[openbeos] Re: walter / new name
- From: Scott Mansfield <thephantom@xxxxxxx>
- To: openbeos@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
- Date: Fri, 8 Nov 2002 22:32:05 -0800
Orinarilly I'd just flip the bozo bit on Sikosis and move on, but this
is just too rich...
if openbeos is going to be called walter ... ill bailing.
"ill bailing" too, bad grammar and all, except I couldn't give much of
a large rodent's posterior about a monniker -- I'm an engineer. The
work is both interesting and challenging, and allows for growing one's
software engineering skills. The unabashed possibility of honing one's
career skills along the way, not to mention the warm fuzzy you'll get
when OBOS finally goes Golden Master. All this is for free nonetheless!
I ask you, "Sikosis," just how much better does it get than this? Is a
name that important in the long run when you're passionate about the
proverbial cause? If OBOS were a paying position would you squawk as
You get out what you put in. The more superficial the input, well ...
it's such a lame name.
So is "Sikosis." Ranked right up there with those that have adopted a
trailing "Z" for use in the plural sense of common English grammar in
place of "S".
For a healthy dose of perspective: "Sikosis" is something I'd associate
with those dorks that put large noisy exhaust tips and "Powered by
Honda" stickers all over their import cars -- nevermind that their cars
are still 100 H.P. four cylinder wuss-wagons with loud exhaust,
obnoxous audio systems, flashy paint, cheezy cladding, and not much
else. An epithet involving a certain cereal grain and the male gender
comes to mind...
How's that for perspective?
"Walter." It's a joke. Lighten up, man.
Or, to dumb it down a bit and paraphrase Steven the Dell Dork: "Dude,
you're missin' a clue."
hell, it's not as though im even listed on your site as contributing
... (i got sick of asking ppl to add my name. i can find better places
spend my time and resources.)
My first response is "so long, and thanks for all the fish." But,
since I'm not in a position within the OBOS project to make that kind
of decision I'll simply add any future e-mails with your address as the
sender to my junk filter. Bink, Gone! Buh-bye Sikosis!
Wot? Is it that important to you that you be so recognized for your
contributions? I've been writing OBOS code for a little while now,
admittedly a *very* short timespan with respects to the OBOS project as
a whole. Do you see my name listed anywhere on the contributors list?
No. Do I care about that? Fsck no! As long as I can make a
difference doing what I love to do, and something IMHO I'm darned good
at, for a worthy cause; that's all that matters to me. I suggest you
re-evaluate your motives and priorities with respects to this, or any
other open-source project, if seeing your name in the proverbial lights
is that high on your priority list. It ain't about the personal glory
dude, get over your hubris.
To this humble soul, the end result is far more important than
self-aggrandizement and 31337-ness that may come with being directly
involved with a really kewl project such as OBOS. The benefits of
teamwork, comraderie, and developing new friendships along the way
*FAR* outweigh any and all short-term gratification of association by
popularity. In my 38 years on this ball of dirt I've learned that fame
is definitely a fickle bedfellow; there are more important pursuits in
life than short-term, immediate gratification of association.
also, the lack of updating the web site ... its still the plain old
say ugly) look that was suppose to be changed.
Erm... yeah, whatever <toggles the "Sikosis" bozo bit>. Do something
about it then, like contributing your skills in this area instead if
whining about it. Be proactive instead of reactive.
Scott "Sick of Whiners so Doing Some Serous Fish Slapping" Mansfield
With sincerest apologies to those that are sick of whiners in this list.
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