Today is a sad day, as I’ve unsubscribed my gmail address from the Gnome desktop-devel-list, gnome-announce, gtk-devel-list (not technically Gnome, but related), performance-list and evince mailing lists.
Since I came back to France to take a permanent research position last january, I haven’t had the time to work on open source, at all. At first I kept my subscriptions to these various mailing lists, as I wanted to stay in touch with what was going on in the Gnome ecosystem. But as time went on, I began noticing less and less what was happening and, since I don’t even own a linux machine I can administer anymore, such news were becoming less and less relevant to my life (“xyz-lib 0.0.4 released” is not very exciting when you can’t install it). At this point, I’m only scanning new posts on Planet Gnome via RSS, and I’m not even reading a lot of them (I’m still on the lookout for posts by Federico, though — those are always extremely interesting). So, I’m unsubscribing. I guess that’s life.
On a more positive note, it means I’m regaining total control of my inbox — it won’t be filled up with unread posts anymore 🙂