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:

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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@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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Oh no…but wait, it's Christmas…

Did you miss the special day discount? Fear not…it’s Christmas time 🙂

You can still get a discount for my plugins but not as much as yesterday. Use any one of these two codes and you will receive a 25% discount on all items. This offer is valid until the end of Christmas day CET.


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T-0…and here it comes…

Today is a very special day…i’m even more grownup than I was yesterday 😛 And to celebrate that I have lowered the price of my plugins to the amount of years i’m reaching today. And no, I will not tell you how much it is, use the discount code and do the math’s if you are just curious 😉

This offer is only valid 2010-12-19 CET, note the timezone. Once we hit 2010-12-20 here in central Europe the offer is gone.


PS: In case you are wondering about the state and future of my plugins…they are still working without any major problems with RapidWeaver 5.0. But i’m going to go through them all soon and fix some minor issues. DS.

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T minus 24 hours

…and counting…

Stay tuned for something special!

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