I hope he's doing well too. I have used pretty much every tool on that list (I'm reading something thanks to JNovel Formatter at this very moment).
Me too. I hope he's doing well and achieved his goals. I looked him up maybe a year ago and I believe he was working at a software company in Los Angeles. I believe I found him though a social networking site either linkedin or facebook. A quick search just now didn't find anything, but maybe some deeper searching would find him again, or maybe he's keeping a low profile.
I'm glad there are other crazy people like me who appreciate people over the internet and wonder how they are doing years later. There are a few people from various defunct online communities who I would really like to know how they are getting on after all these years.
It's been a week, and I haven't received any answer from cb4960.
He's probably trying to keep a low profile. Nothing seems to hint at anything more sinister. I say we respect his privacy. The beauty of OpenSource is that somebody else can pick up the torch if he's had enough. But definitely a loss if he has.
It's weird that he just vanished. I hope he's doing fine and someone can continue maintaining his tools, so that they don't become obsolete.
I'm particularly worried for the future of Rikaisama, especially considering that Mozilla is killing the current add-on ecosystem from Firefox 57 onwards, which means that we'll have to either stop updating Firefox, or find some alternative that hopefully supports Rikaisama.
Rikaisama still works in firefox developer edition (the aurora name, not the unbranded firefox releases) too, you just have to turn off two settings.