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…


Now this is where you have to get out of the binary thinking in your head

Computer Engineer Barbie is making me 1) love the intention and 2) hate the medium. But I 1) love that the kids are excited and am 2) throwing up a little bit. And also 1) this is not the 1950s and 2) can we stop idealizing what it means to be a woman (clearly from the…


This is the part where I decide if I can be a "casual gamer"

Kinect launched today, well this morning, at midnight. Hmm, I am a little confused if midnight is technically today or yesterday. Can it be both? I have never really seen myself as a “gamer”. My exposure to video games, at least in the last decade, has mostly been limited to scrabulous/scrabola/whatever-it -was-called before scrabble put the…

I hate to do this but…(I’m lying, I don’t hate to do this)

Windows 7 is doing great! Win 7 market share up, XP down and everything else stable or down. Holla! Sorry, I’ll try to limit the self-promotion. It’s just that it’s getting a little harder these days. I’m just sayin’. Now just git that Windows Phone 7 into mah hands!  


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….

Part 2 of Kara Swisher’s Interview on the Microsoft!/Yahoo! Integration

Kara’s full interview is here. Just when I was thinking about how dry the interview was, we got this…  GREG NELSON: …It’s fun. Like as someone that has spent 15 years now, I just had my 15th anniversary a couple weeks ago… BOOMTOWN: What do you get? GREG NELSON: You get a big piece of…


Finally! An explanation for the Gates-Seinfeld Ads.

Todd Bishop gets to the bottom of it with David Webster, our Brand GM.  Look, we get a lot of crap for our advertising. I know this. Some deserved, some not. But I totally got the Seinfeld ads and I thought they were funny. I can understand that people have differing ideas of what is…

Arrington, please

For the educated (by Gawker media) reader, how much of this do you think is driven by an actual business issue and how much is driven by hubris? At what point is one embarrassed by actually behaving like a “diva”? A one hour mistake and Arrington is seeing red, and flipping out about MSN being…


Enough with the stickers already!

Once upon a time, Microsoft employees got t-shirts. Many, many t-shirts. It got old, as things are wont to do. Seems that Moore’s law applies to tech company swag as well. Because in much less time, I’ve gotten sick of stickers. Arghthestickerspleasemakeitstop. Everything is not a sticker opportunity. And where the hell am I supposed to put…