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OnPoint: Don't cry for me, Argentina

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  • Michael Stevens,

    Baby come back! Any kind of fool could see...

    Seriously, we'll miss you.

    Hope the new job goes well for you Keith.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 230 posts Report

  • Sam F,

    That's genius.

    That's Jake Pollock.

    And Keith - you will be missed. Cheers for posting so well on so much for so long.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 1611 posts Report

  • Joshua Drummond,

    I read the posts here and found myself humming the "goodbye" song from The Sound of Music.
    I'll miss your posts. I always liked seeing you'd written something new; I knew when you did I was about to read something genuinely good.
    Good luck with whatever it is you're doing now, Keith. I hope you'll find time to write things and put them on the internet.

    Since Nov 2006 • 119 posts Report

  • Tim Michie,

    Och! Go well Keith. I really appreciated the poll dancing and onpointing. This election won't be same without you...

    Auckward • Since Nov 2006 • 614 posts Report

  • Juha Saarinen,

    I can't believe you're selling out like this, Keith. Was it the money? How much? Just tell me. I can take it. Honestly. Snout in the trough and legs in the air kind of riches? With a bit of fame and fortune cookies sprinkled on top?

    Since Nov 2006 • 529 posts Report

  • Julie Fairey,

    Good luck Keith, I hope you see you pop up somewhere else soon, getting paid well for the good work that you do!

    Puketapapa Mt Roskill, AK… • Since Dec 2007 • 234 posts Report

  • Duane Griffin,

    I'll miss your stuff here, man. You've done good, in all senses.

    I hope that you're moving on to something interesting, challenging and well-remunerated. And that you pop up with public comment again before too long.

    If you ever need advice or assistance from a friendly linux geek, you've only to ask; also if you happen to visit London the drinks are on me.

    Palmerston North • Since Nov 2006 • 21 posts Report

  • FletcherB,

    Farewell Keith... have enjoyed your postings...

    DPF speculates that it's a job in the PM's office...


    1 Commenter says "so it's a temporary posting, then?"
    Another "So he'll be blogging at The Standard then?"

    Both pretty funny really.... even the sewer isnt 100% septic.

    West Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 893 posts Report

  • Russell Brown,

    DPF has outed you, Keith.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22850 posts Report

  • Russell Brown,

    Heh. Missed out by a minute.

    Both pretty funny really.... even the sewer isnt 100% septic.

    That struck me too.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22850 posts Report

  • underscore_b,

    Thanks for all the advice, Keith. You'll be sorely missed. Do you think your new position as a Snivelling Communistic Toadying Bureaucrat will still allow you to take part in the ASPA Awards?

    Since Jun 2007 • 18 posts Report

  • Idiot Savant,


    Palmerston North • Since Nov 2006 • 1717 posts Report

  • giovanni tiso,

    DPF speculates that it's a job in the PM's office...

    Okay, so I'm now effectively hoping you won't be back here too soon. Bugger indeed.

    Russell, do you think you could schedule reruns of the Asian Crime Wave series? I'd offer to supply the popcorn.

    Wellington • Since Jun 2007 • 7473 posts Report

  • merc,

    Keith, best wishes, more good work.

    Since Dec 2006 • 2471 posts Report

  • Craig Ranapia,

    That struck me too

    Just wait. :) Though, if true, I can just imagine the first performance review: "Keith exceeds expectations in most performance criteria, but requires sensitivity training to address frequent use of inappropriate and culturally offensive terms like your numbers don't add up and that's just not true. :)

    North Shore, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 12370 posts Report

  • paulalambert,

    Keith your departure is a loss for PA readers, but whatever you do I'm sure you'll continue being extraordinarily good, self-doubt or no. Before you go, do you have any comment on this?

    chch • Since Dec 2006 • 107 posts Report

  • Paul Williams,

    Heh. Missed out by a minute.

    Both pretty funny really.... even the sewer isnt 100% septic.

    That struck me too.

    Good luck. I've known a few people through the PMs office, it's not without challenges but Heather's not nearly so scarey as she's made out to be (not always anyway).

    Sydney • Since Nov 2006 • 2273 posts Report

  • Keith Ng,

    Thanks guys. <sniff> It's very sweet. And while we're on Douglas Adams quotes:

    "We apologise for the inconvenience."

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 543 posts Report

  • 100 Word,

    Good luck with the new job Keith.

    Beware of NZ's most powerful ginga!

    Since Sep 2007 • 13 posts Report

  • Islander,

    Keith. you've made even a born-innumerate interested in your posts (and that's not including the fascinating o'seas ones of course)...remember to keep a towel handy at all times...

    Big O, Mahitahi, Te Wahi … • Since Feb 2007 • 5643 posts Report

  • linger,

    ... though for PR work, shouldn't that be a trowel?

    Tokyo • Since Apr 2007 • 1944 posts Report

  • merc,

    Why Keith makes a difference, so Keith, self doubt less,

    Since Dec 2006 • 2471 posts Report

  • Sacha,

    Must have made an impact, cos Coddingswallop seeks to exonerate herself even now:

    Keith, my best wishes go with you and I hope you can make the same sort of difference in the new role.

    So long, and thanks for all the fisks.

    And that also gets my vote for one of the most brilliant lines ever. Thanks Jake.

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19745 posts Report

  • Dave,

    Oh No!

    Thanks for all your awesome work. I've enjoyed and appreciated it.

    Christchurch • Since Mar 2008 • 3 posts Report

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