I’m an Expert Trash Sorter

From my city’s Offical Guide to Reducing Trash in the 21st Century. Sorting trash is not fun. I’d rather let the garbage collector do it.

The Anatomy of a Late Bound Expression

When I first arrived at Microsoft to work on the Visual Basic team, I had no idea what Late Binding was. My manager at the time explained it to me: “Late Binding is all about figuring out which methods to call while the program runs. It’s complicated. You’re going to work on something else.” This…


Life in Japan

(Next post will be about VB, honest! 🙂   So far I’ve had 15 days of Japanese language class. I try really hard to refrain from using English when in the building, but sometimes it’s necessary. There’s only so far a conversation can go when the participants only know how to say “I ate food…


Leaving Microsoft

Yesterday was my last day in the Visual Basic group at Microsoft. In a couple of weeks, I’m moving to Japan where I’ll be attending intensive Japanese language school for a year in Aichi prefecture. I’m not entirely sure what to expect, but I know that from day one the teachers speak only in Japanese….