Scott is inviting us on the MSDN Coding4Fun portal, with news and articles on many programming topics.
It's funny... or should I say perturbing... I'm welcomed by a young tattooed man wearing earphones, working on his laptop, peacefully in what appears to be his living room. The JPG filename is self-explanatory: "c4f-poster-tattoodude.jpg".
I don't have tattoos. I don't have a laptop, I wouldn't code on one if I could anyway. I'm not a "dude" anymore, if I ever was one. I listen to music while coding only to isolate myself of the ambient office noise. I'm a happily maried father who's day job is to develop software, and used to have time to "Code 4 Fun" in a distant era.
I'll be honest, I don't code for fun anymore. I'm having fun most of the time when I code, but I do it for work. I feel old and unplugged when I see "Dude" sites that tell me "programming is cool, man!".