why do some people need extra explanation?

That’s why I don’t want to have much to do with news sites anymore. Many of its readers are just terribly rude. I posted a story on osnews tonight and they all started going berzerk: oooh, eugenia is back! oooh, I knew it wouldn’t last!

Why this reaction? I ask! I am NOT back, I am simply contributing!

I STILL have access to the osnews backend (and I will continue to do so), and I clearly said both on my blog and on the osnews commenting section on my last story as editor-in-chief that I WILL be posting stories from time to time!

I guess people thought that I went away for good? That I died or something? I am not the editor in chief anymore, I am not into the daily posting thing, and I unsubscribed myself from the internal osnews mailing list.

But this doesn’t mean that I won’t be posting every now and then when a truly interesting article comes along, or when I have an original article to publish. In fact, today I posted a QNX interview, the interview was done before I left, but it will still be posted under my name, because I personally conducted it, and because, heck, my editor_id is already in the database.

But OSNews does not run my life anymore! THAT’S the difference, not that ‘Eugenia has dissappeared from the face of the earth’. FAT CHANCE!

OSNews used to take 90% of my WAKING moments. It now takes 1%. THAT’S a resignation on my book. But OSNews is not a company with real employees, and so when you ‘resign’ from your post (in my case: all around developer, maintainer and editor in chief) doesn’t mean you can’t come by on lunch time and bring some doughnuts with you to eat with your ex-collegues.

Since last Friday, I am and I will continue to be, a simple, occasional *contributor*. This much was CLEAR on my previous posts.

OSNews is dead for me in terms of running my daily life. It now is a site that I happen to have access to it and to *occassionally* contribute when I feel like it or when I feel it’s important to say something. Is this so hard to understand?

My new hobby revolves around fighting with NetGear routers! 😛

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