Monthly Archives: December 2008

A Swiss skater on loving Macs and working at Microsoft

The geek in question: Dan Wittmer The job title: Senior Software Development Engineer, Macintosh Business Unit (Silicon Valley Campus) How long have you been with the company? My hire date was 2/25/2002, so it’s been almost seven years now entirely with MacBU. Prior to being hired, I interned twice with the Entourage team here in […]

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Microspotted on Channel 9

Microspotting isn’t about me, but the folks from Channel 9 turned the tables last week … and now the the interviewer has become the interviewee. So, here’s me talking about Microspotting and a few of my other projects for 45 minutes. Yes, FORTY FIVE MINUTES. As Charles from Channel 9 said, "Ariel does not have […]

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Why an employee who said he’d work at Microsoft for one year is still here ? four years later

The geek in question: Abbott Lowell The job title: Senior Product Manager with Office, based in Beverley, MA How did you end up working for Microsoft? It’s a long story! I used to work at Lotus Development, working on Lotus Notes. I was on a team up there a little north of Boston, working on […]

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Cheeky Britspeak Dictionary Is Natty and a Bit Naughty

Chris Rae, Scotsman and Excel program manager, writes “The Septic’s Companion” as a guide to British culture and slang. It may, however, incite some Americans to have a stonking wobbler.   By Robin Dalmas December 2, 2008 When Chris Rae first visited the United States as a 19-year-old university student, he was positively gobsmacked by […]

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