Well, today marks the one year anniversary of the start of my blog on MSDN. Prior to this, I had experimented for a few months at blogger.com. But once I realized that blogging was something that I enjoyed and could maintain, I made the transition, and I haven't looked back. It's been a great year, and I've enjoyed interacting with many of you through feedback and e-mail. With my new position, I expect that the flavor of my blog will change a bit to accommodate Avalon and components, but I'll still include some personal insight, since I think that's what gives the recipe a little spice.
As a point of interest, I went back through the logs to determine the top 10 posts. I've presented them here with the number of web views in parenthesis (RSS-only readers are not accounted for in these numbers):
- Automated Continuous Integration and the Ambient Orb™ (17,819)
- Interviewing at Microsoft (15,279)
- Code Review and Complexity (14,829)
- Microsoft Fingerprint Reader (14,043)
- Half-Life 2 Review (12,931)
- Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 Rocks! (10,815)
- Macro Wallpaper (9,983)
- Macro Wallpaper 2 (9,417)
- Dual Opteron Goodness (8,987)
- Ordered A Dual Opteron Workstation (8,821)
I'm happy to see that my two articles show up in the #1 and #3 spots. I've had a lot of great discussion regarding those articles, and I appreciate the dialog that they've prompted.
I've been surprised by how many people have enjoyed the macro wallpaper that I've posted. In addition to positions #7 and #8, if the list continued, you'd see two more macro wallpaper posts in positions #12 and #13.
There are a few posts that have generated a lot of e-mail. Although I don't have the exact counts, I'd guess that I've exchanged nearly 100 individual e-mails related to these posts:
- Mini Pac-Man with Sound (lots of questions about parts and construction)
- MCROSFT/Linux License Plate (lots of questions about my thoughts regarding Linux)
- How Much Is One Million? (many people didn't believe I actually did this)
Thanks again for a fantastic year. Here's to the next!