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Exploring the fine line between clever and stupid. Heather Hamilton is a Staffing Manager and Microsoft Employee Evangelist.

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  • Blog Post: Heather Hamilton has left the building!

    Tomorrow, officially. You know I couldn't leave without saying goodbye, my wonderful, invisible interwebz friends. It's been 12 years of hard work and 7 years of blogging. Seven years! I plan to pick up the blogging again, elsewhere; at least the personal stuff. Yeah, yeah, the Microsoft stuff stays...
  • Blog Post: Sustainability...

    FTW!
  • Blog Post: Growing pains

    Man, I hate medical metaphors. So I apologize for my pseudo-medical blog post title. And I ask Daniel Pink to stop using "sclerosis" unless he decides to get an MD (though I should say that I otherwise find him a very interesting writer). This article details the maturation of Google and the resultant...
  • Blog Post: Now this is where you have to get out of the binary thinking in your head

    Computer Engineer Barbie is making me 1) love the intention and 2) hate the medium. But I 1) love that the kids are excited and am 2) throwing up a little bit. And also 1) this is not the 1950s and 2) can we stop idealizing what it means to be a woman (clearly from the perspective of someone who finds...
  • Blog Post: LG Quantum

    Ordered mine yesterday . The only things that are keeping me from being like a little girl on Christmas eve are about thirty five years and 5 more weeks.
  • Blog Post: This is the part where I decide if I can be a "casual gamer"

    Kinect launched today, well this morning, at midnight . Hmm, I am a little confused if midnight is technically today or yesterday. Can it be both? I have never really seen myself as a "gamer". My exposure to video games, at least in the last decade, has mostly been limited to scrabulous/scrabola/whatever...
  • Blog Post: Hot-hot hot college majors for technology

    I majored in business administration and graduated from the Entrepreneur Program. So we shant pretend that I have any kind of a technical background (but I can write an awesome little piece of html that embeds videos in my blog postings....oh, wait, I cut and paste that awesome little piece of html)...
  • Blog Post: Virtualization win

    I like to win. Hmm, I think we may have already established that. Nice work Hyper-V team. (And all the other folks in sales and services that made this happen)
  • Blog Post: I hate to do this but...(I'm lying, I don't hate to do this)

    Windows 7 is doing great! Win 7 market share up, XP down and everything else stable or down. Holla! Sorry, I'll try to limit the self-promotion. It's just that it's getting a little harder these days. I'm just sayin'. Now just git that Windows Phone 7 into mah hands!
  • Blog Post: The House Advantage

    We have several speaker series' here at Microsoft. In the past few weeks, I have seen Pete Carroll and Jeffrey Ma speak. Now, I love me some Pete Carroll (love him or hate him, it's still an obsession). But I have to say that Jeffrey Ma's is the session that really excited me the most (and not just because...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Mobile Games Studio

    There are three things I want you to know about this: 1) I think that annoucing something like the introduction of a new studio via a job description is excellent PR, if it was intentional. See interwebz, sometimes leaks can be good. 2) There's a guy referenced in this article whose last name is...
  • Blog Post: Getting closer to password security

    I like innovation around security. I think folks are pretty lax about security, especially as it relates to passwords in the consumer market. I hope that someday we all look back and think of passwords as part of the quaint zeitgeist of the 2000s. If you have had trouble logging into accounts as I have...
  • Blog Post: What Google Could Learn from Apple

    Evidently, how to market. It's just not Google's area of expertise. I mean, that blank home page. Clearly they have thought about whether it was too plain. The writer calls it elegant. Hmmm, okaaay. I'm the first one to concede that when it comes to marketing; advertising specifically, Apple kicks...
  • Blog Post: The part where my head explodes (not "literally")

    While I don't technically feel "guilty" about it, I know that my blog posts lately have been maybe a little shorter; not as complete or fully thought through It's not that I haven't been taking showers; the place of my best blog inspiration.Things have been busy at work, which has kept some of my posts...
  • Blog Post: 50 Smartest People

    OK, this is pretty cool. I'm not sure if this signifies an increase in the number of successful women in the technology industry. But Microsoft's Danah Boyd and Indrani Medhi are on Fortune Magazine's list of the top 50 smartest people in technology. Just to be clear, I'm not surprised at all that these...
  • Blog Post: Corporate Social Media Policies: More is better or not so much?

    Six years ago...six!...I started blogging and shortly after that started speaking at conferences about blogging as part of a recruiting strategy (or as I generally explain, an employment branding strategy, not a candidate generation strategy). Consistently, audience members were excited about the idea...
  • Blog Post: Part 2 of Kara Swisher's Interview on the Microsoft!/Yahoo! Integration

    Kara's full interview is here. Just when I was thinking about how dry the interview was, we got this... GREG NELSON: ...It’s fun. Like as someone that has spent 15 years now, I just had my 15th anniversary a couple weeks ago… BOOMTOWN: What do you get? GREG NELSON: You get...
  • Blog Post: Understanding the Microsoft-Yahoo! Alliance

    OK, first of all, please don't say "Microhoo!" Honestly, do we have to do that? Maybe I am just grouchy or I have a complex over not having provided you with anything interesting lately. But really. Not trying to pick on Kara Swisher, as I am sure she has heard it a thousand times. But I'm over it. So...
  • Blog Post: I think someone might have to come up with a new word for "retirement"

    A Fortune article on Bill Gates' "retirement". For folks that are accustomed to really stretching their brains during the work day, this whole retirement thing can be a challenge. When I think about my retirement (many, many years away), I think about how many books I can read. And maybe tutoring some...
  • Blog Post: Other applications for Kinect: health care

    I didn't think about these kinds of applications before. It will be really interesting to see what this technology can do in the hands of some of our partners. The idea that someone, that cannot grip a controller, can control an application or communicate is super exciting. Less important but totally...
  • Blog Post: My dream of suiting up

    I am so not a gamer. The last game I spent money on was Atari (Asteroids and Space Invaders). And technically, it wasn't my money; I was in 7th grade. But now that I see this , I might have to have it. Holy crap, I could actually run it into the end zone. I mean, I could...
  • Blog Post: Boring work meetings meet beautiful design

    I'm a fan of good design. Unfortunately, my decision to now love mid-century modern design is trumped by my inability to buy all new furniture. So I continue to refer to the style of my home as "eclectic." My house has been "staged" for 3 months. Three! As oppressive as I thought this would be, grudgingly...
  • Blog Post: I like what I am hearing about Bing!

    I think being #2 is okey-dokey. Especially a year after launch. I pick a search engine based on what works best for me. So yeah... I'm really good with this. To each his own search engine. Or in my case "decision engine". Because I like to be the decider.
  • Blog Post: Project Natal now Kinect; still awesome.

    This sounds good so far . A jillion Star Wars nerds are getting ready to get their light saber on. Or as I heard in Chinatown yesterday "light savers"...because you want to save the light...in a stick... that you hit people with. Star Wars never sounded more interesting to me.
  • Blog Post: Microsoft donates $100K to gulf clean up. Stephen Colberts ears still crooked.

    I'm just not sure how I could love Stephen Colbert any more. The Colbert Report Mon - Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c Charity Begins at 11:30 www.colbertnation.com Colbert Report Full Episodes Political Humor Fox News
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