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10 years in Austria!

On this day ten years ago, I drove our moving truck into Vienna, and we’ve lived and worked in or near Vienna ever since. It’s been an incredible time, spanning some of my life’s most significant events. Continue reading

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“The felt is worn”

*”The felt rollers are worn”*
Here’s a completely true story that I personally experienced. I was working at Microsoft, fielding calls from Microsoft partners, retailers, and customers. It was generally interesting and often challenging. And once in a while, a question came along that had me in tears. Continue reading

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20 years ago

*Twenty years ago*
I came across this photo recently of Windows 95 and it struck me: that’s twenty years ago!
I remember that time well. It’s my personal little claim to fame as a member of the Microsoft ShowTeam that toured the country for months. Continue reading

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Errata: geeky details

I took a closer look at the images I had found yesterday and I noticed that my story was not entirely correct so I’m posting this to set things straight, rather than rewriting yesterday’s post. I wrote that there were … Continue reading

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“Listen to the light”

Here’s a silly little blast from the past I felt like sharing. Enjoy :-) (See also this update.) First, a little background: Back when I worked for Microsoft, there was often something new and curious coming along. Force-feedback joysticks, for … Continue reading

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