PLEASE READ: Summer Hiatus

Short form: I have to move my office, so the LangaList will be shut down for a while. Subscriber email will not— cannot— be answered for a while; and there’ll be no new issues published. There also are other factors at work (see below), so the combined downtime will be significant— at least 6-8 weeks. I *will* get to your letters and subscription service requests, but PLEASE EXPECT A SIGNIFICANT DELAY.

Long form: My wife and I are moving to a new house. That’s normally disruptive enough, but I also work from a home office, so it’s a double hit: Not only are we moving our personal stuff, but I also have to shut down the office, move it, and set it up afresh, in the new location; with new networking, a new ISP, and all that stuff. We also have to get our present home ready for sale; and will need a little time just to catch our breath.

Because everything’s going to be torn apart anyway, I also hope to rebuild parts of the newsletter publishing operation, including how the issues are put together, the mail-delivery infrastructure, and more. It’s a major, major overhaul; I’m rethinking *everything,* from the ground up. I have to tear everything apart anyway, so now’s the time to do it.

After this issue, I’ll start packing this office, and will be offline for quite a while. Again, the downtime will be significant— 6-8 weeks anyway. During the hiatus, I will NOT be able to answer reader mail and will NOT be able to process subscription service requests. I’ll collect your mail, however, and when I’m back up and running, I *will* get to your letters and subscription service requests, but PLEASE EXPECT A SIGNIFICANT DELAY.

The public Langa.Com site ( ) and the private Plus! subscriber site ( ) will remain live and available for the duration; they should not be affected at all.

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Fred Langa

About Fred Langa

Fred Langa is senior editor. His LangaList Newsletter merged with Windows Secrets on Nov. 16, 2006. Prior to that, Fred was editor of Byte Magazine (1987 to 1991) and editorial director of CMP Media (1991 to 1996), overseeing Windows Magazine and others.