Category: Microsoft

What it Feels Like Not to be ‘Working’ Anymore

What it Feels Like Not to be ‘Working’ Anymore

Yesterday was the last day of my contract with Microsoft. I turned in my badge, my computer, and my access to free Starbucks. Went home at 7pm to finish some freelance work and wrap...

Bad Building Ju-ju All Around: Falling Crane Kills Microsoft Employee

Bad Building Ju-ju All Around: Falling Crane Kills Microsoft Employee

Off and on all day Friday I had been trying to reach the project manager for a vendor who’s helping me rehaul our internal field site Before I get ahead of myself here –...

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

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...

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

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...

Kick Ass Stuff at Microsoft this Week

Better Than Cellophane Even with the threat of government mind-control clearly averted, if I were this guy, I’d be worried. Very, very worried. Vista Non-Protest Photo by Robert Scoble How awesome is Vista’s Events...

Passing Notes

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...

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,...

Bill for President

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...