Rolling Thunder Newsletter


To My Good Friends,

It is with sorrow that I bring my ThunderClap Newsletter to an end. It was a great idea when I started it, but the email channel today is so noisy that it’s damn hard to get even this excellent signal through it. “Daddy, email is so 20th century,” say my daughters, rolling their eyes.

And the software development world has changed as well. From COM and COM+, to .NET, and now to the cloud and mobile devices. My cat Simba mused on this progression in her April Fool’s Day column, entitled “The Cat Butt Factor.” You can read it at . Simba passed away on August 29, sleeping peacefully in a sunbeam, aged 20 years and 3 months.

I’m still here, and I’m still busy, just communicating through different channels. I hope you’ll follow my monthly  MSDN column, “Don’t Get Me Started”, which you can find at .

Call me if I can help you. That’s what I do. And thanks for coming along with me.

And now, one last set of pictures of my daughters. Here Annabelle (now 11, in 5th grade) and I encounter a beluga whale at the Mystic Aquarium:

Volume 12, Number 1: Farewell