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Over 10 years ago, I wrote my first blog post. Since then, I've authored books, had kids, traveled the world, found Trish and blogged about it all.

RE: Going to work for Microsoft

You know you're good when your April Fool's joke gets picked up by a major news site.

With a fair bit of attention being given to using older Web technologies to create new Net applications, Microsoft is apparently looking to make sure it is staying up to date. The company has hired Java specialist Matt Raible to help make sure that Ajax is in Visual Studio's cupboard of tools.

:-)

Posted in Java at Apr 02 2005, 08:47:23 AM MST 8 Comments
Comments:

Hahhaha.. that's so funny. I bet they feel like a bunch of donkeys. That was a real good one Matt. For a second I thought you were serious and I was about to find a new role model ;-) I'm j/k, working for MS can't be that bad. Plus if they do manage to acquire great talent like yourself, maybe their software will actually improve.

Posted by Ramin on April 02, 2005 at 11:27 AM MST #

I just figured the guy who wrote the news story was in on the joke.

Posted by Rick Hightower on April 02, 2005 at 11:41 AM MST #

OOOK! M$ must understand it's not enough only to say "Want a job?"(http://rmh.blogs.com/weblog/2005/03/want_a_job.html)

Posted by isaacxu on April 02, 2005 at 12:21 PM MST #

LOL. That was a hell of a good prank :)

Posted by Tony on April 02, 2005 at 12:57 PM MST #

easy there ramin, i'm one of those donkeys ;) but to Matt, all i can say is well done. i didn't believe Slashdot when they told me that Steve Jobs was leaving Apple for Ikea, but Raible to MS did get me. well done all around.

Posted by stephen o'grady on April 02, 2005 at 03:15 PM MST #

That's awesome. Nice work.

Posted by Chad on April 02, 2005 at 03:48 PM MST #

Sorry, didn't mean anything by the donkey comment. To be honest, I believed him at first too! (made me feel more like an ass than a donkey.)

Posted by Ramin on April 02, 2005 at 04:26 PM MST #

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