I can't thank everyone enough for the thoughts, prayers and words of support this past week. Your support has been truly overwhelming. It is going to take me a few days to get on top of all the e-mail, messages, text messages and calls before I can get back to everyone personally. But I wanted to take a moment to thank all of you again for the love and support.

I am no longer with [H]ardOCP

After more than 17 years, my time at [H]ardOCP has come to an end. Without warning, I have been informed that the company is no longer able to pay me and I was let go. Since I am an independent contractor, there is no unemployment benefits, no retirement or anything like that at all. I am grateful for the time I had, the friends I made, and most of all, grateful for my brothers and sisters in the industry who have shared this awesome experience with me for almost two decades.

Obviously this couldn't have come at a worse time.

My job was my family's sole source of income and our life savings were decimated after my wife had emergency surgery for a ruptured brain aneurysm just over a year ago. The medical bills from her hospital stay have been financially crushing to say the least.

These events have led me to reopen Hypothermia. 

Hopefully all of you will come by to see me for your daily dose of tech news and reviews, much as you have done for years. I have also set up Patreon account for those of you that want to give a couple dollars a month to support Hypothermia while I do the same computer news and reviews that I have been doing for decades. With any luck and a few advertisers, we can get Hypothermia up to speed in no time.

My family and I can't thank you enough for your support over the years. Whether it is just by visiting Hypoothermia every day to get your daily dose of tech news, by donating or pledging support via Patreon, your help will get us through this extremely difficult time.

Employers and advertisers, please feel free to contact me at or as my old steve@hardocp e-mail address no longer works.