Thoughts...

03/02/2017

ATLief has been somewhat abandoned since last year. I'd like to explain why.

The truth is that I've lost my passion for coding. I've been trying to get it back. So far I haven't succeeded.

So I'd like to mention a few things if this ends up being the end of my project.

Regardless of how this ends, running ATLief gave me genuine joy for several years and I don't regret spending any of my time here in the way that I did. Some of my happiest moments were spent working on some small aspect of something that I shared with the world.

I personally looked at every user registration and each one made me smile.

I've only talked to a few ATLief "users" on an informal basis, but when I did, they were some of the friendliest people I've ever talked with. They were eager to test new features and shared in my enjoyment of the ongoing production process. To those people: your conversations meant the world to me.

I've also had my fair share of negative experiences.

I don't know whether acknowledging that the actions of some people affected me will give them a sense of satisfaction, but I think it's important to mention that this project, this business, this website, this "community", and those around it changed my life in both positive and negative ways.