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MVPeeps: get your clown on

Hi, I think you MVPs are all in town this week? Come say hi if you’re near the Commons. I’m in...

Author: Trika Date: 02/16/2010

My laptop is in Spokane.

I left it under the seat in front of 17C, flying back from LA. When I got off the plane in Seattle...

Author: Trika Date: 02/11/2010

I’m an old hand at this.

I was recently informed that I’ve been at Microsoft for five years, all of a sudden. There is a bowl...

Author: Trika Date: 10/02/2009

Let’s get this guy off this rock!

I’m supposed to be in charge of our advertising. That’s a part of my job, now, at Windows Embedded....

Author: Trika Date: 09/17/2009

I don’t know what you’re talking about.

What? I’ve been at my desk all day.

Author: Trika Date: 09/17/2009

Lamp Attack

I’m sitting in a little cube in the Seattle office. Right behind me, there is a lot of open space,...

Author: Trika Date: 08/03/2009

put your paws in the air for our bike shop guy

Maybe you've heard that there's a Commons as part of our new Studios West campus--home of Studio...

Author: Trika Date: 06/30/2009

You do not suffer alone

You know how you hate it when Microsoft renames products every 10 minutes and you have to try and...

Author: Trika Date: 06/26/2009

Live Meeting: Windows Embedded in Manufacturing

Remember how I used to do Live Meetings all the time? It was very fun. As part of one of the...

Author: Trika Date: 06/19/2009

My office is a mess. To wit:

Updated at your request with photographic evidence. Three photos of piles of things:    ...

Author: Trika Date: 06/17/2009

Snip to my lou, my darling

Is everyone else already in love with the Snipping Tool? I didn’t even know about it until my...

Author: Trika Date: 06/15/2009

Welcome to the thunderdome

I'm in LA for TechEd, now. I'm on my way over to the show in a few minutes. I think our booth, the...

Author: Trika Date: 05/12/2009

How to tell if your project is embedded

Sometimes, peeps are working on systems or projects that are embedded, but they don't know it....

Author: Trika Date: 05/06/2009

Registration open now...

...for bowling and what not in LA. Party info and registration URL in my earlier poast. <update...

Author: Trika Date: 05/04/2009

Roadkill mitigation system (or, Windows Embedded at the Imagine Cup)

Windows Embedded is a sponsor of the Imagine Cup, have you heard of it? If not, Ye Olde Cup is a big...

Author: Trika Date: 04/29/2009

Bring cheer bars for making sounds!

Mini-update of no value whatsoever: I did make it to both Zhu Hai, finally, and now Taipei (on time,...

Author: Trika Date: 04/29/2009

you don't need a visa to go bowling (registration site live)

In other news, we're having a party at TechEd, maybe you'd like to come? Windows Embedded is hosting...

Author: Trika Date: 04/27/2009

And then something bad happened.

You might recall that I've been excited to attend our partner summit in Zhu Hai, China, to hang out...

Author: Trika Date: 04/27/2009

Ye Olde Smart Pill

I never told you who won the SPARK contest I was on about earlier. 'Twas Doug Conn, creator of the...

Author: Trika Date: 04/26/2009

New Favorite Device

I have a new favorite device! It is the Sapporo dispenser at the Northwest Airlines lounge in Tokyo...

Author: Trika Date: 04/21/2009

Get on the Bus

I'm sure you've all seen this '3 butts, 1 seat' scenario to decide who gets to go on the Get on the...

Author: Trika Date: 04/09/2009

Mini-Poll: Hilarity v. Nausea

If you were to see a profile photo like this (in someone's TechEd Connect profile, for example) what...

Author: Trika Date: 04/08/2009

Eating Cup-o-Noodle in LA

I’ll be in Los Angeles, California for TechEd 2009, doing Embedded things instead of...

Author: Trika Date: 04/08/2009

The Home Brain System, among other things

A lot of Windows Embedded people will be at Embedded Systems Conference (ESC) next week, in San...

Author: Trika Date: 03/27/2009

Everybody makes mistakes

Yesterday, right before my mid-year performance review with my manager, I spilled hot coffee ON my...

