considering all the free time I put into this.
I just get the feeling the disagreement is over more than just page scraping and API usage. Maybe I’m just imagining things due to the mood I’m in.
Frankly, Missing e became slightly more of an onerous task than a labour of love months ago. It occasionally interferes with my full-time job and my home life. I just saw all the people using it and suggesting it to their friends and posting about how much they liked this feature or that one. That kind of thing is addictive to a developer.
Hobbies and crafts you do in your spare time should be enjoyable. When they start feeling like work, they’re tolling their own death knell.
I am going to see what I can do to fix it up. Be a better Tumblr API citizen. Prune the features they don’t want that I didn’t feel right about including in the first place. If it’s much more than that, I have my doubts about whether it is something I will continue to pursue.
I will say that it was eerily simple to disable installation of Missing e. Click, click, short shell command. That was it.
Can you share what features they had an issue with? You can contact me privately if you wish.
I can understand them having problems with things that would have a serious impact on their system, adversely affecting the experience of the entire user base. I just hope they realize the tremendous value Missing e brings to Tumblr and work with cutlerish, rather than against him.
I also wish Tumblr was more forthcoming and transparent about decisions like this, instead you have people speculating what the reasons were, you can nip that right in the bud by posting a message on your staff blog so the entire community is aware.
This guy has made my life on Tumblr MUCH better with his amazing tool and I appreciate the hell out of what he’s done.