PowerShell MVP for 2011

Did I ever mention how much I think my kids are great? Smile

Last year I blogged about a very cool Lego model of PowerGUI® that I received from my kids for my birthday.  It turns out that this was mostly the work of my son, and my daughter (who refused to be outdone) decided she wanted to offer me something equally special on her own for Christmas that I could also share on my blog.  She knows how important my MVP award is to me, so on Christmas morning she gave me this great gift:

Microsoft PowerShell MVP - Kirk A Munro

What more could a person ask for?  And isn’t Lego just the coolest toy ever? Smile

When I first saw this it reminded me of the original Microsoft logo from 1983. It’s not quite the same as that logo, but it definitely came to mind when I saw it.

Of course upon receiving this there was a little nervous anticipation as I waited until January 1, 2011 to see if I was re-awarded the PowerShell MVP award again, but sure enough I received the email that morning.  Thanks Microsoft for allowing me to continue my work as a PowerShell MVP for another year!  PowerShell is a truly exciting product to work with, and with all of the innovative solutions in that space (check out PowerGUI Pro, I highly recommend it!), and the strong community that is really second to none, 2011 looks like it will be another very exciting year to continue working with PowerShell!

Kirk out.

PowerGUI®, Lego edition

My children made me really happy this morning.  It’s my birthday today, and every birthday I’m greeted by my son and daughter who are very anxious for me to come downstairs so that they can shower me with all sorts of gifts (cards they made, drawings, crafts, etc.).  It’s always a wonderful experience, but this time it came with something a little more unexpected.

This morning I was present with this wonderful gift:

PowerGUI Lego

How cool is that?  My son is a Lego fanatic and he and my daughter asked for a PowerGUI sticker a few weeks ago, which I happily gave to them.  The sticker looked something like this, minus the blue in the background:

Original PowerGUI Logo 

It turns out that this Lego project is the reason they wanted the sticker.  Quite a nice resemblance, don’t you think?  This wouldn’t have been possible if we didn’t have such a cool Logo for our product (thanks Dmitry!).  Sure, you could make a Lego mosaic version of the PowerShell Logo, but this is just so much more fun! Smile

Color me a happy camper today!

Kirk out.

P.S. This totally reminded me of a blog post I published over 3 years ago about Lego PowerShell.  PowerShell isn’t just about IT automation…it’s about fun toys for kids too! Smile