Hope you lusers had a good weekend. I mean, I was like, out doing stuff. It's totally awesome that you guys decided to spend your weekend flaming each other about my last post. And props to Eugenia for the link. I love all the comments about the language I use here. If you can't deal with the language, get off the fucking internet. Prissies.
Anyways, in honor of all the KDE panties that I've soiled, I'm declaring this week to be K Pride Week (KPW for short), where I'll focus on fun KDE stuff.
To kick KPW off, let me generally respond to some of the things the KDE people like to say. Why don't we call it something like "KDE talking points".
If you don't like it and don't contribute, don't use it, and STFU
Hey guess what. Your KDE desktop there? You're running some of my code. That's right, I used KDE for a while, and even wrote some code for you asshats. Too bad I was too blind to see at the time that KDE people don't care about their normal users. But if you want to continue to claim that I'm just an outsider talking shit, then try again, my friends.
And besides, freedom of speech, right? (Help! Help! I'm being repressed!) Actually, you know what? It's not even that. It's the fact that I feel like I wasted so much time on your poorly managed project that the world won't be right until I get some value out of it. I played your game. It sucked. I'm free to tell everyone else how much it sucked. Maybe I'll save them some time. Maybe I'll do the world some good.
You claim that I'm providing no value. Well I have just under 2000 or so readers that seem to disagree. So suck it.
N.0 is an (alpha/beta/initial) release. What you want will come in N.1 or N.2 or N.3
Hey guess what? You said this for N = 2, N = 3, and now N = 4. And each time, you caught a lot of shit for it. Does that tell you something? Maybe that people don't like it when you do that?
Fuck, I have a lot of problems with GNOME too, but at least they so far have shown the sense to only pull some shit like that once.
You don't have to spend any money on it, so don't complain
Actually, it's not just KDE people who say that. But whoever it is, they always forget the second part of that statement: "... but you have to spend a lot of time on it." I spent tons of time. I fuckin' took your bait, and now I'm pissed. Are you going to give me my time back? If you knew of a shady business that was over-marketing what it was all about and misleading its potential consumers, wouldn't you speak out too?
It's for developers, you dipshit
Oh really? Hmm, I'll quote from the What is KDE page (more on their website in future KPW posts).
... KDE seeks to fulfill the need for an easy to use desktop for UNIX workstations, similar to desktop environments found on Macintosh and Microsoft Windows operating systems. ...
... It is our hope and continued ambition, that KDE will bring open, reliable, stable and monopoly free computing enjoyed by scientists and computing professionals world-wide to the everyday user.
Maybe you guys should rewrite your page so that it says, "If you can't code quicksort in at least 3 programming languages, please go away."