Off the grid

As others have mentioned, there was a big wind storm last thursday and a huge number of people in the seattle area lost power, including the main microsoft campus for over 24 hours (which is just unheard of). We lost power for one day which was not a huge deal because we have family in…

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And in the spirit of RTM and the holiday season…

I leave you with this lovely poem, penned by Donald Livengood at HP and included here with his permission: Twas nearly a fortnight before Christmas, and on December the 8thTAPs and RDPs waited patiently, each having some faithTheir testing now done, and not seeing a blipThey all wondered quietly if E12 would ship The datacenters…

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In case you hadn’t heard yet…

We RTM’d last Friday. Awww yeah!   As some of us were discussing on friday, “RTM day” is really a unique milestone in the life of many microsoft employees. I’ve been here 9 years and shipped 5 products that were all on 2-3 year cycles, so such a day just doesn’t come around very often…

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