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Paul Paradise

Job Decision

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 suddenly a minion of the Evil Empire? Granted, if I am selling my soul to the devil, I certainly garnered a high price. But I don’t really think I am selling out. Of all the companies I visited during interviewing (and I visited a lot), Microsoft was the one where people were the happiest.