Announcing the C# trivia test…

A longggggg time ago -  back right after we disclosed C# - I was in San Francisco for one of the early meetings of the bay area .net user group.

My publisher (Apress) had given me some swag to give away, but I don't like the "survival of the fittest" mode, so I sat in the back during the first hour and wrote some trivia questions. The winners got their pick of the swag, and it was a great warmup for my talk.

Anyway, I was thinking of that recently, and I thought it would be nice to do a version on my blog.

But I need some more good questions. That is where you come in. Please send me some questions, I'll fold them in with the questions that I have, and then I'll present them in a "one per day" format.

The questions should be something that can be determined through publicly available information, though entertainment is more important than accuracy, if you get my drift. What curious thing did you find out? What do you know that other people don't?

I'll see if I can come up with some swag for the people who send in the best questions.

Sound good? Okay.

Send questions to me at, and please put your full name in the email if you want credit.



Comments (5)

  1. Todd Spatafore says:

    I remember that… It really did get us involved in the talk you gave. Also, it was a great way to introduce what you were planning on talking about. The old speaking style of "tell the audience what you are going to tell them, tell them, and finally tell them what you told them" was less mechanical. Thank you for that.

  2. I know you are a glutton for punishment, and that MS probably has some decent spam filtering, but you might want to change your email address display to be something like:

    ericgu (at)

    Take it from someone who has had their email scraped from the newsgroups for years. =)

  3. ericgu says:


    My email address has been visible for so long that changing things at this point isn’t going to make much difference…

  4. Maurits says:

    … it’s never so bad that it can’t get worse.

    I’m tempted sometimes to make an image of my email address and just link to that.  As an added benefit if I change my email address I just update the image, and then all my posted email addresses are instantly corrected.

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