Friday, March 11, 2005

Leaving G4 and joining STUFF Magazine

I am no longer with G4 everyone! That's right! And it feels soooo good! Sadly, there won't be a whole lot of gadget reviews anymore. As 'The Screen Savers' begins to retool the show in the coming week and lauch as a new name and direction (which I am sure you all are aware of from the G4 forums and DVD Talk - the critiques are spot-on by the way), I will not join them on the new show. I will instead appear elsewhere. Beginning first with STUFF Magazine's July issue. I am their new tech/gadget columnist, and it is awesome!!! As I write this column, I will continue to write this blog and tell you guys of weird fun gadgets. Hazaa! I am free!!!!

35 comments:

CBSpaceCowboy said...

Wow Chi-lan. I haven't heard any of this until I read your blog. That just blows my mind. Well, I am glad that you are very happy and I am excited for you and your new job at STUFF magazine. I guess now I'm going to have to pick this magazine all the time now. Congrats on the new job, Hope to hear from you soon!

CBSpaceCowboy

Encephalitis said...

Stuff is FHM, Maxim-like, right? I'm not sure if Chi-Lan is quite at the Brooke Burke/Tia Carrere hotness level or has the "right" racial profile, but a couple of aesthetiscally pleasing photoshoots and a bubbly personality can get you far.

Brent said...

Well Congratulations Chi-Lan... I knew something was up.. there were subtle hints on the show. I am very happy to hear that you are continuing your professional career with the magazine... and I think you have journalistic talent in your blood. Like John C. Dvorak who I respect as the "bad boy" of computer journalism.. I hope you make a name for yourself in the field.

I am also glad you took the time to update your blog and tell us.. I think we all are worried when we don't hear from you. I noticed everyone here is careful what they say concerning your job. I know you are probably guarded as to what you can say here as this is a public forum.

I also read reviews from ex Tech TV personalities and can imagine your comments are probably along the same lines.

One person who I really missed was Leo Laporte, thankfully I still listen to his PodCast which is great by the way and can be heart at Leoville.com. I don't know your relation to him.. but I sure would love to hear you join him as a guest some day.

I wish you all the luck in the world!!!!!!

Brent

CBSpaceCowboy said...

yeah, brent is right. You do have a great talent for writing, and I'm sure you will make a name for yourself. I can't wait to read some of your articles. And yes there were subtle hints in the show, but I guess I chose to ignore them. Just stupidity on my part. But once again, glad you are happy, and hope to hear from you soon.

CBSpaceCowboy

ryan said...

good for you...tss sucks now

Jason aka Dark Magician 25 said...

Hey Chi-Lan good for you. Im glad you can finally get out from under the oppressive thumb that has become G4. Dont get me wrong I still want to get a job in television prodcution and maybe work for them, though not that sure anymore. On a sad note that probably doesnt even interest you if i do move out to the west coast i can no longer work with you on TSS, big downer for me but probably not so much for you.

Congradulations on the Stuff magazine article. Ill be sure to pick up a copy of the July issue....and maybe if im lucky send it your way for an autograph lol ;).

Hope to hear some good news from the deep dark reaches of the workings of Stuff Magazine soon. Dont leave us hanging. ;).

Jason

yam said...

Congrats Chi-Lan! I'm gonna miss seeing you on the tube but I think you're making a great career move. Best of luck and keep us updated on your future endeavors! Looking forward to seeing you in bigger and better things!

Brian

ryan said...

also i will miss seein you hot ass on the show..u r way yummy...im 27 and in chicago post at my blog (wow that sounds nerdy)if you are ever in the city and want to see the sites

Brent said...

Thanks Cowboy...

Chi.. I hope that you don't completely leave Television. As the technology improves with video blogs and Internet TV.

There still is a really strong demand for technical shows like "Call for Help". and The Old style Screen Savers.

I think TSS releasing you from your contract may be a blessing in disguise. I am sure I'm not telling you anything you don't already know...

As you know but the others here may not, is that Leo's show "Call for help" is in still on in Canada and Australia... maybe New Zealand. He is trying to get it back on the air in the U.S. I think you would be great as the gadget guru...

No offense to any of the hard core gammers here.. but G4 is marketing itself to younger viewers. I have read only bad reviews as the the path they've taken and the amount of money they basically wasted. How much game tv can you watch anyway????

The market is poised for a more adult tech show like the old ZDtv / Tech TV. I'm sure there is financial interest from investors.

Chi Lan... you are a classy woman and have not said anything here which might come back to bite you. No sour grapes on your part. You are building quiet a lengthy resume' at such a young age.. ha ha.

Perhaps you could become a professor at University of Colorado, in their Native American studies department. I hear they may have a vacancy soon... they don't really seem to check if you are a Native American either.. :P

Oh if you notice I am wearing an original "Call for help" T shirt in my goofy picture..

