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05-24-2017 at 02:51 PM
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It's time for me to take a break from this place.

My spare time has become more and more limited as of late, and I've lost patience with the seemingly perpetual alpha/beta state of the core functionality here (not to mention frustration with some of the decisions made by management). This isn't a knee-jerk reaction based on any one thing; a growing lack of enjoyment on my part has been slowly building up for some time now, and so I've been contemplating this decision for a while. To put it simply: the fun factor for me has been eclipsed by the annoyance/irritation factor, and so a hiatus is definitely a good idea.

This obviously means that I won't be doing MAME analysis or scanning hex dumps and source code to ferret out DIP values from here on out. Simon (a.k.a., Almighty Dreadlock) is still active in this regard, and I'm sure others will eventually come along with the interest, time, and skills necessary to contribute in a similar fashion.

This isn't a "rage quit"—I'm not angry, and have no desire to wipe my account and disappear forever (I have un-voted on all submissions, however, since I won't be around to check any discussions or keep an eye on the cancellation queue). The fact is that I'm tired of certain aspects regarding this place (the place, mind you ... not the members) and would therefore prefer to spend my spare time pursuing other activities that bring me less frustration and more happiness. Perhaps I'll feel differently at some point down the road. Who knows?

Believe me when I say that I've truly enjoyed getting to know some of you better over the past several months, and I wish everyone all the best!


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  1. bensweeneyonbass's Avatar
    Mr. Pittman thank you. Members like you are few and far between. As much as I know the website itself has its share of issues, I'm thankful that you've stuck around and helped us out.

    Hope to see you on the other side.
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