It's going to be a whole lot quieter around the office from tomorrow. This afternoon we farewelled my QUT journalism colleague Lee who retired after working at the university for 17 years. This will mean an office with far less singing. This will mean an office where no-one whistles. This will mean staff meetings without someone drawing battleships. Those battleships were legendary. The staff meeting battles were often legendary too. The sign "Just because you are paranoid, doesn't mean the bastards aren't out to get you" is gone. The place won't be the same. So Lee, you may have retired but we know you are not the retiring type. Enjoy whistling while working on whatever it is you choose to do now.