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Happy (Belated) Holidays to All

Mike SteffanosWednesday, December 26, 2007
By Mike Steffanos

I decided to play Santa for myself this holiday season and update both my desktop and laptop computers. My former desktop was almost seven years old. It was a top of the line machine when I bought it, as things were going really for me back then. This was fortunate, as it wasn't until the last couple of years that my system became really inadequate. My laptop was older and has been virtually useless for more than checking e-mail while travelling for quite some time. I could have used some new equipment years ago, since I make my living on a computer, but getting sick a few years back cut down on my ability to put in the hours working. I made do with what I have.

Things have been getting better -- both personally and physically -- and I decided a couple of weeks ago that it was time to invest in better tools. Now I have a good desktop machine again and a very serviceable laptop to go along with it. My hope is that this will not only make my work a lot easier, but also allow me to update this blog a lot more often. After spending the better part of the last few days getting them up and running, installing software and getting all of my files transferred, both machines are about ready to go. I have a couple of things I hope to weigh in on this week.

When I purchased the new laptop, I invested in some wireless technology that I've been wanting to get into for a while. Besides the obvious benefits for my business, it will allow me to try to keep up on my email while I'm actually spending some time with Lisa in the evening.

In the meantime, I'd like to take a moment to thank all of you who have made the last 2-1/2 years of blogging worthwhile and interesting. I'd also like to thank all of the contributors to this site who have enriched the content so deeply. Thanks to all of the great commenters for chipping in with their insights. I've made some good friends and enjoyable acquaintances that I really treasure. Basically, that's why I made the decision to keep this blog going despite the difficulty of finding the time to put into it.

Talk to you soon.

About Mike: I was the original writer on this web site, actually its only writer for the first 15 months of existence. Although I am grateful for the excellent contributions of my fellow writers here, I have no plans of stepping back into strictly an editorial role. I started this thing in the first place because I love to write and I love the Mets, and blogging here keeps me somewhat sane. If you haven't had enough already, more bio info can be found here.

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Comments (3)


Have a happy and healthy 2008! Thanks to you and all your contributors for the great work done on this site.

Welcome home. looking forward to share with you and the Met family.It was great to hear the news that your back and going on. Good news Amen! Not to much good news this past couple of months from the Met world. This is like a breath of fresh air. Thanks Mike for hanging in there.We are really going to need everybody this year to keep us off the edge. I think we are in for a rough ride.

Mike - That's an EXCELLENT resolution. And it's not quantity time that's important, it's QUALITY time, right?

May 2008 bring us another year of quality blogging from the writers, the comment posters, and especially the man whose name is the first word of the finest Mets blog around. Have a happy and healthy 2008, Mike - hope to see you at Shea some time this summer!

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