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August 7th, 2006 by Kristan M. Kenney

Hello everyone,

For those of you who don’t know me, my name is Kristan Kenney (you may also know me as “Nighthawk”), I’m a Microsoft technology evangelist and a beta tester on numerous Microsoft beta programs.

I’ve been a poster here at MSBLOG.org for a short period of time on and off, but never really posted enough to know I was still alive. A lot of things happened within the past week and I had to decide the fate of digitalfive.org, my former website. Allow me to explain.

I don’t own the digitalfive.org domain, or the hosting associated with it. Sam Haghgoo handed the domain and hosting over to me for me to run digitalfive after he did not want to run it any further. Unfortunately, there have been so many downtime incidents and problems within the last week (server went down repeatedly, followed by DNS issues at the domain level) that I couldn’t rely on digitalfive any longer. While these issues have been fixed as of last night, it is still unacceptable.

So, it fell down to what I wanted to do. Close up shop and just quit blogging all together? No, that’s not my style. I enjoy publishing technical documentation and guides to help make anyones computing life easier. I have a passion for technology like no other and giving up on something that I enjoy so much would be going against everything I stand for.

This morning I decided after talking to Patrick Squire, Zack Whittaker, Jabez Gan, and Patrick Elliott about the ideas I had to do with digitalfive. Patrick Squire wanted to share the forum with digitalfive; I decided to share all of digitalfive with MSBLOG.

You won’t be seeing digitalfive run by me any more. There is a chance that Mr. Haghgoo will take control of it again, which doesn’t really bother me. All of digitalfive’s current content will more than likely be brought over to MSBLOG in some way, shape, or form. The utilities and homebrew applications will most likely be available here at MSBLOG as well. Everything hasn’t been transitioned yet, but the dust should settle some time this week.

To the readers of digitalfive and MSBLOG alike, I’m not “selling out”; hell, I’m also a blogger at LonghornBlogs.com (and just because I’m here doesn’t mean I have to stop posting everywhere, I live by the rule of sharing knowledge, remember?). Think of it this way – I’m just moving somewhere that I can provide my publications without everything randomly becoming unavailable, I’m interested in enhancing the quality of MSBLOG and taking things to the next level.

… Speaking of Next Level, if anyone remembers, I used to be an Administrator at a well known technology forum that was run by Cody Goodman, and then was later handed down to Chris Holmes and I to run; and that forum closed up shop almost a good 6 1/2 to 7 months now. Well, if you take a good look at the MSBLOG menu bar you will notice “MSBLOG Forum”. Expect to see a good amount of change at the forum, I really want to get a good discussion area going for all you readers, and I’m going to try my hardest to do that.

I’d like to once again say thank you to everyone for welcoming me here and stay tuned for some great content from the MSBLOG team!

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3 Responses

  1. Deansweb2004|NT Says:

    Welcome To msblog Kris 🙂 x2/ Saves replying to the emails 😛

  2. Patrick Elliott [MS] Says:

    We’re consistantly growing bigger every day it seems

  3. Ryan Says:

    You better save those blog skins! 😛