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Re: GSoC application deadline passed

From: Arne Babenhauserheide
Subject: Re: GSoC application deadline passed
Date: Mon, 17 Mar 2008 10:13:01 +0100
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El Sunday, 16 de March de 2008 11:51:31 olafBuddenhagen@gmx.net escribió:
> On Thu, Mar 13, 2008 at 02:49:22PM +0000, Samuel Thibault wrote:
> > I found Olaf's mail was actually quite diplomatic, considering the
> > very low help he got on this.
> Indeed :-) I tried to wrap my disappointment in a lot of irony, hoping
> that it would stick, but not seem to bitter a reproach... I actually
> failed, unless people found it at least somewhat amusing.
> Well, maybe it was the wrong kind of irony.

To me it was clear that you were pissed, but also that you tried to keep your 
spirits up, and both showed in your style of writing (most people can't 
really keep their emotions completely out of written text - I for instance 

And I know the feeling, so maybe that#s one reason why I didn't think "don't 
attack me", but instead "oh drat, he's right, and he did a hell of good 
work - let's look if I can at least do something myself". 

And you posted a link where we could contribute, and the ideas were a place 
where I though I could contribute. 

It's just darn hard to write a somewhat funny mail while being really annoyed, 
but not trying is worse, I think. 

And I think you good a great job at it. 

I think one reason, why the contribution was so low might be, that the info 
about the GSoC came on a very tight schedule from Google... one week to write 
an application is quite short for a community, and I'm really happy that you 
got to your keyboard and did it. 

I don't know if I already said it, but anyway: 

Thank you. 

> Surely that's just a matter of practice. It's very consoling to think
> that next time I write hate mail, I will certainly be able to strike a
> better balance... ;-)


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