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08/24/2017 - 2:34pm I don't think I've ever used

I don't think I've ever used an umbrella in Seattle.  This really isn't midwest rain.  It's just... moist.  

The lack of daylight in the winter months bother me more than the rain.

On the other hand, there's no better place to be in the U.S. than Seattle in the summer.

 

08/24/2017 - 2:32pm Just joking around.  I don't

Just joking around.  I don't disagree, except for the Seattle Times comment section.  They're gold!  I especially like "I've lived here since 1970 and I hate all the new people" guy.

08/24/2017 - 2:22pm Good summary.  North of the

Good summary.  North of the canal is great, but you'll never make it to work.  I would avoid I-5 at all costs.  If you have to live on the west side, find a neighborhood where you can take side streets to get onto 520.

As far as the eastside goes, I'd personally do downtown Kirkland.  Downtown Redmond is growing like crazy and is an easy commute.

Sammamish is suburban hell. 

Issaquah isn't a bad option.   

You're probably too young for Woodenville. Don't go further away from Bellevue than Woodenville in the north or Issaquah in the south.

 

 

08/24/2017 - 2:15pm This reads like every Seattle

This reads like every Seattle Times comment section.  Homeless people add "character" to downtown Seattle.

 

04/17/2017 - 8:21pm If Office 365 is really free

If Office 365 is really free for non profits, that seems like a great deal.  You'll also get Teams with it and sharepoint, maybe coupled with Teams sounds like what you would want.

04/17/2017 - 8:18pm I think it's a very good

I think it's a very good tool, I just haven't figured out exactly how to use it along side Skype for Business.  It's a more featured IM/Slack competitor with sharepoint on the back end.  I set it up for my team, but it just seems like another thing everyone has to check along with email.  I think eventually it'll replace Skype for Business as the chat client, but it's not quite there.

If I was starting from scratch, I might use it, along with Sharepoint for a project.

 

02/10/2017 - 10:34pm Test (another one)

Test (another one)

02/10/2017 - 10:19pm Test

Test

02/10/2017 - 10:05pm Test

Test

02/10/2017 - 9:50pm Test

Test

02/10/2017 - 9:38pm Test

Test

01/31/2017 - 4:10pm in defense of the app

I'm getting lots of current server issues (hence the crashes)

01/22/2017 - 8:25pm Test

Also

Ignore

01/22/2017 - 7:05pm Test

Ignore

01/10/2017 - 5:18pm I'll look into it, but I

I'll look into it, but I won't be able to get to it until the weekend.

12/20/2016 - 7:37pm Hololens isn't a "game", it's

Hololens isn't a "game", it's a self contained AR headset.  You might have played a game on it.  It's actually quite amazing and has hand recognition (though the game might not use it).

07/30/2015 - 4:10pm If nothing else, it's changed

If nothing else, it's changed due to reorgs.  Terry Myerson owns all of Windows and Devices, so there's at least some synergy there (devices will feature WIndows features and vice versa).  Satya has also been good with supporting iOS and Android, which Balmer was slow to do.

My area (Super Magic Holo Goggles) seems to have pretty good cross discipline "culture". 

Stack Ranking is gone... though in reality, it'll always exist in some form.  Now we have 20 ranks instead of 5.

07/30/2015 - 1:53pm As a MSFT employee, I can say

As a MSFT employee, I can say for certain that #4 is total crap.  60 hour weeks are the norm for me and many on my team.

It's a huge company.  Stop with the sterotypes.

 

07/30/2015 - 1:49pm Dell XPS13

Dell XPS13

06/24/2015 - 1:38pm Lost In Senseless Parentheses

Lost In Senseless Parentheses

03/20/2015 - 1:18pm Can't be easily done,

Can't be easily done, unfortunately.

12/20/2014 - 7:04pm I think I fixed it.  Email me

I think I fixed it.  Email me if you still see the issue.

I don't really control which ads get displayed, but I think I've shut off the offending provider.

And please remember, ads make the blog money... 

10/07/2014 - 2:15pm I think most OSU fans like Ed

I think most OSU fans like Ed Warriner more than Herman.  He's also more ready to become a head coach.  Ed's down side is that he's not a great recruiter.  He can, however, take a bunch of random big kids and make them a decent offensive line in a matter of weeks.

10/05/2014 - 1:46pm Braxton Miller

Braxton Miller

09/09/2014 - 12:56pm Same application, same essay,

Same application, same essay, just $70 more to apply to another school.  I wouldn't be surprised to see a UC-SB level student apply to UCLA for another $70 due to the ease of applying whereas they might not have if the application was seperate.

09/09/2014 - 11:13am I think the non Berkeley

I think the non Berkeley California schools get a bit of a bump from the common application. Heck, Cal probably does too. The acceptance rates are artificially lowered due to the ease of applying.

09/09/2014 - 11:10am I would assume Illinois is

I would assume Illinois is considered a better engineering school by most people. It's been top 5 in EE and CE for as long as I can remember.

