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Old 01-17-2011, 10:21 PM   #1
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Apprentice Alf back from retirement

After more thought, and after the passage of the Canadian Bill C-11, I decided, in June 2012, that I should resume my activities.

— Alf.


[Original message:

After some thought, I have decided to retire.

While the chances of being charged with any crime, let alone convicted, for non-commerical distribution of DRM circumvention software are remote, they are not quite remote enough for peace of mind any more.

My blog remains available (trimmed of some now redundant posts), and I have given the password to some other people, so I hope that it will be maintained, but there is, as always, no guarantee.

So long, and thanks for all the Karma.

— Alf.]

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Old 01-17-2011, 10:43 PM   #2
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Alf, although I'm not adept enough to have used your help, I know that there are many here who will miss you. Godspeed!
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Old 01-17-2011, 10:46 PM   #4
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I have visited your blog once and found exactly what I needed to figure out a problem I'd been having. I am sorry you're retiring, but I wanted to say thanks for all the info you have provided people!!
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Old 01-17-2011, 10:50 PM   #5
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Old 01-17-2011, 10:51 PM   #6
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Alf, on behalf of my now "freed" books and myself, THANKS for everything. You and your efforts will be sorely missed. Take care!
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Old 01-17-2011, 10:53 PM   #7
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Sad to see you leave what you've been doing, but I completely understand. Thanks for all you've done!
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Old 01-17-2011, 11:23 PM   #8
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Sadly, this was expected, after all the recent publicity. Why do people have to ruin a good thing?!
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Old 01-17-2011, 11:29 PM   #9
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Apprentice Alf, you have been such a help to so many people - people who only wanted to read their honestly bought books on whatever reader they had. THANK YOU so much for all you've freely done! <hat off>
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Old 01-17-2011, 11:37 PM   #10
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Thanks for all the work you did and good luck for the future.
I expected something like this the moment I saw removing Kindle drm and your tools mentioned in techmeme.
Now I am curious did you see a spike in the number of downloads and did your tools go main stream or not.
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Old 01-17-2011, 11:56 PM   #11
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Old 01-18-2011, 12:07 AM   #12
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Old 01-18-2011, 12:11 AM   #13
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Thank you Apprentice Alf! You have been such a great help - removing drm is now simple. I downloaded the latest tools just in case.
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Old 01-18-2011, 12:22 AM   #14
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Old 01-18-2011, 01:04 AM   #15
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A very wise decision.
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