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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.
Member since Thursday, July 6, 2000 (14 years, 2 months)
  • 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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Messages 12,665 (Master)
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GeneralYou're on notice PinsitebuilderMichael Dunn1-Jan-07 21:22 
GeneralHelp PinmemberMiss_F5-Feb-09 1:22 
GeneralReady... set... Boost! PinsitebuilderMichael Dunn25-Dec-06 16:58 
GeneralThe cure for FF2 tab blowieness PinsitebuilderMichael Dunn14-Dec-06 21:21 
When running Aero, the tabs in FF 2 are bloody awful - it's too hard to tell where the tab boundaries are because they're all gray. So I was poking around extensions and came upon Colorful Tabs[^], which makes each tab a different color. Right now I have 4 tabs and they are gray, green, pink, and red. Nice!
But then I had the problem of not being able to tell which tab was the current one. Sure, the text is bold but that isn't easy enough to spot at a glance. So I added this to my userChrome.css:
.tabbrowser-tabs > tab[selected="true"]
  background-color:red !important;
.tabbrowser-tabs > tab:not([selected="true"]):hover
  background-color:dodgerblue !important;
Bam! Now the active tab has a red background, and others get a blue background on mouseover.
Visual C++ MVP Cool | :cool:
LINKS~! Ericahist | PimpFish | CP SearchBar v3.0 | C++ Forum FAQ

GeneralInstalling Visual Studio 6 on Vista PinsitebuilderMichael Dunn10-Dec-06 19:08 
GeneralRe: Installing Visual Studio 6 on Vista PinmemberMike Dimmick10-Dec-06 23:58 
GeneralRe: Installing Visual Studio 6 on Vista Pinmemberklauswiesel18-Sep-08 9:56 
GeneralGriffith Observatory pictures PinsitebuilderMichael Dunn4-Nov-06 10:41 
GeneralSimplified Chinese translations of my WTL series PinsitebuilderMichael Dunn9-Apr-06 6:55 
GeneralRe: Simplified Chinese translations of my WTL series [modified] PinmemberDandy Cheung3-Aug-06 4:15 

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