At last, I am awake!

No, I’m not claiming to have reached nirvana, but I do think I’ve gotten enough sleep for the first time in quite a while. The week before last, we moved. Last week, I went to Redmond. This weekend, I slept. I slept 11 hours Friday night, 3 hours Saturday afternoon, 9 hours Saturday night, 1 [...]

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Moved

We made it to Cupertino, though it’s been a trial. I’m back on the air, but we still haven’t found Flo’s computer, and it looks as though it went to storage. It wasn’t supposed to, but lots of things like that have happened. It’s still possible that it will show up. Things are seldom where [...]

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Back to San Diego

Today I fly back to San Diego to help with the packing and loading. Next Wednesday we all come up to Silicon Valley, leaving behind an empty house and with our household goods following somewhere behind. It’s going to be really nice to get this part of the process behind us.

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Stop, Pay Troll

Here’s one of the items I had saved up. This one is from my trip to Seattle a couple of months ago. This troll hides under one of the local bridges, not too far from Ivar’s Salmon House, another local institution. I forgot my camera that trip, by the way. The photo is courtesy [...]

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It’s me again

Well, let’s try again and see if I can get a regular flow going here. It’s not really that I haven’t had time to write, though I haven’t had much spare time. It’s more that I haven’t had the gumption to sit down and do it.

I’m living in Cupertino now, in the apartment that [...]

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It’s Been a Long Dry Spell

I realize that I haven’t been keeping up my end of this blogging deal, but I have an excuse. This moving stuff is distracting, especially when combined with a new job where I’m trying to learn what’s going on. I’m supposed to initiate a new area using an established framework, so I have to learn [...]

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Back on line

Well, I’m back on line in the Bay Area. I just got cable internet access installed in my apartment. It will probably take me a little while to get caught up on the various details. For example, I don’t have a printer, and I’m still in the process of setting up remote access to MicroSoft. [...]

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The State of the Airport

Today I flew up to Redmond to meet with my peers at MicroSoft. The boarding pass, when I printed it out, said to be sure to arrive two hours early. Sooo… At great expense in terms of sleep, I got to the airport at 4:30 for my 6:30 flight. So did a lot of other [...]

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What an Introduction to California

My brother Charlie and his wife Donna came out to visit us in San Diego last week. It started out well, with the usual trips around the coast and mountains. We were trying to get a glimpse of the recent burn, but never did. Then, while Charlie and Donna took in Balboa Park and the [...]

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New Job

I’m now officially a MicroSoft employee, having gone through their new employee orientation course. Interestingly, it took a little over two hours to do in Silicon Valley. Had I been in Redmond, I understand that it would have taken a day and a half. In my estimation it had about 15 minutes of useful content, [...]

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