Leaving the limelight

I decided that I want my (web) peace once more, so this time I am completely distancing myself from OSNews, MoBits and GnomeFiles (as opposed to being half-there in the last 1.5 years). My last day on GnomeFiles is today (new maintainer wanted) and OSNews will be Monday (I have a last promised review to publish). On Monday I will ask for my privileges on the osnews server and CMS to be completely removed. My osnews email address should stop working in a month or so (to give time to my contacts to adjust to my Gmail or Hotmail accounts).

Regarding the fate of the mobile version of OSNews when the new OSNews “v4″ design goes live in 1-2 months time, it is all at Adam’s mercy (Adam is not a mobile web user). Hopefully he will copy the now-updated php files on mobile.osnews.com (with shortcuts for the images/img/files folders instead of full copies) and he will setup the mobile autodetection. OSNews’ mobile version is pretty popular (compared to other sites that also have mobile versions) with about 1% of the overall traffic being mobile or text-based (that equals to about 2,400 mobile/text pageviews daily).

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mikesum32 wrote on March 3rd, 2007 at 1:38 AM PST:

Truly the end to a great era. So what will you do from now on ?


vince wrote on March 3rd, 2007 at 5:25 AM PST:

Well, it’s sad to see you go.. I always thought you chose good articles for OSNews. Are you still going to do stuff for Tuxtops?


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Eugenia wrote on March 3rd, 2007 at 5:41 AM PST:

yup. But tuxtops is just 1 or 2 times a month.


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Eugenia wrote on March 3rd, 2007 at 6:15 AM PST:

mostly nothing :)


Moulinneuf wrote on March 4th, 2007 at 4:33 AM PST:

Sad news indeed , hopefully you will be able to do what you truly enjoy. I second mikesum32 , the end of an era , probably the start of another one ;-)


schwaang wrote on March 5th, 2007 at 7:36 AM PST:

I hope somebody picks up GnomeFiles. I didn’t know that was your work Eugenia. It’s a neat resource — and isn’t anywhere as well-known as it should be.

The first time I saw it I was just wowed and found some great stuff I didn’t know existed. But since I lost interest in OSNews a while back, I forgot all about it. GnomeFiles deserves a life of its own, and should be advertised more widely to Gnome users. IMHO.


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Eugenia wrote on March 5th, 2007 at 8:30 AM PST:

Yup, Gnomefiles got a new maintainer today, Russ! I will try to set him up with everything in the coming week.


peejay wrote on March 6th, 2007 at 12:46 PM PST:

Does this mean you’ll stop showing up on the OSNews staff blog, too? :O


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