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By Forrest Cook
February 24, 2010

I would like to announce my departure from the day-to-day operations at LWN.net. There are a number of factors behind this move. My leaving LWN will reduce the site's expenses in these difficult economic times, this move will allow the company to operate with greater economic flexibility.

After nearly ten years of dealing with weekly deadlines, processing countless software release announcements and performing many other behind-the-scenes tasks, your editor is ready for a change of direction. I plan on dedicating more attention to my Linux-powered CirKits.com mail-order solar power electronics kit company, an early off-shoot of the LWN parent company, Eklektix.

[Mountain House] Working for LWN has been a great journey since writing my first feature article. Linux has grown from a small project into a real force in the operating system landscape. Linus's quest for world domination turned out to be more than just joking around. One can derive a lot of satisfaction from knowing that one's contributions, however small, may have helped to push this mighty project forward.

Never one to have any idle time, your author is looking forward to dedicating more effort to his ongoing solar and wind powered off-grid mountain house project with its accompanying alternative energy experiments. He plans to spend more time with electronic circuit tinkering, combining microprocessors with vacuum tubes, and playing around with electric guitars.


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LWN editor Forrest Cook moves on

Posted Feb 25, 2010 1:33 UTC (Thu) by jimparis (subscriber, #38647) [Link]

Thanks, and good luck with your future projects!

LWN editor Forrest Cook moves on

Posted Feb 25, 2010 3:26 UTC (Thu) by Kamilion (subscriber, #42576) [Link]

Surprised SparkFun isn't on your list of electronics links!

http://www.sparkfun.com/

Sad to see you go, best of luck in your future endeavors, and we'd love to see some more articles on linux interacting with solar controllers and other associated green gear from you.

The PIC32 series is really getting interesting!
http://www.sparkfun.com/commerce/product_info.php?product...

And advances in power controllers have resulted in this:
http://www.mini-box.com/picoPSU-150-XT
Combine it with a AMD 785G board and a 65W Phenom II X4 905e for a solar charged desktop rig!

LWN editor Forrest Cook moves on

Posted Feb 25, 2010 15:40 UTC (Thu) by cook (subscriber, #4) [Link]

>Surprised SparkFun isn't on your list of electronics links!
It is now, thanks for pointing out the omission.

LWN editor Forrest Cook moves on

Posted Feb 25, 2010 8:13 UTC (Thu) by ekj (guest, #1524) [Link]

Thank you. Sad to see you go, I've liked your contributions here on Lwn a lot.

I wish you luck with all your future plans, and hope you'll be back occasionally with a guest-article or something, perhaps something about solar technology, particularily if there's some open-source angle on that.

LWN editor Forrest Cook moves on

Posted Feb 25, 2010 8:59 UTC (Thu) by danieldk (subscriber, #27876) [Link]

Thank you for your excellent work. We enjoyed it!

LWN editor Forrest Cook moves on

Posted Feb 25, 2010 9:07 UTC (Thu) by spaetz (subscriber, #32870) [Link]

Thanks for the work. I have always appreciated the amount of (probably often tedious) work that goes into collecting and nicely presenting those software releases.

Good luck!

LWN editor Forrest Cook moves on

Posted Feb 25, 2010 10:44 UTC (Thu) by stevan (subscriber, #4342) [Link]

Thanks very much for your work on LWN in keeping us informed.

As I have just managed to blow up a 24<-->230v sine wave inverter, maybe I
should look out for future articles of yours telling me where I went wrong.

All the very best.

Stevan

LWN editor Forrest Cook moves on

Posted Feb 25, 2010 10:53 UTC (Thu) by hppnq (guest, #14462) [Link]

Thanks for everything Forrest, I enjoyed your contributions a lot. Good luck and have a lot of fun with the tinkering! :-)

LWN editor Forrest Cook moves on

Posted Feb 25, 2010 13:17 UTC (Thu) by vonbrand (guest, #4458) [Link]

Good luck!

I hope we see some contribution of yours again in LWN.

LWN editor Forrest Cook moves on

Posted Feb 25, 2010 15:40 UTC (Thu) by rmini (subscriber, #4991) [Link]

Thank you for helping make LWN one of the few sites I need to read to stay
up-to-date on all things Linux. I wish you the best of luck with
CirKits.com. You will be missed!

LWN editor Forrest Cook moves on

Posted Feb 25, 2010 16:01 UTC (Thu) by quotemstr (subscriber, #45331) [Link]

So long, and thanks for all the articles. Good luck!

LWN editor Forrest Cook moves on

Posted Feb 25, 2010 16:51 UTC (Thu) by xav (subscriber, #18536) [Link]

Like everyone, I'd like to thank you for your work at LWN.
Plus, your project looks very interesting.

LWN editor Forrest Cook moves on

Posted Feb 25, 2010 20:16 UTC (Thu) by ralphdegennaro (subscriber, #35718) [Link]

Good luck and thank you Forrest for your wonderful work at LWN. You will be missed on this strand of the web.

LWN editor Forrest Cook moves on

Posted Feb 26, 2010 7:33 UTC (Fri) by dune73 (subscriber, #17225) [Link]

Thank you and good luck with your future projects. It's been a good read.

LWN editor Forrest Cook moves on

Posted Feb 26, 2010 13:54 UTC (Fri) by tseaver (guest, #1544) [Link]

Best wishes, Forrest, for your new projects. Thank you for all you did to make LWN and the broader community an interesting and vibrant place.

Tres.

LWN editor Forrest Cook moves on

Posted Feb 26, 2010 14:05 UTC (Fri) by union (guest, #36393) [Link]

Thank you for all the articles.

And like people before me said, I would like to see some articles about solar
power and open source.

LWN editor Forrest Cook moves on

Posted Feb 26, 2010 18:12 UTC (Fri) by damic (guest, #7275) [Link]

Thanks you so much for your time at LWN! And best wished with your new projects.

LWN editor Forrest Cook moves on

Posted Mar 2, 2010 19:47 UTC (Tue) by jeremiah (subscriber, #1221) [Link]

Thanks for all of the articles and Good luck!

LWN editor Forrest Cook moves on

Posted Mar 4, 2010 1:27 UTC (Thu) by edschofield (guest, #39993) [Link]

Thanks for all your work, Forest! I enjoy reading LWN immensely and I'm grateful for your contributions to it. All the best for the future!

LWN editor Forrest Cook moves on

Posted Mar 4, 2010 19:21 UTC (Thu) by stuart (subscriber, #623) [Link]

Thanks Forrest. I've always found the Development section to be one of the best bits of LWN as it pulls together information I do not have time or knowledge to find myself.

Good luck with the new projects.

Thanks!

Posted Mar 6, 2010 10:51 UTC (Sat) by filipjoelsson (guest, #2622) [Link]

I too, have thoroughly enjoyed letting you do the job of gathering interesting information for me in one place. Forrest, you will be missed!

LWN editor Forrest Cook moves on

Posted Mar 10, 2010 0:15 UTC (Wed) by barbara (guest, #3014) [Link]

I'd like to add my best wishes to you as well. The Development Section is one of my
faves on LWN. Your Linux-powered CirKits.com mail-order solar power electronics kit
company sounds really cool.

Cheers,
Barbara


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