One Louder

Exploring the fine line between clever and stupid. Heather Hamilton is a Staffing Manager and Microsoft Employee Evangelist.
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    Other applications for Kinect: health care

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    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...
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    My dream of suiting up

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    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...
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    Boring work meetings meet beautiful design

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    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...
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    I like what I am hearing about Bing!

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    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...
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    Project Natal now Kinect; still awesome.

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    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...
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    Microsoft donates $100K to gulf clean up. Stephen Colberts ears still crooked.

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    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...
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    Uncluttering at work: e-mail edition (not e-mail addition)

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    Uncluttering has been a theme for me. You know this . For over three months, I have been living in a perfectly staged state of housey-ness. As much as I hated sorting through my stuff (toss, donate, keep), I have gotten to the point where I so totally...
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    People have clearly run out of things to protest

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    Our American culture is getting protest happy. I had just moved here when the WTO Summit protests took place. To me, the political point was lost in the street riots, tear gas, and that panic attack I had when I drove down Denney and saw a swarm of protesters...
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    If a bubble pops and there's nobody there to hear it, does it really make a sound?

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    It's a little encouraging to see recognition that talent (specifically tech talent) is pooling in places other than the Silicon Valley . Those of us that have been responsible for recruiting that talent have seen the quality of tech talent elsewhere increasing...
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    The resume is an introduction, not an interview

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    Thought I'd pull together some resume tips, seeing that the economy is scratching it's way out of the recession. Or so it seems. I swear that I can predict the state of the economy based on how many people ask me to review their resume and provide feedback...
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    Toilet seat covers and imaginary safety nets

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    Toilet seat covers are marketing. You know that, right? There's really nothing bad that can happen to you in a public bathroom that is going to be changed by the existence of a toilet seat cover. Well, except the possibility of leaving the bathroom without...
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    Failure: learn or forget?

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    Working for a company where self-critique is an art form, and being someone who always (always!) tries to anticipate what can go wrong so I can address it before it does, I have always thought of failure as an opportunity to learn. But I do like what...
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    The demise of MySpace and Palm

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    I don't really think that Sean Parker is saying anything that we didn't already know. But the sound bite is good. Restating the obvious is cool when you do it well and have an audience. It lets them feel smart and lets you feel funny. Not this kind of...
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    To Gizmodo

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    It's just a matter of time before "gizmodo" becomes a verb. gizmodo (verb) Etymology: modern English (colloquial), from Gizmo (ref: "Gremlins", comics) and Moto ("Hello Moto") 1. a. To treat a reader or customer with condescension or disdain 1. b....
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    Trapeze stunts

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    Against my better judgement, I am featuring a video spotlighting my big butt, for the purpose of showing my progress on trapeze. And yes, I am heading back to the gym. First try on the catch: fail Second try: got it! Wheeeee...
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    How to write an email

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    Sounds simple but so many people screw it up. Seth talks about writing a personal email. But I see these mistakes in the emails I get from job seekers and people trying to get my attention for some other professional reason. Listen up staffing tools vendors...
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    How sick is "sick enough"

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    Ah, the sick day. When you should be at home getting better but instead, you work; possibly prolonging your illness and infecting others. Because you are too, too important. Hi ego, thanks for coming to the party. And before you think I am criticizing...
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    Flying through the air with the greatest of...um, ease?

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    OK, not the greatest of ease. But the maybe the greatest of "holy crap, I am doing this! I am totally doing this!" Or as one of my friends put it "F*#@ You, fear!" Lately, I have been trying to focus on bringing more joy into my life. I feel like I...
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    But you'd be so much more attractive if you had a Windows 7 Phone

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    and it's not just because that "there's an app for that" thing makes people think they can keep their phone on the dinner table. Like in case they need to calculate a tip. Grrr. Try math. I am a phone etiquette stickler, which I think I have mentioned...
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    Too good to reward, gone in a flash.

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    I've had a couple conversations this week about the size of the "passive"talent pool. Different people define this pool differently, but at the highest level, it's the folks that are not currently looking for a position. It's hard to estimate the size...
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    I work at Microsoft

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    and being awesome was my idea.
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    Dummer than a box of hammers

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    (The title is ironic...please, no corrections of my spelling. I hate that I have to write this because it makes it less awesome...for you and for me) I'm not going to say that there are a lot of dumb people out there. Because that would be unkind.I...
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    Teen Hacker

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    This interview with Marc Maiffret is interesting . Some people might be interested more in the technology aspects of what he did, but the part I find fascinating is the psychology of his jump from homeless teen hacker to business guy.It makes me think...
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    A quiz that doesn't provide the answers at the end...

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    ...is called market research. Good concept, FastCompany. But try harder next time.
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    LinkedIn user, go back and try again using your smart-person voice

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    My buddy, Chris Hoyt (AKA RecruiterGuy) diverged from his usual writing topics (about recruiting, for recruiters) and talks about the flagrant misuse and half-a**ery exhibited among some job seekers trying to "network". LinkedIn engagement is it's...
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