I meant to mention this weekend: the sudden departure of RiotHero is not only jarring (after all, he is a blogging icon) (he’s mentioned in the instructions on how to set up blogger, for godsakes), but it’s also sort of sad. I honestly haven’t read him for a few months now, but i still check in from time to time and was shocked to see his departure message on Friday. I spoke with Mark briefly over the weekend and he didn’t sound mad or distraught or anything. I suppose he just ran out of things to say in the manner he was saying them. Anyhow, despite issues i may have had with him in the past, Mark is always going to be a part of the history of blogger, and i wish him well in his further endeavors.