I recently had the pleasure of visiting the Boeing factory up in Everett for a story about production of the 1500th 747. Always so impressive seeing how these beasts are put together.
Every so often I peruse the online world of Microsoft Corporate Citizenship to see how some of my work is being used. Here’s my most recent roundup.
Beyond weird to cover this story. Campus is about 2 miles from my house; I drive or bike through it several times a week with my kid. Sad. Scary. Much too close to home.
Becoming a mayor in the state of Washington: not for the faint of heart. Dan Rankin and Leanne Guier have been through it, facing challenges of unimaginable proportions. But, as Ted Katauskas’ article explains, “Whether the roadblocks are fiscal or physical, attentive leadership points the way to renewal.”
I recently got to shadow Microsoft cloud and security maven Mark Russinovich for a Wired.com feature. Mark’s ascension to executive status has been by no means typical. From Cade Metz’s article:
Before joining Microsoft and becoming one of its most important software engineers, Mark Russinovich was in the business of pissing the company off.
This was the late 1990s, when Microsoft dominated the tech world, its Windows operating systems running so many of the world’s computers, from desktops and laptops to corporate workstations and servers. During the day, Russinovich built software for a tiny New Hampshire software company, but he spent his evenings and weekends looking for bugs, flaws, and secrets buried inside Microsoft’s newest and most important operating system, Windows NT. Sharing his findings with the press or posting them to the web, he frequently pissed off Microsoft, but never so completely as the time he exposed Windows NT as a fraud.
I’m just back from a good trip down to the Bay Area. Primarily I was there to do marketing photography for Microsoft, but I tacked on an extra day and got to meet with some pretty awesome people: Yvonne at Sunset Magazine; Adina at Sierra Magazine, and Nicole and Judy at the one and only SF Chronicle. Pretty good mileage for one day, sans car (walk, BART, walk, BART, bus, CalTrain, BART, walk, BART, airplane, walk, shuttle…van).