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On January 1st, 2013, I announced that I'd be taking a couple of months off.

2013 happens to be Ask Leo!'s 10th anniversary - it started in August of 2003. It's hard to believe it's been that long, but in that time, there have been quite literally tens of thousands of questions submitted, read, processed and - as often as I can - answered.

That's a lot of questions.

And aside from some canned answers to common questions, I've read every question and comment, written every response, and written every article you see on Ask Leo!

While I do have (and deeply appreciate) a lot of help from my able-bodied assistants, Ask Leo! is really designed around one guy and that one guy is me.

And it's time for that one guy to take a break.

With the exception of a three-week vacation for my 30th wedding anniversary in 2010, Ask Leo! is almost a seven-day-a-week enterprise. (One of the benefits of being self employed and working at home is that you can work any seven days of the week you want. Smile)

This time, I'm taking the entire months of February and March 2013 off.

What that means for Ask Leo!:

  • The newsletter will continue, but beginning in February will be published once a week, on Tuesdays.

  • A selection of "Best of Ask Leo!" articles will be featured in the newsletter and on the site.

  • New Answercasts I'll have pre-recorded will continue to be published.

  • The ability to ask a question will be disabled. (Since I'm not going to be around, you wouldn't get an answer, and I'd be overwhelmed by the backlog on my return.)

  • Comments on articles on the website will continue to be accepted as usual, but I won't be seeing them or responding to them.

My goal is to come back recharged, re-focused, and re-energized to take Ask Leo! through its tenth anniversary year.

So normal operations through January, and then a two month vacation. Yep, I'm looking forward to it.

As always, I thank you deeply for your continued support, it really does mean a lot to me and is part of what keeps me going.

Leo A. Notenboom
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Leo Leo A. Notenboom has been playing with computers since he was required to take a programming class in 1976. An 18 year career as a programmer at Microsoft soon followed. After "retiring" in 2001, Leo started Ask Leo! in 2003 as a place for answers to common computer and technical questions. More about Leo.

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