Blastfrog, most members of this community are either busy with other work (Hopper, treellama, ect.) or busy being asses (Wrk, irons, ect.). If they're being asses, don't take it personal, it's how they make friends.
Although Apple Computer isn't a perfect wonderful company, there's a lesson that can be learned from them. When John Skully ousted Steve Jobs, he attempted to create a software company called NeXT. NeXT created an operating system that would compete with Windows NT in the x86 PC world, called NeXTSTEP. However few hardware companies payed attention to NeXT, preferring to include a version of Windows with their hardware instead. When things turned to shit over at Apple (John Skully was terrible at managing money), they attempted to buy NeXT to bring Jobs back. Although Apples always designed their hardware, Jobs decided he's never going to license his OS to another company ever again after that.
The important part is Jobs attempted to sell the OS to other companies, but none of them wanted it: he couldn't depend on them. When he returned to Apple, he went back to making both his own OS & hardware to go along with it. The moral of the story is: if you want if done right (or just done in general) do it yourself.
I my self have had many ideas for improving the Aleph One engine, but they were either dismissed by Hopper as he's too busy creating the next build, or shot down by iron cause he's an ass. Personally, I've bought a few "Learn to Program C" books and I'm already practicing. I advise you to do the same.
P.S. Blastfrog, I think you're making too many threads. If people ignored your first thread, making another wont make them listen, it will just give irons an excuse to insult you.
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