TechSpot Weekly: Congrats Jos!

By on September 6, 2010, 5:48 AM
First and foremost, big congratulations to our editor Jose Vilches (aka "Jos") who took the big step this past weekend and got married. Best of luck on this new chapter that is set to bring more positive change as he moves to France to start an MBA in beautiful Nice. But don't worry, he will keep collaborating on the site as usual after he takes a deserved 2-week break later this month.

Considering our fellow U.S. readers are enjoying a long weekend I will keep things brief and up to the point. I'm glad to report that August was TechSpot's best month ever for incoming traffic. We broke our previous record from last November receiving over 4.7 million unique visitors and serving 11+ million page views.

Coming up later this week, we'll have a new SSD round-up. For this article in particular we are focusing on budget sub-$150 models, reviewing all the best available models in that category. To make matters even more interesting we have also thrown the highly touted Seagate Momentus XT hybrid hard drive into the mix.

On the next installment of TechSpot Weekly we will begin to ask for your direct feedback on things pertinent to the work we do on the site and the articles we write. In the meantime, I wanted to mention one excellent idea sent in by community member red1776. In light of recent hardware performance articles we've posted, he suggested we open a forum dedicated to "extreme machines" and ultra-enthusiast level discussion only.

We love the idea and we believe it also opens the door for running a 'rig of the month' feature where the selected rig owner would be interviewed and receive a special prize for his entry. At least you will have more excuse than just Crysis 2 to upgrade after last week's DNF announcement.

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St1ckM4n St1ckM4n said:

Congratulations Jose, have a good honeymoon.

Cueto_99 said:

Congrats Jose for your marriage! and also congratulations to all Techspot staff and readers, we're making our site grow bigger and better each day!

About the rig of the month idea, I like it, but would like to add a little competition to it. How about if, for each month you post 2 or 3 rigs from the community, anyone can submit their rig, not only high end machines (since not all of us have money to spend on two GTX480's + i7 970) and let the same community vote for the best, having in mind not only raw power, but asthetics, creativity and balance in components... that's my humble opinion...

Puiu Puiu said:

Congradulations. My brother made the big step in July this year too. Luckily i'm still young.

Richy2k9 said:

hello ...

congrats to Jose Vilches (that's weird was looking for a Mr Vilches (in France) on the phone, LOL!) ...well wishing him all the best for his new 'career' as a hubby (i'm an almost veteran, no lah only 8 years :P)

Congrats to the team too for the good work & the stats, keep it up


TomSEA TomSEA, TechSpot Chancellor, said:

Gratz to Jose! Where are the wedding pictures? Nice is a beautiful city. I'm sure that will be rough duty for Jose and his new bride.

Also well done to the TechSpot staff. One of my favorite tech websites that I refer to others routinely.

mattfrompa mattfrompa said:

Congrats Jose! Two rings down, one to go! haha jk that really is great.

JMMD JMMD, TechSpot Chancellor, said:

Congrats on the wedding!

mailpup mailpup said:

Let me add my congratulations, Jose.

motrin said:

Congrats to jose and techspot!

but one thing is it possible to know how many ppl visited techspot because of social services like facebook and the twitter?? i'm curious

ravisunny2 ravisunny2, TS Ambassador, said:

Congratulations, Jose!

And now you're the 'worse half'.

ET3D, TechSpot Paladin, said:

Congratulations, Jose.

Jos Jos said:

Thanks everybody! We had a blast at the wedding... I'll be sure to upload some pics

dividebyzero dividebyzero, trainee n00b, said:

Congratulations Jose....if I'd have known, I'd have baked a cake!

Leeky Leeky said:

Congratulations Jos, all the best for the future.

tonylukac said:

Good idea on the MBA. Technical people never make any money in the us.

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