[Baypiggies] Suicide

Aahz aahz at pythoncraft.com
Wed Nov 11 06:41:13 CET 2009

On Wed, Nov 11, 2009, Kelly Yancey wrote:
> Aahz wrote:
>> On Mon, Nov 09, 2009, Shannon -jj Behrens wrote:
>>> On Mon, Nov 9, 2009 at 10:35 AM, Rami Chowdhury <rami.chowdhury at gmail.com>wrote:
>>>> http://www.samaritans.org/
>>>> Do you think something like this would work in the US? They've saved the
>>>> lives of several people I know in the UK...
>>> It works, eh?  That's great!  You should post that comment on my blog
>>> for any other people who are looking.  There must be groups in the
>>> US who are similar, although I don't know of any or whether they are
>>> successful.  I think that we in the FOSS world have to really look out
>>> for each other because the nature of our work can really wear us down
>>> over the long haul.
>> Are you saying that there's something particular to FOSS that makes
>> people more susceptible to suicide?
> It's the nit-picking. ;)

"You may call it nitpicking, but I call it social grooming."  --Maggie Young
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