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Hello, World!

Original post title, I know, but is there really a better post title to have when you want to say just that? So, hello, World! Especially, to my fellow Gentoo-ers.

Though you may not know it, you have been feeling the sting and salve of my contributions for quite some time. Well, that is if you have been using PostgreSQL.

Mr. Patrick Lauer is responsible for convincing me to contribute. Some time around two years ago I had complained about the state of PostgreSQL on Gentoo. Mr. Lauer, or bonsaikitten as I knew him, simply stated, “plz2fix”. And that was it. I got myself involved. It has been the bane and boon of my existence. I have no bloody idea why.

Mr. Lauer has been a fantastic mentor to me. He’s been quite patient, encouraging and helpful man. Thank you.

Tomáš Chvátal has recently become a mentor to me, as well, and has been fantastic. Another very patient, encouraging and helpful man. Thank you.

Finally, there is my recruiter, Petteri Räty. He pushed me to become even more intimately familiar with the Gentoo Foundation and the way things work as a whole. At the risk of being a broken record, he has been patient, encouraging and helpful. Thank you.

There have been many others that have helped me along the way to becoming an official Gentoo Developer. To all of you, thank you!

I’m very excited to be here.

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