my public GPG key if you want it
I get many, many emails a day. I can't respond to all or most of them. If you want me to respond to yours, here's a guide. These aren't rigid rules, but they're generalizations that have arisen as I've begun to get so much mail. None of these are me being a hardass or stickler; they're pretty realistic judgments given my time constraints.
- Issues with my dotfiles or LARBS should be asked on my Github. This is so they are public questions and others can answer. Before you ask anything, browse the closed issues to see if it hasn't been asked dozens of times before.
- If you want to know what I think about something, ask it in a way that I can give a specific targeted answer. I'm not likely to give long open-ended responses. Avoid "How do you feel about X?" emails. Realistically speaking, 95% of things I have no opinion on.
- I highly appreciate long fan mail, and I will read it happily, but don't necessarily expect a personalized response. Don't get deterred if I don't return an email; it still means a lot to me.
Put yourself in my shoes, I don't necessarily know where you are, and I do get a lot of mail like that, so the most honest thing I can usually do is respond to people's excitement with a tepid-sounding "Hey thanks!" just because I don't really know you! Emails like these are still meaningful to me and if you have some thanks to say to me, please do and it does affect my work positively and often I get important insights in to what people benefit from too.
- Unless you really understand me and my channel, specifically the kind of software I use and recommend, don't even bother contacting me to shill your product. I get a lot of requests for me to review software for Windows or software that is proprietary or absolutely contrary to my preferences.
In case it isn't clear, I don't have chats via email.
I do occasionally respond to substantial questions with a detailed and substantial reply, but that's if you get me at the right moment.
Donating makes me responding to emails more likely, realistically speaking 😉
Occasionally my humble domain will be marked by some email services as spam. Check your spam messages or whitelist my domain to ensure you see my response.
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