Farewell Shanemo: The schmaltzy bit continues

Today marks the end of an era for me at Microsoft. Today was Shane Morris’ last day.

I couldn’t let it go by without reflecting on the past 3 years.

For the past 3 years Shane has done nothing but make me better, not only professionally but personally. He pushed me far beyond what I ever expected from myself and the worst part is, the bastard didn’t even do it on purpose. He is just being himself.

At almost every major great event in my time at Microsoft so far, Shane has been there with me, pushing me to do nothing short of awesome. Whether it’s our work on REMIX for the past 3 years, our trip to AiR, our running of AiR locally or the dozens of Microsoft internal initiatives or even getting hospitalised, Shane has demonstrated that awesome is something you are and not something you do.

I’ll miss having my on-tap psychologist/high-five buddy/spell checker.

Shane, you are the most generous person that I have ever had the privilege of working with. You have also set the impossible standard for what a great working relationship should be and I now look forward to continue to be inspired by you outside the firewall.