Awarded the Microsoft MVP for the 7th year!

7thYearMVPI am thrilled to report that Microsoft has awarded me with the Most Valuable Professional award for the 7th consecutive year!

By far, the best benefit of this program are the great relationships I’ve been able to build both with the Microsoft product groups as well as other MVPs. MVPs are a fantastic community of experts who generously share their knowledge and their time. I’m honored to once again be included among their ranks.

100,000 and Counting…

I am proud to report that today this blog has reached 100,000 views! Maintaining this site has been very rewarding for me, and I’m happy to have been able to contribute to the technical community, which has served me very well since I entered the infotech industry ten years ago. provides statistics on how every blog is used.  Here are some facts about mine:

  • My post on setting logon wallpaper for Windows 7 has been my most popular
  • Google’s search results have sent most of my readers (by far). TechNet forums comes in 2nd
  • Google has sent people to this site at a rate 34x to that of Bing
  • Only 9 viewers have used to find me (GASP!)
  • The anti-spam feature for comments is very good, though the comment spam I receive has been surprisingly complementary; I’m half way inclined to let it through. Winking smile

Thanks to all my visitors.  Please share my site with a friend, visit the sites that pay my bills (Mike’s Links – top right), and if you have any topic suggestions or feedback in general, please contact me!

Independence day is coming!

Declaration Of Independence

I’m getting excited about my upcoming annual cook-out / bonfire / backyard fireworks!  Last year we went through 96 burgers and at least twice three times that many beers!  😉


If you too love to enjoy the grill and celebrate with great food, check out my brother’s site!





(Click the image above to enlarge a great, high-res picture of the Declaration of Independence!  or here for a more readable version)

RibeyeChicago Steak Company12 (5.3oz) Gourmet Burgers


What are blogs for, if not shameless plugs!?  8)