So I've gotten briefly famous in the last few weeks for a program that I wrote. It's been inspiring to say the least. I wrote about mt-blacklist a few weeks ago. It's a very useful tool but was missing one piece so I decided to write a helper program to go with it. A few hours later I had mt-blacklist-autoupdate written and out on the net. I then installed it on cementhorizon, it worked great and I forgot about it. Since then people have been downloading it and using it. Here's some of the response (I'm glowing) :
- I�m running Gene�s PHP updater, and it appears to work perfectly.... Jay and Gene: thanks!
- Gene�s little program works a treat. I didn�t know anything about .php or what a crontab was - but I do now! Thanks Jay and Gene.
It�s similar in it�s operation with Gene Wood�s updater... I�m indebted to Gene�s pioneering work and his Snoopy bugfix (which frustrated me for an hour until I took a closer look at his README file)
At this point another guy, Cheah Chu Yeow, wrote another updater partially based on my code. His program, MT-Blacklist Update uses lots of mine and looks to be pretty cool.
Anyhow, I'm just so proud to have my skills recognized and praised, not something that happens much in my life.