eBay, Microsoft

#3 on My List of ‘Bloggers I Want To Be Like When I Grow Up’

Thanks to Scobelizer & Wil Wheaton’s references to Gaping Void, I’ve been a semi-frequent visitor of Hugh MacLeod’s cartooning blog. I liked his work, it always made me chuckle. But as far as my must-read-blogs were concerned, he just wasn’t on my list. Until today. He automatically hit the ‘bloggers who make me shoot coffee out my nose’ qualifier, just behind Amalah and… Read More #3 on My List of ‘Bloggers I Want To Be Like When I Grow Up’

Microsoft, Travel

Operation Cornfield, Part 1: Best Laid Plans Are For WEENIES

Previously on “Operation Cornfield”, I scoped out a brilliant plan to save money on a trip to South Dakota. A plan involving: Driving! (Because I LIVE for driving.) Sightseeing! (Because there’ll be TONS to see.) A week off of work! (Because I am a peon, and they won’t miss me.) Sounds pretty easy, right? —————————————… Read More Operation Cornfield, Part 1: Best Laid Plans Are For WEENIES

eBay, Microsoft

Because being smart and professional means you couldn't POSSIBLY be feminine

Working at Microsoft continues to amaze me. But again, it’s not because of the big things, like software and stock grants and benefits so fat it’s a second job just figuring out how to max them all (so I hear). It’s because of the little things, like the conversations. Walking to the breakroom for coffee,… Read More Because being smart and professional means you couldn't POSSIBLY be feminine

Microsoft

Randomness

I’m sorry for not posting. I just…am. There’s no other way to put it, and no point in giving you an excuse, because excuses? They suck. But I’m going to give you one anyway. There’s this little event coming up on April 24th called Microsoft Management Summit 2006 (we call it, "MMS 06" for short,… Read More Randomness

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Passing Notes

My officemate is awesome. Reshma’s sweet and smart and graduated from Berkley – last year. She’s about 25, wears cute cute clothes, goes ‘out’ in the middle of the week, and works as obsessively as I used to. I am so old and boring. Anyway. To break up some of the monotony that builds up… Read More Passing Notes

eBay, Microsoft

Moving On

Unbelievably Patient and Loyal Reader #1: “Is she still writing about eBay?” Unbelievably Patient and Loyal Reader #2: “She’s still writing about eBay.” Unbelievably Patient and Loyal Reader #1: “Um, didn’t she quit, like, a YEAR ago?” Jules: “Hey! I didn’t quit. I don’t quit. I was ‘reorganized’. And it was… (counting on fingers)…six months… Read More Moving On

eBay, Microsoft

Bill for President

‘kay. I know there are folks out there who are all, “Microsoft sucks!” and “Down with the Windows Monopoly!” and “Bill Gates is a megalomaniac who sits alone in his dark tower late at night slowly reading through his plans for world domination to the sound of Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D Minor streaming… Read More Bill for President