Chuck said...

I've never posted here before, but after reading all of the entries and comments, this seems like a fun group of people...maybe if I keep quiet and stand in the corner I''ll be allowed to stay.

Sorry to see you go Chi-Lan, but you seem to be excited about the future possibilities so I'm happy for you.

I've always enjoyed your work and will keep an eye out for what you do in the future...such as the aforementioned tech articles in STUFF.

As cliche as it sounds, the old phrase "when one door closes another one opens" seems appropriate.

Enjoy your freedom.

Chuck

xeo said...

chi-lan you should be glad you left before "the fall of g4" that station is hitting rock bottom fairly soon. and congrats on that job. looking forward to reading your reviews.

Spider-Man said...

Well if it isn't my little (former) nook nannie CHI-LAN!

Spider-Man here coming at you live from atop 1 Times Square in the Apple and taking advantage of yet another wide open WAP!

I must say, I was bummed when I didn't see you on screen as much but it warms the Webslinger's heart to hear your moving on to bigger and better things. Although I can't say I blame you. Something tells me there are others there that envy you - BIGTIME.

Well, be looking for 'your's truly' to post at ya! Stop by sometime and give Spidey a shout...

Spidey Out-
Keep On Slingin!!
Spider-Man
http://spiderman2004.blogspot.com

Trench said...

Congratulations Chi-Lan. You're better then G4 deserves.

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BOORILLA said...

ah, anyway, i ORIGINALLY SAID, i just started watching TSS, like four months ago or so, and i really enjoyed your segments, and what you had to offer, but i guess things dont work out all the time eh? well i dont care what the TSS forums say or how much they bash you, i still think youre pretty dope.

jason said...

you should do a layout for stuff. you are mesmerizingly beautiful.

jason said...

you should do a layout for stuff. you are mesmerizingly beautiful.

jason said...

you should do a layout for stuff. you are mesmerizingly beautiful.

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Thaman said...

I am really gonna miss seeing you on G4. Now there is no reason for me to watch TSS. I will start buying STUFF. DANG!!!!!!!!!!!! I won't be seeing you (that often/never again) on G4. I still got love for ya. Though. No matter what. FAN 4 LIFE

IraqManiac said...

that's a VERY GOOD THING... you spare us, and you save your reputation from being ruined any further...

you are a good person, just not the right person to be on TSS

Herbert said...

Good luck. Let us know when you have your first issue out.

Go and hear my song about Nerds!

www.herbertmidgley.com/nerd.html

Marcus said...

I'm so glad to see you got out Chi-Lan. I just hope you didn't take that severence package they offer you. Joey the Intern was saying that part of his package was a clause saying he couldn't say anything negative about G4 or they could sue him. CONGRATULATIONS!

Huy Dang said...

G4 stinks.

chilidawg said...

congrats chi-lan glad your happy at your new job ill miss seeing you in tss but do what makes ya happy :)thats what counts

James said...

Congratulations! G4 is stupefyingly bad, and I am very glad that you have escaped it. I believe they are headed for supremely well-deserved bankruptcy, and I will celebrate on that day.

BD said...

Hey Chi-lan. I'll miss seeing you on TSS. It's probably a good idea that you decided to get out of there. G4's the worst thing that's happened to TV in years, in my opinion. Well, anyways, good luck with your job over at STUFF magazine.

-xobd

Rick said...

Well after much searching Google for some news on you I am happy you posted the news of you leaving the show but the show has become so bad. I miss seeing your smile and witty comments I bought a micro Zen because of you and I am very happy with it thanks for saying how you felt on it.

I will pick up Stuff again and look you up in that but I will miss you on my
Tv.

Best of luck Chi-lan


Rick

Jack Gore said...

Scoff...You mean I have to now READ books just to see what your up to... Before I could have just sit and let the info stream into my brain...That's asking for alot...
But now there is no reason for me to go into the G4 chatroom in hopes of finding you...
I am going to miss seeing such a cool individual on Tv... Keep in touch with your fans plz

Brett said...

Congratz Chi-Lan on the new job ^_^, i dont blame you for being happy about leaving G4, their just F***ing things up as always. ill have to pick up a copy of STUFF sumtime. Goodluck with your new job!

Ed said...

Best of luck Chi-Lan! Will miss seeing you on g4tv, I always looked forward to your segments on the Screen Savers. Good luck in with your career!

Huy Dang said...

I don't like G4. But, I am curious as to why you referred to G4techTV as simply G4 when you were on the show.

Brent Johnson said...

I just have to say, you were terrible on The Screen Savers. I recall a segment where you talked about geeky cookbooks. Wow, the amount of time and effort that must have gone into that segment. I hate to say it but "Attack of the Show" is better than the final incarnation of TSS.