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Spoke too soon

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Right after I posted my first blog entry, there it was, pavmail. This message from Pav let me know a commit I made was broken. So, wouldn’t you know it on September 8, 2007, I earned my first pointyhat. I am sure my mother would be proud of me :-)

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September 10th, 2007 at 3:56 am

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Once upon a time

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I submitted a PR to assume maintainership of net/citrix_ica on May 25, 2006. It was my first real port PR, and it wasn’t even formatted correctly! I was fortunate, a sympathetic committer (clsung) committed it anyway. A little over a year, and almost 300 PRs later I have been elevated to the ranks of rookie Ports Committer.

Irconically, Cheng-Lung Sung, my first committer, has become my mentor. Seems like the great cycle of life. Under his mentorship I have committed some of my own ports, and closed about a dozen PRs. No pointyhats, yet! Yet is the operative word, I know it is looming out there, it is just a matter of when.

In the meantime, keep the PRs coming, and I will keep on committing.

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September 8th, 2007 at 3:20 pm

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