10 Years of Blogging

I’m a little late, but it’s time to celebrate anyway. Ten years ago, in March of 2004, I began blogging here. Hello World was, of course, my first post. You have embraced and sometimes challenged my words. Thank you for continuing to read and to engage with me. I learn a lot by writing. It…

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Follow my adventures at //build/

This week I’m attending the //build/ conference where Microsoft is revealing many of the details about Windows 8.  If you want to see what is going on, follow my Twitter feed at https://twitter.com/steverowe,  I’m posting some pictures, linking to summaries, etc.


Resolved: To Blog More in 2010

As the year closes I look back and see that my blogging really dropped off this past year.  I intend to try to blog more over this upcoming year.  My position at work has changed from a lead to a manager and that gives me a whole new perspective on things and a lot of…

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I’ll be posting on Twitter occasionally

As I surf the net I often run across articles of interest.  If I feel they warrant a comment, I’ll post them on this blog, but most don’t rise to that level.  I’ve decided to try using twitter as an outlet for such items.  If you want to see the articles I think are most…

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Hope You Had a Merry Christmas

The day’s almost over.  Snow is still on the ground here although the temperature is going up and its days are numbered.  I spent most of today with family just hanging out.  I found it to be enjoyable and relaxing.  Didn’t get much accomplished, but that’s as it should be on a day like this. …

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Happy Thanksgiving 2008!

Here’s wishing everyone a happy Thanksgiving day.  It’s a great time to reflect on the past year and all that has transpired. 

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My PAX08 Experience

Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) is an annual gaming convension in Seattle put on by the guys at Penny Arcade.  It covers all aspects of gaming from consoles to PC games to roleplaying and tabletop games.  It is big.  Very big.  40,000 tickets pre-sold kind of big.  This was my second year attending.  Last year I…

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What Won’t Our Kids Ever Know?

A friend of mine just posted an interesting anecdote about the difference in the world we grew up in and the one our kids are growing up in.  In his case, his son didn’t know what a stereo was.  He’d never seen one.  Music in his world comes from an iPod/Zune or from a computer. …

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Slow blogging season

I apologize for the very light blogging of late.  I’ve been busy working on the project for my latest class at the University of Illinois.  CS classes really take a lot of time at the end of the semester.  At the beginning you just have reading, homework, and lectures.  At the end they pile a…

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Ten Years Later…

It was ten years ago today that I joined Microsoft as a full time employee.  When I started we were just finishing Windows 98.  Microsoft was around 25,000 employees.  My first job was testing DVD playback in the operating system.  Since then I’ve reported to 5 managers, resided in 5 buildings, occupied 8 different offices, and shipped 6 operating…

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