09/06/2014 - 12:45pm I'm stuck at my daughters

I'm stuck at my daughters birthday party in Woodinville.

08/24/2014 - 12:06pm Not you. Stupid ios7 and all

Not you. Stupid ios7 and all the hipster thin helvetica. I'm redoing the titles, and I'm getting older, so I'll see what I can do.

08/24/2014 - 12:03pm Hi Six Zero! I'll let you

Hi Six Zero! I'll let you know when Apple lets us know.

08/23/2014 - 10:39pm Thanks. Finally freeing up

Thanks. Finally freeing up from an insane year at work. Planning on modernizing the look over the next few weeks. Hoping to submit something every couple of weeks. I assume I'll need to do something for the new iPhones as well. Thanks for your patience.

08/16/2014 - 8:24pm Ok

Ok

08/16/2014 - 8:23pm Test

Ignore

08/16/2014 - 6:10pm I know I know... I've had the

I know I know... I've had the fix for months, just needed to polish the ipad version.  Bad me.

08/16/2014 - 6:05pm I guess this is the kick in

I guess this is the kick in the butt I needed.

Time to submit some updates.

08/04/2014 - 1:33pm His reply had nothing to do

His reply had nothing to do with Microsoft.

08/04/2014 - 11:50am The title is a little

The title is a little confusing.  It doesn't sound like this is the full OSU Alumni association, just some band sub-group as far as I can tell.

06/16/2014 - 8:21pm Turkish subtitles are

Turkish subtitles are un-American.

06/03/2014 - 4:04pm This is true.  I've been on

This is true.  I've been on both sides of this and both companies have come to the same conclusion.  The cost of offering backwards compatibility is not worth the gain.  Not only is it not worth the gain, it also offers diminishing returns over time as fewer people use it.

From a technical standpoint, this generation didn't provide enough of a performance boost to be able to easily emulate something like Cell (1 3.2 GHZ PPC core and 3.2 GHz 7 "SPU"s) with the new x86 architecture.

The good news is, I suspect all future generations will be backwards compatible, assuming they all stay on the x86 architecture.

06/03/2014 - 12:52pm Agree on the crappy roll out.

Agree on the crappy roll out.  Fortunately, those people have been forced out (Don Mattrick).  There were actually some good ideas there, just not well executed.  I personally would prefer to have some of those back (discless DRM, game sharing, etc.).

06/03/2014 - 12:48pm That did sound harsher than I

That did sound harsher than I intended... pirate away.

Back to your original question... I have 2 XBones, 2 360s and a PS3.

To tell you the truth, the 360 is still the most often used console in the family.

I do think the "One" has the highest upside, given the delta between what the 360 used to be and what it is now.  The upside is based more on non core gaming functions (integration with the MSFT ecosystem, entertainment/TV integration, etc.).  

I do think the PS4 is a slick looking machine.  MSFT was a little too cautious this time around with cooling post RROD.   I've never been a big fan of Sony's software capabilities (outside of their gaming studios), but I do tend to lean Japanese in my gaming taste.

If I were you, I'd wait for the 2nd revisions of both machines and enjoy the newest PS3 or 360.

06/03/2014 - 12:31pm It does suck to have to

It does suck to have to exchange money for goods and services.  Death to companies.

Sony also sells movies and music you can get for free.  Death to them too.

06/03/2014 - 11:46am Out of curiosity, why the

Out of curiosity, why the immense hate for MSFT? Gamers tend to forgive Sony for a lot of sins, but hold decades old grudges against MSFT.

05/27/2014 - 8:42pm You don't live in Seattle.

You don't live in Seattle.  Which is odd, because you are HipsterCat.

05/13/2014 - 5:52pm J.T. Barrett will be a

J.T. Barrett will be a redshirt freshman.  He was recovering from an injury last year.

05/06/2014 - 10:12pm Similar story here.  Just a

Similar story here.  Just a terribly managed company trying desperately to grow profits on declining revenue by short sided cost cutting.  I'm glad I got out when I did.  It's great to work for a company that actually gives a shit about their employees.

The Power development group is hemorrhaging talent and I assume they won't be in hardware development for much longer.

A great American government driven to the ground by two shitty CEOs.  A shame.

 

05/06/2014 - 7:03pm Boo Big Blue

This is OK, as long as none of these students gets tricked into working for that sinking ship of a company.

05/05/2014 - 5:12pm OSU insiders have assumed

OSU insiders have assumed that LJ Scott would go to MSU, which would send Weber to Michigan and Harris to OSU.  Weber may or may not be a backup for OSU, but I think they're focused more on Harris and Scott.

05/04/2014 - 4:36pm Get off his dick

Get off his dick

05/04/2014 - 3:46pm Funny, there are OSU fans who

Funny, there are OSU fans who think Thad's recruiting took a two year break before the 2014 class.