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Ryan Boyd retires
Posted by Ryan on 11 February 2016, 17:05 GMT

Hello there, dear readers. After considerable deliberation, swaying back and forth, and soul searching, I have decided that the time is right to announce my resignation from the position of news editor here at ticalc.org. I say this with heavy heart because, ultimately, this was not an easy decision for me. The sad reality is that my life has taken many new turns since starting here, and the time that I now have to dedicate to ticalc.org is hardly what it deserves from a news editor.

I love this place. I will always love this place. Having the privilege to serve as news editor here has, quite literally, been a dream come true for me. I grew up reading ticalc.org, following the news, the drama, the good and the bad. I learned to program on TI graphing calculators, and it has served me well for nearly 20 years now. I was inspired to learn and explore by the amazing programs of people like Bill Nagel, Joe Wingbermuhle, Sam Heald, Patrick Davidson, and scores of other brilliant coders. I have been inspired to think and grow as a person by the insight and character of people like Nick Disabato, Michael Vincent, and by so many other people in this community that deserve to be mentioned. I have been, and still am, deeply inspired by the dedication of the current ticalc.org staff, who have been incredible to work with. I honestly cannot imagine a group of people with whom I'd rather share my time and energy, and it is heartbreaking to have to take my leave. If you have not done so recently, make sure to thank them for all that they do.

Many of the characters and names have changed over time but, to my surprise, ticalc.org has remained one of few constant positives in my life. I say with the greatest sincerity and without exaggeration that I am a better person today than I would have been without ticalc.org, and even more so for having been given the opportunity to share my time, thoughts, and words with all of you. I hope that you have enjoyed my time here as much as I have. Perhaps a particular interview motivated you to think about what you'd like to do with your time. Maybe a tangential comment or editorial remark from me had an impact on how you think about an issue. Or, maybe you just enjoyed reading about new program releases. Whatever it is, wherever you go, I would also like to thank you (yes, you!) for giving me your time.

And so, I leave you with my final words as the news editor of ticalc.org:
Keep on coding, keep being awesome, and all hail Travis Evans' Evil Nikkybot Army!

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Re: Ryan Boyd retires
Nikky Southerland  Account Info
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Thank you for your service Ryan, and we look forward to seeing all of the fun things you do next!

Reply to this comment    11 February 2016, 17:38 GMT

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Lionel Debroux Account Info
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Thanks for your work, Ryan :)
Best of luck for your real life.

Reply to this comment    11 February 2016, 19:34 GMT

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KermMartian  Account Info
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Thank you for the hard work and dedication you put into your position, Ryan; the community is much better for it. I always enjoyed the extra flair and humor you brought to your articles. Best of luck in your future endeavours, academic, calculator, and otherwise.

Reply to this comment    11 February 2016, 20:53 GMT

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ordelore Account Info
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A real pleasure having you as an editor for all these years!
May you go on to greater and grander things!

Reply to this comment    12 February 2016, 00:14 GMT

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DJ_Omnimaga Account Info
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Thank you a lot for all your contributions to the community Ryan. We will definitively miss you. Good luck in life. :)

Reply to this comment    12 February 2016, 05:28 GMT

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Philip N  Account Info

Thanks for all your time and hard work. Live long and prosper.

Reply to this comment    12 February 2016, 13:23 GMT

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matrefeytontias  Account Info

Be safe out there ; you'll always remain in our hearts as that awesome news redactor who was so good at what he was doing !

Reply to this comment    12 February 2016, 23:54 GMT

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James Vernon  Account Info
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You will be missed, Ryan! Thanks for your informative and amusing articles over the years! Best of luck with the future :)

Reply to this comment    13 February 2016, 04:33 GMT

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Chickendude Account Info
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I just saw this, i'm sad to see you go, i really enjoyed your posts over the years as well as bumping into you at other community sites. Hope to see you stick around and get the programming bug from time to time :)

Reply to this comment    24 February 2016, 10:29 GMT

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