Fabulous Adventures In Coding
Eric Lippert is a principal developer on the C# compiler team. Learn more about Eric.
Hi there. Welcome to my blog. This introduction was last updated in 2011.
Who is this guy?
I'm Eric Lippert, a developer in the Visual Studio team at Microsoft. I have been in the developer division full time since 1996 and was an intern for a couple of years before that. In my years at Microsoft I've helped with the design and implementation of Visual Basic, Visual Basic for Applications, VBScript, JScript, JScript.NET, the Windows Script Host, Visual Studio Tools for Office, and most recently, C#. I am the author and editor of several programming books.
What is this blog about?
I've learned a lot about COM development, .NET development and writing secure code at Microsoft. I've also fielded thousands of questions from the millions of people who use the various languages I work on. The point of this blog is to get some of that information up on the web. Making developers' lives easier is what it's all about.
I also answer questions on StackOverflow.
What is this blog not about?
I'm going to stick pretty much entirely to technical topics here, with occasional diversions.
What do you look like?
Here is a saggital cross-section of my head; you can deduce what I look like from that.
Indeed, let's go off on fabulous adventures!
Eric, is that *really* a cross section of your head?
Of course it is really a cross section of my head! What, you think I would put a cross-section of someone else's head on my blog? -- Eric
If it is; why do you have an image of a cross section of your head?! Is there a story behind it?
It is a very boring story. I used to rent out a room in my house to a nice young woman who was at the time dating a student studying to be a radiologist at the UW medical school. One day he called me up and said "Eric, I need to practice with the MRI machine; can I take a photograph of the inside of your head?" Of course the answer is to that question was "yes!" The output of the MRI is a very simple greyscale bitmap file format, so it was easy to write a little script that turned the MRI output into BMP files, and there you go; as a result I've got a whole bunch of pictures of the inside of my head. -- Eric