The man has a personal life, I personally don't think it should matter to anyone but Khaled (and maybe Arnie) when he took a vacation, where he took it, or how long. Would anyone here like it if the whole world knew every last thing you did, when you did it, why you did it, and where you did it. mIRC is a well written program, and if he feels he needs to take a break from it to keep his sanity, or for what ever other reason, it is his own business. We're lucky that he ever released it to the public. If anything I feel that we should praise him for his work on mIRC, and let him have some privacy.