[mythtv] Thanks for all the fish!

Another Sillyname anothersname at googlemail.com
Mon Jan 27 10:53:21 UTC 2014

Leaving here will be like going to a Dark World..........

I'll get my coat!!  :)

On 27 January 2014 10:04, Jean-Yves Avenard <jyavenard at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi
> Well, that's very sad to hear...
> I have to say that I've greatly enjoyed working with you. It has been
> a please to receive your guidance and wise advices on so many topics
> over the years.
> As a user, I should thank you for making MythTV a reality; it's just a
> fact that it wouldn't be what it is today without you.
> It's very much a bummer for me (and I'm sure others) to see you go.
> Too bad we didn't get a chance for that beer in NY a few months ago,
> and hopefully there will be more opportunities in the future.
> It would be very nice to hear from you from time to time... Don't
> hesitate to drop by !
> And if you ever visit down under, don't hesitate to drop my an email,
> it will be my pleasure to welcome you to my house.
> Kind regards
> Jean-Yves
> On 27 January 2014 03:43, Daniel Kristjansson <danielk at cuymedia.net> wrote:
>> I'm guessing most of you have already noticed my absence in the
>> last 6-7 months. This neatly corresponds to the birth of my son
>> Henning. Because I've had such a great time working on MythTV and
>> meeting you all I'd like to actually say goodbye rather than just
>> fading away. I've been working on MythTV for almost a decade, at
>> first it was as a break from schoolwork but later it developed into
>> much more. I've made friends, some of whom I've happily met in
>> real life, and many more that I'd like to. If I've ever promised you
>> a pint of beer, be sure that you can take me up on it :)
>> So why am I leaving rather than just taking a break? It's really about
>> a wandering interest. It's been a long time since I was interested in
>> TV as such, but MythTV kept me engaged with the challenges of
>> writing good C++ code and presenting a stable API in front of
>> unstable hardware. Even beyond that, I felt part of a community that
>> cares about the software they are producing. But code and community
>> can only hold one so long. I haven't yet figured out what my next
>> hobby programming project will be, but it will probably center around
>> children or traffic safety.
>> In the tradition of Eisenhower, I'll offer some advice based on my
>> own mistakes. First, big rewrites are always a bad idea. Write up the
>> larger plan on a wiki somewhere but implement the change in
>> master in easily reviewable bits; just because branching is easy
>> doesn't make it a good idea. Second, avoid recurring arguments
>> with newbies by pointing to the previous incarnation of an argument
>> rather than rehashing the argument; attention is a precious commodity
>> in an open source project. Third, do occasionally revisit well made
>> decisions. For instance, this mailing list would probably be better
>> served by a forum now even though it was entirely the right decision
>> to make it a mailing list when the project was founded. Fourth, don't
>> take anyone's advice too seriously.
>> --
>> Daniel Thor Kristjansson
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