A few months ago I took a break from moderating and participating in SF for reasons mostly unrelated to today's post. I am not entirely 100% satisfied with the way that turned out, but I am cautiously optimistic that SO can recover from its mistakes and rebuild trust between it and the community. But that is not why I'm posting today.
Between then and now I was diagnosed with stage 4 colon and liver cancer. I have already had one surgery and there is more chemotherapy and surgery ahead of me.
As a result of all this, I am going to need to devote time to focusing on my recovery, however long it takes. I will not be able to return to moderating Server Fault at any time in the foreseeable future. I have already advised the community team to go ahead and remove my moderator access, and the diamond may be gone by the time you read this.
Since I first joined in 2012, I have found SF to be an amazing community with some of the smartest, most competent sysadmins on the planet. I am honored to have learned so much from you all and I have been glad that I could make my own small contributions.
Over the next few weeks, as time permits, I will gradually begin to return to reading and participating in the site as an ordinary contributor. I look forward to seeing you all again.