Farewell Hackaday, the time has come for me to move on. Don’t worry, hackaday will keep going, just like it did when [Eliot] moved on, and [Phil] before him.
I wrote my first post on July 9th, 2008. Since then I’ve had so much fun, and written a total of 1,552 posts (including this one). In my opinion, there is simply no other site like Hackaday.com, our readers are passionate and knowledgeable and it shows, even if some of you are incredibly rude to each other(that’s a sign of passion right?).
While some projects stand out in my mind, it is the people I have enjoyed the most. The people I met when I went to all the different hackerspaces, my co-writers[Mike Szczys] and[Brian Benchoff], past hackaday employees, our commenters, and even my boss [Jason Calacanis].
Join me after the break just one more time while a take a trip down memory lane with a few of my favorite moments from the last few years. Oh, and yes, I think saying “after the break” is stupid. What else do you say though?
I built some really fun things.
and some things I feel I can be proud of
This controller didn’t help [Thomas] that much, but it gave me the idea for Thecontrollerproject.com which I’m proud to say has already begun helping people.
I drove almost all the way across the country visiting hackerspaces.
I can’t describe how amazing this was for me. I met people from Arizona all the way to South Carolina. I saw hackerspaces that were 110 degrees inside and hackerspaces that were old masonic temples. The people I met were always enthusiastic, helpful and pleasant.
I jammed stuff up my nose for April fools
I made this thing a long time ago and was waiting for a reason to do something ridiculous. I thought it was a great chance to make fun of the kickstarter emails we get all the time. Yes, I did actually shove that thing into my nasal passage.The links actually went to my personal paypal account too. I think I actually got about $3 in donations off that form!
I got tazed.
We thought maybe you guys would like some coverage of the Consumer Electronics show in Las Vegas back in January of 2010. Turns out we didn’t see a whole lot there that we thought you’d be interested in. I stepped up to the plate to take the blame and the punishment.
I had a bunch of other posts in mind, but as I started adding I couldn’t stop. Maybe I should just leave it here.
I’d like to thank the readers again. If it weren’t for your projects happening in your homes, businesses, and hackerspaces, this site wouldn’t exist. You guys are freaking awesome.