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…

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Resume funkaliciousness…I like pink.

OK, it’s not for everybody. Or even mostlybody. However, this is fun. Bam!   (More info on FastCompany here) I love novelty, when it doesn’t interfere with practicality. What can I say…I am a practical gal. I think novelty and practicality can exist in harmony though. So here’s what you need to think about to rock…

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If I could do it all again, I’d do something different. But it still wouldn’t be that.

Sometimes I think about what would have happened if I majored in something else besides business in college. I mean, that business degree comes in handy-ish. An actual requirement to do my job? Not so much. I was in a training last week where we were calculating the net present value of a project. And…

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The threat of the false positive by way of stupid pet tricks

I’m always interested in other companies’ interview processes. It helps me realize that some of the stuff we do really does feel like innovation to other companies even though it’s just part of our regular process. I also realize that some of the things that work at a small company aren’t going to hold water…

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Growing pains

Man, I hate medical metaphors. So I apologize for my pseudo-medical blog post title. And I ask Daniel Pink to stop using “sclerosis” unless he decides to get an MD (though I should say that I otherwise find him a very interesting writer). This article details the maturation of Googleand the resultant move of many of its…

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Twitter on my TV is much more interesting than the Twitter telling me what you had for lunch

I’m generally a little disintersted in technology when it has a vague reason for existing. LinkedIn was something I couldn’t see being important to users because connecting with people they didn’t know  seemed like an anonymous popularity contest. And the people in the lead were the ones liked least, who excessively lobbied unknowing slutty linkers…

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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…

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Many Annoyed by Bad Cell Phone Etiquette

As opposed to that good cell phone etiquette that delights. Oh jeez. OK, it’s really just the title that is bad (just sayin since I have been a little critical in this category lately), because this study looked at what behavior people actually participate in themselves (people actually admitted this stuff). Speaking of which, people…

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