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  1. For everyone on here: Do not deal with @AtariGeezer. We built a #FujiNet board for him on the condition that we would share code. This turned into "I'll do it if" .. after he received the board.

    This guy is 100% mud, and should be considered untrustworthy.

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    2. orpheuswaking

      orpheuswaking

      I hope you post this in the fujinet threads

    3. tschak909

      tschak909

      @orpheuswaking Since he has been banned from the thread, I am dropping it. He got a free board from us, hope he cherishes it.

       

      @RockyRaccoon To Recap:

      AtariGeezer has been working on his own ESP8266 based device. He had been talking as if he had a working implementation of a number of things, such as a N: network device, an R: device, and a working TNFS client that did file level sharing. Kept sharing little snippets of code, when I asked about them, he became cagey and said, "Do your homework."

      He saw what we were doing and started talking with us.

      Since @mozzwald had recently produced a working prototype based on the ESP32. Geezer asked if he could get one. mozzwald said only if you contribute code to development. Geezer said he would, so Mozzwald, on his own dime, built and shipped him one (we haven't charged anything for any prototypes, to anyone, nor do we intend to.)

       

      Geezer receives his prototype, pictures start showing up in other threads (he has one picture with it attached to his 1450XLD), and he starts talking about the functionality he's done.

       

      "Great, can we see code?"

      "Yup! When it's perfect!"

      ...ok, fine.

      A bit later, Geezer responds with: "Here's something to wet your appetite, to get rid of that state machine loop." after which he posts part of the main loop of his firmware. Ok, thanks. I see calls to R: device stuff, to N: device stuff, to TNFS stuff. Great.


      and had he left it at that, I would have said nothing, and just written this off as a "he grifted a board" moment, and if some code had shown up, I would have been happy about it.

       

      But he didn't. 

       

      He posts a binary of his latest build, and I asked about source code.

       

      He responds with:

       

      "I'll post it when you post your N: an R: handler."

       

      So our agreement suddenly turns into a tug of war on conditions, and rather than fight that silly battle, I decided to call him out on it. I called him a douche. I fully admit I went full nuclear, but in my defense, I've dealt with people like this, my whole life, and if you don't smack it down head-on, it becomes a bigger problem later.

       

      He responded, understandably, quite derisively. Which got him banned from thread.

       

      So yeah, 

      if he had just shut his mouth and not made it about me, this wouldn't have happened. :)

       

      -Thom

    4. tschak909

      tschak909

      Since this posting, roughly on Jan 10, he has started his own Wifi Modem thread, where he deliberately references the board that mozzwald built for him. He still doesn't seem to be very interested in releasing code, opting instead for just releasing binaries. ok then.

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