Don’t you hate that beep when you battery dies on your cellphone?
This weekend I decided to take advantage of one of my fringe benefits at Microsoft for the first time: a free membership to the Pro Sports Club. This place is a little odd in that it’s basically an extension of Microsoft-land. It’s right on the outskirts of the main campus in Redmond, and given that […]
After coming back from lunch today, I (along with the rest of my group) discovered that our network connection was down. No web, no email, no access to the source code repositories. One of us called the helpdesk, and said that they’re working on it and that they’ll send an email when it’s done. That’s […]
My building has a room for taking a nap. Complete with disposable sheets.
So I’ve skipped a huge swath of my life in this blog (most of moving, getting an apartment, moving in, getting furniture, etc.) but for the time being I don’t feel like taking the time to write all of those details out. So instead, you get a jump to present day, with a good summary […]
I just wrote my first bit of code here at Microsoft. Just a simple code cleanup, but after 3 full weeks of reading and learning about programming for Windows, I’m glad I’m finally getting to do something other than sit in a corner and read. :-) Things are settling down both here and at home, […]
For some reason, Nick and I have been finding a bunch of dead bees on the floor of our kitchen for the past 2 days, about 5 total so far. They appear to be crawling out from under the fridge, and barely able to fly. The one live one I’ve found so far I had […]
It’s 8pm on Thursday evening when I started to write this, which was really the first chance I’ve had for some downtime in a long while. In a way it’s boring, but in a way it’s nice to not have anything to do. It’s a long entry, and I’m just now finishing it on Saturday. […]
My entire view of the Elliott Bay is currently being blocked by a cruise ship. It’s about 2 city blocks long, and tall enough that it’s coming above all the 5-story buildings between me and the waterfront.
According to Streets and Trips, my temporary housing assignment is 262 yards away from work. I think I’ll walk.
I’m off to Las Vegas with Margot. Here’s hoping that I don’t burn up to a crisp in the dessert sun – for reference, here’s the latest weather:
Cooking Pecans at 350 degrees for 5 minutes causes lots of smoke and fire alarms. The bumpers of Ford Mustangs come off very easily. Hope everyone had a happy, safe, 4th of July!
Found this on fortune on OpenBSD 3.3: better !pout !cry better watchout lpr why santa claus < north pole > town cat /etc/passwd > list ncheck list ncheck list cat list | grep naughty > nogiftlist cat list | grep nice > giftlist santa claus < north pole > town who | grep sleeping who […]
It’s been about 10 years since I last did a puzzle – you know, the picture that gets cut up into 500, 1000, or even 1500 pieces that you have to piece together by hand? In today’s age of ultra-realistic 3-D computer games, I get this feeling that standard puzzles are a dying breed – […]
I have to wake up at 5am tomorrow to make it out of the hotel and into the Washington wilderness (where there’s no wireless, only 3 phone lines, and spotty cell phone reception!), so forgive me for the brevity of this post. Today, Seattle was nicer than San Diego – I took off into the […]
Tomorrow morning I’m headed up to Seattle for a 3-day retreat with the NetGen team. During that time I get to meet most of my future coworkers (and, oddly enough, my boss – who hired me sight unseen based on my coworker’s interviews with me!) and discuss what’s up next in the NetGen group. 3° […]
Digging through the referrers for the family business website, I stumbled across this article from Adult Video News. I may be a CS major and a geek, but this stuff is still cool.
As proctor at Mudd, one of the things I supply to my dorm is candy and condoms. For most dorms, that’s about an equal split – you’ll have to check each respective bowl every week or two for refills. My dorm is special. I just spent the past hour scouring Target, Wal-Mart, and Vons in […]
So I decided to work for Microsoft. This comes as quite a surprise to me, for a few reasons: I love San Diego, and really don’t want to live elsewhere. I’m a Linux zealot. I’ve personally converted a handful of people to Debian from both Windows and other Linux distributions. Why the change? Am I […]
[Editor’s note: I wrote this a long time ago, but people still stumble upon this old document via search engines and the like. I’m moving it into my blog so it’s still useful to those with old hardware. Things have probably changed at this point, so reader beware…] I recently purchased a Dell Inspiron 4000 […]