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Contributed by Dengue on Thu Apr 1 13:52:00 2004 (GMT)
from the goodbye dept.

ok, time for sayonara
go on yankee break my heart
there's nothing left for us to say now
even best friends have to part

Effective April 01, 2004 publication of new content at OpenBSD Journal will cease. Jose and I have decided that it is time for us to move on to other things. We're tired and burned out. So, that's pretty much that in a nutshell. We will no longer be publishing new content. I'll leave the site up as is for another 4 to 6 weeks, then I'll terminate the hosting agreement and take her offline.

This will certainly seem to you, our readers, a hasty announcement. In fact, Jose and I have been discussing this issue for quite some time. The decision to cease publication was made over a month ago. As for announcing this on April 1, chalk that up to our quirky sense of the absurd. Since many of you seem to have an unhealthy fixation on conspiracy theories, let me assure you of the following:

  • We really are just tired of doing this.

So, I'll keep this short and sweet. Thanks to everyone who submitted. Without your participation, this never would have been. Special thanks to those of you who consistently submitted really good material. More than anything else, you are the ones who determined the direction and content of OpenBSD Journal. If OpenBSD Journal ever amounted to anything, it was because of that. Thanks to Sera Systems and Hurricane Electric, our early hardware and bandwidth providers. Thanks to New York Internet for their support for the last year. I would really like to compliment nyi.net on the comprehensive and hassle free nature of their support. You guys are truly top drawer. I can post a trouble ticket online and get resolution of a problem faster from nyi.net than I can from the company I work for.

Well, that's about it. Later.

james r phillips 04012004

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  No Subject Given (mod 21/269)
by bsdguy on Thu Apr 1 13:58:00 2004 (GMT)
  I hate April Fools day
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      No Subject Given (2/112) by www.jomhoneymoon.com on Sun Jan 15 13:09:35 2017 (GMT)

  No Subject Given (mod 23/251)
by Anonymous Coward on Thu Apr 1 02:00:00 2004 (GMT)
  Garing anjrit!
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  so long (mod 10/268)
by tim on Thu Apr 1 02:46:00 2004 (GMT)
  and thanks for all the blowfish.
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  Prima Aprilis :) (mod 9/253)
by noone on Thu Apr 1 02:59:00 2004 (GMT)
  Prima Aprilis :)
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  Nice work guys! (mod -5/267)
by cAPTAIN^k on Thu Apr 1 03:07:00 2004 (GMT)
  I hope someone offers to possibly take over running this elsewhere?
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  No Subject Given (mod 36/248)
by Dunceor on Thu Apr 1 03:20:00 2004 (GMT)
  the problem i knew that deadly always had good jokes so i thought there was gonna be some and *boom*, yepp :)
Didn't fool anybody though :P
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  No Subject Given (mod 16/254)
by Anonymous Coward on Thu Apr 1 04:28:00 2004 (GMT)
  this really is not funny. some of us are just returning from the pub, and this is the last sort of thing we need to hear...

bad, bad admins...
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  Thanks James, we'll try to continue your work (mod 9/267)
by Christophe VG (obsdj@christophe.vg) on Thu Apr 1 04:52:00 2004 (GMT)
http://obsdj.baselabs.org
  It is sad to see a good thing go. But we have to go on. I've decided that it is time I did something for the community that has given me a great OS.

So I would like to announce the birth of the new OpenBSD Journal: OBSDJ.

I've set up the first bytes of the new site, and will try to get a minimal engine up and running later today. The new location for the new OpenBSD Journal, OBSDJ, is http://obsdj.baselabs.org

I hope I can count on your support to continue this great source of information regarding OpenBSD. Please continue to submit your stories, questions, ...

