On June 20th 2006, I received this email from Bill Palmer and responded within a few hours of receiving it:
Congratulations, you have won an iProng T-shirt in the iProng Name Game contest. We will need your mailing address as well as your T-shirt size preference (S, M, L, XL). Your T-shirt will ship within two weeks of your reply to this email.
iProng (formerly iPod Garage) Publisher and Founder
Let's note: "will ship within two weeks of your reply to this email"
Today is July 11th 2006 ... making it 24 days since I haven't received my TShirt and 10 days since not receiving it within two weeks. It's not that I want the TShirt ... it's the principal of the thing.
Tomorrow, July 12th will be a new milestone in Jack Miller missing from the web = 9 months. As an update, it appears that Jack is alive but not well. It appears as if he had gone through some tough personal times and a bout of depression (and may still be). I still think that Jack Miller should have updated his site with just a one sentence update at the 6 month mark, but I somewhat understand if he has had to withdraw from life on the net. Many people, including myself, truly miss him. It's been hard finding a replacement in my bookmarks ... but I think I have moved on with John Gruber's Daring Fireball and I have discovered the hillarity of YouTube.
Even though this blurb below appeared on the very lame and extremely weird site "As The Apple Turns 2" ... Jack has yet to materialize:
AtAT Forum contributors are reporting that the previously dead reruns section of As the Apple Turns web site is back online. One report even said that Jack will begin work on the website again "soonish". That discussion then quickly devolved into the merits of scented candles. He would be so proud. Sniffle.
As many of you guys know, AtAT2 was launched as an AtAT parody in Jack's absence. If and when Jack comes back, ha ha, we're happy to abdicate the throne. And by throne we mean toilet. Like, one of those low-profile Kohler ones, those are cool. Especially if it was yellow. Hey, then you couldn't tell if it had been...
At any rate, Jack's not back yet, so in the meantime, in the interest of extreme crappiness, we're doing 3 episodes, updated once a week.
July 11th is officially titled "Mac Community Missing In Action Day" or McMAD for short.
Follow up stories:
Did a Popular iPod News Website Fix A Contest?
The Continuing Saga Of As The Apple Turns