Mitch Lindgren

I'm a Canadian expat currently residing in Redmond, Washington, where I live with my wife and my cat. I've lived in Redmond since mid-2012, when I graduated from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor's Degree in Computing Science and accepted a job with Microsoft. I continue to work for Microsoft as a software developer. The opinions expressed here are my own and do not represent the views of my employers or colleagues, past or present.

In my spare time, I enjoy snowboarding, swimming, hiking, and writing. I try to make sure I'm always learning something new. Currently I'm learning to play guitar, and using Duolingo to teach myself Swedish and Russian. As I slowly improve at these languages, I'll be (badly) translating some of the posts on the site into them.

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Review Policy

From time to time I write reviews of media such as books and video games. I have no professional experience as a critic, and I do not attempt to provide an "expert" opinion about any of the products I review. My reviews are primarily written for my own benefit, as encouragement to write more frequently. That said, I take the ethical implications of writing reviews very seriously. Therefore, the following policies apply to all of my reviews:

  1. I will not review Microsoft products, or products created by any other company with which I have a professional relationship.
  2. I will not review products created by companies whose employees I have a personal relationship with.
  3. I will not review products from any company I have a personal financial interest in.
  4. I will not review products for which any other conflict of interest exists.
  5. If I review any product which I received for free or at a discounted price due to personal connections (i.e. normal sales are excluded), I will disclose that information in the review.
  6. If there is any potential for a perceived conflict of interest or bias towards a product I am reviewing, I will disclose that information in the review and ensure I take all possible steps to mitigate it.

If you feel that any of my reviews fall short of these standards, please let me know and I will do everything I can to address the issue.

Places I've Been

Places I've lived, visited, and traversed. Original map from Wikipedia, licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

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