Happy birthday, doc-ok.org!

It’s exactly one year ago that I posted my first article for this here blog. I think that is cause for some reflection and maybe some celebration. Has it been worth the effort? Am I on the way to achieving what I set out to do?

According to my “About This Blog” page, my concrete goals were to

…talk about insights gained or problems encountered while writing software, comment on things others have said, discuss my own opinions on how to do things the “right way” or the “wrong way,” post updates on software development, comment on new VR hardware as I get my hands on it, etc.

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Oh Microsoft, you rascally spammers!

I just got a piece of unsolicited email from Microsoft, daring me to test Bing against Google. Since when did Microsoft start spamming? Do they think that sending HTMLy mass emails full of remote content is going to garner them lots of sympathy? What the hell is wrong with you people?

This is what it looked like:

Spam email from Microsoft daring me to take the Bing challenge. As if. Sure, sending mass emails full of remote content is going to make you real popular.

I feel kinda dirty for clicking on “show remote content” just so that I could take this screenshot.

Anyway: Really, Microsoft? Desperate much?