Tuesday: 24.May.2005

Kudos & a milestone

Today I pulled a letter from the Rad mailbox to share with you. One of the best things about running a site like this is all the people I hear from, who live all over the world. The subject of the message is titled: Most Useful Site since TOM's:

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Greetings:

Until I found your site, Tom's was my first stop whenever I needed to research something. He uses lots of graphics, which can be helpful.

Recently however, I was searching (Google, of course) for info about burning music for my daughter's new Karaoke machine, when I discovered your site. I came for the Karaoke info, but stayed for hours, reading bits of this-n-that, book-marking my way through your site.

Tom tends to stick to the hardware side of things, which is great, but you venture onto different paths. I don't see you as competing, but rather complementing each other. (Forgive any mis-spellings, MS has stolen much of my once-sharp mind.)

I learned a great deal from your site, and still have more to read. I don't have anything to offer, sell, or give away. Just want to say THANKS!! You're doing a tremendous job, providing a huge amount of helpful information, all in one place, with LINKS galore to boot. (Guess you hate being called a liar too, eh?)

Anyone can check your facts for themselves, since the things you say come with supporting links. That's really a good feature.

I also enjoyed your article on STABILITY. I too hate to waste time on a balky machine, just for a couple of extra MHz. I just want the doggoned thing to do what it's supposed to. (Is that asking too much?)

Thanks for sharing the fruits of your research with folks like me, who simply can't research everything personally.

I now live in northwestern Iowa, almost 50, raising 3 daughters (ages 5 to 10). My first "real" computer was a TI99/4a with 16k ram. Gotta love those tape decks.

Sincerely:
CM

Tom has sponsors, which he needs to cater to. Here at RADIFIED, we have no affiliate sponsors, so we can let it all hang out, and venture down whatever path looks most interesting.

In other RAD news, NightOwl noticed our 1,000th member registered at the forums today. This is surprising, cuz I long ago disabled the req'ment to register prior to posting. (People can post questions as a guest, without actually registering, unlike most forums.) So I guess that's something of a landmark.

The RAD forums are big enough that people can find answers to their questions, but small enough that we don't attract many trolls.

The new member's user-name is DCM, and he wins himself (herself?) an all-expenses-paid trip for two to beautiful Laguna Beach (uh, certain restrictions apply).





Posted by Rad at May 24, 2005 04:38 PM

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