Saturday, 10 November 2012

Goodbye XDA, Goodbye Android development

So today I finally requested my XDA account be deleted after toying with the idea for some weeks, although they didn't comply with my request to have everything deleted, posts, threads etc, so I have taken that up with them and will continue until it has all been deleted.

The non-contributing morons who comment from the sidelines have finally got what they wanted, but I feel very good about my decision to leave.
I don't want to be part of a community full of fakes, liars and idiots who contribute nothing who think they can criticise someone who has spent countless hours doing various stuff for the community.

I know I said I was scaling back in the last post I made, but this time, I'm finishing completely. I've utterly lost interest in Android kernel development and pretty much in the entire Android platform.

I don't see the point in spending hundreds of hours on something to be told that I haven't done anything for the community by some prick hiding behind a computer screen who has done *nothing* for the community as far as I can tell.
Or another prick who implied that I had 'given up', as if I *must* carry on developing and releasing kernels without the option of stopping development on a frustratingly slow, laggy and obsolete device.
I'm sorry, but with all due respect you people have a lot to learn about what you can and can't expect, mostly about what you can't expect. Stop demanding things of people who *give* their time, their life and their energy for free. It's unfair, cheeky and downright insulting.
Take a look at your own conduct first and foremost, then realise why I bite and come across as apparently 'arrogant and egotistical'.

Anyway, I have always believed that the bigger, better person knows when enough is enough and moves on to better things. It's pointless trying to change the unchangeable or fix what is utterly broken, it just makes you look foolish, and I am no fool.

Moving on is exactly what I am doing and I feel surprisingly good about it, like a rather large weight has been lifted off my shoulders.

I'll be deleting all the uploaded binaries and making my public git repos private or deleting them either later today or tomorrow, so if you want anything, download or fork it now, because it'll be gone otherwise.
The reason why I am doing this is that there is not much point in leaving my binaries and source out there when it doesn't contribute anything to the community, and apparently never has. That would be foolish.

I would like to apologise to the people that have been supportive, have helped and haven't made unwelcome comments or criticisms from the sidelines. The thing is, I never really wanted to do public releases and the attention and demands caused me to completely burn out.

I started kernel development because I wasn't happy with what was on offer and wanted some changes.

I started projects like IDLE2 for something to do because I was off work sick with severe depression and had a ton of time on my hands and needed to occupy my brain, although I ended up heaping too much on myself. The moron that claimed that it was 'just' a port clearly hasn't looked at the code, or he doesn't understand it. It's about 10% port and 90% original after I rewrote it several times in the pursuit of perfection, so put that in your pipe and smoke it...

I didn't start it to be bitched at, demanded on, criticised for my alleged 'lack of contribution' or otherwise because I do that to myself anyway and don't need help there.

By the way, I've got a Galaxy Nexus for sale if anyone wants one.


-Will