I’m an old hand at this.

I was recently informed that I’ve been at Microsoft for five years, all of a sudden. There is a bowl of Tootsie Pops outside my door, five pounds of them. Stop by if you are in Redmond, and pick up a celebratory TP. Your friend, Trika


Let’s get this guy off this rock!

I’m supposed to be in charge of our advertising. That’s a part of my job, now, at Windows Embedded. Sidebar: Windows Embedded makes Windows for specialized devices. When I started this job, most of the advertising planning was done, so alls I had to do was a little project management-type stuff (pointing, shouting, banging fist…


Lamp Attack

I’m sitting in a little cube in the Seattle office. Right behind me, there is a lot of open space, and for some reason there is this lamp that hangs down too low, right in the middle of the open space. I just stood up to get a Diet Coke and hit my head on…


put your paws in the air for our bike shop guy

Maybe you’ve heard that there’s a Commons as part of our new Studios West campus–home of Studio E!!!!–with shops and restaurants and whatnot, including a little bike shop? I’ve already used said shop to buy a helmet when I forgot mine, and some reflective tape when I was heading home late. I just lost a brake…


You do not suffer alone

You know how you hate it when Microsoft renames products every 10 minutes and you have to try and keep up with what you’re supposed to call things? Please know that you do not suffer alone. Our part of campus has just been rebranded to match the new, adjacent Studios West part of campus. As…


Live Meeting: Windows Embedded in Manufacturing

Remember how I used to do Live Meetings all the time? It was very fun. As part of one of the campaigns I work on these days, we’re hosting a Live Meeting about embedded systems in manufacturing operations. If you’re interested in what’s new in manufacturing technologies and where Windows Embedded is involved, you should…


My office is a mess. To wit:

Updated at your request with photographic evidence. Three photos of piles of things:     And one photo of a half-dead plant: I think we’re moving offices again and maybe getting an office mate, so I’ll need to get this tidied up asap. Unrelated: Here is a photo of Walla Walla, Washington.   And here…


Snip to my lou, my darling

Is everyone else already in love with the Snipping Tool? I didn’t even know about it until my co-worker Cees passed me the ST pipe, now I can’t get enough. I bet you already know about it. But if you don’t, this just in: This Snipping Tool Will Change Your Life. You can cut out…


Welcome to the thunderdome

I’m in LA for TechEd, now. I’m on my way over to the show in a few minutes. I think our booth, the Windows Embedded one, is in the orange section of the Technical Learning Center. I’ll be around this afternoon, then all day Wednesday and Thursday. I hope you will come say hello. Also, don’t…