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Pardon me for paraphrasing Douglas Adams, but it seemed a most fitting way to begin this announcement.

Over 13,250 hints, written with something in excess of three million words. The internet's smartest and friendliest community of OS X users. An incredibly helpful forum site renowned for its civility and useful answers. A career change. Uncountable articles for Macworld magazine and macworld.com. Two books. Two Geek Cruises. A couple of iWork video training projects. Handfuls of Macworld Expo presentations. Hundreds of people I consider friends (not "Facebook friends," but friends in the truest sense), even though I've only ever met a handful of them in person. Nearly ... ten ... years!

I expected none of the above when I launched macosxhints.com back in November of 2000. At the time, I'd been married for a little over a year, we had no children, and my day job was running the office for a small trade show company in Portland. I was just looking for something to do on the side that might help me learn about OS X. (And wow, my little hobby certainly did that!)

But thanks to some hard work on my part, and to some incredibly good luck -- in timing, in picking the right content management system, in Apple's resurgence -- I was able to experience all of the above for nearly 10 full years.

But now, the time has come for me to move on. As of today, I've begun the process of vacating my well-worn macosxhints.com editor's chair, and departing Macworld for a new adventure (more on that in a bit). Don't worry, though -- the macosxhints.com site isn't going anywhere. Macworld is hard at work on finding my successor, and I'll continue to be involved with the site, running it until that person is onboard and fully trained.

Before I go, though, some thanks are in order...

The first, and biggest, Thank You goes to all of you, the macosxhints.com community. One of my early tag lines for the site was "Your community-built source for OS X hints and information." Now, 10 years on, that's still as true today as it was back then: this is your site, and I feel privileged to have had a hand in its formation and gestation. Everything after that though, has been thanks to you, the readers and hint contributors. Without this incredible user community, macosxhints.com would be languishing in the backwaters of the Internet, or it would have simply vanished years ago.

I must also say a very public Thank You to Macworld, for making much of this possible. Although Macworld purchased the site nearly five years ago, the company clearly understood the value of the readers and the community, and the site has continued to thrive after the acquisition.

The people I work with at Macworld are some of the brightest, hardest-working folks I've ever had the pleasure to (virtually) be around. The amount of effort that goes into the web site every day, and into the magazine every month, is simply amazing. Until arriving here, I had no concept of what it took to put a magazine together. Now that I know more (but still oh so little) about what it takes, I'm even more amazed at the incredible product we put out each month.

To have been able to spend nearly five years as part of this small group was an honor and a privilege. I'm still amazed when I see my name in print each month, wondering how a guy could get so lucky to be working at what he loves doing...and so, you're asking, why leave?

Why indeed...when OS X came out, it was scary, foreign ("Terminal on a Mac?!?!?!"), intimidating, and understood by few. Now it's not only well understood, but its core is driving iPods and iPhones, and soon, iTablets, er, iPads. I don't feel the mission here is done, but it's clearly changed over the years as the OS has matured and become more mainstream. After editing and publishing hints for so many years, it was time to let someone else take the reins and bring a fresh new perspective to the site. It was also time for me to find some new challenges.

Rest assured, though, that macosxhints.com will remain in my bookmarks for years to come, simply because I don't know where else I'd go to find the amazing hints that the community keeps coming up with, year after year. I plan on contributing to the site, too, but from here on, it will be as a member of the community, not as the editor in chief.

So where exactly am I going? For the first time in my working life, I will be without a corporate paycheck -- which is both exciting and scary as heck. I'm joining Peter Maurer to re-launch Many Tricks, the home of a couple of my all-time-fave Mac apps (the irreplaceable Butler and the oh-so-useful Witch).

I'll be handling the business end of the company, including sales and marketing -- so yes, I'll now be on the other side of the fence, sending announcements and review copies of our apps to Macworld and other media outlets. Peter will be focused on coding -- debugging, writing our Next Great Thing, revving existing apps, and so on. We'll be updating many of the current apps and launching some new programs, a few of which may not even run on a Mac (cough, iPad, iPhone, cough).

To wrap it up, the last nine-plus years have been simply amazing, and I wouldn't trade them for anything. But the time has come to let someone else take the editor's seat here, and I'm looking forward to my future challenges in the software business. If you'd like to keep in touch, please do so -- you can find me on Twitter, posting occasionally on my own blog, or on the Many Tricks site.

Signed your humble soon-to-be-ex editor-in-chief;
Rob Griffiths
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So long, and thanks for all the Hints!
Authored by: kirkmc on Feb 22, '10 08:03:43AM

Let me be the first to wish you good luck in your new venture!

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Musings, Opinion and Miscellanea, on Macs, iPods and more



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Thanks and good luck!
Authored by: thiefhunter on Feb 22, '10 10:47:03PM

I'll miss your voice. You've been my first RSS feed every day… I've learned so much from your site. I guess I still will, but it won't be the same.

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Thiefhunters in Paradise



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So long, and thanks for all the Hints!
Authored by: flmiller on Feb 22, '10 08:13:57AM

I would like to express my gratitude for all you have done with this site and add my best for success in your endeavor. I have not posted much because I know far less than most of the contributors here, but I check the site daily and have benefited greatly from the wisdom proffered here. Thank you and Godspeed.

Frank



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So long, and thanks for all the Hints!
Authored by: kbradnam on Feb 22, '10 08:22:15AM
Words can't begin to express the debt of gratitude that the Mac community owes to you Rob. This site has saved my bacon on so many occasions (and will continue to do so hopefully!). I discovered this site in early 2001 I think, just after I bought my first ever Mac. Throughout all that time, I've always been impressed by your dedication to making it such a great repository of mac hints, and also to the fellow users of this site. The hints themselves are fantastically useful, but the comments on the hints frequently take my understanding of an issue to a whole new level. Congratulations and farewell Rob. You will be missed here. Thanks again for making the (Mac) world a better place.

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So long, and thanks for all the Hints!
Authored by: vasiliki on Feb 22, '10 08:25:06AM

Thank you! Have lots of fun and success in your new endeavor.



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So long, and thanks for all the Hints!
Authored by: cmherbert on Feb 22, '10 08:27:22AM

Rob - you have done great things on this site and all that you have contributed to Macworld and the Mac users worldwide. I hope your future endeavor is scary, exciting, breathtaking and fulfilling. Congrats!



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So long, and thanks for all the Hints!
Authored by: billbarstad on Feb 22, '10 08:29:06AM

You'll be missed. You've been great!



