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<kyak> there hasn't been any news in 2017 from neo900: Does anybody know about the status of the project?
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<DocScrutinizer05> kyak: the news is related to web maintenance and text production, and the project lacks somebody capable and willing to follow up on both
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<DocScrutinizer05> the project has enough tasks to need at least 3 to 4 people to keep it running. right now though there's just one person in duty, and that situation adds to the full time tasks of 4 people the worries how to change that situation. Those worries create more workload and stress to that one person than the genuine project tasks themselves
<kyak> so there is at least one person working full time? that's not bad at all!
<DocScrutinizer05> that person is me and I'm suffering massive health issues since several months now
<kyak> sorry to hear that..
<DocScrutinizer05> I'm trying to accomplish tasks sufficient to keep 3 people moderately busy, plus the massive overhead of trying to cope with the deficiencies from that situation, while exactly this situation causes my health to collapse under the workload and reducing my productivity to maybe 20% of what it used to be, thus making the workload vs performance situation even worse
<DocScrutinizer05> go figure the drummer, keyboarder and guitar player of the band have left, and you the bass player not only wonder how to perform life gigs playing 4 instruments concurrently, you also need to find new band members and as icing on top you must do all the management which is a nightmare since you can't do gigs anymore that already are planned etc
<DocScrutinizer05> plus you wonder if it makes sense for you to learn playing keyboard, drums, you are at least slightly savvy in playing guitar since you know to play bass
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<DocScrutinizer05> up to the interested reader to make the conclusions from my pathetic analogy, guitar maybe being layout, bass the EE design and schematics, drums could be PR incl "news" and website management at large. No idea which instrument / role might be suited to represent e.g. server management, git, whatnot. And don't get me started about tax, accounting, and all the stuff that's so annoying that I can't even recall it right now
<DocScrutinizer05> right now I need to sign a contract to hire a layouter, but the project lives in git and depends on fped for the footprints to get generated. The layouter doesn't have fped and the only way to get it was to build it from sources which is sth he doesn't want to do. So I have to learn how to 'fix' this deadlock situation, which requires in-depth understanding on my side about how kicad footprint management works, and how to tweak the
<DocScrutinizer05> machinery & workflow around git etc so the layouter can use it
<DocScrutinizer05> similar situation about "news" and website at large: even if I had the time and mindset and topic and skills to write a newsletter, I wouldn't know what to do with it since our website is based on markup languages and git and whatnot, I have no damn clue how to manage that stuff technically. Heck I don't even know *what* is involved, starting from sth I think is called Pelican to other markup stuff to the whole git situation the
<DocScrutinizer05> website is working from
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<kyak> "doesn't want" to build it - wtf, doesn't sound professional from layouter side. And first things first, take care about your health!
<kyak> and i guess this time i will again replace my phone by a shitty proprietary with of hardware..
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<wpwrak> neat, new advances in user interface design:
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