I'm taking a couple of weeks annual leave and have pledged to my wife that I'll leave the computer switched off for the entire time. Since blogs are hard to update via pigeon post I'll not be updating this for a little while.

It's the Microsoft tradition to leave a long and convoluted "Out of Office" message to redirect incoming email to poor unsuspecting colleagues still at their desks. In that same tradition, I'd like to suggest the following blogs to read until my return:

  • Robert Scoble - how the man does any work for Microsoft outside of the blogging world is beyond me.
  • Mike Gunderloy - co-author with myself of a book on Analysis Services, and all-round good egg.
  • Raymond Chen - full of insightful comments on the Windows shell.
  • Chris Brumme - always worth reading his blog entries to sharpen the intellectual saw.

Whose blogs would I love to read?

  • Steve McConnell - he's written some of the most interesting titles on the software development process recently.
  • Larry Wall - inventor of the Perl language and always full of insightful comments into the world of software and beyond.
  • Rob Howard - because he shared some good stuff whilst he was blogging and is overflowing with ASP.NET tips and tricks, but is obviously too busy working on Whidbey to update his blog... :-(

See you in September!