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So long, and thanks for all the Hints!
Authored by: benjicl on Feb 22, '10 08:32:04AM

Rob, thank you for your time to this site. I've been a frequent reader since I was in 8th grade (2002) when I first got my hands on OS X (David Pogue pointed me here from his "Missing Manual" series). MacOSXHints.com has been in my bookmarks bar for many many years since. I can say without any hesitation that this site is one of the most useful resources for Mac users on the web. On behalf of me and my family, I thank you for the years of service to the Mac (and Apple) community.



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So long, and thanks for all the Hints!
Authored by: bluehz on Feb 22, '10 08:35:11AM

Sad to see you go Rob - I couldn't have done it without you!

So long, and thanks for all the hints!



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So long, and thanks for all the Hints!
Authored by: Imaria on Feb 22, '10 08:35:15AM

The end of an era... wow. I do hope you'll still stop in for guest spots and the like! You've been the soul of this place for so long, it's killer to see you go. But go you must, and it sounds like you're taking things in a good direction. You'll be missed here, but I'll look forward to Many Tricks!



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So long, and thanks for all the Hints!
Authored by: fracai on Feb 22, '10 08:35:53AM

Thanks Rob, and good luck.

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So long, and thanks for all the Hints!
Authored by: the_webmaestro on Feb 22, '10 08:38:42AM

Rob, your editorial comments have always been concise and insightful, and have helped ensure I didn't commit an occasional blunder...

I hope we'll still see you on here, now and again (comments or, perhaps a hint? ;-).

I hope to see you on whatever becomes the next 'Buzz'...

Best,

The Web Maestro

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Father of Jeremy & Elliott



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So long, and thanks for all the Hints!
Authored by: alblue on Feb 22, '10 08:39:45AM

Good luck with the future, Rob, and thanks for all you've done from a member of the Mac community!



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So long, and thanks for all the Hints!
Authored by: tferraro on Feb 22, '10 08:40:05AM

Thank you, thank you, thank you, for all the hard work, which has made my Mac life easier.

Good luck on your new adventure...



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So long, and thanks for all the Hints!
Authored by: BlackjackJoe on Feb 22, '10 08:41:38AM

Thanks for all you've done. This site has been invaluable in my enjoyment and productivity of my Macs. (Plural) Been through a couple of them since I started reading this site.



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So long, and thanks for all the Hints!
Authored by: petieg on Feb 22, '10 08:47:20AM

Best of luck to you -- I hope you have many tricks up your sleeve for us !! As scary as being out in the non-corporate world is, once you go -- you never look back... It is as exciting as you want it to be... but also as rewarding as you want it to be. I've enjoyed your writing, your podcasts, your visits on MacBreak Weekly, etc... and look forward to you pushing Many Tricks into making Witch much better (i honestly love it and recommend it to all)...



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So long, and thanks for all the Hints!
Authored by: ad7am on Feb 22, '10 08:47:21AM

All the best, Rob. As editor, you set an incredibly high standard not only here but throughout the Mac users community.



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So long, and thanks for all the Hints!
Authored by: mr. applescript on Feb 22, '10 08:47:47AM

Rob,

Thank you for your dedication to fairness and intellect, that has made possible such a considerable contribution to our community. I and everyone here, wish you continued success and joy. “For he’s a jolly good fellow...”



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So long, and thanks for all the Hints!
Authored by: 5chm31din6 on Feb 22, '10 08:48:51AM

Thank you for your service to the Mac community. Don't be a stranger around here! I wish you all the best in whatever your future holds.

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Power corrupts. PowerPoint corrupts absolutely.



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So long, and thanks for all the Hints!
Authored by: enigmamf on Feb 22, '10 08:52:53AM

I'm sad to hear this - the site won't be the same - but at the same time glad to hear ManyTricks coming back to life.



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So long, and thanks for all the Hints!
Authored by: T0b1 on Feb 22, '10 08:53:21AM

"We apologise for the inconvenience." ;-)



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So long, and thanks for all the Hints!
Authored by: robg on Feb 22, '10 08:56:42AM

Ha! Thanks for that; a perfect response! :)

-rob.



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So long, and thanks for all the Hints!
Authored by: joelseph on Feb 22, '10 08:55:19AM

Rob-
Wow!!! Sorry to be losing you... you've done a tremendous job guiding this site and taking care of all the behind-the-scenes housekeeping chores. Just the other day I was rereading your post with the latest spam-prevention techniques... to moderate each user's first comment. Just a small picture of the hours and hours of work you've put into this site, because it is your passion.

All the best in your next venture! I've been a Witch user for years, and I look forward to seeing what other indispensable software comes from you guys!

Thanks again, and all the best always!
Joel R.



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So long, and thanks for all the Hints!
Authored by: figz on Feb 22, '10 08:55:39AM

Best wishes on your new path. It's been fun following you over the years!
-Eric, aka 'figz"
Member Since: Monday Dec 17, 2001



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So long, and thanks for all the Hints!
Authored by: jhaffner on Feb 22, '10 09:05:11AM

Thank you, Rob, for your dedication to this community, and for continuing to stick with the site, which has saved my bacon on more occasions than I can remember. In the early days of OS X, this was often the most reliable source of information on working with the operating system. We will miss your help.

It seems to me that you, and OSXHints have always striven to "do the right thing," and I appreciate that.

I can't wait to see what marvelous inventions you and Peter dream up at Many Tricks!

Best Regards,

John Haffner

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Don't worry, it's out of control.



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So long, and thanks for all the Hints!
Authored by: kiltbear on Feb 22, '10 09:07:35AM

Congratulations and good luck on the new adventure. I wish you the best of success.



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So long, and thanks for all the Hints!
Authored by: DHH on Feb 22, '10 09:09:32AM

Everything has been said, just not by everyone. Therefore, plain and simple:

Thanks & all the best for the future!

- DHH



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So long, and thanks for all the Hints!
Authored by: Hal Itosis on Feb 22, '10 09:09:47AM

Thanks so much Rob... Mac OS X Hints has been invaluable to the entire community.

All the best!!!



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So long, and thanks for all the Hints!
Authored by: jeastwood on Feb 22, '10 09:11:53AM

Rob, many thanks for all of your hard work, dedication and commitment to our community here. May you enjoy every success and happiness in your future endeavours.

