Remodel Marches On

Well, my house is half torn apart and the new parts are about half-built.  There’s not much to talk about here at work, as we’re busy finishing off the last few bugs and getting everything up to snuff.  The question in my mind is which will finish first, my house or Whidbey… –Grant

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Home Remodeling and Software Maintenance

I just finished signing the final paperwork to begin remodeling our home.  Along with the paperwork came a fairly large budget.  What strikes me as interesting is that it actually costs more to add on to a house than it does to build things from scratch.  After thinking about this for a while, it kind…

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My new toy

As I mentioned a few posts back, I was forced to upgrade my Pocket PC.  I went with a new Dell Axim X30.  I got the mid-range one with built-in WiFi, but a slower processor.  My old one was a Casio E-200.  I know some of this stuff has been around for a while in…

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It’s Friday

It’s a bright beautiful Friday afternoon and all I can think about is, “I wish it would rain so I don’t have to water my new lawn.” On a different note, I just want to say I love working here at Microsoft.  This morning we decided last minute to bring my daughter to work.  She…

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Why I’m a software engineer…

I’ll be the first one to admit I’m lazy.  I purposefully avoid meaningless manual labor.  Things done solely to look better or or impress others generally fall into the category of meaningless.  In high school I was socially adept enough to realize I wasn’t popular or even liked by many.  So I’ve long since given…

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