@kitt OMG, thanks so much for that, Kitt!!!! You have made my month!! I'm such an oddball here that I've been thinking about leaving for many months. My interests are so narrow (ham radio, Bob Dylan, writing, tax prep) my age so much higher than most here, & my web developer skills so limited that I get discouraged at times. It has seemed so strange to have found myself mostly surrounded by Apple developers chattering away in their tech-speak that is like a foreign language to me. I joined the Kickstarter because I thought the book would teach me what to do, but it has not been forthcoming for nearly 2.5 yrs now! And most recently having Khurt pound away on his thesis that micro.blog isn't doing it for him has pushed me more into pessimism, which I didn't have in the beginning at all. It has been easy to focus too much on it being a failed Kickstarter, which has been demoralizing for me of late.
BUT . . . if my message to Eli manages to help his dad solve his APRS problems . . . welllll then we're doing something useful here after all. Not just a waste of time or all the discouraging ideas that Khurt has been selling.
AND . . . FINALLY @Miraz has stepped forward with a sincere interest in helping beginners (and the ability to do so), which is gigantic!!! Her tutorials (as well as some help from @simonwoods and @DrOct) may end up rescuing the failed Kickstarter for me, after all this waiting and hoping.
PLUS . . . Kitt, if my trying to help Eli's dad has brightened your day to some degree, well then I can thrive on that knowledge for a long time. I believe people are basically good and most folks find joy from being able to help out others, even if in a small way. Thanks for telling me, Kitt. 😂
@manton I sure hope you are now providing hosted websites to Simon Woods and Miraz Jordan free of charge. You should not only do that out of fairness, but you should also announce it quite publicly, as they definitely deserve a huge amount of credit for the initiative they have taken.
My apologies to anyone who wishes I had made this a blog post with only one line taken up on the Timeline. I agree this has taken up too much Timeline. But maybe it has been worth saying.