Matt Gifford aka coldfumonkeh | Consultant Developer
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Saying Goodbye to CFHour

Jan 27, 2014

I have just finished editing and publishing the last CFHour show as official producer. I have loved every minute of being involved with the show, and Dave and Scott have made it a truly entertaining experience.

My first show was #120, "ColdSpring with Mark Mandel" in 2011. I would have loved to have made it to an even 100 shows before passing over production duties, but time limitations meant it was not possible and so I had to finish on #206 - 86 is not a bad figure!

My reasons for leaving are pretty much down to time. This year I am working on a number of projects, and the following are all on my list of current or "soon to be current" activities:

  • learning French
  • writing book number 3
  • planning book number 4
  • running a business
  • dealing with external clients (which equates to two full time jobs)
  • five kids
  • magazine tutorials
  • conference presentation preparation
  • planning to start my University degree and aim towards a Masters
  • sleep

Sadly something had to give, and CFHour was that something. It was a really hard decision to make and I didn't want to let it go, but for the sake of sanity and trying to find some time to sleep amongst everything else mentioned above I had to.

Some fun stats for anyone interested. During my time as producer I have:

  • listened to approximately 134 hours of audio
  • created approximately 430 minutes of bloopers
  • taken part in two live shows
  • spliced, blanked out and removed approximately 258 minutes of audio
  • destroyed more audio gems that will never / should never see the light of day!

I can honestly say I have had massive fun working on the show. Dave and Scott gave me free reign to do whatever I wanted, and I can happily say that they are two very close friends of mine.

Thank you to everyone who has listened to the show and continues to listen. It's the #1 ColdFusion podcast and long may it stay so. Please continue to support the show and I look forward to making the occasional appearance in the future - I'll be able to relax if I do, as I wont have to edit it afterwards! ;)

monkeh out!


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