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You Know You’re a Geek When….




A Geek hat like this comes in handy in those cold server rooms.

It was pointed out to me recently that I am a geek. Of course this was something I already knew. And I’m okay with that. “Hi, My name is Thom and I’m a geek.” But I like to think of myself as a geek that is at least marginally socially aware as well being somewhat self-aware. No doubt, my friends and family can offer differing opinions on this topic.

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Interviewing at Microsoft – Part 1




As some of you know, I recently accepted a position with Microsoft as an Account Technology Strategist. I blogged about my interviewing experience and it’s been posted on the Microsoft Careers Jobs Blog. The beginning of the post is below including the jump.

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iPad SchmiPad I’m Slate’d




It sure is pretty, but does it do enough?

Yea, so it’s here. It’s cool and all, but it doesn’t cure cancer or bring world peace. It won’t solve the problems with the Red Sox blowing leads late in games nor will it help the Cubs win a World Series. Now I’m not an Apple H8T3r, nor am I an Apple fanboy salivating at every utterance and release from Cupertino. That being said, I wouldn’t refuse an iPad if someone chose to give me one.

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Social Media Missteps




Embracing Social Media

Embracing Social Media is about more than just using the tools.

As everyone and their grandmothers rush to embrace Social Media, it’s fun watching companies really begin to leverage the power of the platforms. But it’s also very painful to see the missteps and mistakes that people and companies make – most of which could be avoided with a little forethought and planning. Here are some of the most common social media mistakes: Spew, Relevance, Inattention and Boredom. Each is detailed below.

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Brett Favre, Social Media and Soap Operas




Madden NFL Football has long since sent these Mattel Football games into retirement.

Madden NFL games have long since sent these Mattel Football games into retirement.

So what do Brett Favre, Social Media and Soap Operas have in common? Not much unless you count Favre’s on again/off again retirement soap opera and it’s coverage in Social Media. Seriously the only real connection is that I’ve written previously about all three and here are some updates on those three topics. 

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