One Louder

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

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    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)
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    I'm not saying you are a lying cheapskate

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    I'm saying that your cheapness has turned you into a liar, fakey bag buyers. Geez, well isn't buying a knockoff kind of lying to the world about who you are and what you can afford? OK, well I am an over-sharer so I will be honest about just about...
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    I hate to do this but...(I'm lying, I don't hate to do this)

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    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...
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    Movies as PR

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    Now a Google movie? You have got to be kidding me. "The intention is to be sympathetic to Sergey and Larry..." So says the producer. Well, he gets points for transparency. Transparency is good, but that's one little tidbit I think he could have kept...
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    The House Advantage

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    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...
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    Microsoft Mobile Games Studio

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    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...
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    The "real" you...

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    In a world where the only way to identify the "real" you is by the bar code stamped on your forehead. Above your one eye. Thanks Google and global warming.
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    Eat Pray Love Buy

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    Have you escaped the Eat Pray Love marketing onslaught ? It may be because I am in the target demographic (yeah, forty-something), although not sad as it has been suggested. Yeah, I read the book. But I felt a little dirty when Oprah recommended it. ...
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    The JetBlue PR Response that Wasn't <golf clap>

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    I have been watching only a little TV lately. A few things on my DVR and that's about it. No morning news or anything. So, I got only a little info on this jetBlue flight attendant thing (thanks interwebz). And I find all the glamorizing of this persons...
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    Does anyone else think that Mark Hurd could have made more money from suing HP than taking his severance package?

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    What am I missing here? 1) HP investigates a sexual harassment claim that they found to be without merit. 2) HP looks into Hurd's record and finds that there were potentially fraudulent expense reports, but they can't say whether Hurd submitted...
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    This just in: Y2K recruiting hangover lasts fifteen years

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    Just saw this article about the aging workforce of mainframe programmers . And I started to feel my age. About three years into my recruiting career, I was staffing contractors for a consulting firm. A part of my income was commission-based and while...
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    A Corporate Blog I Can Actually Appreciate: Redfin

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    It's been a while since I have seen (or mentioned) a corporate blog I can really appreciate. Let's be real here...most corporate blogs are full of suck...excuse my language if you are so inclined. The suckage generally results from a tragic misunderstanding...
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    Getting closer to password security

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    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...
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    Form follows function

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    Not the other way around. I'm not surprised to see that the iPhone 4 antenna issue was cause by a design decision . Their products are pretty but they have to work. Your move, Apple.
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    Look at your grades. Now look at mine.

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    Well, nobody should look at *my* grades. Because, yeah. All awesomeness is followed by parody. Who doesn't want a mini dose of the awesome? Anyone else incredibly surprised that this little slice of awesome comes from BYU?
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    Can MySpace be Saved?

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    These days, it doesn't even cross my mind to go to my MySpace page. I have one. I got that welcome mail from that guy that everyone else got (white t-shirt, expression like he was doing something else and then just noticed "hey, there's a camera there...
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    What Google Could Learn from Apple

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    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...
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    The part where my head explodes (not "literally")

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    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...
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    50 Smartest People

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    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....
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    Corporate Social Media Policies: More is better or not so much?

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    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...
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    Just give me the damn cookies!

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    The Girl Scouts of America are updating their logo. Well the girls aren't, nor the scouts. Some design firm is (follow link to see the before and after). It makes for an interesting article, with accompanying art. You can use it to play where's waldo...
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    Part 2 of Kara Swisher's Interview on the Microsoft!/Yahoo! Integration

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    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… ...
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    Understanding the Microsoft-Yahoo! Alliance

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    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...
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    Canned Ads: pretty much as bad as they think they are

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    FastCompany has a list (and voting!) for the worst canned ads of the last year. I choose to ignore the Microsoft (Bing!) entry for now, mostly because I never saw The Shining (I know, don't start), so to me, it's not canned as much as whatever. OK? But...
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    I think someone might have to come up with a new word for "retirement"

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    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...
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