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Rory Meets Da Team

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Today we took Rory around to meet some of the folks that he's already met, but we decided to do it again on camera just for fun (and of course we film him meeting folks he hasn't actually met like our VP Sanjay Parthasarathy...)

As always, this is a very random tour. It starts off slow, has some interesting moments (where you may find yourself asking "uhm, why am I watching this?"), but all and all provides a very humanistic view of our great extended team of evangelists, program managers, developers and an executive or two. And we only scratched the surface. You will meet more of the people who work around here in subsequent videos (which will be very interesting, of course).

Tune in.

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  • irascianirascian Irascible Ian
    Fun video. You do realise you're gonna get bombed with "Hire me!" spam now don't you! Wink

    Good to hear so many people mentioning WPF/E - it had all gone quiet. Hopefully a video on WPF/E to follow?
  • Introducing, Rory, the Oscar Levant, of Channel 9. Wink

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oscar_Levant


    Cool

    May I have a banana split please?Tongue Out

  • Wow, Sampy is definitely not an old man. :O
  • Erik PorterHuman​Compiler Now with more apps
    dentaku wrote:
    Wow, Sampy is definitely not an old man.


    He has taken over the position of "youngest" on the team.
  • Erik PorterHuman​Compiler Now with more apps
    irascian wrote:
    Fun video. You do realise you're gonna get bombed with "Hire me!" spam now don't you!


    Why?  Cuz every day's a party?  ok, it really isn't...not like in the video anyway...  Wink
  • figuerresfiguerres ???
    Hey!!!!

    Ok so now lets all form a great big groop hug with rory in the center- lots of wet / mayby dirty / not sanitised hands.

    Oh dread.... Tongue Out


    Ok JK Rory!

    looking fwd to seeing more !
  • irascian wrote:
     Hopefully a video on WPF/E to follow?
    Yea.

    Welcome to C9 Rory

  • rjdohnertrjdohnert You will never know success until you know failure
    Welcome to the team Rory.  I have high expectations of the work you will do.
  • Yeah. why am I watching this?

    Who is Rory and why do I care?

    Killed this after 5 min.

     

    Excellent

  • CharlesCharles Welcome Change
    damage-inc wrote:
    

    Yeah. why am I watching this?

    Who is Rory and why do I care?

    Killed this after 5 min.

     

    Excellent



    OK... This video is as much about the people Rory is introducing himself to (the team) as it is about Rory (the new team member). 
  • RoryRory Free Tibet While Supplies Last
    raymond wrote:
    

    Introducing, Rory, the Oscar Levant, of Channel 9.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oscar_Levant




    May I have a banana split please?



    I think that comparing me to a neurotic hypochondriac pianist drug addict who repeatedly got kicked off the air is the nicest thing you've ever said about me, Raymond.

    Thanks Smiley
  • RoryRory Free Tibet While Supplies Last
    dentaku wrote:
    Wow, Sampy is definitely not an old man.


    I'm scared to ask him how old he is. I'm afraid he's one of these child-genius people who do nothing in life but make older, dumber people feel insecure.

    Not that Sampy does that to me.

    But he would...

    ...if I asked him how old he was.
  • RoryRory Free Tibet While Supplies Last
    eagle wrote:
    
    irascian wrote:  Hopefully a video on WPF/E to follow?
    Yea.

    Welcome to C9 Rory



    Seriously... I want one of those suits.
  • RoryRory Free Tibet While Supplies Last
    rjdohnert wrote:
    Welcome to the team Rory.  I have high expectations of the work you will do.


    I hope you'll be pleased.

    I've been recording, but haven't put anything up yet (I'm learning about the rather involved process of getting content OK'd, as well as getting it online).

    I have stuff on XNA, Windows Mobile, XP Embedded, and more in the pipeline.

    A bunch more stuff scheduled to shoot next week.

    I also have a weekly show I'm going to be doing. Editing the first episode now. The format is good - I think the show's going to be a lot of fun (especially for those of us who hang out in the Coffeehouse - I think of it as being a video version of the Coffeehouse).

    It'll be good. Good times. And stuff.
  • RoryRory Free Tibet While Supplies Last
    damage-inc wrote:
    Yeah. why am I watching this?

    Becuase you have nothing better to do?

    Because you tripped and fell and your forehead hit the keyboard and it caused the video to play?

    Because the lilliputians tied you down and forced you to?

    Or... because you willingly clicked on a link and opted to watch the video out of your own free will?

    Not sure which one of these is the most likely.

    damage-inc wrote:
    
    Who is Rory and why do I care?


    I'm Rory, and I don't know why you care. Perhaps you could expound on the subject a little - give us a clue...

    damage-inc wrote:
    
    Killed this after 5 min.


    You missed the party.

    damage-inc wrote:
    
    Excellent


    Great feedback. Thanks!

  • javamdkjavamdk unrated
    No comment to the above comment regarding the comment on this thread, lol

    . . . Welcome aboard!

    -Jr
  • ChadkChadk excuse me - do you has a flavor?

