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  • Blog Post: Working at Microsoft

    I wrote my " Why I love working at Microsoft " post nearly a year ago, but Dare Abasanjo (author of RSS Bandit ) has great retrospective of his 5 years at Microsoft, and ends with a graphic from Scott Hanselman's post about joining Microsoft . Not to mention Gretchen's recent Flexible Working Arrangement...
  • Blog Post: N-Baby

    My new Netgear WNR3500 802.11N router showed up today, and I have to say... I like it! Physically, it's about twice as big as my previous router was, but as it is sitting on the back of my desk, I don't mind. I chose this particular router as it includes a 4 port gigabit switch (so my wired PC's can...
  • Blog Post: If it sounds too good to be true...

    There is nothing like coming in in the morning, checking the news, and finding out that your home VOIP Telephone provider went out of business with NO NOTICE AT ALL. Grrrrr. I signed up for SunRocket last April, at the killer price of $199 for 2 years (a little over $8/month). The service has worked...
  • Blog Post: Anniversary

    Well, today is my 1 year anniversary as a Full Time Employee (FTE) at Microsoft, which also happens to the Indian holiday of Gandhi Jayanti (commemorating the birth of Mahatma Ghandi ), and is the International Day of Non-Violence . In other words, it's a good day :) Scott Hanselman has a great write...
  • Blog Post: Running in a fat suit

    So... went running today. First time in a while. Well, "running" is something of an exaggeration. There was some loping, some speed walking, and some meandering. Not much running after the first 100 yards or so. At some point during the run I realized that I was running in a fat suit. Unlike Gwyneth...
  • Blog Post: The Seahawks will win this weekend

    Assuming Shaun Alexander steps up his game (or they let Maurice Morris spend some more time with the ball), and if Matt Hasselbeck can limit the number of times he throws the ball to Packers ;) GO HAWKS!!! (and now back to your regularly scheduled technical content :)