Judging from the tone of his previous posts, I guess the Scawen was just a tiny wee bit fed up of the forum, otherwise he could have told that himself around Christmas instead of let people guess for over a month.
Congrats Scawen. Be happy with your family at new home.
An internet disconnection, house moving issue, and working conditions could be obstacles for LFS progress. Just curiosity.. In order to reduce risk, do you store your back up files in different physical locations? I don't mention hosting or FTP facilities..
my own experiences of moving with telewest/virgin havent been a problem, and ive been a telewest/virgin customer for over 10years now and i think ive called them twice.... the day b4 i moved i was cut off....the day i moved in ,the engineer was at the new house plumbing me in.
however, im a pc engineer, business and residential , and ive seen it all, especially BT and id like to share an example of their splendid work.
We ordered BT broadband for a customer at the end of november last year, i was in her house the day after activation day. no broadband light! so i called CS.
i was told "it was a problem with the line, and an engineer will turn up to sort it", he come out (a week later) the customer was told it was a faulty bt hub, new one send out, 3-5 days , same problem..after a circle of the same event and too cut a long story short, the customer now has 3 bt hubs, and a bt voyager LOL all sent out to cure the problem, and it still didnt fix it.
i rang bt from her house , spoke to customer services, who said something(i couldnt tell you exactly)LOL.....i asked for her manager, who finally checked the line again, told me the line had been ceased for some reason,possibly because of unpaid bill, although the customer had been paying for broadband for 2 months, in the end bt told me, "i dont know why it had been ceased" , "but ive now turned it on", and within a minute of her saying that the broadband light lit up on the router in front of our eyes!2 months later
it's easier to deal with them when you've worked for one... my neighbour had internet issues and the tech support guy wasn't very helpful, you know the routine... "my internet doesn't work..." "ok... unplug this, unplug that, reboot the pc 50000000000 times" etc.
so i call them up (being a business customer) and asked them to check the levels, and sure enough, his modem was out of whack.
long story short, his modem and line were fine, but a bad LAN cable was shorting out his modem... i guess he moved his desk and it crushed the cable. funny thing though, the tech never did come out to check his modem...
(yes, we probably should have seen the crushed cable, but that's not relevant )
back on topic, moving sucks, but you gotta do what you gotta do... and i don't think we're going anywhere...
Wow. I really wasn't excepting so arrogant posts. There are people in our community who actually care about Scavier, not only about their work. So why wouldn't they know what's going on? (I remember myself grinning when i saw video with Scawen taming FBM )
Or he could have said nothing all, nice compassion for the person that brought you LFS, god damn.
So selling, packing up an entire family house with years worth of belongings then moving it all to a new house and unpacking it all again, then having no broadband connection and having to go through all the red tape that comes with two large ISP's is not enough of a reason to not having enough time to sort out with LFS? And even through all that he has still managed to send out various bits and peices for the beta testers and the test patches here!
I don't think you can compare all that to you moving into a uni flat.
No offense but you're both talking total and utter bollocks.
Not the same as being a self employed long haired creative type though is it I can often take weeks out of being in a creative place and generate very little work, then a weekend goes by and i've moved the firm on 3 months.
The whole point of doing LFS was to give Scawen the flexibility in his life to work as he wanted. I dont see the issue, I dont see why he even felt sufficiently pressured to post an excuse tbh.
I hope the new home works out for your Scawen, i'm trying to move myself but years of being an economical failure meen i'm a long way from being in the financial position too. I'm hoping the market utterly crashes !