Ben Riga's Deep Shift

I'm in it now!

Sharing my Ride

This morning I started something new.  Microsoft has started a vanpool to help employees in the Santa Cruz area get to work.  This is pretty low-tech but also pretty darn cool. Today I jumped on the bus so to speak.  With gas at $4 it certainly makes sense financially to do it.  I will be… Read more

Research that Rocks

I read an article today about some of the projects that Microsoft Research is working on that got me excited. I have to admit I’m just average when it comes to taking photos.  When I first got into photography I was “all in”.  I bought an expensive 35mm camera.  I took courses.  I even developed… Read more

Deep Shift now open for business

Well, I guess I’m yet another Microsoftie to start a blog.  I’ve only just recently joined Microsoft and have been lurking for the past couple of months. Let me start by letting you know what I do at Microsoft.  My name is Ben Riga.  I’m a Platform Evangelist on a team called Lodestar which is… Read more