It was the day after April Fools, and I awoke in the morning eager to iron my shirt and get to work.
I was however distracted by the email waiting on my screen.
From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Wednesday, 2 April 2008 1:26 AM
Subject: [MVP] Congratulations! You have received the Microsoft MVP Award
Dear Tatham Oddie,
Congratulations! We are pleased to present you with the 2008 Microsoft® MVP Award! The MVP Award is our way to say thank you for promoting the spirit of community and improving people’s lives and the industry’s success every day. We appreciate your extraordinary efforts in Windows Live Platform technical communities during the past year. Microsoft will soon send your MVP Award gift package. It is our way to say “thank you for making a difference.” You will receive an e-mail message in the next 10 business days that contains your MVP Award gift package shipping information and your tracking number.
On behalf of everyone at Microsoft, thank you for your contributions to technical communities.
Roseanne Stamell, your MVP Lead
Thanks to all the guys in Microsoft DPE who’ve continued to support me over the years. Frank, Coatesy, Fin, Kordahi and their peers. 🙂