    Im sorry. Double post [C]

  • ChadkChadk excuse me - do you has a flavor?
    At 08:50..  Isn't that an apple monitor?
    And.. Damn, Sampy is tall :O
    When Rory and sampy was on the same picture, damn! Smiley

    Very nice video, you get to see more then just the C9 team - lovely job guys!


    Im looking forward to you stuff on XNA! Big Smile
  • Herbie SmithDr Herbie Horses for courses
    Rory, you can never have children.

    I just changed my daughter's nappy and got poo under my fingernails.

    You'll just have to resign yourself to being an evolutionary dead end.

    Herbie

  • W3bboW3bbo Work hard; increase production; prevent accidents, and be happy.
    Rory wrote:
    
    eagle wrote:
    irascian wrote:  Hopefully a video on WPF/E to follow?
    Yea.

    Welcome to C9 Rory



    Seriously... I want one of those suits.



    Shame, You're 6 years too late.
  • W3bboW3bbo Work hard; increase production; prevent accidents, and be happy.
    Dr Herbie wrote:
    Rory, you can never have children.

    I just changed my daughter's nappy and got poo under my fingernails.

    You'll just have to resign yourself to being an evolutionary dead end.


    I'll never look at chocolate scrapings under my fingernails the same way again. Thank you for the lifelong trauma.
  • Herbie SmithDr Herbie Horses for courses
    W3bbo wrote:
    
    Dr Herbie wrote: Rory, you can never have children.

    I just changed my daughter's nappy and got poo under my fingernails.

    You'll just have to resign yourself to being an evolutionary dead end.


    I'll never look at chocolate scrapings under my fingernails the same way again. Thank you for the lifelong trauma.


    Sorry, I won't go into the vomit , the snot and the pee in case it tips you over the edge.

    Somehow it doesn't seem as bad as it should then it's from your own children -- hormones are a wonderful thing sometimes.

    Herbie
  • Tommy CarlierTommyCarlier Widen your gaze
    It has been proven that too much hygiene is actually not healthy. You need a sufficient amount of exposure to bacteria to build up immunity. It's like the measles: once you had it, you're immune to it.
  • Tommy CarlierTommyCarlier Widen your gaze
    Rory, I'm sure you will add great value to C9, and I'm looking forward to seeing your work. PS: you do know that bacteria tend to concentrate on and around the knuckles, right?
  • Fun video!  I've been on Channel9 since end of 2005 but finally created a loginID.  This place never fails to teach me something new.

    This has probably been asked a million times but how can I get a few of those Channel9 guys for the office?

    Cheers,
    Bill

     

  • Christian Liensbergerlittleguru <3 Seattle
    *snif* My little "My Channel 9" project is mentioned in the video... Sad that you didn't show it Wink
  • Tommy CarlierTommyCarlier Widen your gaze
    Littleguru, they mentioned you at least twice. I'm so jealous right now.
  • Rory wrote:
    
    raymond wrote: 

    Introducing, Rory, the Oscar Levant, of Channel 9.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oscar_Levant




    May I have a banana split please?



    I think that comparing me to a neurotic hypochondriac pianist drug addict who repeatedly got kicked off the air is the nicest thing you've ever said about me, Raymond.

    Thanks


    Keep using the hand lotion and lip balm and wear the suit or you will end looking like Oscar: Wink

    Cool


  • Christian Liensbergerlittleguru <3 Seattle
    TommyCarlier wrote:
    Littleguru, they mentioned you at least twice. I'm so jealous right now.


    Twice... I need to watch it to the end... I have only seen the first few minutes. Smiley
  • figuerresfiguerres ???
    TommyCarlier wrote:
    It has been proven that too much hygiene is actually not healthy. You need a sufficient amount of exposure to bacteria to build up immunity. It's like the measles: once you had it, you're immune to it.


    I think that has been done already, at one time he was traveling almost non-stop and was *VERY* sick for a while, he used to do DNR from airport-terminals cuase that was the only time he had.

    at least this is what I recall from a while back...
  • Christian Liensbergerlittleguru <3 Seattle
    How much influence do I have?? Jeff bought a new Dell, because I said so... It's always great to help! Wow! *without words*
  • i want that c9 guy that's in the beginning
  • Erik PorterHuman​Compiler Now with more apps
    ploe wrote:
    i want that c9 guy that's in the beginning


    the big guy in the beginning is pretty damn heavy (had to help move it upstairs a while back).  I believe it was originally used at PDC '05.

    Did you like the upside down C9 head in Sampy's office?  Tongue Out
  • William Staceystaceyw Before C# there was darkness...
    "I've been recording, but haven't put anything up yet (I'm learning about the rather involved process of getting content OK'd, as well as getting it online)."

    Hey Rory. Hope your having good time on the team.  I would like to see:

    1) Some more deep WF. Threading, multi-clients, passing parms and events to WF.  Maybe async patterns to-from the UI.

    2) Vista core new stuff summary. New sync primitives, core base, new APIs, etc.

    3) More ADO.vNext and Sql Next and Vista transaction file system.  What/how WinFS tech moved to vNext and Sql.

    4) More new deep tcp stack and winsock stuff and high client server patterns.

