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Re: Just a friendly reminder


On Sat, Nov 24, 2012 at 4:53 PM, Joseph Mills
<josephjamesmills@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hi all again,
> Nice to see that there is life on the mailing list.  I would like to
> say thanks to all. For you kind words.
> I would also like to point out that I am not looking to make any money
> what so ever off of Ubuntu TV. That is the last thing that I would
> like to do. I guess that I should have been a lot more clear about
> that in my last email. For That I am sorry. It is more about the
> Understanding that this is hard (for me) because there are not many
> people doing this and you have to work to eat.  The time that It takes
> me to work is time away form deving up Ubuntu TV, and I guess that it
> is what it is about time, in the end.  I know that the trolls and
> creepy things out on the net in full force. And gezz I can understand
> how all the unity people felt after releasing it.  The Code is fun and
> I like to do it I like to talk about it with people and would like to
> get something out there as fast as possible. I also know that moving
> the code from pure qt/qml too c/c++/vala is not a easy thing . I am
> learning a bunch, so that is fun. But Time is time and we are going to
> need a little bit of it. If this thing is going to work.  I guess that
> I was frustrated this morning. Life is really not all that bad for me.
> but I just wanted to point out some of he things that are holding this
> project back from my end that is all. Again you all are awesome and
> thank's for the kind words
> Joseph Mills
> On Sat, Nov 24, 2012 at 3:58 PM, Tim Sheehan <tim@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Joseph,
>> Just remember that what you are doing, is actually obtaining "a name"
>> for yourself in the land of the free - things will change for you, of
>> that I'm sure and it will be for the better.
>> Jealousy is a horrible green eyed monster which some people can't
>> help. If they can't do it, they will try and stop others from doing
>> it. Success usually comes at a price which we can pay, no matter what
>> hurdles are thrown in your way. Think of these comments as a 'glitch'
>> in the code, work around or through them and then they can be
>> forgotten, relegated to the annuls of obscurity. These comments are
>> only made by bullies with an inferiority complex who want to bring
>> everything down to the lowest common denominator, them.
>> You are above them, hold your head up high, rise above it and do what
>> you enjoy doing and do it to the best of your ability. No-one can ever
>> knock you for that.
>> From where I stand, I see you as the lone coder out there, working
>> your socks off, currently without reward but actually CREATING
>> something. For that my friend, you must be admired, and one day, you
>> will not have the time to work on Ubuntu-TV as you will be working on
>> other exciting projects, perhaps for Canonical or perhaps someone
>> else, or even have your own successful company, only the sand of time
>> will tell, but you WILL get there!
>> You know where I am and if I can help (as a non coder), just drop me a
>> note, I'm there.
>> Cheers
>> Tim
>> On 24 November 2012 18:49, Joseph Mills <josephjamesmills@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>> Hello Team,
>>>         Many of you know who I am and that some times I can be trying
>>> to say the least with communication.  The reason why I am writing to
>>> this mailing list is because I received some hate mail and also a
>>> great comment on one of my YouTube videos ("thanks for nothing"). I
>>> was wondering if any of you have been involved in a project like this
>>> and received hate mail ? How did you deal with it? I mean besides
>>> marking it as spam ?
>>>        Many of you know that I am putting in many many hours into the
>>> Ubuntu TV project and I might not be the best person but hey at least
>>> I am doing something. Not to mention that  , I do not get paid by
>>> canonical or anyone for the work that I am doing, And that I can not
>>> even afford basic things that are needed in order to develop this.
>>> Example: keeping the lights on in my house or the internet running ,
>>> Then there is the matter of food. I mean I am on welfare and still
>>> just getting by. I do have a part time job and it is "On-call" only.
>>> Meaning that if I get a call I work that day if not then no work. I
>>> set up stages for bands also for Broadway shows and anything that is
>>> in the "show biz" entertainment. But the calls are few and far between
>>> (up-state New York only gets so much show biz). Of course this takes
>>> away from the time that I am able to develop Ubuntu TV.  So I do not
>>> think all of you know all that.  I just wanted to make it clear. That
>>> I am not running a i7 and I do not have 8 gigs of ram and I can not
>>> call make -j whatever  so this is going to take me some time. Maybe I
>>> am in over my head ?  Maybe I feel as though my work is just not good
>>> enough (as others do Hate-mail, you tube  comments ect ) . Maybe they
>>> are just trolls and I am taking this to hard. But it is hard not to
>>> when all you have is 3 pairs of pants and a couple of shirts and no
>>> cash in your pocket and you are devoting your time to a project.
>>> So I guess with my money situation and  the amount of time that I am
>>> taking to *fix unity*(yeah that is right unity would not build and I
>>> had to fix it (days)) and the hate mail that I keep on getting. I
>>> guess that it is drawing on me. It could just be me being
>>> over-sensitive. But at any rate I am starting to feel the effects of
>>> it. Sorry for the rant. I just don't know what to do. Maybe the hate
>>> mail is coming from company's that are in the TV business. Who knows,
>>> What I do know is that I am sick of it and am about to snap. Like lets
>>> take last night as a example. One of my father-in-laws invited us(me
>>> and my girlfriend (his daughter)) to go out to eat last night I told
>>> him that I could not afford it and he gave me 20 usd to come and hang
>>> out. Well I was at the restaurant  I was asked many times about Ubuntu
>>> and the TV project and if I had a card. I can not even afford business
>>> cards sad just straight up sad. So if any of you all have any side
>>> work or anything like that I could really really really use it. Or
>>> have any idea's for me I am open eared.
>>> thanks & with respect ,
>>> Joseph Mills
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