And thanks for the heads up, I have updated my HP "rumors" page accordingly. And in the process, I discovered he is not the only one. There were others; I made those updates as well. I shall not mention names nor how many. A grim time indeed. Certainly puts things in perspective.
I shall also spare the forums another one of my life-sucks rants, nor do a thread about it.
I realize you will probably never see this out-of-the-way post, but I wish those who have departed the best. And based on my own experiences, don't decide to just take the rest of the year off. Contrary to popular belief; you would be amazed how many people get non-seasonal, regular jobs during November-December.
The stats have frozen again, and have not been updated for 12 hours (heading for the weekend). Earlier in the week they were stuck for 3 days. That means that the stats are only OK, twice a week - very...