilderMichael Dunn5-Jun-04 15:02 
GeneralSweeps are over, what are you going to watch today? PinsitebuilderMichael Dunn31-May-04 20:02 
GeneralVideo game-related reading recommendations PinsitebuilderMichael Dunn31-May-04 8:56 
GeneralBlast from the Past: Ten Years Ago PinsitebuilderMichael Dunn21-May-04 21:46 
GeneralPreview of new CP Search Bar PinsitebuilderMichael Dunn20-May-04 20:03 
GeneralThe first Great Ad Banner Controversy PinsitebuilderMichael Dunn15-May-04 20:04 
GeneralRe: The first Great Ad Banner Controversy PinsitebuilderPaul Watson17-May-04 2:21 
GeneralHow to keep yourself occupied when you're sick PinsitebuilderMichael Dunn13-May-04 0:37 
GeneralMy First Article PinsitebuilderMichael Dunn8-May-04 18:05 
GeneralRe: My First Article PinmemberMr.Prakash9-May-04 5:36 
GeneralWhat's an "Ericahist"??? PinsitebuilderMichael Dunn7-May-04 13:23 
GeneralRe: What's an "Ericahist"??? PinmemberHockey18-May-04 2:32 
GeneralRe: What's an "Ericahist"??? PinsitebuilderMichael Dunn20-May-04 21:43 
GeneralWhat blogs do I read? PinsitebuilderMichael Dunn7-May-04 12:58 
GeneralRe: What blogs do I read? PinmemberColin Angus Mackay8-May-04 13:56 
GeneralStatic linking to the CRT PinsitebuilderMichael Dunn1-May-04 10:19 
GeneralIt seems like just yesterday... PinsitebuilderMichael Dunn30-Apr-04 22:33 
GeneralRe: It seems like just yesterday... PinsitebuilderUwe Keim13-May-04 22:54 
GeneralHow to find the text under the cursor (sometimes) PinsitebuilderMichael Dunn24-Apr-04 14:38 
GeneralBuffer overruns explained PinsitebuilderMichael Dunn23-Apr-04 18:36 
General*drool* (Alyson) PinsitebuilderMichael Dunn10-May-03 15:43 
GeneralRe: *drool* (Alyson) PinmemberRickard Andersson1821-May-03 22:45 
GeneralRe: *drool* (Alyson) PinsitebuilderMichael Dunn22-May-03 7:44 
GeneralRe: *drool* (Alyson) PinmemberIrvTheSwirv30-May-03 4:34 
GeneralRe: *drool* (Alyson) PinsitebuilderMichael Dunn30-May-03 8:13 
GeneralRe: *drool* (Alyson) Pinmemberpeterchen7-Sep-03 7:54 
GeneralRe: *drool* (Alyson) PinsitebuilderMichael Dunn8-Sep-03 16:45 
GeneralRe: *drool* (Alyson) PinmemberBrian Delahunty26-Oct-03 3:40 

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