It’s a new year and we’ve got some new changes happening around here: Mr. Adam Pash will take over as lead editor of Lifehacker’s parent US site on January 16th. (Angus Kidman will continue to run Lifehacker AU.) After a wild and woolly four years at the helm, I’m stepping down from the site lead position to work on Some New Stuff on a day-to-day basis in 2009. To be clear, my decision has nothing to do with the big bad economy or any kind of scandalous company blow-up—it’s just time for me to move onto new projects. It’s tough letting go of something I love so dearly, but it’s easier knowing it will be in very capable hands.
No one knows the ins and outs of this site and its community as well as Adam, who’s been posting away at my side for over three years now. Adam has authored some of the most popular articles that have appeared on these pages, and he’s always had a keen sense of what makes a cool and exciting project or time-saving trick. I can’t wait to see where he takes things this year and beyond. As for me, well, you haven’t seen the last of me yet. I’ll be contributing a weekly feature and some fun new coding projects to the site starting in February. Freed up from the grind of daily news editing, I’ll be able to dedicate more time and research into these posts and projects, so I promise they’ll be good.
I’ll be around publishing posts, passing torches, dabbing tears, and tying up loose ends until January 15th. Prepare yourself for an even mushier goodbye post in two weeks. Photo by Nenyaki.