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Where is cb4960?

#1
cb4960, creator of several invaluable tools such as Rikaisama, cb's Japanese Text Analysis Tool, JNovel Formattersubs2srs and Epwing2Anki, hasn't been active in the forum since July last year.

I hope cb4960 is doing well. Does anybody know what happened?
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#2
I don't know what happened, but I hope he's ok! Looks like he answered a question on SourceForge 6 months ago and that's the latest I can find from him: https://sourceforge.net/u/cb4960/activit...356711fdaa
I did an admittedly brief Google search though. Perhaps someone else can find something more recent.
Edited: 2017-02-16, 9:52 pm
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#3
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).
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#4
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.
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#5
Well according to his forum profile on this site (http://forum.koohii.com/user-489.html) he's been here as late as December last year. Might just be burned out on Japanese / software dev / have important things going on in life.
Edited: 2017-02-17, 10:53 pm
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#6
(2017-02-16, 9:49 pm)Bokusenou Wrote: I don't know what happened, but I hope he's ok! Looks like he answered a question on SourceForge 6 months ago and that's the latest I can find from him: https://sourceforge.net/u/cb4960/activit...356711fdaa
I did an admittedly brief Google search though. Perhaps someone else can find something more recent.

From the link you mention I can see that he updated some of his programs in the last weeks, and one of them even in the last hour, so I hope he's doing fine.

I just sent him a private message, let''s hope he answers any time soon.
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#7
It's been a week, and I haven't received any answer from cb4960.
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#8
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.
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