How to organize like Bill Gates, the HP-Microsoft deal, Helping in Haiti and more

Yes, I’ve been neglecting my blog. Although I have a couple of blog posts in the works (on setting up our Windows 7 home network connected to our Media Center), I have been just too busy with (gasp!) real work. So I obviously need to be better at my organization: helpful that I found this…


Favourite past posts with more on Christmas poems, Bill Gates and buying a new PC

For all of those who are still braving the crowds to finish their holiday shopping, you’re in good company, as you’ll note at right. I’m off this week but working on a couple of belated posts. In the mean time, here are a few to hold you through the holiday weekend, including my favourite Apologies…

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How to make an impact at Thanksgiving, even if you’re not Bill Gates

It’s Thanksgiving, and again I am fortunate enough to spend my holiday with my friends and family. In a past post, I noted my posts on being thankful, in particular this one on being thankful, where I noted the Seattle P-I newspaper’s slide show on “Words of Thanks.” “What are you most thankful for? P-I photographer…

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Things seen around Microsoft (and perhaps your college campus?): a fractal panda

In the category of the interesting and odd things I see around Microsoft, this is one of the most unique, one that has found its way onto the Internet. It’s the fractal panda (or is that Fractal Panda?). It’s used by our good folks in Microsoft during various college informational trips. (I noted this on…


From Windows 7 to working with product groups customer satisfaction

A little more than three years ago as I noted here, I joined the Windows division working in COSD for Jon DeVaan with the rest of his management team (as I initially noted here) to work on Windows 7. I’ve certainly enjoyed the run in Windows, this being my second stint: I joined the engineering…


Gizmodo offers a look at several Windows 7 Launch Parties

Did you have a Windows 7 Launch Party? Gizmodo offers a gallery of photos from several different Windows 7 launch parties although most/all are uncredited with original owners/URLs. This one is certainly my favourite (is it yours?): Note to self: need to post more details of our own launch event. Tags: articles, what I read,…


Microsoft Giving Campaign: a couple of auction items generating interest arrived today (on Windows 7 GA-Day)

Today really is a great day. Not only have we arrived at the launch of Windows 7 today, I also received in today’s mail Adam Koford’s LOL Cats “Extra Leafy Edition” and the truly limited edition of the popular TechFlash Geek’s Guide to Seattle poster (as seen at http://bit.ly/PAYOM). Very cool – thanks, guys! Now…


Windows 7 available today, Kylie gets a new PC and other musings from GA-Day

Welcome to Windows 7 Release! OK, now you have your copy of Microsoft Windows 7. First, check that your PC will run it with Upgrade Advisor http://bit.ly/rP24L. And if you’ve got questions about Windows 7, look thru the posts from community experts on the Microsoft Answers site about Windows 7 (in 11 languages!) at http://bit.ly/ZbSp6…


A couple of choice items benefitting the Microsoft Giving Campaign this year

As I noted in my post yesterday, this year’s Microsoft Giving Campaign activities kicked off this month. In addition to the items I mentioned in my previous post, I also posted a couple of special items. (If you don’t know about our campaign, see this link for more info: http://bit.ly/1ajgA0.) Although this is only open…