Thanks,
Christophe VG
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  No Subject Given (mod 8/268)
by Bill Gates on Thu Apr 1 05:57:00 2004 (GMT)
  Can i get the domain for a windows journal?
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  Sing with me! (mod 17/263)
by Anonymous Coward on Thu Apr 1 06:53:00 2004 (GMT)
  "Please, don't go! Don't goooooooo!"
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  No Subject Given (mod 17/257)
by jona on Thu Apr 1 07:34:00 2004 (GMT)
  Gracias por todo,
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  May the Lord have mercy upon us (mod 11/261)
by iwaki (iwaki007@yahoo.com) on Thu Apr 1 08:19:00 2004 (GMT)
http://iwakisoft.no-ip.org
  I'll be happy at midnight tonight so all this April Fools baloney will be over with.
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  Please don't go. (mod 2/246)
by Fuad Nahdi (fuad_nahdi@yahoo.com) on Thu Apr 1 08:26:00 2004 (GMT)
mailto:fuad_nahdi@yahoo.com
  OpenBSD Journal should continue. Please don't go.
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  It's all a conspiracy... (mod 19/259)
by Anonymous Coward on Thu Apr 1 09:21:00 2004 (GMT)
  I heard that the canadian govt is forcing the site shut...
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  No joke! (mod 11/245)
by dantams on Thu Apr 1 09:25:00 2004 (GMT)
http://dantams.sdf-eu.org
  I actually don't think this is a joke. I think he means it seriously. Remember when he turned off comments ? That was no joke either. This is not to mean I agree with jose. I think this site is doing much more good to the OpenBSD community than is being spoilt by trolls. Keep the site going!
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      Re: No joke! (9/229) by Anonymous Coward on Fri Apr 2 00:43:00 2004 (GMT)

  Yes (mod 10/256)
by Anonymous Coward on Thu Apr 1 09:48:00 2004 (GMT)
  You have my full understanding, with all these terrorists attacking deadly.org all the time and round the clock. Nevertheless, thanks so far. God bless you and everyone with us against the posting terrorists!
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  boooooooo (mod 15/259)
by james (dillinger@wangface.com) on Thu Apr 1 10:38:00 2004 (GMT)
mailto:dillinger@wangface.com
  That joke sucked... it's april fools and this is the best you could come up with?

YOU'RE FIRED!
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  SPOILER (mod 9/245)
by partypooper on Fri Apr 2 01:29:00 2004 (GMT)
http://obsdj.baselabs.org/index.html
  verbatim html copied from the source of
http://obsdj.baselabs.org/index.html

spoiling the fun for someone, eh... who knows?


Deadly.org's April Fools post back-fires :)
Posted by Christophe VG on Thursday April 01, @23:59PM
from the you never know what you gonna get department



In a nice attempt, the maintainers of deadly.org tried to pull a very cruel
April Fools' joke on their readers. Announcing that they would end
the OpenBSD Journal was not the thing most readers wanted to find
out about when they woke up. But such a joke can be countered and
suddenly a lot of people were not so sure anymore. The annoucement
of OBSDJ, the successor of the OpenBSD Journal, could suddenly go
both ways: 1) it was a counter-joke 2) it could really become what
it announced to be.





The reactions, through the deadly.org forum and the initial
submission form on OBSDJ, were sometimes hilarious. Only a few got
the real joke and thought continuing based on the original joke
was a great idea. I'm sorry for all other who thought I didn't
look at the calendar this morning, and I must say, it was great
fun seeing you guys fall for this one :)





Thanks to James for kicking off this great joke but even more
thank yous to all who so willingly, with open eyes ran into this
one. Those of you who got the picture, well, you guys will have
had as much fun as I did today :)





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      Re: SPOILER (-11/217) by tns on Thu Apr 1 14:28:00 2004 (GMT)
      Re: SPOILER (10/222) by Free Bird on Fri Apr 16 21:41:25 2004 (GMT)

  No Subject Given (mod 20/262)
by Anonymous Coward on Thu Apr 1 20:31:00 2004 (GMT)
  In other news:

record number of website shut down at april 1st
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  doh (mod 12/244)
by kris on Thu Apr 1 22:18:00 2004 (GMT)
  Also, you all need to turn off your servers at 11:00pm Pacific, its the annual 'Internet Cleanup', where the great gods of the internet clean up from the kiddies. So be sure to yank your systems.
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      Re: doh (-10/114) by www.jomhoneymoon.com on Sun Jan 15 13:09:16 2017 (GMT)

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