Man, I cannot believe I'm living in a world where CmdrTaco isn't at the helm of Slashdot. While I haven't visited regularly in a while, I've (perhaps obviously from my UID) been around for a long time. I remember when Slashdot didn't have user accounts, when the moderation came in (and changed, and changed, and changed soem more), when Natalie Portman and her grits were topics of conversation. I submitted the story about the official reveal of the name of Star Wars Episode 1 (don't shoot the messenger!). Through all the years and newcomer sites every time I saw a link to Slashdot or visited my RSS feeds for Book Reviews and Ask Slashdot I felt a warm & fuzzy for the old site.
Thanks Taco! I certainly hope you find something to do that makes you happy in the next 14 years.
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