Heather Hamilton has left the building!

Tomorrow, officially. You know I couldn’t leave without saying goodbye, my wonderful, invisible interwebz friends. It’s been 12 years of hard work and 7 years of blogging. Seven years! I plan to pick up the blogging again, elsewhere; at least the personal stuff. Yeah, yeah, the Microsoft stuff stays here. And hopefully this blog will remain…


In the interest of your safety, please move it out of my way

People are seriously wigging out here about some weather. Monday it snowed; a couple inches, now deemed a “storm”…I even saw “blizzard”. Ach. I contend that everyone who insists on driving on a “snowy” day do ten years of snow driving before they even attempt to do it here. Freeways were beyond access for someone…


Can Google Cause a Re-count?

This is a sucky, though interesting, problem. Google sends thousands (how many thousands? Dunno) to the wrong polling places.  OK, Google is a company, not a political entity (well, not as it’s sole purpose for existing). But this does raise a question: has our reliance on technology to deliver information via the interwebz put us in…


And this is South Lake Union!

Catching up on some blogging today (as if it were paperwork) (OK, I wrote part of this last week and put off finishing). My head has been full of other stuff going on (some good and some eh) and now that the din has subsided a bit, I’m purging some stuff that could be more…


Microsoft Mobile Games Studio

There are three things I want you to know about this: 1) I think that annoucing something like the introduction of a new studio via a job description is excellent PR, if it was intentional. See interwebz, sometimes leaks can be good. 2) There’s a guy referenced in this article whose last name is Booty….


Trapeze stunts

Against my better judgement, I am featuring a video spotlighting my big butt, for the purpose of showing my progress on trapeze. And yes, I am heading back to the gym.   First try on the catch: fail   Second try: got it! Wheeeee!


Where have you gone, Joe DiMaggio?

Have you heard that grunge is coming back? As someone who missed the full-on grunge experience, Seattle-style. I really hope it’s coming back. If so, it has some work to do. Maybe it’s about the fashion. As much as I eschew anything with a collar (check it, friends….when was the last time you saw me in…


Our flash mob is mobbier than your flash mob

Sometimes I am reminded why I love Seattle (sorry to steal your line Mike P., but I am right there with you!). Specifically, our flash mobs don’t look like professional dancers…none of them do. And also, in a very crowded Pike Place Market, people will make room for anything that has a beat, even if…


My love is fleeting.

So the “hunkering down” is really starting to get to me. To the point that calling one of my ex-boyfriends sounds like a good idea. No booze required. Working from home is one thing. Not having a conversation of any length about anything than work for days on end, well that is quite another thing….


Surviving the cold, the Seattle residents edition

I remember the cold winters in Chicago. And I also remember that they are why I had to move. Because, I mean, who voluntarily leaves Chicago? Really. If you know me even relatively well, you have heard me say this: I don’t like to be cold. I usually explain this to people after the idea…