Jamie



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So long, and thanks for all the Hints!
Authored by: astack on Feb 22, '10 09:14:50AM

Hi Rob,

Like so many others here I wanted to say thanks for all your hard work and for maintaining such a useful site. I've enjoyed reading this site quite a bit since even before I created my current userid in 2003. Just to comment on the changing state of mac affairs: I submitted a 10.6 version of a hint for 10.3 recently and I was amazed at how the vast majority of the commenters hadn't the foggiest idea how even older versions of the OS X worked much anything before the "second coming" of steve jobs. That is, the user base for OS X does seem to be changing rapidly, I suppose the people how had bought macs "back in the day" are the minority now. So you're probably making the right decision! OS X is "mainstream" now and hints sites perhaps don't share the place they used to in fostering a sense of community (not that I will stop reading the site!). Regardless, best of luck in your new position!



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Indespensible!
Authored by: MacDuff on Feb 22, '10 09:16:54AM

Thanks so much for a fantastic job, sir. You're leaving big shoes to fill. Best of luck in your new venture!



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So long, and thanks for all the Hints!
Authored by: cheeseworm on Feb 22, '10 09:17:05AM

Thanks, Rob. You've done a great job, and I'm sure whatever you do next will be equally successful.



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So long, and thanks for all the Hints!
Authored by: TF on Feb 22, '10 09:26:27AM

I'm just glad that I have never had to follow a hint that included a step, "press the blue button marked red." ;)

Rob, thanks for all your hard work. User/community, thanks for saving my ass with great hints all these years.



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So long, and thanks for all the Hints!
Authored by: chimerical on Feb 22, '10 09:28:19AM

Thanks for all your work and commitment!



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So long, and thanks for all the Hints!
Authored by: Snaro on Feb 22, '10 09:30:15AM

Wow, has it really been ten years?!? Let me join into the chorus saying "Thank you, Rob", for building, maintaining and improving this incredibly useful site. It is still my #1 hint for all Mac newbies: bookmark this! As for your future endeavors, I wish you good luck and the much needed energy and patience for this new adventure you're undertaking. I am sure I'm not the only one who hopes to hear from you in the forums.



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Authored by: daybrother on Feb 22, '10 09:31:45AM

It took me a year to become comfortable with OS X. I had so much time in the earlier architecture (What OS did I run on my LC III or IIcx? or my Blackbird? I can't even recall now.) This site has saved the day for me too many times to count. It is the first Mac site I check everyday and the first place I go to for terminal mysteries and trouble shooting answers.
Thanks a bunch Rob and good luck in the future. You've created a terrific legacy in Apple Cultural Geek History.



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So long, and thanks for all the Hints!
Authored by: agentx on Feb 22, '10 09:33:39AM

indispensable site and a great legacy, a big tip of the hat from me and wish you all the best with your new ventures.



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So long, and thanks for all the Hints!
Authored by: Hodag on Feb 22, '10 09:47:35AM

I started reading this site a few days after it went up in November and finally got around to registering an account a year later. It is one of the greatest resources in system maintenance and tweaking out there.

You should be proud about what you've put together Rob. This site has saved my ass so many times it's not even funny

Thank you and good luck!

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Adam C.



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So long, and thanks for all the Hints!
Authored by: Anonymous on Feb 22, '10 09:47:59AM

Best of Luck.



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So long, and thanks for all the Hints!
Authored by: babaloo on Feb 22, '10 09:59:20AM

Wow,

when I read the post's title in my RSS-feed, I was shocked. Thinking that one of the best sites in that whole Internet-thingy would close its doors.

Realizing it is just Rob leaving as editor-in-chief is a big relief. In fact I feel happy to join the choir:
Thank You, Rob, Thank You, Thank You!

And my best wishes for your future. But with you joining Peter, and thus two great minds working together, I have no doubt that at least your job-future will be very successful.

Oh, and enjoy MacOSXHints from our point of view now. =]



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So long, and thanks for all the Hints!
Authored by: sonyk on Feb 22, '10 09:59:35AM

Best wishes from India.
Here we hav scattered fanatical mac fans and this was a good source of input for trouble shooting.
Wish u all the Best



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So long, and thanks for all the Hints!
Authored by: ptit tom on Feb 22, '10 10:00:41AM

Many thanks!



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Thanks!
Authored by: astrosmash on Feb 22, '10 10:02:20AM

I've been following this site since I purchased my first OS X machine in early 2004 (an iBook running Panther). It's websites like this and the terrific community around them that made learning about my first Mac such a compelling and rewarding experience.

Thanks, and good luck!



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um, no
Authored by: jerobins on Feb 22, '10 10:02:35AM

sorry, you can't leave.

Thank you for everything. - James

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James E. Robinson, III
http://blog.robinsonhouse.com/



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So long, and thanks for all the Hints!
Authored by: satcomer on Feb 22, '10 10:03:38AM

Rob thank you for all the hints! You are a true Mac geek that shared his knowledge (with others also) that enriched us all. I linked newbies to a hint of this site more often than not. I truly hope your new adventures pan out and you succeed beyond your hope.



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So long, and thanks for all the Hints!
Authored by: robsilve on Feb 22, '10 10:04:34AM

Thank you for all of your hard work and dedication to the site for the past 10 years, as well as your contributions to MacWorld. I wish you the best of luck with your new job.



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So long, and thanks for all the Hints!
Authored by: ash7 on Feb 22, '10 10:07:21AM

aw shucks

I only signed up for an account here because Rob read comments, accepted criticism (flames too), and wasn't afraid to post corrections (or stand ground under fire).

Good luck with your new venture. I hope your replacement honors your legacy.



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So long, and thanks for all the Hints!
Authored by: patchets on Feb 22, '10 10:16:35AM

Wow. Its nice to hear that you're moving on to greater things. This site has been such a refuge and resource for me since the early transition from OS 9 days. I remember feeling like an uber-geek for not only checking the site when I actually had a problem, but keeping the site in my list of daily reads so that I would know the answers to problems BEFORE they happened.

I honestly think I've gotten promotions almost entirely because I knew to check this site for solutions. Thanks for safeguarding such a wonderful resource. It may not be the only place out there with information on OS X anymore, but it has maintained its status as the best one.



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So long, and thanks for all the Hints!
Authored by: retcynm on Feb 22, '10 10:19:03AM

Thank you. For 10 years of helping this incredible community to come about and remain, THANK YOU Rob Griffiths!

Good luck

:)



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So long, and thanks for all the Hints!
Authored by: yanokwa on Feb 22, '10 10:21:24AM

rob: thanks for all the work you put into the site and good luck at many tricks!



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So long, and thanks for all the Hints!
Authored by: wscody on Feb 22, '10 10:39:37AM

Rob, you've been exemplary. Mac OS X Hints has been one of my top bookmarks, with visits at least daily. Best wishes to you and your family!