    5) Event-based async pattern in 2.0. Other new async patterns. Whats new in sync handles - managed/unmanaged.  64 wait handle limit - how its implemented, what is next?

    6) Gotta have more cow bell...

    Thanks.
  • CharlesCharles Welcome Change

    Please explain the meaning of "needing more cow bell"?

    C

  • Been channel nin' for years but never posted... but i just had to agree...

    What this needs.... is more cow bell!

     

     

  • Erik PorterHuman​Compiler Now with more apps
    Charles wrote:
    

    Please explain the meaning of "needing more cow bell"?

    C



    More Cowbell!

    http://soapbox.msn.com/video.aspx?vid=3b4fe7ce-5e04-4ebd-90df-a1f3a5ab095a
  • CharlesCharles Welcome Change

    I think I think I get it.

    C

  • LaBombaLaBomba Summer
    Neat vid...yah more cowbell is always good Tongue Out
  • bart7simpson7bart7simpso​n7 0xCAFEBABE
    I guess Rory is like a "intern Ross" of Channel9 [A]
  • Duncan MackenzieDuncanma "yeah that's awful close, but that's not why I'm so hard done by"
    Charles wrote:
    

    Please explain the meaning of "needing more cow bell"?

    C



    Oh Charles, you poor sheltered boy... we'll have to find you some video reference material for this Smiley
  • Duncan MackenzieDuncanma "yeah that's awful close, but that's not why I'm so hard done by"
    Ah, someone already found video...  I love the Internets
  • I'm a bit confused here...  Who doesn't know who Rory (not Roy!) is?

    Also, why didn't they give Rory the biggest office and his own foxxy assistant?


  • Erik PorterHuman​Compiler Now with more apps
    GuyIncognito wrote:

    Also, why didn't they give Rory the biggest office and his own foxxy assistant?


    Are you saying I'm not foxy enough?  [C]  I guess I'm not his assistant either, so nevermind.  Tongue Out
  • Mike SampsonSampy And I come back to you now - at the turn of the tide
    If I had known that this thread had lots of posts about how tall, awesome, and young I was I would have posted sooner.
  • MinhMinh WOOH!  WOOH!
    Sampy wrote:
    If I had known that this thread had lots of posts about how tall, awesome, and young I was I would have posted sooner.
    I don't recall anybody saying "awesome"  Smiley
  • I got so dizzy after watching the first 10 minutes of that video. I had to close it otherwise I'd throw up. Embarassed
  • nice to see C9 Team, and Rory..., very coool guys!

    Cmon guys, Rory, Erik, i do anything please send me a C9Guy please, please. You have a lot of them:

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  • JohnAskewJohnAskew 9 girl in pink sweater

    ...and we still don't know what Charles looks like...

    I imagine him as his avatar.

  • JohnAskew wrote:
    

    ...and we still don't know what Charles looks like...

    The 9 Guys - Who We Are

  • Rory wrote:
    
    damage-inc wrote: Yeah. why am I watching this?

    Becuase you have nothing better to do?

    Because you tripped and fell and your forehead hit the keyboard and it caused the video to play?

    Because the lilliputians tied you down and forced you to?

    Or... because you willingly clicked on a link and opted to watch the video out of your own free will?

    Not sure which one of these is the most likely.

    damage-inc wrote: 
    Who is Rory and why do I care?


    I'm Rory, and I don't know why you care. Perhaps you could expound on the subject a little - give us a clue...

    damage-inc wrote: 
    Killed this after 5 min.


    You missed the party.

    damage-inc wrote: 
    Excellent


    Great feedback. Thanks!



    I hate to see Channel9 decline into this kind of mindless interviews.

    How about a brief synopsys of who Rory is and why I want to watch the video. Instead the first 10 min was just random nonsense.

    Let the channel 10 or On10 or whatever it is called do the cute stuff.

    Please, Please, please do not let channel9 become some cute little video posting place.
  • CharlesCharles Welcome Change
    damage-inc wrote:
     I hate to see Channel9 decline into this kind of mindless interviews.

    How about a brief synopsys of who Rory is and why I want to watch the video. Instead the first 10 min was just random nonsense.

    Let the channel 10 or On10 or whatever it is called do the cute stuff.

    Please, Please, please do not let channel9 become some cute little video posting place.


    It was a Friday. We were having some fun... Humans work at Microsoft. They're those things you see walking around in the halls and even in the Cafeterias consuming food...

    At any rate, C9 will continue to bring the world an unfiltered look at the people and the technology they create. That's what we have always done. Rory will add some new ingredients to the C9 Stew which will add more flavor. We wanted to take a random tour around the group to introduce Niners to the folks who work on our extended team as well as get to know Rory a little better. 

    Technology and People will continue to be the focus for C9... We reserve the right to have a little light-hearted fun once and a while.

    C
  • Those are really great funny quotes.Wink
  • Good looking offices there Rory and you all must have good hairstylists.

    You are right about the hand cleaner machines compared to paper, and I have  to wonder how edible those lotions are you use on your hands.

    Some lotions like sunscreens, smell nice but taste grotesque.

    What's the nutritional value of petroleum jelly in lip balm and what if any effects could that crude byproduct have on arteries.

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