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Missed Anniversaries

Missed Anniversaries

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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 :)

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

  • Larry,

    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 :)

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

    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.

  • I hate to agree with Justin -- your blog is on my list of "must reads"....
  • 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!
  • Congrats!
  • 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 :-)
  • Congrats Larry!
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    Keep up the entertaining and insightful job... as long as you feel like it and not a clock cycle more.
  • Congrats from Brazil.
    Thanks for your effort in keep the posts coming.

  • Thanks Larry, it's been a great read.
  • 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!
  • Congratulations and thank you for all the interesting and informative postings here. :)
  • Same as above! :)
  • 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.
  • Conragts and keep'm comming
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