Well, it almost worked out perfectly. My thousandth post nearly coincided with DudeCraft's birthday, but it seems I was a bit too prolific this year and made it to the 1k mark ahead of schedule. But, since we're here now, I'd just like to express my deep appreciation to all the people that have made DudeCraft such a fun ride over the last year. Thanks first, to all the folks who gave me support and guidance over the last year. Your mentoring was and is, much appreciated. Thanks also to all the readers who have stopped in, read my ramblings, left me comments, corrected my course, and participated in my little corner of the blogosphere. It was great fun hearing from all of you and I look forward to hearing even more in the next 1000 posts. Lastly, thanks to all the people who make such cool stuff. Without you, I wouldn't have anything to post about. Cheers!