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Michael Vincent Retires from ticalc.org
Posted by Michael on 29 July 2009, 21:01 GMT

For several weeks I have been waiting for an appropriate moment in calculator news to announce my retirement as ticalc.org news editor. Now that such news has arrived, I shall retire as news editor effective at noon tomorrow. During my six years as a ticalc.org staff member, I always felt privileged to be a participant in this wonderful community. I have now owned graphing calculators and visited ticalc.org for more than half of my life, a time which I shall always cherish for its friendships, intellectual challenges, and limitless learning. There have been too many calculator-related memories to count, from late-night IRC chats in #tcpa to being featured on Slashdot (twice!), founding the Graphing Calculator Club in my high school, and of course writing news articles about the best of our community. I hope that you have enjoyed reading my articles (even if the Voyage 400 is not real) and perhaps downloaded a few of my programs. Most importantly, I thank all of the programmers and users, past and present, without whom there would be no news or even ticalc.org.

I no longer have the free time necessary to be an effective news editor, and I must honestly confess that my enthusiasm for the daily news search has waned over the past several months. It is therefore in the best interest of the community as well as myself that I move on to other things. While I will no longer be releasing new programs or news articles, I intend to at least lurk in the community and perhaps work on miscellaneous tasks for ticalc.org as I am able. Thank you for all of your support through the years.

Update (October 29): It seems I'm unable to completely retire, as I've made some news posts since this announcement and worked on some programming projects. I suppose I'm only semi-retired. Calculators forever!

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Re: Michael Vincent Retires from ticalc.org
Joey Gannon  Account Info
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Michael, it has been an absolute pleasure getting to work with you over the years. Your contributions to the community are immeasurable, and I wish you the best of luck as you move on.

Reply to this comment    29 July 2009, 21:05 GMT

Re: Michael Vincent Retires from ticalc.org
peterthegreat  Account Info

Thank you very much for your huge contribution to ticalc.org.

Reply to this comment    29 July 2009, 21:09 GMT

Re: Michael Vincent Retires from ticalc.org
Kevin Ouellet Account Info
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Sorry to see you go. You put a lot of work as Ticalc staff. Are you the news editor who spent the longest amount of time on this staff position on ticalc too? On top of that you did other stuff such as file archiving and comments board moderating (around 2002, I remember boards were spammish then when you got hired, no more spam in the first few years)

Anyway you contributed a lot to the community. Good luck in your future projects.

Reply to this comment    29 July 2009, 21:55 GMT


Re: Re: Michael Vincent Retires from ticalc.org
Michael Vincent  Account Info
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Yes, I beat Nick Disabato in both length of time and number of news articles :)

Reply to this comment    29 July 2009, 22:11 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Michael Vincent Retires from ticalc.org
Kevin Kofler Account Info
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Wow, you've actually been the ticalc.org news editor longer than NickD! I didn't realize time has passed that fast.

Reply to this comment    29 July 2009, 23:18 GMT

Re: Michael Vincent Retires from ticalc.org
graphmastur Account Info

That is sad. But how many news articles is this? I am sure you have done quite a bit.

Reply to this comment    29 July 2009, 22:15 GMT

Re: Michael Vincent Retires from ticalc.org
Ben Nagy  Account Info

Thank you so much for all you've done for the community! You'll be missed, and we all look forward to seeing what else you do. Thank you for the 6 years!

Reply to this comment    29 July 2009, 23:02 GMT

Re: Michael Vincent Retires from ticalc.org
Timmc Account Info
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I was just thinking about ticalc.org and a familiar face posting news. I haven't taken the time to visit in months. I thought it was a fake news article at first...

Thanks for your time over the years Michael. It's been an interesting read. :-)

Tim.

Reply to this comment    29 July 2009, 23:25 GMT

Re: Michael Vincent Retires from ticalc.org
TheStorm Account Info
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Thanks for all the great years of news. Any word yet on who your replacement will be?

Reply to this comment    30 July 2009, 00:45 GMT


Re: Re: Michael Vincent Retires from ticalc.org
Michael Vincent  Account Info
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No word yet. Someone will take care of the news in the meantime.

Reply to this comment    30 July 2009, 01:00 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Michael Vincent Retires from ticalc.org
Nikky Southerland  Account Info
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(I think the interim tender of news will be me)

Reply to this comment    2 August 2009, 05:28 GMT

Re: Michael Vincent Retires from ticalc.org
KermMartian  Account Info
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I can't say I've always agreed with your choice of news and not-news, but over the years you've certainly put in effort and enthusiasm, and brought a lot of positive momentum to the community. Kudos.

Reply to this comment    30 July 2009, 00:48 GMT

Re: Michael Vincent Retires from ticalc.org
Lewk Account Info
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Good-night, sweet prince. ;)

Anyways, thank you so much for the time you deticated to this site!

Reply to this comment    30 July 2009, 01:41 GMT

Re: Michael Vincent Retires from ticalc.org
_DigiTan  Account Info
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Aw hell no!!

Reply to this comment    30 July 2009, 03:26 GMT


Re: Re: Michael Vincent Retires from ticalc.org
Someone Someone  Account Info

The calc community is slowly waning over the last year, including myself.

Maybe it's because calculators aren't as epic as they used to be. Phones and other things have replaced it.

Reply to this comment    30 July 2009, 04:06 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Michael Vincent Retires from ticalc.org
Kevin Ouellet Account Info
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Well, it has been slowly dying for at least 4 years actually. Summer 2001, 2007 and Winter 2008 still gotta be the worst, though.

Reply to this comment    30 July 2009, 17:27 GMT

Re: Michael Vincent Retires from ticalc.org
Patrick Prendergast  Account Info

Thankyou for the fantastic contribution to the community you provided with your time at ticalc.org. You are one of the greats Michael, dare i say ticalc will not be the same without you.

Reply to this comment    30 July 2009, 07:12 GMT

Re: Michael Vincent Retires from ticalc.org
Derrick F.  Account Info

Thanks for everything, Michael. You'll be missed.

Reply to this comment    30 July 2009, 07:44 GMT

Re: Michael Vincent Retires from ticalc.org
Brandon Wilson  Account Info
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It's hard to know what to say. You've been a part of this community for almost as long as I can remember, and I'm sure it won't be the same without you.

It might not have been said enough, but you've provided a lot to this community and we're all very grateful for it, at least I am. You and others made it fun, and I'll never forget it.

Keep in touch, and don't forget us.

Reply to this comment    30 July 2009, 19:58 GMT

Re: Michael Vincent Retires from ticalc.org
fryedsoft  Account Info
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Good luck in your future endeavors.

Reply to this comment    31 July 2009, 02:48 GMT

Re: Michael Vincent Retires from ticalc.org
Michael Vincent  Account Info
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I have thrown together a little package of some source code, unfinished projects, unreleased documentation, etc. which I would like to release. Much of it is useless but some of it is useful.

It can be downloaded for the next few weeks from the URL of this post.

Reply to this comment    31 July 2009, 03:30 GMT

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