If you haven't heard by now, then I will tell you -- last week, Microsoft laid off 1,400 employees. I was one of those 1,400. I'm not telling you this because I am looking for sympathy, but rather because I want to extend my sincere appreciation. While I loved every aspect of my job and miss it for much more than a paycheck, blogging was my favorite. I appreciate every single one of you who read my blog, even if only infrequently. 🙂
One of the questions I have been hearing often involves my very first blog post on this site -- "What about the Blue Monster?" The truth is, I haven't regretted that tattoo since I got it and now is no exception. The Blue Monster is staying. 🙂
Working at Microsoft has been the greatest experience of my life and I have no desire to forget about it. And even if I don't get back into Microsoft right away (which is, by the way, my plan!), then I have a reminder that even outside of Microsoft, I need to do my best to change the world every single day.
I'm not sure how my lay-off affects my ability to blog here, but rather than risking a sudden loss of access, I have decided to start a new blog. I'm planning on keeping it focused on technology, much like this one was (mostly), but who knows where it will go? Update your bookmarks, RSS feeds, and stop by to say hello.