By JonH

So who am I.

I trained as a graphic designer, spent 5 years creating Macromedia’s print work in the UK, 6 and half years working at Macromedia in various roles from Web Products Business Manager to Technical Sales Manager before serving time in the Mobile team.

I experienced the marriage of Macromedia and Adobe and after 6 months decided it was time for me to divorce. Luckily a great role presented itself and I became a User Experience Evangelist at…

…Microsoft.

Now 16 months later I find myself heading for yet another new challange, packing up my wife and family and moving to Redmond as the next adventure starts. My new role is as the Product Manager for Expression Blend and Expression Design… looks like I’m in for another fun 12 months!

On the gaming side I cut my teeth on the on Atari VCS 2600 and had the blisters to prove it. They hadn’t heard of ergonomic controllers back in those days – let’s make all the corners square for maximum comfort! Unfortunately I’ve retired my serious player hat and would be classed as a ‘social’ gamer now. Sad but true. You can find me on Xbox Live as freelancer258 (a little tribute to Alias – if you never watched it that’s your loss).

And that’s just a little bit of me.

Usual Disclaimer: Any views and opinions expressed on this blog are my own and are do not represent the views of my employer.

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6 Responses to “About”


  1. 1 giganticlabs
    April 23, 2007 at 10:00 pm

    I’m running Vista with Bootcamp 1.2 on a black MacBook and still having Sleep/Hibernate problems. Is yours still working flawlessly?

  2. April 23, 2007 at 11:51 pm

    Yes it’s working really well at the moment – what sort of issues are you seeing?

  3. 3 giganticlabs
    April 24, 2007 at 2:02 pm

    I have Vista set to hibernate when I close the lid on AC or battery. Regularly when I open the lid again, the Windows recovery boot screen (Safe Mode, Safe Mode with Networking, etc.) comes up saying Windows was not shut down properly. 😦

    Oh, and if I explicitly Hibernate from the Start menu it seems to work but when I then close the lid, the fan turns on full speed and Vista won’t wake up.

  4. April 25, 2007 at 12:17 pm

    Sounds similar to what I used to see. Are you using a MacBook or MacBook Pro. My MacBook Pro needed a Firmware update to sort out the sleep/hibernate issues so if you’re using a MacBook it may be that Apple will need to the same for that as well.

    Before my machine was sorted by the Firmware update – Sleep – tended to be more reliable – but generally only when chosen from the menu, not if you set Vista to ‘sleep’ when the lid is closed. And the process used to be chose ‘Sleep’ wait for the machine to sleep – then close the lid. Not exactly suitable for a quick getaway from a meeting or lesson, but it seemed to work.

    Sorry I can’t be more help.


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