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Three years old, that is. Yes, that's right. As of 8:26pm today, macosxhints.com turned three years old. Never did I envision when I published that first entry that we'd still be here going strong three years later. So thanks to all of you for helping make macosxhints.com an informative, useful, and fun place to visit -- I still learn stuff every day I come here, and I'm still having a blast working on the site, even after the daily 4:30am starts! I still can't really believe it's been that long since we launched; it seems just yesterday I was diving into that great unknown called the "10.0 Public Beta" for the first time, trying to figure out just what to do with this "command line" thing.

We may not be the biggest Mac site (but that was never my goal!), but I certainly feel that all of you in the community have helped make it one of the best Mac sites on the net.

If you're into statistics, here are a few that amaze me ... we continue to get about 1,000 new "freebie" accounts per month (account holders can change the comment viewing order and style, pick another theme, and pick topics that they don't wish to read), we're moving about 250gb of data per month, we finished October with 1,190,947 page views, and the Geeklog engine has handled roughly 34,000,000 database queries in our first three years! And we've done all of that without any advertising or subscription-only areas of the site, thanks to those of you who have sent in the voluntary $10 per year subscription fee ... so a heart-felt "Thank You" to all of those who have helped keep us "on the air" these first three years! I greatly appreciate the support.

And now, it's time to go spend a bit of time with my wife (and daughter!), who has given me the support necessary to keep a "hobby" like this going, even when it intrudes on our family time -- thank you, Marian! Have a great evening everyone, and the normal routine will resume tomorrow morning...

-rob.
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And then we were three...
Authored by: demmons65 on Nov 04, '03 08:31:40PM

Congrats!

I've gotten more hints than I can recall from the site.

Those that haven't contributed, get into gear and do it. Sites like this are unusual these days. Support it with your dollars and Euros.

(disclaimer: I have no relationship with MacOSXHints save for being one satisifed customer.)



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And then we were three...
Authored by: Dr. Blau on Nov 04, '03 08:32:33PM

Well, happy birthday then... :)
Looking forward to many more hints.

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And then we were three...
Authored by: b3uk on Nov 04, '03 08:57:39PM

MOSXH is an indispensable resource, I couldn't be an X user without it, thank you! Happy birthday :-)

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"Do it now. Today will be yesterday tomorrow"
- Talking Moose



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And then we were three...
Authored by: M.D on Nov 04, '03 10:01:21PM

Congrats Rob! Keep up the good work! I'll be receiving my Panther copy tomorrow (finally), so I can finally put these Panther hints to the test...

-Jeremy



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And then we were three...
Authored by: the_webmaestro on Nov 04, '03 10:40:16PM

This is on my list of sites in the bookmark group I browse every day. It (and to some extent that robg guy) has become a good acquaintance, helping me resolve my and my friends and family's problems for these 3 years... Many good wishes for many more years to come!

Web Maestro Clay
--- My religion is simple. My religion is kindness.
- His Holiness The 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet

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Father of Jeremy Logan Leeds



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Authored by: seven5 on Nov 04, '03 10:55:59PM

yayyyy! I personally hold this site and community dearly to my heart. I got in on the second year of the site and have been here every morniing since!

I got my first mac in January of 2002 and thanks to this site its the best platform available and i know it inside and out.

thanks rob!



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And then we were three...
Authored by: syko on Nov 04, '03 11:17:35PM

Congrats man!!

I am quite pleased with the progression of 'Rhapsody' ;)



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Authored by: bluehz on Nov 04, '03 11:59:13PM

Thx rob - and happy birthday!

MacOSXhints - IMHO is by far the best, most up to date, and most active of all the sites around. I must visit MacOSXHints 20-30 times a day. Whether its to use the site for reference, to see the latest hints, or to try and offer assistance to someone in need in the forums or ask for help myself. And all with no popups, or adds, or spam, etc. You exemplify the Mac community in its greatest form - the one I have known for over 15 years now.

Thanks for all your hard work, we all truly appreciate it!!!!



