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July, 2008

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    Rain, lovely rain.

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    My friends in Redmond were complaining about the heat around the Seattle area during the week, and oh, my heart reached out for them in sympathy. Not. Ireland is having rather a wet summer so far, and the forecast has it continuing for another month...
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    Gamefest 2008 and DIY train tickets

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    I'm delighted to be able to attend Gamefest 2008 in Seattle this July. I'm looking forward to the XNA tracks very much. If you are in Europe, the event travels to London in early August . But now more about living in Dublin. Dublin, as it turns...
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    NEO is dead

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    Yes, it's true - no more NEO. Now it's "On-Boarding". So, apart from being a hugely ugly word, what is "On-Boarding"? When you join Microsoft, there is a huge amount of information to take in. From company values, to pension information, to health...
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    Whoops, that's gotta hurt. Yes, it did.

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    I'll tell you something else about Dublin: the roads are surprisingly slippy. This morning I was cycling to work, and whilst taking a nice, fast right-hand bend, the tyres on my bike completely lost grip, and I did a spectacular grating slide across the...
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    Moving to Microsoft Ireland

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    As part of my career change, I also changed countries: specifically, I've moved from Redmond, Washington, I've moved to Dublin, Ireland. Although I was born and raised near Belfast, I'm still a stranger here. Belfast is in Northern Ireland, which is...
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