One Louder

Exploring the fine line between clever and stupid. Heather Hamilton is a Staffing Manager and Microsoft Employee Evangelist.
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    Teenagers: friend your mom at your own peril

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    You'd be better off logging in at the library (editors note: the library is a building they had in the old days that housed items called "books" made of mashed tree pulp, literary angst, publishers fees and possibly a little nasal excrement).
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    Trendster job title: Ninja. Unlike.

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    I get that the young professional generation wants to be able to define themselves. We all did when we were early in career. But Ninja? Really? It may be that part of that self-definition, for many, includes coming up with trendy job titles. And it...
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    How much is "not enough" these days?

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    There are many things in life that I don't understand: how anyone finds Jim Carrey funny, why someone would voluntarily eat anything that contains liver, how the hell to wire my media center. And this. FourSquare is about to jump the shark (and if you...
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    The internet of 1969, or how we saw our future in the past

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    This is some crazy video for purposes I really don't understand. The best parts are the console dials, the smooth jazz and the misogyny.
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    Finally! An explanation for the Gates-Seinfeld Ads.

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    Todd Bishop gets to the bottom of it with David Webster, our Brand GM. Look, we get a lot of crap for our advertising. I know this. Some deserved, some not. But I totally got the Seinfeld ads and I thought they were funny. I can understand that people...
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    AOL Adopting Google's Interviewing Model Why?

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    Yeah, we all know a bunch of Goog's went to AOL. Old news. And although you can say that the Google PR machine may have spun up some mystique around their interview processes (Huh, who? Puzzle questions? Weren't we, like discussing those before there...
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    Microsoft Women to Watch: Julie Larson-Green

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    I'm changing the title from Women *Worth* Watching, because really? There are many more that are worthy; some at lower levels, some because we can find something to trip over, even if it's not there (wait, what? Me?). I'm going to look past the references...
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    Facebook, whining and having a sense of humor

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    I know that neither Fast Company nor Facebook is assuming that natives of the UK, Canada have no (or limited) sense of humor. But calling the use of mood-related status update words a "happiness" indicator is a little nuts . I understand cultural differences...
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    But I just want to pay!!!

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    You can never know what happened in this case , except for the fact that it was caught on film, so you totally can know. I won't even talk about employee screening processes because honestly, an alleged "crazy person" (oh take it up with Gawker) can slip...
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    The part where I acknowledge a minor obsession with a particular snack food

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    It's part of my childhood (where have you gone, taco flavored Doritos?). And sometimes it's lunch. Someone recently brought to my attention the prevalence of salty, cheesy snack foods in my facebook updates. Yeah, I know. Also, I really...
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    Something about pen and paper

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    I still like to carry a date book but wish it would sync with Outlook. I like the paper and the pen and the book; the smell of books and the heft (yay, vocab!). I like these things like others like the crack. My attention and amore is starting to grow...
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    Differentiating is like Voodoo

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    Loves me some VooDoo Doughnut . The maple bacon bar was a highlight of a Portland holiday weekend that was otherwise highlighty. So yeah. Maple bacon. Ooh, and like marketing goodness . Instead of being incrementally this or that (mini cupcakes, whole...
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    The design guy behind the Windows Phone 7

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    You know that I don't spend a lot of time pushing Microsoft products. I use them, but I'm not a techy first-adopter of much. I like what I like though and right now I'm loving Windows 7, Office 2010, Zune and Bing. And I am super excited about where we...
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    Diversity data holdouts and what some of the biggest silicon valley companies don't want you to know

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    NPR reports on some of the largest tech companies in the silicon valley withholding their diversity numbers for what they claim to be competitive reasons. This might lead you to think that these companies have good diversity numbers (meaning an increase...
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    As suspected, David Lee Roth is a business genius.

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    OK, it was never suspected. Didn't even cross my mind really. I mean, the brown M&M thing? It was just so much easier to assume it was diva tendencies. Zebra spandex and general nuttiness? Also things DLR excelled in. Who would have known he was an...
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    Multitasking Kills Puppies

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    OK, maybe it doesn't but it's definitely overrated. And I can't do it . I sometimes have focus so intense that someone walking up behind me and saying "hi!" can scare the crap out of me. Like heart-leaping scared. So flipping my focus back and forth...
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    Intensity, achievement, ridiculousness and villainry on The Amazing Race

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    It's exciting to see a Microsoft employee, and his wife , as contestants on the 16th season of The Amazing Race . I've had so little time for television lately, but will make a point to watch this season. I love the show and would have otherwise taken...
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    Ugly is the new pretty

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    Looks like we consumers respond more favorably to commercial images that look like "us." This is all fine and good except when we are talking about politicians. I don't want a politician that's like me or worse (cheaters!). I mean, I get the product advertisement...
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    Managing your social media

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    Even if you don't engage social media for work (I do, obviously), there is a lot of information coming through different accounts and profiles and it can be hard to manage all of it. Fast Company has a short article (for the n00bs, OK, I admit) to help...
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    Is this abra cadabra business creepy or is it just me?

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    I can't decide. Either weird and creepy or weird and cool?
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    I won't be making it into the office today...(cough, cough)

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    Gawker gives you the rules on using sick days (hint: don't use them when you are sick because that is no fun at all). The hangover day has been a topic of conversation. Some people feel it's OK as long as you don't do it a lot. Me? I like to punish...
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    Uncluttering at work...

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    I struggle with time management. I get my stuff done, but the issue of "time" always comes up. Yesterday, someone mentioned that everything I was talking about with regard to my life outside of work was about time too (Do I have time to get this all done...
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    Why do you need it? Just because it's there? And Steve Jobs told you that you do?

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    iPad. Lord have mercy. I don't even think I have a joke that has not already been said before. I'd say I'm speechless, but I don't do speechless. I had a conversation last night with someone that is super cheesed-off that their music content is being...
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    The possibility of not getting a job because of those jello shots

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    Apparently, we sponsored a survey that found that the majority of recruiters had declined to pursue a prospect/candidate because of information they found about a candidate online. Wow....so this makes me realize that it has been a while since I worked...
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    My mouth is open while you are cleaning my teeth, please make yours closed

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    Occasionally, I understand grumpy people. I feel sorry for the ones with bad teeth. I kind of like going to the dentist. It's like a free treatment: my teeth get extra blingy and my insurance pays for it. I don't really mind the poking of the pointy...
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