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So long, and thanks for all the Hints!
Authored by: V.K. on Feb 22, '10 10:40:32AM

Great work Rob and sorry to see you go! Mac OS X Hints is one of my favorite sites.
And I wish you the best of luck with your new venture. Butler is probably my single most favorite application and I've been waiting for a long promised update to it for a long time. Any news on that?



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So long, and thanks for all the Hints!
Authored by: robg on Feb 22, '10 10:58:02AM

Given that Butler is probably the most-used app on my Macs, I can assure you it *will* be updated. It won't be our first update, though, as we want to make the UI much more user friendly, but do so without giving up any of Butler's power. That'll take some time :).

But yes, it's coming, and it's the product that's closest to my heart, so it'll get a lot of my attention!

-rob.



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So long, and thanks for all the Hints!
Authored by: weebmac on Feb 22, '10 10:52:52AM

Once upon a time, I was an expert on Mac OS. I started with System 6 and knew every subsequent release with the comfort of the power user.

Then OS X came along. I was a beginner again.

It's really hard to start from scratch, to have your treasure chest of geek knowledge made obsolete. It's hard to feel helpless.

This site was instrumental to regaining my comfort and command of the Mac. I learned so much here about how to troubleshoot, customize and enhance OS X. Within a couple of years I was back to being able to solve any problem that cropped up.

Thanks for the great site, Rob. Best of luck on your adventures. You created an outstanding resource that touched a lot of people. We're in your debt!



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So long, and thanks for all the Hints!
Authored by: gm80 on Feb 22, '10 10:53:04AM

Fantastic run, Rob. Thanks for a great site that has saved my bacon and/or shown me new things over the course of many years.



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Thank you Rob & Best Wishes
Authored by: CyborgSam on Feb 22, '10 11:08:48AM

Mac OS X Hints has shined under your leadership, great tips, good facts, good news.



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So long, and thanks for all the Hints!
Authored by: jpmd on Feb 22, '10 11:10:23AM

Rob,

Let me also extend many thanks for all of your hard work, dedication and commitment to the Mac community. This site has been a wonderful resource for so many of us - it's a terrific contribution and a great legacy. Best wishes for continued success and happiness whatever the future holds in store for you.

John Patrick



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Thanks, and the best to you Rob!
Authored by: slb on Feb 22, '10 11:13:47AM

I was shattered when Apple went UNIX 9 years ago.
15 years of Mac OS had me scared to death to learn this new thing.
Well, in the last years, Mac OS X Hints has been a huge part of my learning and loving OS X!
I wish you the best Rob. I too am looking for something new (no corporate check) and that's scary as hell!
Hope to see your works in the form of two of my favorite add-ons, as well as others.

best,
Scott



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So long, and thanks for all the Hints!
Authored by: horhey23 on Feb 22, '10 11:14:14AM

Congrats on the new venture Rob. You've done great things with MacOSXHints over the years, I'm sure you will do more over at many tricks.



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So long, and thanks for all the Hints!
Authored by: mark hunte on Feb 22, '10 11:15:42AM

Rob,

When I first found Macosxhints.com, it was at a time when I first was learning about Macs.
I owe a great deal to you for showing me the way.
The community that has built up is tremendous, and the fact that we could contribute encouraged me even more to learn.

So a big thank you. This site maybe our community, but in my eyes it will always be your baby.
I wish you the very best of luck in your new endeavour and look forward in hearing how it is going.

All the best, and thanks again.

Mark

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mh



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So long, and thanks for all the Hints!
Authored by: SajjadK on Feb 22, '10 11:17:03AM

At first, I thought you were going to shut down the site. Which made me angry. Very angry.

I'm sad to see you go, you've done a wonderful job here, but as long as this site is open, it will grow, it will flourish, and your legacy will live on.

This may not sound like a compliment, but I mean it as one: this site is, and will be, the greatest thing you have ever created (unless you have children, in which case it is debatable, but asides from that, «rien»!)



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So long, and thanks for all the Hints!
Authored by: robg on Feb 22, '10 11:42:48AM

That is a compliment, thank you. I firmly believe what I wrote -- the community makes this site, and as long as my replacement understands and respects that (which I'm sure they will), then the transition will go smoothly.

I'm looking forward to being part of the general community, and already have a couple hints "stored away" for submitting as a general reader of the site :).

-rob.



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So long, and thanks for all the Hints!
Authored by: Bedhead on Feb 22, '10 11:28:21AM

Thanks, Rob.



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So long, and thanks for all the Hints!
Authored by: dfbills on Feb 22, '10 11:34:33AM

Thanks for all the great work over the past decade.

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So long, and thanks for all the Hints!
Authored by: TvE on Feb 22, '10 11:34:44AM

All ready 10 years?!?

Wow time does fly by fast when you're having fun.
I also have learned a lot of *nix from this site

TvE (a Member Since: Mon, Dec 17 2001)…



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So long, and thanks for all the Hints!
Authored by: busterpkeaton on Feb 22, '10 11:52:57AM

Thanks a lot, Rob.. I'm a relative Mac newbie and you got me through some tight spots.
From your writings over the years you come over as a great guy – all the best to you!



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So long, and thanks for all the Hints!
Authored by: tom larkin on Feb 22, '10 12:07:52PM

Best of luck to you. Thanks a million for creating this site, it has helped me a lot over the years.



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So long, and thanks for all the Hints!
Authored by: Beorn on Feb 22, '10 12:15:53PM

Thank you for all your hard work and effort over the last decade in building this invaluable resource. Best of luck in your new (ad)venture, Rob!



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So long, and thanks for all the Hints!
Authored by: LordGilman on Feb 22, '10 12:16:11PM

Thank you for all your work! You've done a good job and should be proud of it.



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So long, and thanks for all the Hints!
Authored by: Nago on Feb 22, '10 12:18:36PM

This site in particular has made my transition to Mac very pleasant, and has made me appreciate the Mac World, opening my mind, and allowing me to get the most out of MacOsX, which has certainly made my daily life easier and more enjoyable.

Thank YOU, and thanks to everyone that has contributed in one way or another in making this site and community possible.



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So long, and thanks for all the Hints!
Authored by: thomcarl on Feb 22, '10 12:22:21PM

Best of luck, and thanks for the past 10 years.



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So long, and thanks for all the Hints!
Authored by: NaOH-Lye on Feb 22, '10 12:25:28PM
"My loss will be your gain." —Bob Dylan

Best of luck in this and all other ventures. And thanks for all you've already done.

