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By Conehead
May 15, 2003

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Post 500 for me, which means I get a new star next to my name. Which doesn't sound like a lot of posts, considering I've been a registered Fool for 5 and a half years. I did the math and I'm averaging only 1 post every 4 days. (Compare this to CaveGirl who is somehow managing to average over 35 posts per day!) Hopefully I'm making up in quality what I'm lacking on quantity. Because unless I start posting faster, I don't get to make another "new star" nostalgia post until late 2008.

A lot has happened in the last 5 and a half years. The web has gone mainstream. I've gone from being a newbie investor to someone who has beaten the S&P five years running. I've gone through four jobs, a couple of apartments, and a myriad of personal triumphs and tragedies.

I hope that I have left the Fool boards a better place than I found it. I've tried to debunk trolls and shills without crossing the line and becoming abrasive myself. I've tried to share both my technical knowledge and my investing knowledge when I could.

Thanks to all of the Fools that I have learned from over the years, especially those in my Favorite Fools list. Hopefully in another 5 and a half years I'll be spending all of my time on the Retire Early Home Page.


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