Several of the developers contacted me privately and said such as "come on,
do you really think I gave them my real name?" ...Don't get me wrong, I
fully accept and understand without judgement why they did this, and, with
my 20:20 hindsight, now wish I had done the same thing.
Ironically the name bluechip will bring you infinitely (literally) closer
to me than my given name - which I haven't used since my mother got
remarried just before I was taken into foster care when I about 12 ...you
can guess how much of my intellectual credit I want attributed to THAT
family name! As for the name I use on a daily basis ...hmmm. That which
my friends know me by, that which my brother knows me by, the name by which
I am currently (a birthday present to myself) changing to by deed poll, or
maybe my officially registered stage name? LOL ...now THAT (last one)
would be funny as hell, that would seem even less plausible than
I need to find a way to reframe what I would consider to be a "lie" ...I
hate and deteste lying in all forms, and respect honesty whether or not I
like what I hear. hmmmm, let me see if there is not a suitable loophole in
my morals - perhaps it could be the type of lie where you are misleading a
close friend about his surprise birthday party...
Honesty ...It's a mugs game ;)
>It's really distressing to see these two fine programmers continuing to
>engage in this absolutely pointless pissing contest. IMHO, you're both
>wrong. Bjorn, a name on the net means nothing. How many people on this
>list do you know well enough to know that they're using their real names?
>Bluechip, I certainly agree with you about not wanting your real name on
>the net. If I had it to do over again 20 years past, my name would have
>never made it to the net.
>Whichever man gives a little will come out on top of this pissing contest,
>for whatever that's worth. BC, why don't you just pull a name out of the
>phone book and give him? You've made your point. Give him his precious
>name and retain your anonymity.
>On Wed, 12 Jan 2005 15:40:28 -0500, Brian Wolven
> >Björn Stenberg wrote:
> >> BlueChip wrote:
> >>>It is now decreed that anybody who even looks at code written by
> >>>me is "tainted" and therefore NOT allowed to submit code to Rockbox
> >> Wrong again. We simply do not accept anonymous contributions. That's all.
> >Looking into my crystal ball, I see Blue Chip going to the authorities
> >and having his name legally changed to "Anonymous".
> >Naaaaah. ;)
>John De Armond
>Cleveland, Occupied TN
Received on Thu Jan 13 18:22:59 2005