I don't think it came across this way, but I meant my little joke to be
a humorous way of saying something like: "Dude, you've been working so
hard. Take a longer break." But it sounds like you're doing that.
I think I can relate to what you're going through. I've let my life
get out of balance at various times and have had to slow down and make
changes. One thing I've found that helps me is to eat well - healthy
foods: whole grains, fruits, vegetables, blueberries and other berries
(anti-oxidants), foods with omega 3 oils (e.g., fish, flax-seed oil).
I think regular exercise also helps.
So, do what you have to do - make the needed changes. And if this
means you need to not touch rosegarden, or not work on it much, for the
next several months or longer, that's perfectly acceptable; and I
suspect that any other users aware of your situation would agree with
On Fri, 19 Feb 2010 00:48:51 -0500
"D. Michael McIntyre" <michael.mcintyre@...> wrote:
> On Thursday 18 February 2010, Jim Cochrane wrote:
> > My opinion is that, although it'd be nice to have these progress
> > dialogs working, the more practical thing to do would be to put it
> > on the back burner (and let it simmer for years, if need be)
> I'll translate that (and the other responses) as: Progress dialogs?
> We had progress dialogs?
> > By the way, thanks again for all your hard work. Aren't you
> > supposed to be taking a break - or is it over already? :-)
> This *is* a break. I'm just taking care of the basics right now, and
> not really working on anything. I aim to get several of the worst
> bugs fixed for 10.04, but it's not going to be a very exciting
> release unless other people really get involved.
> I don't know how the rest of this year is going to shape up. I put a
> lot of things in my real life on hold to work at this project as hard
> as I have over the last two years, and I just can't keep it up.
> Here is a photo of me in real life, when I'm not dressed up for some
> portrait. I get sprayed in the face with dirty motor oil in between
> putting tires on some redneck pickup truck you have to start by
> sticking a live round of .30-30 Winchester ammunition into some
> module the owner ripped out from under the dash during a drunken
> night of spotlighting deer. Not exactly the image people normally
> associate with top management and top talent at a project like
> Donations do help considerably, and I appreciate the support, but
> more than anything else, they can never offset the plain indignity of
> my current situation. Fixing that is my foremost priority just now,
> and I hope this shocking image of me helps everyone understand why
> the status quo is not sustainable, no matter how much I love this
> I am by no means just walking away, but I do very seriously need to
> rearrange my priorities, and that has already commenced.