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Pursuing any dream, starts by getting out the door

Pursuing any dream, starts by getting out the door

I just realized that today marks 1 year of me flying out to Seattle to interview with two Redmond based Microsoft teams. The interview loops was a result of 9 months of applying for various open positions, going through multiple informational and phone screen interviews - before finally finding my way to do a full on-site interview loop. Throughout the nine months, leading up to this, I hit several bumps on the way; First and foremost, I had to accept that it wouldn't just magically happen, it ...
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Looking back after 6 months

Looking back after 6 months

It has been exactly six months since I went on a plane from Copenhagen Denmark and flew via London across "the pond" to start a new life in the US It has been six months where I had plenty of ideas of blog posts to write, but also six months full of getting settled, adventuring around Washington state including various hikes, had family and friends visiting and having no less than two trips back to Denmark - as you can probably guess; It hasn't been boring! I must admit, moving to the ...
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Journey to a more secure password strategy

Journey to a more secure password strategy

Security on the internet is many things, only some of which we as end users can control. As web-developers are evolving into a state where they are more focused on security, some bad practices are slowly but steadily dying off, while others unfortunately keep living on; such as "my site doesn't need https". Eventually the release of Chrome 68 will hopefully move major sites over and minor sites will be following in the months to come; but we still need to tackle a huge issue on the ...
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5 years at Microsoft and the hard part of living abroad

5 years at Microsoft and the hard part of living abroad

This week marks my 5th year as a fulltime-employee at Microsoft, starting July 16th, 2013 after finishing my studies. The last 5 years has tought me a lot, not only working fulltime on various products, fully owning features, fixing livesite issues, see Microsoft go through an immense transition to a more open company embracing open source and the DEVOPS approach. It also allowed me to realize a longtime goal, moving to the US to work out of Microsoft Corp. HQ in Redmond. Living abroad has it's ...
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Optimizing Social Media sharing

Optimizing Social Media sharing

Social media is here to stay - but how does it impact websites? An old saying claims a picture is worth more than a thousand words; We have all heard it - but what does it mean for your social media accounts? The average adult can read around 250 words per minute while the attention span of users are typically around 9 seconds. 250 wpm/60*9 = 37,5 words In other words, we can either have the reader read 37.5 words or look at eye-catching images; which one keeps the users attention? Improving ...
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Relocating to Seattle

Relocating to Seattle

It is with pleasure I can finally announce that I will be relocating to the Seattle area in United States. It's a journey that started almost 12 months ago, when I started actively applying for positions within various teams within Microsoft, ranging from Windows, Office, Xbox and to Azure - however finding a team that offered relocation wasn't easy. Towards the end of august, after applying for 30+ positions I had my luck! I had a phone screen interview, which I didn't really feel went that ...
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