Farewell, Hack a Day

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Now, on the eve of Hack a Day’s fifth anniversary, seems like an appropriate time to announce my resignation. Site founder [Phillip Torrone] published the first post, a red box, on September 5th, 2004. On May 7th, 2005 I took over editorial duties at Hack a Day by publishing one of my favorite projects: [Jonathan Westhues]’ proximity card spoofer. Since then, I’ve run Hack a Day with a number of great contributors over the last four years: [Fabienne Serriere], [Will O’Brien], [Ian Lesnet], and current senior editor [Caleb Kraft] just to name a few. I’ve enjoyed watching the site grow, powered by the constant stream of tips from readers. Whether we were turning hard drives into molten goo or putting our hardware designs into production, it’s been a lot of fun. With all the new talent we’ve brought on recently, I have confidence that Hack a Day will continue to be a great resource in the future.

You’ll be able to find me online running my personal blog RobotSkirts.com and on Twitter as @sweetums. In real life, I’ll still be attending hacker conferences, like the upcoming ToorCon in San Diego, and local Los Angeles tech events like Mindshare and the weekly Hacker Drinkup.

In closing, I’d like to thank you, the readers, for all the support you’ve given us over the years. If it weren’t for all the tips, personal projects, and ideas you’ve sent us, we’d never have made it this far. Thank you.

[photo: Viss]

89 thoughts on “Farewell, Hack a Day

  1. I always loved how when the how-to’s went to sh*t you would step in and make a post or two over the past while. I really enjoyed what you have contributed, I can only hope that the quality of the hacks continues to stay strong. I personally will miss your quality work. Good luck!

  2. Unfortunately I only just recently stumbled across HackaDay this past Spring. But I’ve been hooked ever since my first peek. I Googled for something involving GPS cell phones, or cantennas, or IR photos/video … (most likely all of them) … and found this HAVEN of brilliant ideas! Until then I’d never programmed a PICC — Now, built my own programmer and did some of my own code (albeit quite simple, yet).

    And I’ll owe all my Hacks to you folks here… [ok, maybe not “owe” :-) ].

    Enjoy your next steps!

  3. Hate to see you go Eliot. I’ve been keeping up with the site since 04 or 05, its part of my daily routine. You did a great job man, good luck to your future.

  4. I misread the whole thing… I thought Phillip was leaving. Eliot? Whoa.

    Good luck to you too Eliot. I remember seeing your name on a lot of things, and too many to name. Good luck with the future projects!

  5. I first found this site when I was looking for some PSP-cfw information and I happened to type PSP hack into google. I love this site, I visit it several times a day and will one day, actually contribute something of value. Keep doing what you do, you will be missed.

  6. thank you for everything, including the last gift. i shall use it well.

    I ENJOYED ALL THE WORK YOU HAVE DONE SCROUNGING AROUND AND GATHERING ALL OF THE HACKS ACROSS THE INTER-WEBS, THAT MUST HAVE BEEN A DAUNTING TASK. SOME OF YOUR POSTS WERE PURE DOOKEY, AND OTHERS WERE ABSOLUTE GOLD. BEST OF LUCK IN ALL OF YOUR FUTURE ADVENTURES, YOU ZARKIN FROOD.

  7. thanks eliot for all the hard work you’ve put into hackaday. here’s to the next 5 years and all the contributers/editors who’ll fill your shoes.

    say NO to caps.

  8. Relax guys, it’s obviously only for the really long weekend. Jeez, I didn’t think you guys were going to flip out so easily. Thank you all for the kind words and comments, but I am still staying here. I would never leave this community behind.

    Sincerely,
    Eliot <I'm still an imposter

  9. Thanks for some bloody good hacks Eliot – I hope you enjoy whatever you do next. :-)

    Now you’re gone, somebody has got some very big boots to fill…

  10. i just graduated highschool a little bit ago. i’ve been reading your website since i was in 8th grade. i’d just like to thank you for providing hundreds of hours worth of study-hall wasted time reading howtos and nifty wiring diagrams. it’s sad to see you go!

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