Dave - where did you go?

I admit it - I'm a lame blogger. Seriously. I wonder if anyone will even read this. How long has it been? Almost six months.

All I can say is sorry. I'm still in eHome. I'm still alive. No I wasn't taken out by an exploding battery. I'm still working on Media Center. There have been theories that I left (see http://mediacenter.mattgoyer.com/archives/2006/08/25/1171#comments).

The truth is much less glamorous. I have a pregnant wife and a toddler who doesn't like to go to sleep. Those excuses aside - I've also been "dark" working on some new features for MCE. We still have a few surprises up our sleeves. :).

Nobody from Microsoft has asked me to stop blogging or to hold back. As a matter of fact I've taken quite a bit of flack for being a bad blogger.

I'm back now. Hopefully better then before. I've also had an idea on how to make this blog a bit better and maybe different.

If you've read my blog in the past you know that I love the two way conversations and the comments. So here's my proposal:

Suggest topics. We can talk about anything you guys like. Leave ideas in the comments and I'll pick at least one a week.

If there aren't any I'll pick a topic - and we can go from there.

I wish I could tell you about my project, I really do - but that will have to wait for just a bit longer so that is the only limit I have right now.

We can talk about Vista, Media Center, project management, program management, anything really. I'm game.

Oh and I really am sorry. Seriously.