Part of being in a community is that you get annoyed with people (OK, I think I have a rare talent for getting annoyed at weird things... blame, it on my parents... they're far worse than me).
I think my current annoyance is justified though.
Roy Osherove announced his add-in contest here. I was excited because this gave me an excuse to do some things with Visual Studio that I've been wanting it to do. I wasn't sure if I had enough time, but I began to diligently work in what little spare time that I have.
Along the way numerous side projects have come up (paying me money), so I was starting to wonder how I was going to finish the VS add-in project and still have time for my other projects (plus have time for my wife and son).
I was absolutely thrilled when Roy announced here that the contest had been extended a month. Now, I could better juggle all that I had going on and still make a decent add-in for the contest (I doubt I'm making the winner, but you never know). All was happiness, and I have been plugging away on everything just more at a pace that keeps my wife happy with me.
So I was absolutely surprised to see this post yesterday (reminding everyone that they had 11 days to submit); I immediately posted wondering what had happened to the June 30th deadline. Someone else followed up with a post stating that the original post now had the new date (evidently Roy had edited that post when he made the change to the deadline). Roy's response was to note that he had re-edited the original post (putting the original date back in).
As stated on my final comment to the post yesterday, Roy is now at the bottom of my crap list; I didn't want to do that (he is Israeli after all and it says in the Torah (Jewish Bible for those who don't know) that he who blesses Israel shall be blessed...)
I guess -- to reword something Roy noted in the infamous posting mess with Rory (I won't link) -- it is Roy's contest, after all, so he can do what he wants. I do think to be fair he should just end the it today (that way everyone gets screwed for not submitting on time... not just those of us who read his blog daily, and believe him when he says that the contest is extended).
[Update Roy put the June 30th deadline back in place which means that I have no excuse now... I have to finish my add-in]
| posted on Friday, May 21, 2004 2:29 PM