A few important announcements: Three (time limited) freebies coming to dotTech and Ashraf going on vacation soon

Do you hear that? No? Me neither; that is the new-dotTech-article sound that you don’t hear. I know I haven’t posted an article if a few days; the semester is ending and I wanted to focus on my studies so I don’t fall flat on my face because I got distracted in the end, hence I haven’t posted anything since last Thursday. I do apologize for that, and hopefully I will start to post again in the next few days. However, I first wanted to take this opportunity to make a couple of announcements:

  • I have been in negotiations with a few developers to bring more freebies to dotTech. Currently, if things go according to plan, dotTech will be featuring three freebies in the next 1-2 weeks:
  1. Eltima SWF & FLV Toolbox
  2. Glary Utilities Pro
  3. Paragon System Backup 2010

All three will only be available for free for a limited amount of time (varying from 24-72 hours) so be on the lookout for them. I highly suggest you consider subscribing to dotTech via e-mail, RSS, or Twitter so you don’t miss out on any offers.

  • Soon my summer break will start. For summer vacation I will be going on vacation and will be away from dotTech (I don’t really see myself posting new articles while on vacation). Just a heads up; if you subscribe to dotTech via e-mail, RSS, or Twitter you will know exactly when I am back.

That is all for now.

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  1. Mr.Dave

    Ashraf, there’s nothing I can add to what everyone else has said, but I wanted to add my vote for success on your tests and a safe, happy vacation!  Looking forward to your return.

  2. Rita

    Thank you Ashraf for letting us know you will be gone for awhile.  We do worry about you when we don’t hear from you.  Kinda like a family member.  :)

    Enjoy your vacation.  It is well deserved.  You need to unwind and change the scenery for awhile

  3. Mongoplus

    Hi Ashraf

    I await the freebies with baited breath.
     
    I hope you have a good time on your vacation.  I believe we will all miss you.
    Thank you for the great work and I hope it will continue when you return all rested up and raring to go.
     

  4. rachana

    ASHRAF SIR
    GOING TO VACATION  POSSIBLY OUT OF PLANET.TAKE CARE OF BABHIJI’
    AND MY SINCERE WISHES TO YOUR SEMESTER EXAMS
    MAY BE LAST ONE LATER YOU WILL HAVE A ‘TAG’
    JUST FORGET EVERY THING AND  ENJOY TO HEIGHTS
    ALL THE BEST +CONGRATULATION
    rachana
     

  5. Shueygal

    Enjoy, enjoy,enjoy.  You certainly deserve it, and I’m sure you will leave with satisfaction from a job well done with your studies.  It is a taxing regime that you have, so, go and enjoy your holiday, and remember, you will have many loyal folks awaiting your return.

  6. Old Prop

    @MikeR, who wrote “Entity? ENTITY? So the rumors that circulated on here as to the provenance of The Wise One Who Never Sleeps are now confirmed. Ashraf is returning to his home planet for a while and doesn’t want anyone to know.”
    Well said! Our man Ashraf is indeed TWOWNS, and I doubt that anyone (else?) from our planet could have so much energy or be so productive.

  7. iF0undTh1sUsefull

    Dear Ashraf,
    You are truly a very helpful chap – to do things like that for people who have registered to dotTech.org, and I for one thank you and genuinely appreciate your efforts for the advice and information you provide on this website (which I’ve been watching for the last few months) and also at GOTD.

    Q. When I registered with dotTech.org earlier today, the registration/signup page said that my email address was not correct and when I submitted the same email address for the second time my registration proceeded, however I have not yet received any notification at my email (address) inbox as indicated during the registration process, is there any reason for this lack of notification?

    A thought:  … Perhaps it may be because I have 2 dots in my email address, example <abcdef.g.h@gmail.com>, but, I would appreciate your advice on the matter as my email is working properly and I would like to ensure I always receive dotTech.org messages.
     

  8. MikeR

    @Ashraf: post #5:  I will delegate a responsible entity to take over my duties, no worries. . . Where am I go? I would rather keep that to myself – I do value my privacy.

    First thought: Entity? ENTITY?  So the rumors that circulated on here as to the provenance of The Wise One Who Never Sleeps are now confirmed. Ashraf is returning to his home planet for a while and doesn’t want anyone to know.

    Second thought: responsible? RESPONSIBLE? So big a policy change as this should really have been notified to dot techies in advance — perhaps a poll along the lines of:

    a) Do you want someone who is responsible to look after dot tech in Ashraf’s absence? Or:

    (b) Do you want someone like Ashraf to look after dot tech in Ashraf’s absence?

    Ah well, Ashraf. You go off and enjoy yourself. . .   ;-)

  9. Red

    Wot wot? Ashraf going on vacation ? Looks like we’re done for mates, 1st icelandic volcanoes, euro collapses, boms in Times square, and now the final sign of the apacolypse – jolly old dot tech tossing us out like babys with the  bathwater. Enjoy your indefinate luxury stay in the Four Seasons penthouse while we fight off hungry nazi borg zombies and scavenge for stale crumbs, Ashraf! And farewell, cruel world!

  10. Emrys

    Thank you for the gifts that you bring to us! As always you will be missed and I hope that someone (like that Borg friend of yours) Locutis will step in to post GAOTD evaluations. Travel safely and return to us safely and please remember to LET US KNOW YOU ARE SAFE FROM TIME TO TIME. The last time you left I was worried more and more with every passing day. Just send a post (how about some pics?) and for something different, I want some recipes of the food there. I love exotic food and I’d bet the Borg would eat it too….:D

  11. Skye-hook

    It’s true we all depend on you a bit too much, but that’s our fault, not yours. :) We will live. We’ll miss you, but we can handle it. I hope. lol:) As long as you come back. Without dottech I’d be really upset. You do a needed service! :) Best of success’s on tests, & have fun. Hugs, Skye

  12. Wheezer

    Any questions? Want to flame me? We have a comment section for that.”

    How can I flame you when I can’t find my lighter??? ;-)

    Really tho, may all your tests be easy and your vacation nothing but fun!

    Thanks for the heads-up about you not being here for a while too.


    It’s party time everybody!!! (lol…)  ;-)

  13. Ashraf
    Author/Mr. Boss

    @pallen: Ashraf doesn’t send postcards – postcards send Ashraf. (Reference to Chuck Norris joke… hahaha.)

    @Everyone: Oh and I promise I will announce the winners and send out the license keys for the recent AnyBizSoft PDF to Word Converter giveaway before I leave.

  14. Ashraf
    Author/Mr. Boss

    @Adrian: I will delegate a responsible entity to take over my duties, no worries.

    @Caleb: Charles, nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo. (Quote from X-Men for those that don’t know.)

    @Llulu: Does that mean you should read me my Miranda rights? Maybe I need a lawyer.

    On a serious note, just visiting some relatives, nothing too major. Where am I go? I would rather keep that to myself – I do value my privacy.

  15. haakon

    Have your vacation!!!  And try forget “dottech.org” for a while!!
    You truly need a break!!!
    YOU keep this site alive..started it..kept it “running”!
    By time you have some time off LOL
    THANKS!!!!!  

  16. Llulu

    How dare you go on vacation! It’s illegal! :P
     
    Just kidding. :D
     
    Hope you have a fun and safe vacation. Going anywhere/ doing anything special?
     
    Good luck with exams and studies, I’ve got my major exams coming up in a few weeks too :D Let’s study hard!