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    Walkthrough: Redmond to Vancouver by bus

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    I went to Vancouver every weekends to meet my aunt and cousin, to gather together. Even we stay at home watching TV, playing mahjong and cook ourselves (by my aunt), we enjoy our time together. Since I don't have a driver's license yet, so I always take...
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    Habu rules!

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    As a hardcore gamer and developer, I always believe peripheral is a key to success. My very first ergonomic keyboard is the legendary Microsoft Natural Keyboard . I immediately addicted to it, it not only helped me to correct my bad typing behavior, it...
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    Gears of Wars update is live

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    No one could deny Gears of War is one of the hottest game in 2006. I was not a big fans of console, but I purchased one just days before X'mas. Not only to celebrate my first driver's license, first X'mas in Redmond (or 2nd in USA), but to play Gears...
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    Relocation Check-List for Newbies

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    Microsoft offers a great relocation package for international new hires. When they are designing the relocation package, they start from your perspective. Here is a brief check-list for what is in the relocation pacakge. Delivering your personal belongings...
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    Your PC is your workbench

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    What will you have on your very own workbench? Apart from the operating system, IDE, mail client, set of developer tools, source control access, your server machines, etc. Microsoft IT offers server storage, roaming "My Documents" folder, self-created...
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    Photos taken on the early snow day (29th November)

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    I finally uploaded photos I took on last Wednesday at Microsoft campus. As you can see, there aren't too many people here, but I am sure some of them still work at campus to prepare for Vista launch on 30th November. I took this one on 40th and...
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    Microsoft campus in snow again

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    Here are the photos of Microsoft campus in snow (again). I shoot this photo from north side of building 50.
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    Another Microsoft x Razer product

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    Razer is well known famous for their excellent quality gaming hardware. In late 2006, Microsoft teamed up with Razer and created the famous Habu mouse . You can check my post here . Yesterday, Microsoft announced partnership with Razer to create...
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    Autumn at Microsoft Campus

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    Redmond campus was a forest. Trees are everywhere and they turns red and yellow in autumn. They looks particular good in autumn. I like nature and different seasons, and I even planned to go to Japan to see red leaves this autumn. I took this photo...
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    My very first foggy night at Redmond

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    There are always fogs back in Hong Kong. But I never experience fog that is as heavy as in Redmond. I took this photo at the front entrance of building 50 on 2nd Dec. I guess visibility is roughly 50 meters.
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    Why fixing a bug may takes longer than you think?

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    When a bug is confirmed and reported, it will be entered into our work item database and everyone got its own list of bugs to track and fix. There are two primary product cycle management system in Microsoft, one is our internal and legendary Product...
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    Winter snow in Redmond

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    It is snowing everywhere in Seattle area and Vancouver. I was in Vancouver last weekend (25-26 November) and it took me 6.5 hours to take the shuttle from Vancouver to Seattle Downtown. And the total trip took 8 hours, I left Vancouver at 15:35 and arrive...
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    Microsoft Campus in year 2007

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    Weather is not really good in the first few days of 2007. As usual, rainy in the morning and shady at noon. While having late lunch around 4 PM today, I went by 156th Ave NE & NE 40th St as usual. Weather was surprisingly good and sunset was gorgeous...
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    Gift for my earnings in 2006

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    After 3.5 months of relocation, I finally got my Washington State Driver's License before X'mas. So I decided to buy myself a gift to celebrate year 2006, it was a wonderful year to me. I never own a console, but honestly, I am a heavy PC gamer. I...
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    Snowing in Redmond again

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    It is snowing again in Redmond. And this time, the snow looks heavier than Thanksgiving snow in late November. I bike and took a lot of photos this morning, but unfortunately, I left the card reader at home. So I can't upload it right now. I see there...
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    How we celebrate IE 7?

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    How'd we know when we ship a product? Some may say, "when it's done". (This was a well-known marketing slogan from id Software , a great gamemaker) When we ship IE 7, how other people in Microsoft will know that? News, mass internal e-mail, posters...
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    Hello everybody!

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    I am a new hire and currently working in Team Foundation Server team as a developer. I am a Hong Kong native and just got my master degree in Hong Kong. Coding is my number one hobby and I write freeware before I moved to Redmond. You may think name...
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