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I helped create Newgrounds. Then I left. Then I came back. Then I left again. It's like that movie "Runaway Bride", but with fewer movie stars and more computer programming.

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My last "official" day at NG was last Friday. I've got some odds and ends to still clean up (and some documentation to produce for Rob) but after that I'll be devoting myself solely to my new job and my schoolwork.

It wasn't easy to leave NG. When I started up again in July 2006, I wrote how, while NG is undoubtedly Tom's baby, I always thought of myself as its kooky uncle. That still holds - I put a huge amount of work into getting the site to where it's at (in terms of programming) and it gives me separation anxiety just thinking about leaving it. But it's definitely for the best - some people love working from home and could do it forever, but I've realized that it's not for me. Plus, working for a Yahoo company was an opportunity I couldn't pass up. I initially was guilt-ridden about leaving NG short-staffed, but finding Rob was a miracle, and he'll probably have everyone saying "Ross who?" within a month.

The last question: will I keep blogging here? I guess we'll find out...

It's better to burn out than to... ehhh, you know.