I am the Empire too.


I’m not a particularly subtle person. Which is why I wore my nice green “I’m a PC!” t-shirt (with only a hint of irony) to the Tipperary Game Flaedh. I was probably supposed to wear Microsoft approved company khakis and blue shirt, but pfffttt… this was for kids. Also, I don’t own any khakis or blue shirts with (or without) a little MS logo. I’m not in Redmond any more, and this wasn’t a boring trade show.


Even though I’m on the wong side of 40, I wear nothing but t-shirts and jeans except to job interviews (yes, one team at MS told me I should have worn a tie to the interview in my post-interview-sorry-you-didn’t-get-the-job-feedback). I was therefore excited to learn that I could get another – this time, definitely ironic – t-shirt for my collection just by linking to Microspotting, which is a new website that appears to be an online gossip/celeb magazine about Microsofties. The mind boggies. My first thought on reading the name of the site was something completely different (but clearly my trip to Company Sensitivy Training has paid off, as I’m not going to say what it was). 


 I’ve got to push the MS Ireland team, so I’m happy to blatently plug the site and hope they visit us over here in (currently amazingly!) sunny Dublin. If they aren’t going to send me a shirt because I’m outside the US, well, we’ll just have to see how deep the Sensitivity Training goes..

Comments (2)

  1. Ariel says:

    Oh don’t worry: I’ll make sure you get a shirt.

    And did Microspotting make you think Trainspotting? If so, you’ll be amused to hear that my former boss asked me to do a fair amount of due diligence to ensure that "spotting" didn’t inherently have anything to do with heroin, which amused me to no end. 🙂

  2. MSDN Archive says:

    Ah, "spotting", is that what the kids are calling it these days? "He came back from the restroom and he was completely spotted..".

    In the interests of viral marketing, we should start using ‘spotting’ in all kinds of inappropriate ways. Just to grow brand awareness and freak out your boss 🙂

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