The loss of Ed Brenner

If you are into RapidWeaver you probably know Ed Brenner, and by now you probably already know that he has passed away. Way to early in life and so quick :(

I wrote most of what is in this post in a reply to the RapidWeaver forum post where his passing is announced but I wanted to post it here too. If only to serve as a memory to me of a great man who I happened to stumble upon in the world of Internet.

I never really knew Ed, only from email, the forum and Twitter. He was always helpful and friendly. I remember my first contacts with him ~5 years ago. He gave me lots of good creative feedback already back then and since then he became a master of support and feedback to all of us. Ed was the bridge between technical guys like me and the everyday user who uses what we create.

I was very active in the RapidWeaver forum a few years ago but my precense has been sparse since then. Even though Ed didn’t have to he sent me pointers now and then to posts in the forum that he thought I might need to take a look at.

I knew from Twitter that he was ill but never to what degree. I remember thinking just a few days ago how he was doing. But then I saw a tweet from him. And now he is gone…but not from my memories :(

My deepest condolences to Ed’s family.

PS: Ed! I know you are in a great place now. Thanks for all the help you gave me. Rest in peace and someday I will meet you again. DS.

Larry (aka. SedonaDogg) wrote a nice eulogy about him over at his site:
http://www.larrypollock.com/2012/11/the-passing-of-ed-brenner/

Take a minute and read it. It says a lot about the man Ed was.

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Gone flying…

This is just a post informing you about a short interrupt in responding to support issues.

I will be unable to handle support request for about 1 week starting today. If you have urgent issues I recommend that you try asking in the RapidWeaver community forums. There are lots of helpful people there that might be able to assist you with your problem.

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Scheduled maintenance

Starting tomorrow, Saturday 8/10 CET, I will put this site into maintenance mode.

The reason for this is that I will transfer this site to a new webhost. And to avoid hiccups during the transfer I will take the current site down.

I expect that the actual data transfer to be done fairly quick so most of the time will be waiting for the DNS change to propagate.

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R.I.P. Steve Jobs

It is a sad day to wake up to here in Europe today:
http://www.apple.com/stevejobs/

Most of what I have put on this site would not have existed if it were not for Steve Jobs visions and Apple.

I didn’t use any Mac prior to early 90′s but that Macintosh LC my father bought opened my eyes. Then I had to step into the dark world until 2003 when I bought my first own Mac, an iBook G4 800. Which I still own and write code on :)

Today I handle most of my support here from my iPhone, a truly revolutionary mobile phone. My son, at the age of 2, could easily handle this device and start the games he enjoyed. Had it been an “ordinary” mobile phone I dare say that he would not have been able to do that.

So Apple, and Steve, sure has given us a lot of great products. And I’m sure Apple will continue to do so without him. But there will not be the same RDF anymore.

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@stash v1.3.3

A new release of @stash is now available for download. This version contains an important bugfix for some annoying crashes in RapidWeaver if you are opening and closing documents that uses @stash without restarting RapidWeaver. It also adds Sparkle support for users of the Non-MAS version of RapidWeaver. This update is recommended for everyone that is using @stash.

If you want to see the full list of changes you should check the changelog.

So go to the download page and get your copy of @stash v1.3.3.

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WP-Blog v1.1.6

It’s time to update to WP-Blog v1.1.6.

This version contains a bugfix for the tag separator in the blogpost.

To see what is new in v1.1.6 check out the changelog.

This is a free update and requires RapidWeaver >= 3.6 and OS X >= 10.4 (Works with RapidWeaver 4.x and 5.x).

Go grab your copy now…

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WP-Blog and WordPress 3.1

WordPress 3.1 just saw the light of day. This is yet another major update to WordPress that adds a lot of new functionality.

But that is not why you are reading this post I guess. So i’m going to skip right to the point instead…

WP-Blog works fine with WordPress 3.1 :)

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WP-Blog v1.1.5

It’s time to update to WP-Blog v1.1.5.

This version contains one minor bugfix for an HTML markup error that was introduced in v1.1.4 and some small enhancements.

To see what is new in v1.1.5 check out the changelog.

This is a free update and requires RapidWeaver >= 3.6 and OS X >= 10.4 (Works with RapidWeaver 4.x and 5.x).

Go grab your copy now…

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WP-Blog v1.1.4

It’s time to update to WP-Blog v1.1.4.

This version contains one critical bugfix for users of the Mac Appstore version of RapidWeaver 5. If you have been using this version of RapidWeaver and WP-Blog caused it to crash then you need this version.

But that is not all…there are a lot of other bugfixes and new features in this version.

To see what is new in v1.1.4 check out the changelog.

This is a free update and requires RapidWeaver >= 3.6 and OS X >= 10.4 (Works with RapidWeaver 4.x and 5.x).

Go grab your copy now…

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Temporary site downtime

This site will be down for a while due to a server move. I decided to take this route instead of keeping the old site running to make the actual transfer easier.

I will try to keep the downtime as short as possible but it may take as long as a couple of days to get everything up and running again.

Support will hopefully still be possible through email as I will keep that route open. But if you have problems getting through you can also try contacting me on twitter.

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