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And then we were three...
Authored by: benixau on Nov 05, '03 01:21:59AM

Happy birthday to you (come on - sing along)
Happy birthday to you
Happy birthday "rob's macosxhints.com"
Happy birthday toooooo yooooooouuuuuu

YAY! YAY!

Hippip Hooray
Hippip Hooray
Hippip Hooray

YAY! YAY!



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And then we were three...
Authored by: benixau on Nov 05, '03 01:23:38AM

For he's a jolly good fellow
For he's a jolly good fellow
For he's a jolly good fellow
And so say all of us


YAY! YAY!



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Authored by: jimhill on Nov 05, '03 01:40:24AM

Rob:

I first ran across the site early on, back when readers could, if they chose, view all the hints on one page. I've been checking pretty much daily and have learned a ton of neat notions and strange solutions. You are a tremendous asset to the Mac community and I send my thanks and congratulations.

I also send money, which I'm encouraging other readers to do, because websites ain't free and all the thanks and congratulations in the world mean beans when the tab lands on the table.


Jim, off to PayPal

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Mac OS X: Because making UNIX simple is easier than debugging Windows.



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Authored by: amrc0308 on Nov 05, '03 01:46:36AM

Happy birthday and congratulations on your success. Being a hybrid user, I have found much solice in your posts, as I reacclimate myself back to Mac. The last Macs I used were the venerable IIe, and the Mac Classic. Now I am in command of a 700Mhz iBook that runs circles around my 750 Pentium 3 desktop. Perhaps you should politic Apple to link to your site.

Thx Robg

R-



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And then we were three...
Authored by: waked1 on Nov 05, '03 02:45:22AM

Well done mate. This site has proved a life-saver with me and a great way for the mac community in general to help eachother.
I paid my pounds and will quite happily do so again, and that's no mean feat for a Scotsman!!



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Authored by: dimitris on Nov 05, '03 03:11:40AM

Happy Birthday!
Thank you (and all the other contributors) for all the great hints, your site has saved us from countless problems. Keep up the good work!
Dimitris



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And then we were three...
Authored by: Prof_Hastig on Nov 05, '03 03:21:16AM

Thanx Rob and thanx Marian for 3 Years helping me 8-)



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Authored by: Huw on Nov 05, '03 03:34:46AM

Congratulations and thank you. There have been a few times when I have been pulling my hair out due to my mac behaving badly.

This site, your support and the support of the community have been invaluable. I'm even getting inspired to learn command line through the terminal - thank you very much



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And then we were three...
Authored by: Mato on Nov 05, '03 06:31:49AM

YEAHhhh \o/
Happy Birthday to the most usefull site around !! (macbidouille & macosX hints, how to live without you both :).
good luck rob and thanks for all, past and futur \o/

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You dont have to swim faster than sharks, just faster than the guy next to you



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Authored by: MVasilakis on Nov 05, '03 09:18:07AM

Thanks for a great site filled with useful information. (And in many cases time and sanity saving tips!)



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Authored by: sfodden on Nov 05, '03 09:38:12AM

Congrats and lots of gratitude!

This site has made my switch from [...expletive deleted ...] much more fun than it might have been otherwise.


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Simon F.



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And then we were three...
Authored by: Vent on Nov 05, '03 04:26:15PM

Congratulations! I remember reading the first batch of hints and thinking - well this could be a useful site. Turns out that 'useful' goes nowhere near describing this site. It's a MUST! Where would so many of us be without MacOSXHints and Rob's hard & dedicated work?

Rob, you're a super hero and should be wearing a cape and your underpants on the outside!

Happy Birthday and congrats again!



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And then we were three...
Authored by: sfn on Nov 05, '03 05:21:50PM

Simply the best hints/help site around. Congrats and continue the good work.

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And then we were three...
Authored by: rkchang on Nov 05, '03 09:19:03PM

I remember finding this site shortly after I "switched" in the late summer of 2002. Since then, I've become a daily visitor, and this site and its forum is one of the first places I come to troubleshoot or find ways to streamline my Mac experience. Thanks for setting up this amazing site!

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"I have seen the evils of procrastination, and I vow to change my ways tomorrow."



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