Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Moving RSS from FeedBurner

Hi, subscribers. This is a small notification message.

Just wanted to let you know that I will be moving the RSS feed away from FeedBurner over the weekend, as it does not seem to work correctly with one of the MSDN pages, where my blog is being displayed.

So, instead of the following feed:
you should use the one exposed on the blog:

If the problems with the MSDN page are solved, I will switch back to FeedBurner, but this won't effect you all, if you are using the latter feed link (as it is redirected automatically)


Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Microsoft Layoffs - Cinco de Fire-O

Well, if ever you wanted to console yourself with some tequila, today might be your day. Phase Two of the big Microsoft 2009 layoff engages today.

Is this it? Will there be more? From Mr. Ballmer's email:

With this announcement, we are mostly but not all done with the planned 5,000 job eliminations by June 2010.

Strangely, Ms. Brummel have asked folks to avoid emailing each other today because the last layoff's email volume was so distracting. Gee, sorry to be a bother while people are trying to figure out what the hell is going on. Let's see... how to avoid that... I know, tell people what the hell is going on and which people / groups are affected. Oy.

Please, if affected by today's events, note which group you're in and any messaging about things going forward (as appropriate and proper).

(And please, Ms. Brummel, if you talk to the troops about this, don't share how people affected by the layoff are thanking you - that just seems creepy.)

Dropping moderation for today, but as usual: be responsible. I will delete comments later that are off-topic, along with any other comments that react to the deleted comments. If in doubt, go visit the CRF parallel thread: