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I remember noting the (apparent) evolution between your almost-apologetic geeky announcement of your first child (, and your beautiful, emotional announcement of the twins ( This announcement just confirms to me that you've got your head and heart screwed on the right way. As I understand it, your aim here on the blog, and on Stack Overflow, was to help programmers improve. I'd say that the example you're setting here continues in the same vein. We'll never miss you as much as your children would. All the best
Toggle Commented Feb 7, 2012 on Farewell Stack Exchange at Coding Horror
@Jan Doggen, it was the auto-linking here which was screwed up:
I have some sympathy with Kibbee's comments. Just ignoring the copyright problem outright is very trendy, but it's not just going to go away. This guy on The Register ( has some interesting points. XKCD manages to make a decent living without worrying about people copying his stuff, but I'm not sure that approach could work for all content creators. So, as Jeff says, they'll be back.
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