Why am I a master? It must just be longevity I guess. Once upon a time, you might have classfied me as a journeyer maybe. But never a master. I expect something is broken somewhere.
As update: in the past 2 years I've done very little with free software or gimp (my free software project of choice). Before then it was occasional contributions as I felt the need or desire.
What I have done for "the community":
- Been a semi-regular on #gimp
- Occasional gimp tutorials, generally perl themed.
- Failed in attempting to port gtk-perl to Gtk2, or gimp to use the new Gtk2 module.
- Remembered my password to Advogato.
What I've done for me:
- Got engaged.
- Got a house, dog. See engaged.
- Have a nifty car - Audi '00 S4. Fun at the track, and on the road.
- Become much more familiar with lots of microprocessors, compiler guts, nifty ways of debugging embedded programs, language lawyering in C/C++, debugging on a variety of different embedded OSes (NOT linux of any flavor) and generally understanding development at a lower level than the general populous of programmers.
- Got mentioned in Perl Development by Wrox press; a gimp-perl script of mine was modified for use in there.
- Tried to keep learning new stuff on the piano. Monk is my facination of the moment, though I usually swap between Beethoven/Debussy/etc, pop stuff, and it.