It is with great sadness that I share that our friend and colleague Patrick "Tall Oak" Powell passed away yesterday afternoon. He passed while surrounded by his family. Patrick has been been a part of our community as vf2nsr for nearly 7 years and started working on app packaging in 2010. He will be missed by his friends, family, and colleagues in the open source and tech communities. We extend our deepest condolences to them all.
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As today is my "kidneyversary", I wanted to again make a shameless blog post to remind everyone of the importance of being an organ donor. As some long-time PortableApps.com users know, I donated a kidney to my father 16 years ago today. Over the years, I've coached a few people though the process as well.
It's been a couple years since I last posted about this, but I felt it was worth revisiting today (apologies for the pseudo-repost). I wanted to again make a short blog post to remind everyone of the importance of being an organ donor. As some long-time PortableApps.com users know, I donated a kidney to my father 15 years ago today. Over the years, I've coached a few people though the process as well. If anyone is in a position where you're thinking of donating to a friend or loved one, I'm more than happy to share my experience and advice.
PortableApps.com is considering ending Windows 2000 support for certain products. This blog post provides the background, the reasoning, and asks for community input.
Windows 2000 Background
PortableApps.com has been selected by the fun folks at SourceForge as one of their SourceForge Projects of the Week for August 11, 2014. You can read more about it in the linked blog post. This also may put us in the running as one of the projects of the month in a few weeks. We'll be sure to let you know if we're selected so you can vote. Thanks to our users and fans for helping make us better every day!
The PortableApps.com website and updater/app store database download experienced 2 hours of unscheduled downtime today due to a hardware issue. The box was pulled and RAM, CPU and chassis were swapped to determine which was causing the kernel panic. Everything is working again now. Our sincere apologies for any inconvenience.
As folks following along in my last blog entry know, I broke my leg/ankle in December, which affected app updates and site updates for a while. I wanted to post a quick update on where I'm at with recovery for folks who've been asking.
Greetings fellow Portable Appers. I wanted to give everyone a heads up that there will be a slowdown in new and updated apps for a few days. I'm going into surgery for a broken leg/ankle due to a fall on an icy sidewalk here in NYC. The surgery isn't suppose to be too bad, maybe an hour and a half. Recovery will take a couple months. I have to run as they're taking me earlier than expected. If something happens to me, there are contingency plans in place. I'll update as soon as I can.
I wanted to make a quick blog post today to remind everyone of the importance of being an organ donor. As some long-time users know, I donated a kidney to my father back in 2000. 13 years ago today, as a matter of fact. So, I know the importance of living donor organ donation first hand.