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A quick note to say that Elisa has posted the pics from the mariners game on my picture gallery.  Check it out:


Posted On Tuesday, May 25, 2004 9:03 PM

The worst feeling ever.
My internet was down all weekend. That is the worst feeling ever - I found out how much I rely on it. Anyways enough with my crying. This weekend Elisa came to visit and we had a jam packed weekend of shopping, sightseeing and baseball watching. We went to the Mariners game on Sunday and got the sweetest seats ever - between third and home about 9 rows off the field. You could literally smell the grass :). I will post all the pictures we took as soon as I have a minute to do so. Anyways I'm off to ......

Posted On Monday, May 24, 2004 8:42 PM

Good and Bad News
Today I spent forever trying to get my automated stress testing setup at work. I tried everything from cable swapping to reinstallations and nothing worked. Finally I was forced to call it quits and send an email to the team that supports the testing. This also caused me to stay until about 7:30 when I was planning to be out by about 6. Oh well, thats life. Enough with the bad news, onto the good. This morning I was greeted with a wonderful email that informed me I had won a XBOX. Yes thats right, ......

Posted On Tuesday, May 18, 2004 5:02 PM

TCP, Linux, and Mac ...Oh my
Ok so work is starting to really ramp up now and eat all my time. I am in need of a list of information regarding the networking implementation (TCP/IP stack, network API interfaces, etc) and capabilities of the latest redhat and suse linux distributions as well as that for Mac OSx-Panther. If anyone knows of some awesome documentation sources for low level stuff for either Mac OSx of Linux send the links my way. Anyways enough with the networking stuff. Today after work I went exploring to downtown ......

Posted On Friday, May 14, 2004 8:28 PM

Picture me Bloggin'
Ok so day two saw me get yet another new computer. This time it is so new it is a demo from NVidia with hardware that has not even been released yet :). My manager took me around and showed me the ropes of the office building and then we went for lunch at a sweet local mexican place and I had the best burrito of my life. I will definately be a regualar at that joint as it has reasonable prices and is a 5 minute drive from campus. I signed up for a gym pass today as well. I'd have to say from the ......

Posted On Wednesday, May 12, 2004 7:11 PM

The first day
I had my first day of work today. To be quite honest I did absolutely nothing. The day started with orientation until about 1pm. I then proceded onto the building I will be working in (building 40 - big, new and cool) and met my manager and mentor. However, both my manager and mentor had meetings all day so I setup my computer and got onto the domain and all the jazz and then headed home. Hopefully tomorrow I will learn what it is I will be doing. I am a Program Manager on the Transports and Connectivity ......

Posted On Tuesday, May 11, 2004 8:23 PM

I'm getting old
Yesterday, I put the cash I received from my parents as a university graduation gift towards a dining table and chairs for my new apartment. Yes, thats right, a table and chairs. A year ago I would have burnt that cash on some new electronic toy, golf clubs, or in the lamest case put it into my investments. Everyone always wonders when one becomes an adult, 18 or 21 years of age? Today I learnt the answer is neither, but instead when one buys a table and chairs - :). Edit: Yes, I'm joking.....gotten ......

Posted On Saturday, May 21, 2005 4:46 PM

How big is it?

My friends and family sometimes ask me questions regarding the size of the MS campus in Redmond.  Finally, I have some numbers to quantify my adjectives (as of june 2004):

Land owned:

Puget Sound (Redmond, etc) - roughly 7,500,000 square feet

Grand Total:

Puget Sound (redmond campus, etc) - roughly 9,200,000 square feet (owned + leased)


Posted On Thursday, February 24, 2005 10:17 PM

Job Offer

Today I received a job offer from Microsoft in Redmond for a full time position as a Program Manager when I graduate on their Transports and Connectivity team (core networking in Windows) - HORRAY!!!!  I don't know any specifics nor have I accepted the offer yet, but I'm really stoked! 

Posted On Friday, August 27, 2004 2:22 PM

Atleast ASP.NET is in good hands
Yesterday I had the pleasure of having dinner at the Beach Cafe. The restaurant has pretty good food, but its selling point is its lakeside location (Lake Washington). It was a .NET heavy dinner as our group was: Paul Y (VB.NET PM), Jay Roxe (VB.NET Product Manager), and Omar (ASP.NET PM) and me (Transports and Connectivity Intern PM). The dinner was a good time and I got to learn a lot about MS culture, .NET, Jay’s killer user group trips and Paul's desire to buy a boat. Even though these ......

Posted On Tuesday, August 24, 2004 11:16 AM

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