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20 years of Der Flounder

I noticed that I first wrote an entry on this blog twenty years ago. I figured that deserved some commemoration and recognition.

The blog started out as a personal blog (as evidenced by its early entries) and gradually morphed into being what it is today. I plan to keep writing it because it’s still fun for me and I can see that it’s helped folks out. First blog entry was naturally about starting the blog:

Subject? I don’t need no steenking subject!

At the time, I was using LiveJournal as they had a client app for Mac OS X and that made it easy for me to get started with blogging. Over the years, the blog moved a few times:

I moved to WordPress.com in September 2008 and they’ve been graciously hosting me ever since. Thanks, folks.

I’ve been using MarsEdit for at least the last six years to write my blog posts, so thanks also to Daniel Jalkut at Red Sweater for putting out a quality product that helps me stay focused on the writing of a blog post and not the fiddly bits of how to post it.

For my past, present and future readers:

Thank you. This place wouldn’t be what it is without you.

Categories: Personal
  1. Jill Carley
    May 25, 2023 at 2:26 pm

    I have visited your site many, many times over the years looking for guidance or a solution and almost always find a relevance post that helps. Thank you for what you do and cheers to another 20 years!

  2. ScottB
    May 25, 2023 at 3:27 pm

    Congrats! Amazing run, and nice to see some of us older Mac Dudes still hanging on and doing great things.
    This is a life-saving resource, and you may never know how much we all appreciate this!
    Thank you for sharing your knowledge. 🙏🏼


  3. May 25, 2023 at 4:05 pm

    Oakley and Mrmacintosh mentioned you. Goes to show your spirit of generosity has reaped a mighty harvest.

  4. May 25, 2023 at 7:18 pm

    Thank you for sharing your knowledge with us! I have learned so much from your blogs over the years, even though I moved from managing Macs to network, I am still intrigued to continue reading your blog posts! Thank you million times over!

  5. stevenjklein
    May 25, 2023 at 7:55 pm

    I’ve been a full-time Mac admin since before you started this blog, and became an avid follower after I became a Jamf admin, about 8 years ago.

    I’ve found this blog to be an invaluable resource for Mac & Jamf administration. Thanks for all you do!

  6. May 26, 2023 at 3:18 pm

    Congratulations, Rich! May there be many more posts in your future.

  7. Mark P
    May 27, 2023 at 2:19 pm

    Thanks so much for 20 years of service to the tech community! I’ve benefited very much.

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