OpenBSD Journal

we're done

Contributed by Dengue on 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 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 than I can from the company I work for.

Well, that's about it. Later.

james r phillips 04012004

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  1. By bsdguy () on

    I hate April Fools day

    1. By pravus () on

      no joke. an entire day wasted wading through idiotic pseudo-news. it gets more ludicrous every year. grow up, people... no one gives a damn about 4/1.

    2. By Anonymous Coward () on

      April Fool's Day on the Internet is fucking painful.

    3. By bob () on

      i hope it is a april fool,

      im shockt! if my daily news site will go...


  2. By Anonymous Coward () on

    Garing anjrit!

    1. By Anonymous Coward () on

      Muhun eta garing pisan :)

    2. By Anonymous Coward () on

      hahaha. pada nge komen disini :p

  3. By tim () on

    and thanks for all the blowfish.

  4. By noone () on

    Prima Aprilis :)

  5. By cAPTAIN^k () on

    I hope someone offers to possibly take over running this elsewhere?

    1. By Alcibiade () on

      I think that Micr0s0ft offered a free hosting for this website !! ;-)

  6. By Dunceor () on

    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

  7. By Anonymous Coward () on

    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...

  8. By Christophe VG () on

    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

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

    Christophe VG

    1. By Anonymous Coward () on

      You must be a looney!

      (check the calendar... *doh*)

    2. By tns () on

      Wow i hope this is not a joke because you've done good work putting a similar site up and running within a day.

    3. By bob () on

      if its not a apri fool i hope we can
      move AND the Achive also to New OBSDJ.

      best bob

  9. By Bill Gates () on

    Can i get the domain for a windows journal?

  10. By Anonymous Coward () on

    "Please, don't go! Don't goooooooo!"

  11. By jona () on

    Gracias por todo,

  12. By iwaki () on

    I'll be happy at midnight tonight so all this April Fools baloney will be over with.

  13. By Fuad Nahdi () on

    OpenBSD Journal should continue. Please don't go.

  14. By Anonymous Coward () on

    I heard that the canadian govt is forcing the site shut...

  15. By dantams () on

    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!

    1. By Anonymous Coward () on

      You don't think it's a joke? Jose couldn't have posted this 24 hours sooner or later? Even knowing that most people would think it's a joke?

      What bugs me the most is that this crap only happens on internet news sites. Radio and TV don't do dumb crap like this, it's just that people on websites somehow think that the things other media have learned, does not apply to them.

  16. By Anonymous Coward () on

    You have my full understanding, with all these terrorists attacking all the time and round the clock. Nevertheless, thanks so far. God bless you and everyone with us against the posting terrorists!

  17. By james () on

    That joke sucked... it's april fools and this is the best you could come up with?


  18. By partypooper () on

    verbatim html copied from the source of

    spoiling the fun for someone, eh... who knows?'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 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 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 :)


    1. By tns () on

      hahaha nice one :p

    2. By Free Bird ( on

      Well, the joke's on you 'cause it was for real after all...

  19. By Anonymous Coward () on

    In other news:

    record number of website shut down at april 1st

  20. By kris () on

    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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