Rubriksättning

Jag är fascinerad av rubriker på Aftonbladet.se*. I synnerhet hur tankstreck används för att tydliggöra exakt vad det är jag borde vara upprörd över. Idag ser jag: “Slog ihjäl 21 sälar – med träpåle”. 21 sälar, det är ju fruktansvärt! Men vänta, vad spelar det för roll att just en träpåle användes som tillhygge? Hade…


Babyface

You know you don’t look (or act?) your age (31) when you get carded buying non-alcoholic beer. I’ve never been this upset.

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My latest pet peeve

It seems that absolutely everyone at Microsoft feels that they need to keep me informed about what they’re up to. Why else would I get dozens of newsletters and status reports every week, from all kinds of teams and people, about all sorts of projects and products? As much as I appreciate the opportunity to…

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Svämövning

Det finns en flod mellan den by där jag bor och Redmond där Microsoft finns. För en vecka sen var floden c:a 15 meter djup, vilket i sig är ganska högt. Idag är den tjugo meter djup. För en vecka sen var flödeshastigheten 1 700 kubikfot per sekund. Idag är det närmare 60 000 kubikfot…


Överlokalisering

Man kom la in runt åttasnåret på möran, som vanligt. Tar å kolla buggstatus och märker att kollegan i Stockholm (han kommer ursprungligen från Mölndal*) lagt in en bugg. Buggens rubrik är Dialectal style of writing in New Taskpad View Wizard, och i buggen står det Dialectal expresssion “denna verktygspaletten”. Denna bilden ingår: Fattar ingenting….

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Interviewing candidates

One thing I really like about my job is that every now and again I’m given the opportunity to interview a potential new hire. Yup, me – your average localizer – is asked to give my opinion on a decision that can huge impact on the future of both my group and Microsoft as a…


Over the hill

What do you get around here when you turn 30? A big surprise, that’s what. I came in this morning, saw some small Swedish flags hanging from the ceiling in the corridor outside my office, and knew that something was up. Turns out my friends here at work came in late last night and built…

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Sleepless in Kirkland

I don’t know why, but this spring I had the bright idea to go back to college. No real reason, I just felt like learning something, and I figured if I’m going to learn anything I might as well make sure there’s something in it for me. Like a degree. Clever me applied to an…


What’s been up

Yeah, I haven’t really posted much for a while. It’s been a busy couple of months, both on and off work. I had a lot of visitors from Sweden this summer and I’ve also had some minor health issues, so blogging hasn’t really been a priority. At work, I’ve been busy with Swedish Media Center…


Hardware review: Humanscale Whale Mouse

For a few years, I was suffering slightly from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. This is self-diagnosed, of course, I never tried to get treatment for it. Can’t go to the doctor for every little thing… Instead, I tried switching mouse-hand, but that only moved the problem between my hands. I used various support hand braces, and…

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