Thu, 16 Mar 2006

Most Bizarre Technological Thing I’ve Been Involved In This Week. Still have no idea how the feed is both being served and generating a 404.

On the occasion of the release of GNOME 2.14, I hope everyone in GNOME steps back and takes a moment to appreciate each other. We snipe sometimes, we’re immature sometimes, there is no cabal, and of course, we’ve got to deal with all the other projects in the world who may or may not see it the way we do. All that said, we’re still a bunch of people who overall are fun to work with and are doing something we love and are passionate about, and doing it (primarily) because we want to make the world a better place. That is pretty rare, and should be appreciated. I know it is easy to focus on the conflict, and on the trolls, but if you take a deep breath and focus on the bigger picture, it is a positive and motivating place to be.

Tangentially, I have something pretty similar at work right now, in my work environment- lots of people who really love what they do, working together to do good things- but man- grappling all day (mentally) with the sleazeballs who put out badware is depressing stuff for me.