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We wish you well
Authored by: alset on Feb 22, '10 12:35:53PM

I used to look up info on how to use cron via this site from a CompUSA display iMac when my internet connection was down at home. I'd print instructions from a bondi Espon printer and go home to futz around with this crazy new under-the-hood CLI. When I interviewed for my first support job, one of my suggestions for troubleshooting a non-booting Mac was to check the loginwindow plist because I'd learned about it here. When I got into shell scripting, this was one of the many sources of information about how to manipulate the shell to give me exactly what I wanted.

Today, I work in an enviable position in software development, thanks largely to the wealth of knowledge gained here over the years. You are as much a part of my success in computing as anyone else who has taught me over the years (actually, more). I'll always be grateful and wish you much success!

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standing on the shoulders of giants



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So long, and thanks for all the Hints!
Authored by: zafarius on Feb 22, '10 12:46:18PM

Your site has been so helpful to me on my Mac OS X journey - from Unix (Sun) to Windows and then back to Unix.

Thanks and good luck - enjoy all the fish!

Mike



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So long, and thanks for all the Hints!
Authored by: b3uk on Feb 22, '10 01:03:49PM
Been reading the site for years and years now, and I still remember my published hints with pride! (It's a little out of date now) Looking back I see I've been a member since 2001, so I'm very sad to see you go Rob - best of luck in your future endeavours.

Alex Turnbull
googlesightseeing.com
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"Do it now. Today will be yesterday tomorrow"
- Talking Moose


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Add another voice to the chorus of gratitude and well-wishes.
Authored by: hobbster on Feb 22, '10 01:14:47PM

I too have found macosxhints.com to be a bacon-saver on many an occasion over the years. I shed a little tear when I read the title of this post, because it was clear what was coming. A tear of sadness, yeah, but happiness too, as I know what an exciting step it is for you Rob, as you look back on what is really a fantastic accomplishment, and look forward to new challenges.

Here's to ya, Rob!



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So long, and thanks for all the Hints!
Authored by: rawhead on Feb 22, '10 01:19:33PM

I was here from the beginning :-) Sad to see you go, but happy you are doing so to move on! Thanks for everything!

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All these moments will be lost in time
Like tears in rain.
Time to die.



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So long, and thanks for all the Hints!
Authored by: zpjet on Feb 22, '10 01:21:31PM

It's been a honour, Sir.



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So long, and thanks for all the Hints!
Authored by: asmeurer on Feb 22, '10 01:36:38PM

I would list this as the third most useful site on the web for me (after Wikipedia and Google). I can't imagine the wealth of useful information about Mac OS X that I would not know if it weren't for this site. Many important aspects of my workflow are based on hidden preferences that were posted here, or on little tricks. I am pretty sure that I started learning how to use the command line in a large part because of some of the hints on this site, in addition to one of the old Mac OS X Hints books. And there have been several instances where I have been in a rut with a computer, and a hint from this site has saved me. Even if I started with a Google search, it would lead me here, where the solution would be easily aggregated, as compared to finding the solution in some forum post!

Rob, you've always been friendly and helpful on this site, both to the commenters and the hint submitters, of which I have been both. So thanks actually to you.

It is good to hear that you are going to work for the company that makes Butler. I recently discovered Butler as the only free launcher that works in Snow Leopard, and look forward to further development of it.



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So long, and thanks for all the Hints!
Authored by: jaydisc on Feb 22, '10 01:43:22PM

All the best! Your site was integral to my growth!



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So long, and thanks for all the Hints!
Authored by: ahoogerwerf on Feb 22, '10 01:46:29PM

Thank you and good luck!!



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So long, and thanks for all the Hints!
Authored by: MartiNZ on Feb 22, '10 01:50:38PM

Wow. Just like all the above I must say thanks and good luck with the new adventure, as you put it.

I haven't contributed much here but have learnt plenty, to the point where there's not much left about OS X that annoys me that there isn't a hidden preference to change :).

Favourites would have to be the recent items dock stack and the 'new list view' in stacks; now if there were only a way to stop it loading icon previews, which is the most annoying thing remaining for stacks.

Good times.



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So long, and thanks for all the Hints!
Authored by: mchagers on Feb 22, '10 02:07:29PM

Let me join the chorus in wishing you the best of luck in your new ventures, and thanking you heartily for all the good work.
Macosxhints has been a constant source of information ever since I first installed OSX public beta, and googled onto it while looking for information.

All the best to you Rob!



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So long, and Best of Luck! 42 . . . or 49?
Authored by: ex2bot on Feb 22, '10 02:08:22PM

Thank you, Rob!! I can't tell you how many times I've looked at the site and learned from the hints. I also bought your book, which was excellent. And your Macworld SuperGuide, come to think of it.

And thank you to Macworld for being smart enough to buy the site and hire Rob as a columnist. Macworld has become so much more of a magazine over the past five or six years. An important part of that was Rob's work.



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So long, and thanks for all the Hints!
Authored by: mnewman on Feb 22, '10 02:13:11PM

Wow. The end of an era. Thanks for all the help.

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http://www.mgnewman.com



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So long, and thanks for all the Hints!
Authored by: Zaphod42 on Feb 22, '10 02:17:23PM

Love the hitchhikers reference.

Have fun with the next phase of life!



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Congratulations!
Authored by: fruityth1ng on Feb 22, '10 02:30:39PM

While I'm sorry to see you leave here, I'm very excited that you'll be joining manytricks. Knowing you're on board there makes me look forward to their new stuff even more :) (And if you guys are developing for the iPad... I might just have to get one - good excuse ;) I wish you all the best! And indeed, thanks for all the hints :)



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So long, and thanks for all the Hints!
Authored by: lugal on Feb 22, '10 02:35:12PM

Just another "me too" and "thanks so much." You can't imagine how much you've helped me over the years. From first getting a handle on OS X through some of the most detailed fidgety tweaks and hacks in our school's deployment, your site's been a solid resource. Best of luck in your new gig.



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Truly, the end of an era.
Authored by: brachiator on Feb 22, '10 02:53:11PM

All the best in your next phase, Rob. This site's been invaluable. I think that your expertise and exploration have been a guide since my first installation of the public beta (at latest). May the road rise up to meet you!



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So long, and thanks for all the Hints!
Authored by: Bottacco on Feb 22, '10 02:58:51PM

It's been a pleasure being part of this community and having you direct it. Thank you for bringing it to life and making it happen for so long.

