Bank Error In My Favor. I'm a Microsoft MVP

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microsoft-mvpI received an email today informing me that I’ve been awarded the status of Microsoft MVP in the Visual Developer - ASP/ASP.NET category. I was aiming for an MVP for non-visual developers, but my 57 Lynx readers didn’t have enough clout to make that happen.

What does it mean to be a Microsoft MVP? I’m not really fully sure yet. You can read the official blurb about the program here.

In general I think it means I get to use the above logo on my blog and may start blogging about the problems with the MVP program and how the standards aren’t what they used to be now that they let the riff-raff in.

Remember kids. Riff-raff are the people they let into an organization after you’ve been admitted.

In all seriousness though, I appreciate the honor and want to thank Rob Conery for initially nominating me and K. Scott Allen for also nominating me later.

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  1. Avatar for Chris Hammond
    Chris Hammond July 1st, 2007

    Congrats Phil!

  2. Avatar for Scott Allen
    Scott Allen July 1st, 2007

    What have I done!??!?!

  3. Avatar for Rob Conery
    Rob Conery July 1st, 2007

    Now, let's talk about that first born of yours...

  4. Avatar for Simone Chiaretta
    Simone Chiaretta July 1st, 2007

    Congratulations Phil !!!

  5. Avatar for wiennat
    wiennat July 1st, 2007

    Congrats to you
    :)

  6. Avatar for e
    e July 1st, 2007

    Congrats again! I was waiting for you to post it ;-)

  7. Avatar for Kamran Shahid
    Kamran Shahid July 1st, 2007

    Congratulate.
    You Deserve that.

  8. Avatar for Alex James
    Alex James July 1st, 2007

    Congrats! and me too! As you said standards are definitely slipping!

  9. Avatar for Justin
    Justin July 1st, 2007

    Congrats, well deserved!

  10. Avatar for Filini
    Filini July 1st, 2007

    Congrats

  11. Avatar for Adam Dempsey
    Adam Dempsey July 1st, 2007

    Congratulations :)

  12. Avatar for Simon Philp
    Simon Philp July 1st, 2007

    Congratulations :D

  13. Avatar for Frans Bouma
    Frans Bouma July 1st, 2007

    Congrats! :)

  14. Avatar for Carlos M Perez
    Carlos M Perez July 1st, 2007

    Congrats, well deserved and about bloody time!

  15. Avatar for Sergio
    Sergio July 1st, 2007

    Congratulations, now you can step on the ivory soap box and preach to the masses :)

  16. Avatar for Matt Blodgett
    Matt Blodgett July 1st, 2007

    Phil,
    That "K. Scott Allen" link seems to be pointing to Rob Conery's blog.

  17. Avatar for Keyvan Nayyeri
    Keyvan Nayyeri July 1st, 2007

    Well deserved, congratulations :-)

  18. Avatar for Haacked
    Haacked July 1st, 2007

    Thanks y'all.
    @Rob, don't even joke homie. ;)
    @Matt - Thanks! I fixed it.

  19. Avatar for Sonu Kapoor
    Sonu Kapoor July 1st, 2007

    Congrats Phil!

  20. Avatar for Rydal Williams
    Rydal Williams July 1st, 2007

    Congrats!!!

  21. Avatar for Scott
    Scott July 1st, 2007

    Congratulations!

  22. Avatar for Jon Galloway
    Jon Galloway July 1st, 2007

    Congrats, Phil! Well deserved. I hear that Visual Developer stuff is the next big thing.

  23. Avatar for Al Nyveldt
    Al Nyveldt July 1st, 2007

    Congrats Phil! It is well deserved.

  24. Avatar for Karthik
    Karthik July 1st, 2007

    Congrats dude! Definitely this was a long time coming. Glad to see MS is recognizing open source contributions for MVPs as well!

  25. Avatar for Scott
    Scott July 1st, 2007

    Sell out!
    Shill!
    Congratulations, although it seems to be a mixed blessing.

  26. Avatar for Haacked
    Haacked July 2nd, 2007

    @Scott - Heh heh. When I said this:

    What does it mean to be a Microsoft MVP? I’m not really fully sure yet.


    That was more what I had in mind. It was a philosophical question, not a question of benefits. What is the practical effect of being an MVP.
    I've never been hesitant to speak my mind before in criticizing (and praising) Microsoft. However, I would like to hit up that MVP conference in Redmond before doing anything to cause my MVP status to be dropped. ;)

  27. Avatar for Haacked
    Haacked July 2nd, 2007

    I should clarify. When I say

    However, I would like to hit up that MVP conference in Redmond before doing anything to cause my MVP status to be dropped.


    I don't mean I will. I'll still speak my mind. I'm just hoping Microsoft doesn't do anything worthy of a bitch slap until after the conference (or again for that matter). ;)

  28. Avatar for Stefano Demiliani
    Stefano Demiliani July 2nd, 2007

    Congratulations... !

  29. Avatar for Community Blogs
    Community Blogs July 2nd, 2007

    Can you post something else when your friends on Subtext team are nominated to win two awards?! As those

  30. Avatar for Jim Holmes
    Jim Holmes July 3rd, 2007

    Congrats! You certainly deserve it!

  31. Avatar for Simone Busoli
    Simone Busoli July 6th, 2007

    Congratulations, well deserved.

  32. Avatar for Caffeinated Coder
    Caffeinated Coder August 3rd, 2007

    ...and the July 2007 Caffeinated Codey winners are...

  33. Avatar for you've been HAACKED
    you've been HAACKED September 17th, 2007

    Why Is Microsoft Removing My MVP Status