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Re: Just a friendly reminder



Keep your head held high; you are doing absolutely fantastic work! If you don't get enough appreciation from the Canonical side of things, first, accept my apology, and second, here it is! You bring an unbelievable positive energy to the project. Any open source project would be so lucky to have someone like yourself on the team! Most often, especially in business, developers are arrogant, gloomy and unmotivated to do anything except what they think should be done. You don't have this arrogance and I commend you on that (don't let it go to your head, ha!).

Keep up the outstanding work. I truly believe that your time spent and your experience and wisdom gained will bring you not only personal satisfaction, but also income. Sometimes it's just being patient, but eventually you will know things or be able to do things that someone, who can hire you, will want. Ignore all of the haters and lean on your friends for support when you can't ignore them. We're hear to help and support you and others on the project.

Keep on going!


On 11/24/2012 01:49 PM, Joseph Mills 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

Senior Software Engineer
Ubuntu TV Team | www.ubuntu.com/tv
Canonical, Ltd.