|Posted: 2004-October-08 at 9:33pm | IP Logged
Tom has an extensive programming background (measured in decades!) as
well as a long-term interest in astronomy. Recently he became
interested in space art as well. Like so many of you, Tom has
found Solar Voyager to be a great resource and wanted to do whatever
possible to ensure that the site would continue to exist.
I will be working with Tom over the coming weeks to ensure a smooth
transition and help where possible. In fact, I have a feeling
that Tom will have quite a bit of help because so many of you have come
forward during this time of need to offer your services. I want
to thank everyone for that! I was very touched by the level of
commitment that you all share for this little corner of the web.
I also want to thank Jordan over at Hostfury for his efforts to migrate
the site to his service and offer more resources than we have
today. Unfortunately the technical hurdles were too much for us
to overcome, but the offer was appreciated.
Even beyond the transition period, I (with my "Hawkeye" user ID) will
continue to visit and remain a member. You won't see me disappear
entirely, though I will be using a different email address. Check
my profile for that.
That's about all I have for now...I'm sure Tom will bring some fresh
ideas to the table moving forward which will only make the site better
in the long run. Please be patient with us for the next couple
weeks...Transitioning a site of this size can be complicated, both from
a technical and administrative standpoint, so there will be an
The only thing I ask now is that everyone help get the activity level
back to where it was a month ago - new posts have certainly been
dwindling to a trickle leading up to the closing date (which was
understandable). Now that the doors will remain open, let's see
that new space art!
I also want to publicly thank Tom for stepping up to the plate
here. It is very much appreciated, not only by me, but also by
everyone else who finds this community to be valuable.
"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic."
- Arthur C. Clarke