Well, I was half expecting that it’d happen one day. Gentoo Bug 89744, the bug that saw me promoted to developer on the Gentoo/MIPS team, is now a retirement bug in full swing.
To those in the Gentoo community, I say, thank-you for putting up with me for so long. It is probably time that I moved on though. Real life has meant I’ve got practically no time during my working week to do anything meaningful, and after a week of arguing with computers (largely Ubuntu-based) I come home on a Friday evening not feeling like even looking at a computer. Some weekends, the computer has stayed in my backpack, and not been removed until the following Monday when I return to work.
Thus the time has come, I must be going.
That said, I mostly did enjoy the time I had as a developer. I still remain a Gentoo user, as that seems to be the OS that best fits my usage patterns, and I might pop up from time to time, but I’ll probably maintain a fairly low profile from now on.
I actually didn’t notice the account being shut down, only discovered today in fact, that the firstname.lastname@example.org email address was not working from an Amateur radio colleague. It’s then I thought to have a quick gander and found out what had happened.
This does leave me with two Lemote boxes, that technically no longer belong here.
I shall enquire, and find out where to send the boxes themselves, or a donation to cover their cost. It is not right that they remain here without some sort of compensation.
This leaves some people without a means of contacting me. I don’t bother with the instant messengers these days, and definitely not Skype.
Plain old email still works though, you can contact me at stuartl at longlandclan dot yi dot org from now on. As for the old links on dev.gentoo.org, terribly sorry but that’s outside my control now.
The Lemote boxes now have a home. Thanks Anthony!