I wish you the best and now I have even more reasons to check Many Tricks apps. Keep up the good work and see you soon.

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Victor Bottacco



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So long, and thanks for all the Hints!
Authored by: Gleddit on Feb 22, '10 03:13:00PM

Rob, you'll be missed here, but I look forward to what you and Peter come up with in the future!

All the best!

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There's enough in the world for all, never enough for one man's greed



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So long, and thanks for all the Hints!
Authored by: mubarak on Feb 22, '10 03:32:10PM
So long, and thanks for all the Hints!
Authored by: anscan on Feb 22, '10 03:40:48PM

One of the best Mac sites on the web, and the only one I check every day. Has got me out of numerous jams and taught me plenty along the way. Many thanks Rob for all the hard work!



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So long, and thanks for all the Hints!
Authored by: sghms on Feb 22, '10 03:45:16PM

Thank you so much for running and looking after a gem of a website and good luck for the future!



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So long, and thanks for all the Hints!
Authored by: chyna4xena on Feb 22, '10 03:50:04PM

Thank you, Rob. Mac OS X Hints is the premier resource for troubleshooting and improving Apple's great OS and will always stand testament to your dedication and effort. My appreciation for your work is boundless and I wish you success and prosperity in all your future ventures.



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So long, and thanks for all the Hints!
Authored by: bonobo on Feb 22, '10 03:57:17PM

Hello Rob, I've been a fan of your work for the past 8 or so years, THANK YOU for all this.

I hope that MacWorld can manage to carry on this good work without you.

But most of all I hope that your new enterprise works out -- like many other users of the wonderful ManyTricks software I've been quite disappointed about their lack of communication ... and now I truly believe that it can only get better, no: that it WILL get better now.

I wish you good luck, success and lots of fun,

Tom



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So long, and thanks for all the Hints!
Authored by: tommyw on Feb 22, '10 04:05:21PM

Rob, let me add my thanks to everyone elses. Macosxhints has become a site I too check daily, well worth the visit.

Quite an achievement over the years, you should be proud of your work here.

Cheers!



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Good bye and thanks!
Authored by: tice on Feb 22, '10 04:05:34PM

That's a sad day. I really enjoyed this website.



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Good bye and thanks!
Authored by: robg on Feb 22, '10 04:17:17PM

I honestly believe the web site will be as good going forward as it's ever been - though that's more on the community's shoulders than it is on those of my replacement. If people keep submitting hints, keep adding great intelligence through the comments, and keep respecting one another, there's no reason for the site to be anything but great going forward.

I know I'm going to do my part by submitting what I can find -- after all, it may be Macworld's site, but as the founder, it's got a special place in my heart, and I want to see it continue!

-rob.



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So long, and thanks for all the Hints!
Authored by: justchoi on Feb 22, '10 04:21:34PM

Thanks! Wish you good luck in future!



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So long, and thanks for all the Hints!
Authored by: Cliff LO on Feb 22, '10 04:43:36PM

Thank you so much for all your contribution & hard working in Mac OS X Hints. It helps me a lot and is the site that I visit every day. Good job and Thanks again.



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Thanks for all the Hints!
Authored by: sipatel on Feb 22, '10 06:32:44PM

Best Wishes for a a bright and successful future.



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Peter's a brilliant coder
Authored by: alec kinnear on Feb 22, '10 05:10:33PM

Peter's a brilliant coder and I've been donating to his software from before he even had any for sale.

Together you two will be a fantastic team.

Congratulations and we'll still be seeing one another regularly (virtually) over at Many Tricks!

Thanks for keeping Mac OS X Hints real all these years, especially after the sale.

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Moving the world to freedom, one Typepad weblog to Wordpress at a time.



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So long, and thanks for all the Hints!
Authored by: baltwo on Feb 22, '10 05:35:57PM

Thanks to you! Enjoy fair winds and calm seas as you set sail on your new adventure. 'Tis been a pleasure.



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So long, and thanks for all the Hints!
Authored by: jwils71 on Feb 22, '10 06:15:08PM

This site and all the great users has gotten me out of a few pickles and taught me some things that I have and will pass on to others. Knowledge is power...

Good luck to you Rob!

Cheers,
john



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So long, and thanks for all the Hints!
Authored by: sipatel on Feb 22, '10 06:26:02PM

And <b>thank you</b> for starting up and running this excellent site.

Best Wishes in your new venture and hope the future is just as bright.



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So long, and thanks for all the Hints!
Authored by: rab777hp on Feb 22, '10 07:04:17PM

Good luck!
Let me first just say thank you so very much for your great contributions to both macosxhints and macworld, we will all miss you greatly. can't wait to see what you cook up at many tricks.

And might I say Kirk would be a mighty fine successor (nothing on you, of course)?



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So long, and thanks for all the Hints!
Authored by: robg on Feb 22, '10 07:32:36PM

Kirk *would* make a good replacement, indeed. However, he's got other projects that keep him busy, so he's not really able to take on the full-time hints/Macworld job.

-rob.



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Best of luck to you, Rob.
Authored by: dtrevas on Feb 22, '10 07:15:05PM

Mac OS X Hints has been brilliant.

You are truly one of the heroes of the Mac, especially in the early days of Mac OS X when lots of important things could only be done with the Terminal.

I believe you had a critical hand in ensuring the success of the new OS and I hope Apple and Mac lovers around the world recognize your achievement.

I wish you the best in all your future ventures and for your family.

Dave



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So long, and thanks for all the Hints!
Authored by: MJCube on Feb 22, '10 07:18:25PM
Dear Rob, what a surprise! Congratulations! Best wishes at Many Tricks. A quick glance at their site shows the kind of neat gadgets that make working with OS X so much more enjoyable.

I got a G4 Cube in late 2000 (and it's still running, though no longer my primary box), and I took 2 full years to switch to OS X full time. MOSXH was with me all the way. Over the years we have seen your goodwill, hard work, and kindness grow this site into what it is.

The most important thing in our Mac geekery here is the right information, and the biggest factor in distilling and spreading that information is trust in a community like this one. It's true that the community is the strength of the site, but you get the credit for being the one to bring us all together, from grassroots to this major resource on the internet. So hats off to you! (BTW, this was the first time on here I have ever had to click to a 2nd page of comments!)

I look forward very much to your future postings on here as one of us.

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So long, and thanks for all the Hints!
Authored by: marriott on Feb 22, '10 07:59:08PM

Hate to make a "me too" post, but it seems appropriate here.

Thanks for the excellent site, and good luck.



