Well, this is my 100th post to my weblog, and since its review time at Microsoft, I figured I’d turn the forum over to my readers.
I started this weblog 4 months ago after reading Raymond’s ‘blog for several months and marveling at his ability to consistently produce interesting content. Since I love to talk (or rant) about lots of different topics, I wanted to give this ‘blogging thing a chance. I may write code for a living, but I’ve always enjoyed technical writing. I’ve wanted to publish “Larry’s ranting about software” for years now (I went as far as to start work on an outline for a “Inside Windows NT Security” book to pitch to MS-Press, but eventually decided I didn’t have enough time to be a full time author). Publishing this blog seemed to be an ideal opportunity to move forward with some form of that dream.
I’ve got to say that this self-publishing thing has been both more challenging and more exciting than I had ever realized. Valorie can tell you that I’ve gotten pretty obsessive about coming up with new ideas for posts, there have been times that figuring out what to post has somewhat taken over my life. It’s been a fascinating experience.
I set myself a goal on day one of producing at least one new post every day I’m at work, and so far I’ve been able to meet that goal, although sometimes it has been hard. There are times I post at 4:00PM, especially if work’s busy, but I’ve managed to meet that goal. Along the way, I’ve learned a huge amount from the many insightful comments that people have been made on the various articles.
Anyway, enough glurge…
Anyway, in the spirit of evaluating how we’re servicing our customers both inside and outside Microsoft, how AM I doing? Do the things I post her meet your needs? What is your favorite thing about what I’m doing? What’s your least favorite thing?
And most importantly, what can I do to improve? Feel free to either post comments on this thread, or if you’d rather send me email you can use the comments link on this blog, or you can send me email directly, my email is at LarryO (at) Microsoft.Com.