July 2, 2012
To all PCPartPicker users: This site is dedicated to you. I've been for you from the beginning, and I'm more dedicated than ever to incorporating your feedback and improving the site.
My name is Philip, and many of you know I have been building PCPartPicker for the past two years. During that time I also worked a full-time job (in addition to the responsibilities of being a husband, and a father to two children). I am extremely excited to announce that as of today I am now working full-time on PCPartPicker.
I am unbelievably excited to be starting on this journey, and even more thankful to everyone who supports this site. I started PCPartPicker because I love it - not for money - and now I get to do it as my full-time job. It is truly a dream come true. It all started on a couch, coded late at night while the rest of the family slept. Later it migrated to my garage, where I enjoyed the delightful fragrances of our diaper pail a few feet away while benchmarking hardware. Now I'm thankfully back in air-conditioning (a must for Texas summertime weather) and no longer sharing space with dirty diapers. I can't wait to see what the future brings.
Know that I listen closely to your feedback and work diligently to incorporate what I can. As always, I love to hear your feedback and suggestions. The best way to reach me is via email at <a href="mailto:email@example.com">firstname.lastname@example.org or using the contact form. You can also find me on Reddit's /r/buildapc as user pcpartpicker.
Many people have asked if I take donations - I don't. Instead, you can support the site by spreading the word and telling your friends. You can find PCPartPicker on Facebook (with a "Like" button in the header of this page), follow PCPartPicker on Twitter, and subscribe to the PCPartPicker channel on YouTube.
I look forward to further serving the do-it-yourself computer building community. I've got some great features in the pipeline that I can't wait to show everyone. The best is yet to come!