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      • #2323127
        Tracey Capen
        AskWoody MVP

        CHANGES By TB Capen The smartest call you can make in business is knowing when it’s time to leave. After some thirty years in tech journalism, it’s ti
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      • #2323129
        AskWoody Plus

        “The smartest call you can make in business is knowing when it’s time to leave.”

        True and also true if one expands the meaning of “business” to include all the different paths along which we choose to make our careers, leaving our tracks on them as evidence of our passing by, for as long as they may stay there.

        Thank you for your advice and opinions, and all the best to you wherever you go.

        Windows 7 Professional, SP1, x64 Group W (ex B) & macOS Mojave + Linux (Mint)

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      • #2323130
        Susan Bradley

        Thank you for making me sound better all these years!

        Susan Bradley Patch Lady

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      • #2323132
        Mr. Natural
        AskWoody Plus

        Tracey thanks for keeping things together for as long as you have. It really has been quite a run….

        Red Ruffnsore

      • #2323135
        AskWoody Plus

        Gonna miss you for sure.  Thanks for all you’ve done to help us out over the years.

        It sounds as if you have lots of fascinating projects to get on with for the next stage of things, so all the best.  And maybe you can drop in and do a guest column once a year and update us on your projects too?

        "She was not quite what you would call refined. She was not quite what you would call unrefined.
        She was the kind of person that keeps a parrot."
        --Mark Twain

      • #2323137
        Nathan Parker

        Thanks for delivering us an excellent newsletter over the years, and I look forward to seeing you round AskWoody off and on in your retirement!

        Nathan Parker

      • #2323178
        Bill C.
        AskWoody Plus

        Congratulations! on a job well done.

        I edited an organization newsletter for 9 years and it was nowhere as complex as the AskWoody NL. I can be sure you earned it. After a long time, as an editor, it begins to seem as if all your writing seems the same, and the new will just not flow as it first did. That is the time to hand off the task.

        Thanks for all you have done during this journey.

        BTW, your new place sounds like a piece of heaven on earth. Have fun.

      • #2323223
        AskWoody Lounger


        Many thanks for the help and good advice over the years. Best wishes to you and may our net road be a smooth one.


      • #2323243
        AskWoody Plus

        Thank you Tracey, for the hard work you have done. I think many long-experienced IT people might be a tad envious of the transition you are making; I wish you much joy and peace in it.

        Doug (aka LoneWolf)

        We are SysAdmins.
        We walk in the wiring closets no others will enter.
        We stand on the bridge, and no malware may pass.
        We engage in tech support, we do not retreat.
        We live for the LAN.
        We die for the LAN.

      • #2323279
        AskWoody Plus

        Thank you Tracey, your articles helped me keep straight on Windows and computing for years! Happy ‘retirement’ and i too hope that you will keep writing articles at AW  🙂

        Win10 Pro 20H2 19042.746
        Backups with Macrium Reflect home edition
      • #2323288
        AskWoody Plus

        Wishing you, and your family, the very happiest of “retirement.”

        I’ve been a subscriber for a long, long, long time.

        I retired 22 years ago, and I always refer to it as “the best job I never had.”

        Enjoy the “new job.”!

      • #2323336

        Tracey, thanks for your years and countless hours of serving us all. Know you will have a great retirement and never, ever be run out of things to do for fun and fulfillment.


      • #2323367
        AskWoody Plus

        Thanks for your years of service to us all. I started many years ago with Brian and now it looks like he is coming back? I hope you have a great and well deserved retirement. Come to think of it, why are so many retiring from AW LOL. Evidently we are slowly wearing everybody out 🙂

        Don't take yourself so seriously, no one else does 🙂
        4 Win 10 Pro at 1909 (3 Desktops, 1 Laptop).

      • #2323820
        AskWoody Plus

        Tracey – Thanks for all your hard work and expertise. That farm house will benefit from the additional discretionary time you will have!

      • #2323897
        AskWoody Plus

        Thanks Tracey for your good writings, making people aware. You will be missed. Good Bye.

        ~ ~ ~
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      • #2330479
        AskWoody Plus

        Tracey, your name is one of the many synonymous for me with Woody’s Lounge and Windows Secrets over the years. Sad to see you go, but understand why you’re leaving. All the best to you in your retirement and with your forest. I’ll miss you!


      • #2343954

        Unchained from the shackles of editorials, and just in time too.
        Enjoy the freedom, best of health and happiness to you Tracey

      • #2347753
        WSGeorge F
        AskWoody Plus

        Enjoy the well-earned retirement. Sounds like a good life among the trees. Thanks for your work and stay healthy.

        Awful late with this, but here’s hoping it reboots and keeps goin’.

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