Working 24×7

Harry Pierson writes:

I see Luke has resurfaced after going dark for 24 hours straight. I wonder if he was handling feature requests?

I apologize in advance to anybody who expects me to work 24×7 churning out new features and bugfixes for SharpReader because it’s just not going to happen. I actually have a full-time job, a wife, two kids, and there’s an unconfirmed rumour that I sometimes spend part of what little spare time I have left away from the computer.

While I definately plan to address bug-reports and feature-requests for SharpReader, you’ll have to be patient. It took me a while to get SharpReader to a state in which I felt confident enough to release it (I started on it last year as a pet-project to teach myself C#), and it will take a while for new features to be addressed.


[Luke Hutteman’s Weblog]

No, I’m sorry. I didn’t mean to suggest that you should work on SharpReader 24×7. I meant that it would take at least 24 hours to sift thru the email, blog entries, bug reports and feature requests that SharpDevelop generated. Everyone I read seems to have an entry about it – I would imagine that’s pretty overwhelming.

I’m wrote that I was willing to pay for SharpReader, but I still wouldn’t want you or anyone to sacrifice family, job, sanity, etc. I only have one kid, but he’s only 7 weeks old. And my full-time job takes me away from home for days at a time. Not that I have it better or worse than you – just that I’ve just taken a crash course in choosing between coding and real life so I think I know how you feel.

Awesome work on the 0.9 release. I eagerly await the next version, but I can be patient.