Category: seattle

Gear bag

I know my readers are on the edge of their seats, waiting with baited breath to know what kind of gear I shuffle around when I try to do any kind of creative work (that is, almost never). I do, however, have some travelling planned so I spent some time trying to figure out what…

I lied

Remember when I said that I wouldn’t leave the blog unattended for two years? Well, I lied. I am not working at Microsoft anymore, but still happily living in Seattle with my sweet wife and my two cats. Now, I’ll try again: let’s see if I can post at least once a week, ok?

Notes from above

(Posted originally on LiveJournal on May 26th 2006) Flying at who knows how many feet over Greenland, my laptop detected a wireless connection. Thanks Lufthansa, but I’ll pass for this trip the $30 to connect to the inflight wifi… maybe on the way back. I’m stocking up on drinking wine and cognac but it seems…

First blood

First day, first wound. I just finished unpacking my Dell Optiplex GX620 when the GPM walks in and tells me he has a temp laptop for me. Anyone who barely met me knows that mentioning the word “laptop” (or even better, “Toshiba Portege M-series”) in my presence causes me to start jerking moves and drool…

First day

Well, first day of orientation is done. I didn't apply for a SSN, I didn't get a bank account, I didn't get a phone, I did miss an amazing number of exits coming back to downtown and ended up with a 90 minutes commute. Tomorrow another half day of orientation and then finally set up…