One year ago today…

… Dr. WPF was born!

(Yes, I am a year old now… but I like to think of myself as a very mature 1 year old!)

I can’t really think of anything technical to say, but I didn’t want this day to go by completely unacknowledged because it’s been such a great year, so forgive the rather “social” post.

When I dawned donned (thanks mike! :)) my imaginary stethoscope and entered the WPF healing scene (with this post) a year ago, I had no idea what a vibrant community I was entering!  I hope I’ve at least helped a few folks along in their quest to conquer WPF — the coolest client platform ever created!

I want to say a sincere thanks to my WPF community cohorts who have made this adventure a ton of fun thus far! 🙂

In addition to hanging out virtually with WPF disciples, I get quite a few emails each week with WPF questions.  I certainly try to respond to as many as possible (although the last several months have been super busy, so I apologize to anyone I’ve missed).  It’s encouraging to see how many people are doing cool stuff with WPF.  I originally thought I would be posting more answers publicly, but due to time constraints and the specific nature of the questions lately, I often just find myself responding via email.  But it’s all good.

Please keep these questions coming.  If you have general questions, you should definitely post them in the WPF forum first, as you will likely get a response much quicker.  But if you don’t get an answer, send me a query and I’m happy to help where I can.  And I know I’ve been absent from the forum for a while, but hopefully my schedule is going to allow me to hang out there a bit more in the near term.

I’ll just leave you with a couple of my favorite posts that people have sent me regarding “Dr. WPF”, the character.  (I don’t know why, but things like this make me really happy.)

Lots of great info. No offense to the Dr, but the formatting and layout is a bit rough. I prefer to read this one in my RSS reader. (^

No offense taken!  Thanks for the kudos.  The Dr. kinda agrees with you on the formatting.  But hey, with so many great RSS readers out there… 😉

Dr. WPF’s blog entry on that bullshit is exactly why I hate blogs… This guy is worse than a thousand “hay i webprogram blogs” trolls. (^)

Okay… the Dr. doesn’t really get it… but it certainly made him smile!  😀

Any more of these?  Please send me links!  Afterall, if you can’t laugh at your imaginary self, who can you laugh at?

And for anyone who really needs something technical to chew on, note that the .NET 3.5 SP1 documentation is now live on MSDN.  Go crazy!

13 Responses to “One year ago today…”

  1. Jeremiah Morrill says:

    Dr. WPF worse than a thousand “hay i webprogram blogs” trolls? I don’t think so. Surely the Doc is better than a _single_ “hay i hate webprogram blogs” forum troll.

    Hey it’s good to see you are still alive…and made it to your 1st birthday!


  2. Corrado Cavalli says:

    Happy birthday Doc! 😉

  3. Josh Smith says:

    Happy birthday, Doc! So, what should we expect of you when you hit the infamous “Terrible Twos”? 🙂

  4. Neil Mosafi says:

    Congrats & keep up the good work mate, I’ve definitely enjoyed reading your blogs and articles over the last year!

  5. Rudi Grobler says:

    Congrats doc…

  6. Vladek says:

    Happy birthday, Dr. Wpf!

  7. edddy says:

    Happy birthday!! and thanks for sharing your knowledge

  8. Dr. WPF says:

    Thanks everyone!

    As for the terrible twos, Josh… I guess I have a whole year to become “terrible”… but I can do it! 🙂

    Thanks Jer… someone is really going to have to explain the whole “hay I webprogram blogs” thing to me. I want to enjoy that one for its intended meaning.

  9. Mike Brown says:

    Funny, I was just remarking that I missed my 2 year blog birthday (back in June). Even funnier is that my real life birthday is tomorrow.

  10. Dr. WPF says:

    Happy Birthday, Brownie! 🙂

  11. mike says:

    Happy Birthday!

    I believe you meant that you donned your stethoscope, rather than “dawning” it, unless you meant it arose early in the morning :))

  12. Marlon Grech says:

    I remember when I first saw you at the WPF Forum…. aaa… it’s been a year of pure WPF fun!!!!
    Thanks for being there whenever I needed you…
    Keep rocking Dr!!! We love you!

  13. Dr. WPF says:

    Thanks Mike! See… I even have the language skills of a one year old! 😉