Worst sign, ever.

I saw this sign while on vacation. I think this sign should be in a graphic design puzzle book, one of those "Can you find everything that’s wrong with this picture?". Two weeks later, my eyes are still hurting from the maniacal number of fonts, colors, sizes, single column vs two column, left justification vs…

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Vacation pictures

I just can’t resist sharing some of my favorite photos from our trip to Hawaii. There was amazing snorkeling right outside the condo we were renting, with tons of turtles, fish, and even a couple of eels:       David and I had a lot of fun snorkeling and "diving": This one was from…

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Exchange team, innovating in content delivery yet again

It wasn’t enough to be the first product team at microsoft to start a team blog, oh no no… We didn’t stop there. We recently branched out into song. 🙂   [Update 8/11: Todd Bishop blogged about this on his Seattle PI Microsoft blog too. Way to go, David!]

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Not sure if I’m a typical user here

But when I get mails like this from JCrew (or the recent NetFlix issue), it almost immediately increases my trust of the company – any company that’s willing to come out and so broadly say "we made a mistake" is a company I am more likely to give my business to in the future. I’ve…

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Helping Indiana Jones & June from Little Einsteins get off to school

Today was a dress-up day at school and my son who is currently[1] a raving Indiana[2] Jones fan, decided to go as his idol. The resemblance is uncanny, see for yourself:   My daughter went as June from the Little Einsteins: Indy of course had his trusty satchel[3][5], but I don’t remember if June has…

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Accountability

I just need to make an announcement because that way I know I’ll do it because I won’t want to wuss out in public: I just signed up for my first half-marathon, in five weeks. I’m going to try to come under 2:30. We shall see if I succeed. My 10K race PR is 1:01:49…

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What has two thumbs and likes microspotting?

This gal… OK, I forgot to actually do the thumbs part. But I had the blog title in my head and liked it so much I wanted to use it regardless 🙂 Thank you, Ariel – it is super soft and comfy!

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Enjoying microspotting

I’ve been reading http://www.microspotting.com ever since my coworker Alex (aka carpenter-turned-test-manager) was profiled a while back. Great writing, beautiful photography, fun quirky looks at a bunch of Microsoft employees. Alex’s profile is a great reminder of how many different backgrounds people have – he’s not the only former carpenter in the team, for one. Another…

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