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Since I got my start in the Drupal community in 2005, most have noticed that I've been a wee bit, erm. Obsessed. I try to help out in as many ways as possible, and often this means juggling about 50,000 different priorities at a given time, the last of which is always sleep.
Well, it was fun for the last 2.5 years, but enough is enough. While I will always have a soft spot in my heart for the Drupal community, my participation has often been at the expense of relationships with family and friends as well as my own personal health and well-being. :( So, it's time to say "goodbye, world" to the Drupal community and instead embark on a new chapter in my life...
As some of you out there might know, I've been an avid video game fanatic my entire life. I cut my teeth (literally) first on Pong, and as I grew older, I played my way through games on almost all the systems, from Atari 2600 and NES, all the way up to the systems of today. Seriously, I'm a freak. I even have a 3DO and a Sega CD kickin' around. :)
Before arriving in the Drupal community, I had big aspirations for starting my own video game company, but those sort of fell apart between the patch reviews and the mailing lists and the Drupalcons. But last summer, I finally played the best game ever made, and that moment truly paved the way for things to come.
So since you all took real great care of me during my time in the Drupal community, I wanted to give you a sneak-peak at the never-before seen storyboards for my next project, a.k.a. the "next big thing" in gaming: Picross DS Revenge.
So there you have it. Here's hoping for a break-away hit, and am really excited to begin this project!
As for the current obligations I have in the Drupal community, don't fret. chx, cwgordon, and dmitri are heading up Summer of Code, Kieran's handling the Drupal.org redesign, Bevan and Catch are hard at work on the usability work, Jimmy Berry is rockin' the crap out of SimpleTest, and the documentation team's in good hands with Addi and Steven Peck. My only other outstanding obligation is my role as Secretary in the Drupal Association, but since Dries has too much time on his hands as it is, he has offered to take notes at meetings in my stead.
Thanks again for the awesome time, Drupal community. Hopefully we'll cross paths again in the future. picross_revenge.module, anyone? :)