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Ok so it did rain.
I think it was Wednesday, maybe Thursday. Given what I said before, take that as you will :) I think my first week at Microsoft went pretty well. Working here with these people is simply amazing. Discussing the future of technology with the people that are making the future of technology can be quite invigorating. Working on that technology is quite a responisibility. Here are couple of Windows Desktop Search related links... http://spaces.msn.com/membe... - the blog of Steve Ickman, ......

Posted On Sunday, June 26, 2005 9:17 PM

More sunshine in Redmond.
My flight, rental, and temporary housing accomodation all went off without a hitch. The only thing missing is internet access, but my Sprint phone with bluetooth works well as a temporary solution. Also it seems that Wi-Fi access is certainly not lacking in this area, which is good. Tomorrow I have “New Employee Orientation” - which I think is where they brainwash me to tell outsiders that it rains in Seattle (which is a big fat lie). After two weeks of almost non-stop rain in Albany, ......

Posted On Monday, June 20, 2005 3:49 AM

Car rant.
They say my car won't arrive until the 29th... I'm hoping that it will come sooner, but the auto shipper's tracking site says it hasn't left my hometown yet. Until then, the Chevy Classic will have to do. It's similar to the rental they gave me when I interviewed. I'm happy to have something to drive while I wait for my car, but man oh man do these American cars feel so cheaply made. Most of my friends drive Acuras or Toyotas or VWs, and that Chevy that I drove last time I was here was only the second ......

Posted On Monday, June 20, 2005 3:48 AM

Resistance is futile.
And so a new chapter in the life of Brandon Paddock begins. At this moment I'm at O'hare waiting to board my flight to Seattle. Very soon I will cease to be a New Yorker and will become a.. Washingtonian? These last few weeks have just flown by. This is the first time I've ever had to leave behind clients and it's not the most pleasant of experiences. For once the very small size of my business actually paid off. These next few weeks are going to be hectic. I still have to find a place to live, re-learn ......

Posted On Saturday, June 18, 2005 12:29 PM

"How dare you compare us to repressive regimes?! Cut their mikes!"

I don't normally blog political, but this is just absurd:

http://www.dembloggers.com/story/2005/6/10/54149/5115

Posted On Monday, June 13, 2005 2:41 AM

Apple to switch to Intel!

Steve Jobs just announced the transition.  The first Macs with Intel Inside will be in June '06, with the transition completed by this time '07.

Posted On Monday, June 6, 2005 1:51 PM

Apple to switch to Intel?
I first heard this rumor from Scoble a while back at a geek dinner. Then the Wall Street Journal reported on it a few weeks ago. Apple Computer plans to announce Monday that it's scrapping its partnership with IBM and switching its computers to Intel's microprocessors, CNET News.com has learned. ... The announcement is expected Monday at Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference in San Francisco, at which Chief Executive Steve Jobs is giving the keynote speech. The conference would be an appropriate ......

Posted On Friday, June 3, 2005 10:21 PM

I've been assimilated.
Ever since I built my first PC at age 11 (a scant 9 or so years ago) my family and friends have joked with me, “Since you're going to work for Microsoft someday, remember to tell them...” Naturally, I forgot all but the most common one, which was something along the lines of “stop sucking.” Oddly enough, no one seems as surprised as I am. It's not so much that I'm surprised at the notion of me working for Microsoft... that seems natural enough given my interests. What I still ......

Posted On Wednesday, June 1, 2005 10:22 PM

Yahoo gets it.
I haven't used Yahoo in ages. But this shows promise. Why? 1) Search clustering and filtering (and pivoting around individual results) are all ideas that I pushed heavily amongst the Search Champs. The fact that Yahoo is doing work in this area shows that they aren't content to follow Google or MSN every step of the way. They understand that to beat Google, you can't just be “about as good.” If you want to beat Google, you have to change the way people search. MSN Search right now reminds ......

Posted On Wednesday, June 1, 2005 9:27 PM

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