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So long, and thanks for all the Hints!
Authored by: pablorph on Feb 22, '10 08:15:35PM

Good riddance to ya, hope you get over there and make a big success of yourself. :)

Really, May God bless your future endeavors. As you have blessed all ours.

Paul



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So long, and thanks for all the Hints!
Authored by: saint.duo on Feb 22, '10 08:21:25PM

Thank you for all the good editing, the reviewing of hints, verifying that things did or didn't work. The ability for me to have both a good resource and forum to come to for quick tips and help. Safe travels, Rob, and best of luck to you in everything that you do.

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duo



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So long, and thanks for all the Hints!
Authored by: c8h10n4o2 on Feb 22, '10 08:39:22PM

Rob, thanks for the site and all your hard work associated with it. Macosxhints.com will definitely stay in my bookmark list as well.

I wish you the best at Many Tricks. It is great to hear that you will be a part of the resurgence. I have also been a fan of software that Peter has produced and look forward to many new tricks from that company.

I will be actively anticipating future developments with Butler -- also one of my favorite apps.

~Howard



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So long, and thanks for all the Hints!
Authored by: Pedro Estarque on Feb 22, '10 09:08:47PM

You actually made me double check: “God, is it April 1 already?”
Sad, but bound to happen.
As others have said, thank you. Sincerely. This place was paramount for turning my despise and hate for Unix into love and addiction. And I mean that in a good way :-)
Wonderful hints and incredibly helpful folks in the forums.
Best of luck to you and this site.



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So long, and thanks for all the Hints!
Authored by: Daij on Feb 22, '10 09:42:27PM

Ten years of ten already.

I'm one of the lurkers, but the stuff I've read here has done wonders for my Mac cred around the office and community here in ex-pat Japan.

Thank you for the work, Rob. All Good Things for the future!



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So long, and thanks for all the Hints!
Authored by: baokhangnn on Feb 22, '10 09:52:07PM

Thanks for creating the best Mac Site (Bar None!) It's my goto site for everything technical made easy!

Good luck in your future endeavors! I'll be following you for years to come!

-Bao



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So long, and thanks for all the Hints!
Authored by: visionaut on Feb 22, '10 10:24:12PM

Rob, all I can say - well done, my man, well done...

Tom (aka visionaut, another long time user/reader/contributor)



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So long, and thanks for all the Hints!
Authored by: scotty321 on Feb 22, '10 10:44:00PM

Thank you for everything, Rob!!

And THANK GOD somebody good like yourself is going to restart Many Tricks, a company which stopped putting out updates to all of its software -- and stopped giving technical support -- many years ago. A company which had ZERO technical support and ZERO customer service for the last 2+ years. Peter wouldn't even respond to a single email sent to him.

Hopefully you will be able to get that company's butt kicked and get Many Tricks back on the right track again.

First order of business at Many Tricks: Reviving Witch to get it to properly work with Spaces and Snow Leopard.

Second order of business: Getting Peter Maurer to start taking customer service and technical support seriously.



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So long, and thanks for all the Hints!
Authored by: robg on Feb 23, '10 04:52:00AM

All the reasons you list are why Peter and I chose to work together: the business end is the end of things he just doesn't like dealing with at all. Service, support, communications, product strategy, etc. are all now in my court, and Peter's job is to work with me on the business topics, but not to have to spend his time on end-user support when it's much better spent writing code!

It will take a bit of time to get things turned around, but I've got a long to-do list that I'll start attacking as my job here at Macworld/macosxhints tapers off.

-rob.



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So long, and thanks for all the Hints!
Authored by: rlinsurf on Feb 22, '10 10:51:27PM

Rob, you've been a part of my day, every day for more years than I remember. Thank you so much for the great work, and for the creation of one of the best Mac sites on the web.

You will be sorely missed.

Happy Trails.

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Jeffrey



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Wishing you all the best.
Authored by: mistersquid on Feb 22, '10 10:55:24PM

Rob,

Thank you for curating this site.

I remember back in the day when figuring out how to do anything on the Mac required a trip to Mac OS X Hints first. For years, when I set up a new Mac, I'd come here to get back those half-dozen pieces of functionality that were documented nowhere else on the web.

When a new version of OS X comes out, I turn my attention to Mac OS X Hints and wait for the "all clear" sign from user contributions.

I will miss your editorial presence and your Macworld video howtos.

Good luck with your new gig, which I have a feeling will bring many more good things your way.

Johnnie Wilcox
aka mistersquid



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So long, and thanks for all the Hints!
Authored by: Stormchild on Feb 22, '10 11:49:35PM

Many thanks for your many years of hard work, Rob. This site has been a valuable resource to me for a long time.

I'm also a longtime fan of Peter Maurer's work at Many Tricks. I use Butler and Name Mangler many times a day.

I wish both of you the best of luck, and I look forward to seeing whatever you guys have up your sleeves.



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All the fish, indeed
Authored by: scottbayes on Feb 23, '10 01:19:44AM

Thank you, Rob, for both Mac OS X Hints and your articles online; both have been of immense value.

Best of luck in your new Universe and keep your handset clean.



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So long, and thanks for all the Hints!
Authored by: robogobo on Feb 23, '10 01:56:31AM

Well, this has certainly been the Hitchhiker's Guide to OS X. Thanks for making us all smarter, more careful and more creative. I for one am very much looking forward to a new Butler.

Rob



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So long, and thanks for all the Hints!
Authored by: iCal-Alarmist on Feb 23, '10 02:12:37AM

Wow! Thank you so much for your initiative and hard work. Us guys here at knowlegistics sure vistited your site daily to see what's new and where problems arose. We wish you the best of luck and success with your new undertaking. I am sure it's going to be as great as this one or better.
Regards
KNLG team
Tim Oldfield



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You will be missed, and thank you!
Authored by: fursonice on Feb 23, '10 03:27:28AM

wow, thanks so much for this site.

best of luck Rob!

ichi



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So long, and thanks for all the Hints!
Authored by: rocteur on Feb 23, '10 03:37:01AM

So long Rob, remember the early days and Geeklog and testing the site ;-)

Good luck for the future!

Jerry Rocteur



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So long, and thanks for all the Hints!
Authored by: robg on Feb 23, '10 04:56:24AM

I do indeed, Jerry! It's all a bit foggy in the mists of time now, but it's amazing just how basic Geeklog was back then...one example for those who weren't there: when I started using Geeklog, it didn't have a What's New box, so there was no easy way to see what had been happening on the site (and there wasn't a comments RSS feed at that time, so you were really in the dark).

