24 Jan 2004 donscarletti   » (Master)

Life has been pretty much as normal over the last few days. I am still coding librsvg filters, they seem to be going quite nicely although they don't actually work (or even compile) yet. I am enjoying my holidays, I have been playing some golf and getting into a few flamewars online. I happened to notice in mpesenti's last entry his lamentations of such flames, I kind of realize that I may in fact be the reason for this. I guess my flames wern't about epiphany so I doubt I was, but still, they were ample in number and offensive in nature (and excellently written in my own extremely humble opinion) and I am sure they vexed someone even if they didn't blog about it.

I have started to realize that if I am trying to fit into a community then maybe the best idea is not to blow my top and "shoot my mouth off" whenever an OSNews article is posted on its forums. Uraeus mentioned that he would like to see me on planet.gnome.org and my resolution is that before that happens I will try to stop pissing people off. It would seem inappropriate to have my diary entry, next to a badly taken picture of my ugly face with the faces and entries of the people that I am currently tirading against above and below mine.

I would have to say that I mainly suffer from the "slashdot complex". It takes some transitioning between slashdot and gnome. For example in slashdot Havoc Pennington is some kind of one dimensional grinch character, the type that might be played by Tim Curry or Christopher Lee. Someone who seeks only to destroy options, usability and fun the same way an antagonist on captain planet would seek to destroy the ecosystem simply for the hell of it. However in the gnome community he is more of a comrade (even though I don't know him personally), one is of cause free to dislike him if one wants to, but one would not be modded to +5 for doing so.

That said, morons need to be shown their place and if I don't flame them who will? Some jerk on slashdot implied earnestly today that mars was owned by America. In my reply I used more colourful language than a sailor on crack could say in a month and I make no apologies for this.

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