Well, we can’t imagine govt IT parties will be as fun, but we can’t begrudge our publisher Dave Deker for leaving us to join one of the biggest trade publishing companies in the DC area. Deker, publisher of Access Intelligence’s CableFAX and CableWorld, will join 1105 Government Information Group as publishing director, integrated sales for 5 core publications—including top tech title Federal Computer Week—later this month. Many in cable know Dave for his warmth and sincerity—traits that we can assure you have created a very loyal staff. There’s also his funky side, which has him throwing down raps and harmonies with almost anyone with a guitar (including a few cable execs). Dave will be with us for the next week and a half, bopping around Cable Spring Break Week in NY and helping with transition plans. We wish him all the best (and good luck trying to get into our Faxies party at The Cable Show, Dave).