[web-team] modified/unlocked RCS files (was: Helpfulness)
star at starshine.org
Tue Dec 25 00:09:20 PST 2007
On Sun, Dec 23, 2007 at 02:10:40PM -0800, Rick Moen wrote:
> Quoting Heather Stern (star at starshine.org):
> > You don't get to choose what the rest of my days are shaped like, and
> > neither do I.
> What I _do_ get to do, is fix technical problems. When you inadvertantly
> cause one in the future, you might wish to consider fixing it, rather
> than leaving it for others and letting this mailing list be hammered by
> ongoing cvs-watcher advisories over a long period of time. Just a suggestion.
It wasn't "inadvertent" - it was trusting. If I'm not able to trust
you to do the rest of something helpful without throwing a fit at every
Maybe I can, and should, trust someone else.
You claimed on one of SVLUG's lists, to Paul, that you're my friend and
you can work with me and I should know that, because I've known you for
so long and it should be obvious once I get to stop and think about it.
I'm not entirely sure what part of this "respect" is supposed to be obvious,
as in email it rarely manifests as anything less than whapping people over
the head with newspapers like a Bad Puppy. Or maybe I'm misreading it and
you merely feel this under-the-full-moon urge to Get The Last Word... nope,
that doesn't feel like "respect" either.
Sorry, this respect thing, I'm not sure what you think it's supposed to look
like, but this isn't it.
I *respect* that CVS cheerfully (as programmed in) told us all that a lock
was busted, and as I'm sure you're well aware, when I'm overloaded, I don't
The cron job, it appears, I can trust.
I *trusted* one of y'all to fix it. I didn't buy tickets to freaking
boxing match about how terrible it was for you. If you *want* to turn
everything into a fight all the time, that's not respect, that's a
videogame high score, and I don't play games with real life.
Yes, I'm overloaded. It doesn't matter what I think or whether I "thought
ahed at what it would do to you"* - if you insist on being wounded instead of
being helpful, I *honestly* cannot help *you*. I can help SVLUG though.
* I understand that this is a meme that the canonical Sister Mary Catholic
and Jewish Mothers hold in common. It's rarely considered a sign of good
You know quite well that when I'm overloaded I don't read email, and
you also know quite well that I prefer to work in a social aspect with
several people who can do pieces of a job because it never seems like
any one person can do all of it. SO how the heck you expected that I
could somehow (a) be overloaded enough to have to drop something at the
2/3 done state, and yet (b) be able to leap to my email and fixit-o-matic
I have no freaking idea. 2 + 2 always = 4 no matter how much it'd be
cool if you could compress it down to 3 nor how much the sales guy would
like it to come out 5.
If I could actually believe that you're back at being that charming
fellow I once knew, I might actually believe we could work together, and
that I could see you work successfully with other people too. I don't
know what it will take to actually believe that, but you might consider
an experiment with some wild and crazy idea called "encouragement".
I've heard that in increases interest in volunteering, in some social
Give peace a chance. Just a suggestion. Merry xmas and a happy GNU year.
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