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Sunday, December 19, 2004

Taking a break until Jan 3rd

Ok, this is it guys. It's been seven months of 24/7 development (since May 15th), and we have accomplished a lot during that time. Overall codebase amounts over 30'000 lines, I'v also received a lot of positive feedback on the documentation and so on. When we started, nobody expected this app to become this complex, nor this time-consuming. However, for each complex problem, there has always been found a solution. But we forgot one thing - madcat is still only human. Fact is, during past week, I'v felt completely empty, all out of energy (which explains the slowed development speed during last week).

After discussing this with our ProjectExpert(tm), we decided it was best if I take a short, but complete break from all development, in order to regain the energy that once allowed me to show the development speeds you all have gotten used to by now.

As of this moment, this project is stalled until January 3rd. I'm completely throwing anything related to this project of my head (ok, I'll try at least), and will be returning exactly on January 3rd, two weeks from now, to continue the project.

This also means I will most likely not be online on IRC during that time, but I can still be reached via e-mail if needed.

Madcat, signing off.

Hey men you are doing a great job here! I really mean that and I am looking forward for the moment I will be able to set-it-and-forget-it this program to do all downloading jobs for me on my home server.

Take all the time you want-need... Rest is very importand for everyone and you are no exception!

So Merry Christmas and may the new year bring us, all we want.
Take a good break, Alo, you absolutely deserve it. I'm truly impressed by your energy and the high level of your work (documentation, valgrinding, ... just to mention two points I find very important). Everybody needs a life besides coding and opportunities to recharge his batteries, and after that, you'll surely come back with new ideas and motivation.
Wishing you a Merry Christmas and all the best for the new year!
(and patiently awaiting more news about HydraNode...)
Relax, have some fun, and recuperate. It's a big project and you're doing a great job...

I'm sure this break will give you time to look back and see everything you've accomplished and learned, and you should be proud of your work thus far.

You will also see the bigger picture when you step away from the daily grind, and will probably come up with some new innovative ideas, forsee future obstacles and their solutions, and will hopefully be more motivated when you return.

Happy holidays!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
That's also good news, Madcat. You need and deserve the time off the project.
Merry Christmas and happy new year!
Enjoy your vacation Madcat and of course merry christmas :)

cya Skyw4lker
"Merry Christmas and Happy New Year" Madcat from here too!
Hydranode rocks.

"Merry Christmas and Happy New Year" Madcat from here too!
Hydranode rocks.

Hey mate! I'm glad to here a human thing from you... I was starting to think you were an alien or something like that :) I whish you a joyfull Christmas and a great year to you and people you love. Hope to find you on IRC before the end of the year...

Luca aka Bedboi
Hi Alo!

Merry Christmas and a happy new year! Take your time to relax, I'm sure you need it!

You did a great work so far and we're waiting for more next year :-)

PS: I still have something for you .. :-))

Hey! I was forgetting that you are also an human!
BTW, I'm tired too, and I need some vacation too... Merry Christmas and Happy New year!.
PS Hydranode can wait!
Merry Christmas and happy new year!

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