9.2-PRE: switch off that stupid "Nakatomi Socrates"

David Demelier demelier.david at gmail.com
Mon Sep 30 20:13:24 UTC 2013

My apologies for being rude the few days ago.

I don't know what happened to me, I'm usually not naughty like that.
Bapt who knows me IRL would also say that. My personal life is not at
its best state currently and everything that upset me get me nervous
and rude..

I've been using FreeBSD for 5 years and developed some patches /
improvements which honoured an entry to the additional contributors
and I don't really want my name to be removed :-).

Seriously, I feel really embarrassed for what I've said.To really
explain why I got angry like that (but that does not excuse my words)
is the following situation:

1. I've first stambled accross the new boot graphical Nakatomi
Socrates art. I've been afraid of being hacked or something gone wrong
in the SVN branches. Fortunately, quickly, some of the developers told
me that it was a joke / tribute for the 9.2 RELEASE, then I just said
"I would not recommend to set it as default" but with very clean
words. And then I disabled it using loader_logo="orb" as they said.

2. More than one month later, I upgraded to 9.2-RELEASE and then I saw
the "Nakatomi Socrates" version shown in the right bottom and that's
why I first thought that it was reenabled again (even in orb logo, I
didn't know the existence of loader_version before!). So that's why I
felt so angry.. Nevertheless this does not excuse my behavior.

I love FreeBSD and still hack, develop it and don't want to get in
troubles with *you* so please agree to my apologies.

PS: I'm not a dinosaur as you may have thought, I like the "small
jokes" that you can see for example in the syscons screen savers, the
jokes in the man pages and such. But these things are more "hidden"
and you need some research to get them which provides more excitement
when you see them, on the other hand the "Nakatomi Socrates" art /
version were *for me* a bit too intense as you see them by default,
without enabling something.

Again, sorry for that noise.

Love, regards.


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