As a result, the What's New box became the first bits of PHP code I ever wrote. First it was a hack for my site, then it wound up (with 100% of the code rewritten into a version that actually works reliably and is elegant :) ) in the core. So that's my one contribution to the evolution of Geeklog!

-rob.



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So long, and thanks for all the Hints!
Authored by: Felix on Feb 23, '10 03:55:01AM

Another one of the "Good Guys" departs Macworld. Wow! No wonder the reputation for writing excellence and well-vetted reviews just continues to slide. An organization can't attrit all its stalwart contributors in a relatively short period of time and hope to remain viable over the long term.

Sorry to see you depart Mac OS X Hints and Macworld, Rob, but at least you'll be remaining visible in the Mac community.



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So long, and thanks for everything! (and the fish)!
Authored by: jtdude on Feb 23, '10 04:13:39AM

Rob, Good luck on this new "chapter" in your career. I hope that you have fun, and that you can occasionally write an editorial or two for Macworld or even the site. Good luck, and above all, have fun!



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So long, and thanks for all the Hints!
Authored by: Zali on Feb 23, '10 05:29:07AM
Thank you, Rob, for creating and managing what is still the largest and most reliable online repository of Mac OS X...well, hints! Your astute editorial guidance so consistently applied to the generous contributions of these many knowledgeable Mac users has kept the quality of information high and its retrievability a snap. I only hope your successor can maintain the site's unique functionality. In the meantime, I wish you barrels of good luck and much success with Many Tricks!

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So long, and thanks for all the Hints!
Authored by: nkuvu on Feb 23, '10 06:28:53AM

I haven't logged in for... a while.

But I did just want to say thank you for the time and effort you've put into this site. Best of luck with your new venture.



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So long, and thanks for all the Hints!
Authored by: Ezra Balaraj on Feb 23, '10 07:40:28AM

Thank you very much for all your hard work in running and maintaining this very helpful web site. I checked this site often and benefitted much from the many Mac OS X Hints provided. I also had the good fortune of purchasing your Mac OS X Hints Book. It was very helpful too. I hate to see you go but wish you every success in your new venture. Good luck to you wherever you go and whatever you do.
Ezra

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aebex



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So long, and thanks for all the Hints!
Authored by: dj_feare on Feb 23, '10 07:44:58AM

Just because I'm the 135th or so person to say it, doesn't make it any less true... This site is great! I check in almost every single day, and many of the hints have become part of my weekly "Tech Tip" at our company's staff meeting.

Best of luck in your new endeavor! I have no doubt that your loyal readers here are ready and willing to cough up shareware fees to get your revenue stream started.



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So long, and thanks for all the Hints!
Authored by: gdelfino on Feb 23, '10 08:02:34AM

Thank you for the good work during all these years!



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So long, and thanks for all the Hints!
Authored by: StarvArt on Feb 23, '10 08:06:35AM
Rob, thanks for your tireless efforts, and BIG thanks to your Mrs and family for the encouragement and support that went into your pursuit here! Altho I've been more of a lurker, and not much of a contributor, I've been a member here since the early days, and have certainly benefited from everyone's contributions here over the years. It's still the first site I check for any of my Mac OS X needs, and continues to be a vast and valuable resource.

All the best in your upcoming endeavors at Many Tricks and all that lies ahead in your new venture adventure!

Many, many thanks!
Chris Kim A aka StarvArt

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So long, and thanks for all the Hints!
Authored by: starbird2005 on Feb 23, '10 10:11:03AM

Good luck! and thanks for all the hints!



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So long, and thanks for all the Hints!
Authored by: Dimka on Feb 23, '10 10:55:38AM

thank you and good luck with new things



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Thank You!
Authored by: thaJeztah on Feb 23, '10 11:44:49AM

I've been reading this site the last (almost) 10 years and can't express how happy I am with all the hints that improved my experience of Mac OS X.

Thank you, Rob, for starting this. Good luck on your next career. And good luck to your follow up!



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So long, and thanks for all the Hints!
Authored by: revelation316 on Feb 23, '10 11:48:44AM

Thanks Rob, for everything!

You've certainly made the site the way it is, and we'll miss you.



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Gonna miss ya
Authored by: amusedpen on Feb 23, '10 02:51:43PM

I'm a late-comer to Mac OS X Hints, but have come to expect great ideas. I'll miss your pieces, but like the rest, wish you all the best in the future, and thanks so much for the help and hard work.



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So long, and thanks for all the Hints!
Authored by: tpierry on Feb 23, '10 03:39:01PM

I can't miss this opportunity to add my thanks to all the others.

You created a wonderful site I have been able to turn to time and again to find out how to do just about anything with Mac OS X. I've relied on this site so often since it began all those years ago. I don't know how we all could have lived without it.

I wish you all the best in your new endeavor.
Thank you, thank you, thank you so much!!



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So long, and thanks for all the Hints!
Authored by: auntchilada on Feb 23, '10 03:43:31PM

best wishes, Rob!

-mervTormel



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So long, and thanks for all the Hints!
Authored by: dionysiusrex on Feb 23, '10 05:47:27PM

Good luck with all your future endeavors. Your work with this site was very impressive and I've learned so much, thanks again

Denis



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So long, and thanks for all the Hints!
Authored by: flunkycarter on Feb 23, '10 06:06:36PM

I'M *censored*ING PISSED OFF. ANYONE ELSE AS *censored*ING PISSED OFF BY THIS NEWS AS I AM???



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So long, and thanks for all the Hints!
Authored by: flammable on Feb 23, '10 06:38:59PM

Thank you, Rob! This is still one of my favorite sites, and has been for a long time - thanks for everything.



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So long, and thanks for all the Hints!
Authored by: bluskale on Feb 23, '10 08:51:11PM

Thanks for all your hard work over the years.... many a time I've had a burning question answered by virtue of this site. Best of luck in your new venture!



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So long, and thanks for all the Hints!
Authored by: daiyi on Feb 23, '10 10:21:33PM

Thanks, Rob, for all your effort. Your contribution to the Mac community has been enormous. You will be missed here but best of luck on your new (ad) venture!



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So long, and thanks for all the Hints!
Authored by: Loh-Q on Feb 23, '10 11:04:02PM

Thanks Rob for all your years here and creating this site in the first place! Your site has been a life saver to me (and many others) over the years, I wish you the best of luck with your new venture and I'll be looking forward to buying the new software you guys create!
Best Wishes
Bobbi Style
(Butler user)

http://www.myspace.com/bobbistyle

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Mac muzak maniac



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