For another look at how we started, check out http://www.bladeforums.com/ubb/Forum1/HTML/000806.html
Anyhow, I don't think that Mike and I are heading for a big breakup anytime soon, because we work well together. The key word there is together, as in not at cross purposes. I provide the knowhow, tenacity and back breaking labor at all hours for slave wages, and Mike provides many of the industry contacts (and required schmoozing thereof), the backing, and (mostly) stays out of the way.
Anyhow, like I said, we complement each other and because I know that I can freely do what has to be done, it makes for a friendly work environment. Mike knows to defer to my judgement on certain issues, and whenever I have a problem or need a second opinion, I know I can take it to Mike and he will provide another viewpoint which I can then use or completely disregard at my whim. Many times though, we find a new direction to head in which is even better than either suggestion, so that's the real boon.
At the very least, he's interesting to work with, and good natured about the amount of crap I give him on things. Plus, he knows that when there's dirty work to be done, he should stay out of my way until it's finished, which I really appreciate. Even if he can't exactly remember how things really happened...
Anyhow, there's no I in team, and BladeForums.com is a team effort. I shoot the trouble and make it happen, Mike provides the guidance and the means to have it happen, the moderators provide the expertise and round us out, and most importantly you, the members, come here and make the site a success. I could install the best software in the world and it wouldn't matter one bit if no one showed up to use it.
So, putting on the humble cap again, thank you guys for making the dream become a reality, and for proving that by and large knife people will rise to their potential when given the chance.
Kevin Jon Schlossberg
SysOp and Administrator for BladeForums.com
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