Send Steve your stories, I'm on a vacation next week

What do pilots say when they hand over to the other guy? You have control? Well at any rate that’s what happening next week and the week after. Contributing Editor Steve O’Hear is taking the reigns of TechCrunch Europe while I take my wife and kids on vacation.

Here’s how to contact Steve with pitches for stories while I’m away (although I’ll try to check email etc, assuming I’m not first killed by my family):

Email: steve[at]ohear[dot][net]
Twitter: @sohear

In case you don’t know Steve, he’s been contributing for some months. Steve has some awesome credentials. Aside from starting up the well-regarded independent gadget blog last100 (formerly a part of the ReadWriteWeb Blog Network) which he continues to write, he’s written for some of the best titles out there including The Guardian, Macworld UK, Mobile Industry Review, TES, ZDNet and of course ReadWriteWeb. In particular he wrote the excellent ZDNet blog ‘The Social Web’ from 2006 to 2008. And to top it all off he previously wrote and directed the documentary film ‘In Search of the Valley’, which interviewed many leading Web 2.0 people in Silicon Valley and was released in September 2006. It was highly recommended by Mike Arrington, FYI.

So feel free to pitch Steve stories, first, from Monday. I may still post now and again but I’ll be back “fully” on August 23rd.

(Meantime, come on TechCrunch TV on Friday).