Here is Grace’s home page. As Connie says, she is the digital baby, so here
is what is going on.,
Here are some early pictures of her.
Here is a great sequence as she looks a Daddy. She’s about 8 months in these
photos going down to San Diego…
_The web is amazing, but not great for long term clipping. So saving for posterity some old articles about me for the kids to read someday_
“Tong Gone From Microsoft”:http://www.crn.com/sections/BreakingNews/dailyarchives.asp?ArticleID=13457
Veteran Executive Takes Leave
By Barbara Darrow, Computer Reseller News
3:59 PM EST Tues., Feb. 01, 2000
Rich Tong, a longtime Microsoft Corp. executive who worked on products ranging from the early Excel to the most recent BackOffice suite is leaving the company.
Tong served in a variety of capacities from Excel product manager to, most recently, vice president of marketing for the Business Productivity Application group. He has been very involved in BackOffice.
He was a well-respected member of the executive team, although he had taken a lower profile of late, said sources inside the company.
A Microsoft spokeswoman confirmed Tong’s departure, saying he wanted to spend more time with his family and look into other opportunities.
“He is a very multitasking kind of guy. Perfect for Microsoft. Rarely would you get his full attention, but he always got the message. A lot of cycles, drive and energy,” said one former Microsoft executive.
Tong’s last day will be Tuesday, the spokeswoman said.
Some worried about a brain-drain at the company coming at a crucial time,just before the launch of Windows 2000, the biggest product of its history. “This is a big year for BackOffice so this doesn’t look good,” said Rick Sherlund, partner at Goldman Sachs & Co., New York.
Indeed, Microsoft is revamping the suite of server applications, including SQL Server, Exchange Server and Internet Information Server, to take advantage of Windows 2000.
“At some point, you’ve got to wonder how deep their bench is,” said Steve Kleynhans, vice president of The Meta Group, Stamford, Conn. “They’ve lost a lot of experienced people, not all of whom are household names,” he noted.
Tong’s duties will be assumed by Liz King, another Microsoft veteran, said sources inside the company.
Microsoft has seen its share of departures in the past few years, and executives with stock options that vest can depart as millionaires or even billionaires. Tong, who joined the company in 1988 after a stint as software engineer at LSI Logic Corp., would almost certainly fall in that camp, even though Microsoft shares are now trading just north of $101.
Tong could not be reached for comment.- CRN
Grace as a newborn in the first month or so. Many folks came to visit here
and the boys just think she is great…
Here is Calvin and you can see how
much he loves his new baby sister…
with Alex and Grace. These are rare shots of Heather. Typically she is hiding
behind a door, but the kids trapped her!
Connie with Aunt Eve and Helen showing off the baby…
Here is Grace moments after birth. Seems like she
didn’t like the delivery too much, although Connie looks very happy
weighed in at 8 lb 4 oz which is pretty impressive I think…
are famous people holding the baby the day she was born. That includes Jennie,
her new Aunts Judy and Elizabeth too…
bonded right away and so did Grace…
Alexander and the Bunny
Here a great sequence of Alex with one of his favorite toys, a big bunny. He’s so great
playing on the floor. This was taken at our old house on Calhoun. One of the last photo
sequences there during the summer before Calvin arrived.
Alex at Kirkland Park
We’ve just moved to Clyde Hill, so this is before Calvin arrives. Doesn’t Connie look
great even eight months pregnant. Alex just loves playing in the water and it was such a
great sunny day.
Alex and his favorite bunny!
Alex has so many pictures I branched it to this page
More photos of Alex
At Dad’s birthday, seeing Calvin for the first time in the hospital
person who made me come up to Seattle?right now, she’s doing research at
University of Washington after having spent a few years working in a small
private practice and Virginia Mason. Here she is enjoying a beautiful day on