Soo, after a long hiatus, I am back with a vengeance (read: finally found some time to kill after seeing my movie collection twice and having browsed to the end of the web and back). I've cleaned up the steaming pile left behind by a horde of spammers though, truth be told, wasn't that large, which proves I'm not popular even with those.
Short recap of what transpired since my last post, so I can get rid quickly of this transitional blurb:
- I switched groups inside MS to the then-newly-formed DiGiT (such lameness.. stands for Desktop Graphics Team), met some cool guys, found my voice and then promptly...
- left MS, the PacNW and the States to go to Europe, where I found...
- employment with a small-ish (under 500 people) software company somewhere in Europe, between the Nord Sea and the Mediterranean (one can never be too precise)
I've been here for a year and a half already, and time passed reasonably quickly. I guess I reached the point where this whole "small company" experience was/is sufficiently stable to make meaningful comparisons with life inside MS. Hence my renewed interest in this old shouting pipe to the void outside.
I'll try posting with some regularity on my current duties, my interactions with the "natives", tales from the front (and some gossip, too), quirks and features of working for a small(er) outfit and whatever else tickles me hard enough to waste time blogging. Let's see if I make it to 10 posts before New Year's Eve. The 2009 edition, to be precise.
Administrivia: comments are still unmoderated, though it took me tens of seconds (!) to clean up the 40-odd pure spam feedback. Captchas are now required - sorry for the pain (here I go again, pretending to speak to an audience).