Missed Anniversaries

Somehow (and I'm not sure how I managed to do this), I missed the fact that last week was the one year anniversary of this blog!

Since I'm usually pretty obsessive about dates, I can't really explain it, but it is.

Last year on March 15th, this blog went live, since then, I've posted 303 posts.  I'll be honest and say that I didn't think I would be able to pull it off - it's been a challenge, but I'm reasonably proud that I've only missed one (or maybe two) days of posting since I started (given that if I'm not at work, I'm not posting).

It's been a pretty wild year, I've survived a slashdotting (and surprisingly was pleased with the results), and a couple of very near calls.  I hit my 20th anniversary here during that time, and ended up writing a heck of a lot more than I'd ever have imagined.

And I've never been called on the carpet for anything I've said, and I've only had to issue a retraction on something I said once (or rather, a significant correction, not a retraction).

I'm looking forward to the next year πŸ™‚

And I want to especially thank everyone who reads my blatherings, I appreciate it.

Comments (17)

  1. Anonymous says:


    Congrats on both of your anniversaries, and believe me when I say the pleasure is all mine when it comes to reading your blatherings. Although I was already reading your blog before it and will continue well after it’s over with, the series on concurrency has been fascinating to me. I am more or less fresh out of college, and my classes didn’t touch on the subject very frequently or in much depth, so I feel lucky to have benefited from your experience. This is a really great blog; it’s on a short list of blogs that I can stand to read every weekday. Thanks again for your time spent blogging πŸ™‚


  2. Anonymous says:

    Just to let you know I have enjoyed and appreciated all of your posts

  3. Anonymous says:


    Happy anniversary !

    Thanks so much for your time and efforts to maintain this blog. It’s definitely very high on my ‘Blogs I read’ list.


  4. Anonymous says:

    I hate to agree with Justin — your blog is on my list of "must reads"….

  5. Anonymous says:

    This is the first time I’ve left comments on a blog, and I just had to give my two cents here as well – your blog has been a great treat to read the past year, and I’m looking forward to (hopefully) many more posts :). Thanks!

  6. Anonymous says:

    I have 7 blogs in my "core" section in sharp reader and yours is one of them…

    And yes, I have more than 7 blogs I read in total πŸ™‚

  7. Anonymous says:

    Congrats Larry!


    #include <previous_posts/*.h>

    Keep up the entertaining and insightful job… as long as you feel like it and not a clock cycle more.

  8. Anonymous says:

    Congrats from Brazil.

    Thanks for your effort in keep the posts coming.

  9. Anonymous says:

    Thanks Larry, it’s been a great read.

  10. Anonymous says:

    I second Justin’s comments. Along with Raymond Chen’s blog and Bruce Schneier’s, yours is on my bookmarks toolbar, as it’s consistently useful, interesting and informative.

    As I’m a student, weekends and weekdays tend to blur together… on the weekends, I miss reading you & Raymond articles!

    Thanks for all the work!

  11. Anonymous says:

    Congratulations and thank you for all the interesting and informative postings here. πŸ™‚

  12. Anonymous says:

    Same as above! πŸ™‚

  13. Anonymous says:

    Congrats Larry,

    Like the others said you are in a special section of my feed reader, something to be read and looked forward to everyday.

  14. Anonymous says:

    Conragts and keep’m comming

  15. Anonymous says:

    I’m one of the countless lurkers in this blog. The occasion warrants raising a voice: Great, really great work, Larry! You MUST keep it on. It’s in my TOP-3 list (and I read about 40 MSDN blogs). Always informative, authoritative on technical matters, and somehow engaging on the (few) more personal ones. Plus, it’s one of the things that gave me the last few bits of inspiration and courage to become an active Microsoft job applicant. πŸ˜‰

  16. Anonymous says:

    Well, this year I didn’t miss the anniversary of my first blog post.

    I still can’t quite believe it’s…

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