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  • Blog Post: pranks on computers–the outcome!

    Eva suggested I wait to come home to prank my son Sam and boy am I glad I did!  Sam loves to use the computer – Youtube, games, homework (possibly in that order) are all activities he uses the family computer for.  About the only time he isn’t using it, is when he’s eating, at school or sleeping...
  • Blog Post: pranks on computers–the modern version…

    Earlier this week a friend Sjonia posted a comment on Facebook…  First you should read this All postings are provided “AS IS” with no warranties and confer no rights. The inclusion of any key sequences does not imply endorsement by Microsoft to press said referenced keys.  Pressing the said...
  • Blog Post: students involved with technology 2014

    January 24th Mr. Chuck D was on the Arsenio Hall show. Arsenio was discussing his old show "We talk about my old show...I fought for groups like you and NWA and one situation I lost a fight with Paramount because your song was called 'By the Time I Get To Arizona'." "Tell young...
  • Blog Post: be different–what i learned from steve jobs

    this is likely my tribute to steve jobs post.  it originally was going to be a post about acting and thinking differently, but based upon the events of this week and some reflection, it seems more appropriate to also serve as a what i learned from steve jobs post.  my mom and steve jobs could...
  • Blog Post: kinect and the microsoft company store opening in oakbrook, il

    in my five years at microsoft i’ve had a chance to attend a lot of events.  my first “launch” event was for windows vista in february 2006 where I had a chance to do two of the keynote demos in front of an audience of over 4,500 attendees.  i’ve worked at the intel developers conference, internal...
  • Blog Post: my youtube channel - whoops!

    i haven't posted a lot of videos to youtube and a couple that i did post were apparently marked because of the musical soundtrack (since i "created" the photo and video portion and own the music, i didn't think about using it to impress my grandma and other family members with my computer skills). i...
  • Blog Post: 25 apps for christmas–songsmith and ribbon hero

    my daughter used to make up songs all the time (she still sings a lot but now it’s usually something she’s heard before) and that’s when i first discovered songsmith from microsoft research .  this is a program that can create a musical soundtrack to whatever you sing.  it’s very fun and there...
  • Blog Post: you have angered the great master russinovich!

    one of the geekiest but most amusing videos i've seen from microsoft. i hope you enjoy trevor and sam talking i.t. as much as i did. this third video in the series is priceless! http://www.youtube.com/user/talkingaboutwindows#p/u/5/7uHHENkT4dY Master Russinovich
  • Blog Post: summer hardware, software and dogfood

    it seems not a month goes by at microsoft where you aren’t testing something or submitting feedback on software.  if you enjoy living between what is here and what’s next, microsoft is a really fun place to work.  it’s obviously not the only company that is introducing new hardware, software...
  • Blog Post: 6 years ago today...

    i began my journey at microsoft. i was really excited and couldn't think of a better fit than the job and the company i was about to start at for me and my career. there were a few things that happened that i found amusing. that first day i received my "blue badge" (full time microsoft employees are...
  • Blog Post: history of microsoft videos - 1995

    in february channel9.msdn.com started a history of microsoft series that has been very entertaining to watch. in a few short months, the series has covered 20 years of microsoft, computing, and the world. check it out here .
  • Blog Post: preparing for techready 9

    i will be spending the last week in july out in seattle at techready – a semi annual gathering of microsoft field engineers.  last year at techready 7 i saw ray ozzie speak for the first time.  some of the highlights are contained in a wired article – with the transition of bill gates at the...
  • Blog Post: 7 years at microsoft

    Today marks my 7th anniversary at Microsoft. 7 years ago I couldn't have even imagined where Microsoft was headed. Three versions of Windows and Office (and Server, SQL, etc.) later, the company has delivered on software + services and now has devices coming. Windows 8 is the first time I've been as...
  • Blog Post: giving campaign

    it's october again and at the end of the month i will have been with microsoft for 3 years. starting on october 31st, i completely missed out on one of my favorite internal microsoft campaigns - the giving campaign. each october microsoft allows its employees to direct corporate contributions matching...