One Louder

Exploring the fine line between clever and stupid. Heather Hamilton is a Staffing Manager and Microsoft Employee Evangelist.
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    Is the tech industry just getting weirder and weirder?

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    SAP apologizes to Oracle? There's no crying in baseball and there's no apologizing in court.
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    LG Quantum

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    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.
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    Sometimes a salary bump is about something else

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    You'd have to be living under a rock to not know about the Google salary bump reported this week : Google increases employees salaries by 10% with some other stuff thrown in. Sweet. It's not an entirely stupid move on Google's part because...wow, the...
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    Tech Titans Ridiculous Homes

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    Oops. Did I just write that on my blog? I look at the homes of the top ten tech titans (by someone's standards) and I really wonder at what point "enough" transitions "into way over the top." OK, there are some steps in-between, but still. So, I will...
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    Ralph Nader and Full Body Scanners

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    When I first read about this , I was thinking, well asking actually; "when can America get over its fear of nudity?" You know, if everyone stops making a big deal about it, then we could all just relax, for crying out loud. I get the concern about...
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    Microsoft opening certification training center in Baghdad

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    OK, now *this* is interesting . This kind of investment is a little different than I had envisioned when I thought of getting Iraq back on its feet. But it makes sense if... 1) There are people that are interested in technology but lack resources to...
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    Speaking of "do I fit into your target market?": Facebook Deals

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    I'm a Groupon user and a FourSquare critic. I like deals, and as long as I can convince myself NOT to buy things I won't use on Groupon, it's something that I will continue to be interested in. FourSquare is less interesting to me. And by less interesting...
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    This is the part where I decide if I can be a "casual gamer"

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    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...
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    Can Google Cause a Re-count?

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    This is a sucky, though interesting, problem. Google sends thousands (how many thousands? Dunno) to the wrong polling places. OK, Google is a company, not a political entity (well, not as it's sole purpose for existing). But this does raise a question...
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    Marie Antoinette?

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    Oh, no, Eric Schmidt. Here we go again. First you are supposed to change your name to cover your social media tracks. Then, if you don't like being photographed in an unflattering sweater, you should just move. Stop saying dumb stuff. I think...
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    And this is South Lake Union!

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    Catching up on some blogging today (as if it were paperwork) (OK, I wrote part of this last week and put off finishing). My head has been full of other stuff going on (some good and some eh) and now that the din has subsided a bit, I'm purging some stuff...
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    Tell me if this is ironic, unfortunate or if I am totally nuts

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    Evidence: this FastCompany story on darlings of social media . Give it a gander. The effect is better if you read it; in which case you will notice what I do. This story has not been formatted for viewing on the web. Commentary on one of the superstars...
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    Product subcategory differentiation and whether it really matters: the case of the roll-less TP

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    I'm going to talk about toilet paper. Yep. I know that my more faithful readers have been waiting for this. I've written about dog waste , expired cheese , search engine poetry , softball team names , feng shui underpants . These aren't my greatest hits...
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    The person you don't know who changes everything for you

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    (OK, forgive any typos or mis-spellings. Spellcheck obviously has more important things to do right now than keep me from making a fool of myself) Did you ever have someone in your life that wouldn't recorgnize you walking down the street, but who...
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    Defeat: It's good for you

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    That whole "everyone wins!" philosophy on the pee-wee playing field really rubs me the wrong way. Life is full or defeat. The sooner kids learn this the better; and how to emerge with a little dignity. "Everbody wins" isn't preparing kids, they are getting...
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    On the occassion of hearing one too many complaints, she complains

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    I think I have discussed how much I love complaining, especially since complaining has become a serial activity on Facebook. Not only are ya miserable but you can make your friends miserable too. And also your "friends." I may have reached a little...
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    Speaking of talking about salary...

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    Here's an article about an interesting report on salary disclosure in the workplace . And I call it interesting because it backs up what I have always said (yeah, I am like that); nothing good comes from sharing salary details in the workplace. It's kind...
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    Oh, those annoying ads

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    I may take back my previous comments about annoying yet memorable ads actually being effective. Because after watching some of these ads , I vow to never support the boneheads that let this crap from their ad agencies get through review. I mean seriously...
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    If you talk about your salary in the interview...

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    you are clearly high. Penelope may be talking about salary range high . But it wouldn't hurt to tell anyone who does this to put the crack pipe down. I may be ticking off a load of recruiters. However, I am all about the open market. Companies should...
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    Fake person brand

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    I am not sure how I feel about this . Pick a few things that kind of suck in an ironic sort of way, and call it brand? Please, I don't want to hear from a bunch of guys named Fred. Many fine, fine people names would suck as brands. Anyway, the brand name...
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    Stop being a social media idiot

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    I only say that because the whole "seven deadly sins" thing is a little tired. Nobody is dying due to the fact that they have pr oven that they are indeed not smarter than a fifth grader (Aha! Another lame pop-culture reference! In a run-on sentence,...
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    An itchy case of inevitable disclosure

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    Oh dude. How much are each of these companies going to spend on this lawsuit? I have some familiarity with California non-compete agreements and can understand erring on the side of the interest of the worker. More workers mean a healthier economy...
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    The Search Engine of Mostly Wrong-ness

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    This is right up my alley. It appeals to my love of random data, my professional expertise with effective search engine queries and my affinity for telling people they were wrong. Hey, I think that if you don't know, you probably shouldn't speculate...
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    Most annoying marketers (brands, not people)

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    There used to be weird newspaper advertisement (oh, the ones of the long past, advertising things that you really should NOT use nor talk about). Then there were and still are the horrible jingly TV ads. Git outta mah head! What I have noticed lately...
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    Hot-hot hot college majors for technology

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    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...
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