The Head Geek Overview

Here are the latest personal photos. Thanks to Seattle Filmworks for their
great digitization, although you do have to manually convert from their
proprietary format to JPEGs. These are thumbnails and behind each is a full 30KB
JPEG you can get just by clicking.

Just before Alex was born

The Big Year of Change

This was the year that I left Microsoft. It was the new millenium too.
Started to work on a new company called
Ignition. Has been a lot of fun
working with great people

Rich at home in 2000

At the ‘rents house

Happy Birthday to Me in 1996

Yes, it’s my 35th birthday. Boo-hoo. How sad, but a great barbecue in any

Here is an early picture with me and Alex

Richt and Alex

And, here is my buddy Jon on his new boat

Calvin at Three and Four

An overview of pictures of Calvin. See more by looking at the buttons on the

Enjoying the rain in Des Moines

In the living room for the evening

Watching TV in San Diego in 2000

Another candid in San Diego

San Diego during early 2000

San Diego eating ice cream in 1998

Here is Calvin on his second
Halloween day

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Calvin is with his brother on his first Halloween day. 

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Here they
are on that winter at the U-village.

Calvin as he welcomes Grace

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A little
baby himself!

Alex 1999-2001

Alex and Calvin with Ms. Kaya at the beach

Alex and Calvin with friends

whole Mao-Harway clan

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Alex at three. He doesn’t read, but it sure looks like he likes books!

Alex’s Halloween costume. He was "mathematics"

Alex on his sixth birthday!

Alex the track star

At the Beach in Des Moines

Aaron’s Birthday

Alex hanging out
with Grandma

Early 2000 with Alex smiling away!

Being a couch potato in San Diego

Enjoying the San Diego weather in early 2000

Alex in the car with Calvin

Alex with Grace when she is born!

Alex with his favorite
(OK, only) brother Calvin.

His big blue cat is really cool looking

Welcome Grace

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.

Backpacking at the Grandparents

at home she’s in the living room

Here is a great sequence as she looks a Daddy. She’s about 8 months in these
photos going down to San Diego…

Here she is with Mom!

Hugging away

with her new friend, Elana’s daughter

Here she is rocking the boat!

Our newest addition, Grace came to us in June 1999.

CRN: Tong Gone From Microsoft

_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”:
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 at One Month

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…