Birthday #1

27 November 2004


A Blue Perspective: Birthday #1

It was exactly this day a year ago that I tentatively put up The Man in Blue.

I hoped that people would like it, that someone might link to it, but I've been overwhelmed by the response to the design (now a little old fashioned) and the sprinkling of articles that I've managed to sneak past my editor (that part of my brain which precipitates embarassment).

Since then I've become part of a fantastic, forward thinking and friendly community of web developers who have taught me so much and are really making the Internet a better place. We've progressed so much in just 365 days, who knows where we'll be in 3650?

Here's a few personal highlights from those halcyon days:

Thanks to everyone who has contributed to this site, whether it be through insightful comments or useless ear bashing. Here's hoping I can do at least one more good thing in the second year!




  1. 1/16

    Keith commented on 27 November 2004 @ 12:54

    Happy Birthday! Thanks for all the insightful (and quoteworthy!) articles, posts and experiments.

    Here's to another year!


  2. 2/16

    Michael Koukoullis commented on 27 November 2004 @ 14:46

    Well done Cameron, I admire your commitment. Keep up the awesome work!

  3. 3/16

    Amit Karmakar commented on 27 November 2004 @ 16:27

    Well done Cameron, Congrats! Happy Blog Birthday :)

  4. 4/16

    Malarkey commented on 28 November 2004 @ 11:07

    Crikey! Is that all you've managed to do in a year?

    Better start pulling your finger out Cam! ;)



  5. 5/16

    ACJ commented on 28 November 2004 @ 15:05

    Happy Birthday! I loved your latest experiments. Keep up the good work.

  6. 6/16

    Rob Mientjes commented on 28 November 2004 @ 20:16

    Congratulations! I think you should really give us another present in the form of an article ;)

  7. 7/16

    dez commented on 28 November 2004 @ 22:35

    Good job. For Birthday #2 I expect you to be blogging from SF, USA. Carpe Diem or some such thing...

  8. 8/16

    Russ commented on 29 November 2004 @ 07:15

    Excellent stuff. Keep up the great work. Of course, the pressure is on now. We expect huge things over the next 12 months

  9. 9/16

    Tim Hill commented on 29 November 2004 @ 14:13

    congrats, now add in that 'print_me_out_a_million_dollar_bill.exe' feature, and you get my vote for css lumberjack

  10. 10/16

    seriocomic commented on 29 November 2004 @ 20:15

    ditto everything above - deserved praise to a deserved recipient.

  11. 11/16

    Unearthed Ruminator commented on 29 November 2004 @ 23:31

    Has it been a year already? Congratulations!

  12. 12/16

    Chris Bloom commented on 30 November 2004 @ 00:12

    Been coming here for a while now and I always appreciate your attention to detail. Happy B-day, o' Man in Blue, and many more!

    Now, back to banging my head on the wall trying to get my XHTML/CSS design to work :(

  13. 13/16

    Lachlan Hardy commented on 30 November 2004 @ 13:28

    Happy birthday, my man. You've earned every bit of recognition you've received over the last year

    Now... where's the party?

  14. 14/16

    The Man in Blue commented on 30 November 2004 @ 13:35

    We had it at your place last weekend, remember? Geeze, you must have been *really* drunk.

  15. 15/16

    Lachlan Hardy commented on 30 November 2004 @ 15:08

    Yeah, I remember that you didn't show up!

    Which means you will never get to gaze in wonder at my awesome collection of books, housed in the magnificent bookcase of doom - unless, of course, you come to another of my parties sometime

    Besides, it is summer. We need more parties! I say, "Party at Cameron's house". Who's with me?

  16. 16/16

    Michael Koukoullis commented on 1 December 2004 @ 08:17

    I'm with you, party at Cameron's I say, someone rig up a poll or something, we need some popular support.

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