Author: Trika Date: 02/26/2009

keep up, lady.

This morning I parked in the 117 garage and rode the elevator to the 3rd floor. Soon after, I made...

Author: Trika Date: 02/16/2009

Settled in to the Ivory Tower

And by ivory tower, I mean first-floor, putty-walled offices on 148th in Redmond, Washington. The...

Author: Trika Date: 02/11/2009

Stop Clicking Your Pen

I'm in a coffee shop trying to get some work done, and the woman next to me is clicking her pen...

Author: Trika Date: 02/10/2009

Windows Embedded is a part of Microsoft

I’d like to blog about my new gig, but I don’t really know very much. But maybe you know less than I...

Author: Trika Date: 02/06/2009

What makes you an MCP influencer?

I just got an e-mail from my friend Ian in Microsoft Learning; he wanted me to let you know that...

Author: Trika Date: 02/06/2009

Keep your grubby mitts off of my crates

Everyone is running around scrounging for packing crates because we have to be moved out of our...

Author: Trika Date: 02/05/2009

Steady chasing paper

I’m still here working at Microsoft Corp. Do you guys still have jobs? We lost a friend from...

Author: Trika Date: 02/04/2009

snowboots

I'm wearing old snow boots and wool socks in the office today, because it was supposed to snow all...

Author: Trika Date: 12/17/2008

This is why I prefer working from Seattle

Dick's Drive-In is #1 on this little map, Redmond is #2, and South Lake Union is #3. I live* at...

Author: Trika Date: 12/02/2008

I just made a friend.

Did I tell you I sometimes work from an office in Seattle? It's nice, I don't have to go to Redmond...

Author: Trika Date: 12/02/2008

From the Window, to the Wall

Remember back in the day when I moved to a window office? I was flying high in 18 back then, staring...

Author: Trika Date: 11/24/2008

Big day

Big day for team U.S.A. today. And maybe for team World Financial Markets. I'm jiggling my foot...

Author: Trika Date: 11/04/2008

That damn sandwich

It's up to $71.00, now, that bologna sandwich I've been sweatin'. These Microsoft high-rollers are...

Author: Trika Date: 10/13/2008

Play bridge (it's like poker, but for smart people)

I'm on the organizing committee for the inaugural Microsoft Giving Campaign bridge tournament, and...

Author: Trika Date: 10/07/2008

Well, this is awkward.

I'd like to tell you a few things that I think are fun things to know about Microsoft, but I'm not...

Author: Trika Date: 10/07/2008

Oh, you.

Thank you for all the very nice e-mails and comments and good-lucks. I really appreciate it. You...

Author: Trika Date: 09/22/2008

Oh, dear. I’ve got some news.

This is the news: I have decided that I am going to do another job at Microsoft, so I won’t be...

Author: Trika Date: 09/18/2008

I QUANT IT ALL! (or, TKs for VS2008 exams)

You probably saw this note from Gerry about Team Foundation Server. And here are the dates for...

Author: Trika Date: 09/16/2008

Mass rad deal: Desktop Optimization exam 70-656

Miklos* just sent this to me and I wanted to pass it on for any of you considering taking the...

Author: Trika Date: 09/11/2008

Certified As*

You guys were such a hit with your little hat slogans that they ended up being made for a bunch of...

Author: Trika Date: 09/11/2008

Visual Studio 2008 Exam Availability Smackdown!

Something I learned at TechEd is that if you call anything a “smackdown” it seems cool,...

Author: Trika Date: 09/09/2008

Tino Donderwinkel, will you marry me?

I got an e-mail a while ago, a question about a braindump site, that has me doodling hearts and...

Author: Trika Date: 09/09/2008

Certified Veek

All the virtualization geeks at TechEd last week were wearing VEEK t-shirts. Pretty sweet. I'm going...

Author: Trika Date: 09/08/2008

Am I the last person to see this

The shoe circus with Bill Gates? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ImyK29QLs_A. And, am I the only...

Author: Trika Date: 09/05/2008

It....is....ALIVE!

Yeah, OK, so Trika told you about this already, but I thought I'd come back here personally to let...

Author: perfarny Date: 09/05/2008

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