So long, and thanks for all the gerbils

I started contributing to TR while attending university, mostly to score the latest PC hardware without eating into my ramen budget. Little did I know my geeky hobby would eventually turn into a full-time job. Scott ended up offering me a position after graduation, and I'm grateful for the opportunity. In the 13 years since, I've had the privilege of working with really smart, talented people while knee-deep in cutting-edge technology—mostly while sitting at home in my underwear.

It's been a heck of a ride, but I've decided that it's time to move on. This will be my last post as a TR editor.

Although many things changed over the years, TR has always given me a mandate to pursue excellence and the freedom to speak my mind. I think the site offers the best combination of insightful analysis, quality writing, beautiful photography, and in-depth testing... with just the right amount of sass. I'm incredibly proud to have been a part of its growth and development. The decision to leave was difficult to say the least.

TR remains in good hands. Traffic has increased steadily, and if the front-page comments are any indication, the audience is more engaged than ever. While I'll miss being one of the voices behind the site, I look forward to joining the gerbil masses. You're the most knowledgeable, articulate, and entertaining community in the tech world. Thanks for keeping me honest.

Before signing off, I'd also like to thank the entire TR staff for putting up with me over the years. Thanks to Scott, in particular, for pushing me to do better work—and to Cyril for sharing the trenches. Without those guys, I wouldn't be half the writer I am today.

I may be turning in my media credentials, but my passion for PCs will keep me in the industry. I'm excited to be joining Asus' technical marketing team. You can stay in touch by following me on Twitter, and I'll be checking my TR email periodically. I'm sure I'll see some of you around.

Dissonance out.

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