Category Archives: Microsoft

Autumn Approacheth

The foliage has been losing its freshness through the month of August, and here and there a yellow leaf shows itself like the first gray hair amidst the locks of a beauty who has seen one season too many…. September … Continue reading

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When Microsoft Lays You Off ~ Tips from Someone who has been There.

For those of you who live in a cave, let me catch you up. Microsoft gave 12,500 employees walking papers last week. Note, Microsoft conducts these Reduction In Force (RIF) exercises every 3 to 5 years. This current RIF is … Continue reading

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Microsoft Live Spaces Saga Continues

This blog started on a platform called Microsoft Live Spaces. Wikipedia sez, “Windows Live Spaces was Microsoft’s blogging and social networking platform. The site was originally released in early 2004 as MSN Spaces to compete with other social networking sites, … Continue reading

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Microsoft Jumpin’ Jive Orchestra is on Holiday Break

“Once again, we come to the Holiday Season, a deeply religious time that each of us observes, in his own way, by going to the mall of his choice.” ~ Dave Barry On the tenth anniversary of this swing band … Continue reading

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New Big Band Fronts ~ You Choose

I am designing the next band fronts for my band. Do y’all have a fav?     I’m leaning toward the black background with the font from the white sample above. But I actually like all of these. We were … Continue reading

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Microsoft Jumpin’ Jive Orchestra

“Talking about music is like dancing about architecture.” ~ Thelonious Monk Here is one of the videos we made of the Microsoft Jumpin’ Jive Orchestra last year. Enjoy.

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A year later… <queue the saxes>

“Sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.” ~ Marilyn Monroe In October 2011 I got laid off by Microsoft. I had never been laid off or fired in my adult life. It was a new and … Continue reading

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