Believe it or not, this is the six hundredth report I’ve written here. We’re up to 643 all together. That’s a lot of morning reports, especially since (as you all know) we weren’t supposed to even get to 100.
The first morning report (and we even called it that back then) was on January 18, 2000, just after we started this contract. The first one only went to the LAN Operations team, so only Don and I have received every one of them. A number of people (none of whom are still here – Barton, Jami, Edgeworth, Drew, Williams) were added the next day. By early February, there was actually a distribution list for the report, making it obvious that it was going to last a lot longer than a month or two.
Of course, by February I had also started using almost anything besides “Morning Report” for the title as well.
If you’ve been reading these for quite a while, you’ve gotten to know me pretty well. After all, I’m not exactly known for being shy and retiring with my views. Fortunately, I’ve had management that appreciates that about me, or I would be working somewhere else by now…
I started sending links in the morning report fairly early on as well. The first one was to the Hampster Dance. It wasn’t until late September that they became a regular feature. I’ve made up for lost time by now though, as I’m pretty sure the LotD archive has more than 600 links by now. (And if it doesn’t, that’s just because of dead links…)
You’ve also gotten to know my interests from what I’ve sent as the Link of the Day. One of the more common themes is Space. So, here’s yet another spacey link.
Another common theme would be Sports. Don doesn’t usually enjoy these as much as some of the other readers, but that’s his problem. I don’t complain when he sends out links about case mods and overclocking. He might actually enjoy this one, though.
And of course, there’s always the Useful Tool link. Here’s a free PDF writer. I haven’t tried this one yet, but I certainly intend to.
Then, there’s the Interesting Article. They might be computer related, or perhaps have something to do with concepts like Intellectual Property or copyright.
And we mustn’t forget the Truly Bizarre. There have been a number of those over the years, but I’d have to say that this is one of the most bizarre web sites I’ve ever seen.