Lance has announced, completely unexpectedly, that he is ending his blog. In shock and sadness, I posted the following comment, which I thought I should share here as well.
No, Lance, no — tell me it isn’t true! Yours was the first blog I ever read. That familiar puke-green background was my rock, my North Star, in the vast and ever-shifting blogosphere. Your invitation to have me guest-blog gave me my first taste of being flamed by angry commenters — thereby leading directly to Shtetl-Optimized, where I get to repeat that same masochistic experience every single day.
The burden you’ve placed on my shoulders — and Luca’s, and Dave Bacon’s, etc. — is an extremely heavy one.
Lance, we will miss you (turn speakers on before clicking the link).
To honor Lance’s blog’s memory, the background of my own blog will temporarily be puke-green as well.