My 1 Year Anniversary at Microsoft

I celebrated my 1 year anniversary at Microsoft two days ago.  I brought in my requisite 1 pound bag of M&Ms (peanut, of course).  I also got my first stock vesting, but was shocked to see that they took 25% of that stock to cover taxes.  Oh well, 75% of free money is still better…

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Bill’s Xbox 360 Strategy

Last year we got a really nice new hi-def TV.  Unfortunately, we have an old non-progressive scan, non-up-converting DVD player.  So, we need a new DVD player anyway, so how about getting an Xbox 360 to fill in as DVD player?  In addition, the DVD player can also act as a media extender, and can:…

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Visual Studio 2005: Wow!!!

I am no developer, but I’ve been playing around with VS2005 and it rocks!  I am not much of a programmer, but I’ve been able to create some pretty cool web pages using VS2005, with very little coding. I strongly encourage you to check out the new Visual Studio, even if you aren’t a hard-core…

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