Egg-Central Stops Updates Miff | 4/4/2003|| |
It's been a while since I've posted news, a couple of years in fact. It's always best to start with familiar ground, thank goodness for 'The Simpsons'.."Hi! I'm Miff, you may remember me from such places as HomeCreatures or JR Chat, but tonight I'm here to talk to you about A-Norn."
At this point no doubt some of you are no doubt thinking "hey bruv, just who iz A-Norn?", or perhaps "Miff who?", maybe "What am I gonna have for dinner?" ...er..anyway..
These days, A-Norn is better known as Egg-Central webmaster 'Dan'. I've been lucky enough to know Dan for a few years now, when I first met him he lurked under the name A-Norn. It was perhaps a name which did not best reflect the later imagination that A-n would pump into his websites!
Egg-Central, a thriving beast of a web site, and Dan, who according to Sharon is an equally thriving beast of a man, have recently decided to shut shop. It is the latest in a collection of bad news to hit the community. I could easily sit here and take up room on Creatures Caves talking about Dan, his history, his positive points, but I felt a few thought out sentences would perhaps be more appreciated, the idea being you guys will e-mail Dan or leave your comments on the forum, full of nice things to say...! Thus providing news and that fuzzy warm feeling inside, what more could you ask for?! ;-)
Perhaps the first thing that struck me about him when we met was his extreme excitement over his web site Millennium Creatures. I don't recall if it was the new logo, or the domain name, but something had set Dan on over boil and the guy was hyper for about a week! It's this thrive and love of creation that was to mark out him as an individual who would without doubt go on to create huge sites and take extreme satisfaction and pleasure from seeing his hard work rightly adored by many. This is a trait that no doubt he'll be taking to wherever he decides to go next, and one that will serve him very well. This energy for work was only complimented by the amount of time he had for community members, always listening to find out what people wanted and trying to involve everyone in projects. He was a great help on lots of aspects of projects in the community, I benefited from his skills when I had a site and I'm not alone in being thankful! Those who spoke to Dan will also mention his ability to give mature, well thought reasoning to situations. It's no doubt this particular talent is the reason he rapidly became a chat room operator in JR Chat.
I'll wrap this up by saying thanks to Dan, you've been a good friend and I remember our nightly chats on ICQ around the time of websites and before life took us separate ways. I trust that the closure of E-C will not mean the loss of contact with the established friends you have here and wish you the very best of luck with the future.
To the original (and only?) Atomic Kitten fan - adios!
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