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News   News : Interview with Wayne Hunt
   posted by Daff on 27-Aug-2009 13:17:28 (3625 reads)
The magazine Obligement publish today an interview with Wayne Hunt, the webmaster of Amiga.org.

Wayne tells us the story of Amiga.org, his opinion on various Amiga facts and finally about his decision to sell Amiga.org, one of the biggest Amiga websites.

The interview is in english and translations in several other langages will be also available soon.

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Re: Interview with Wayne Hunt
Posted on 27-Aug-2009 16:07:15
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Thanks for the interview


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Best of luck Wayne!

There were a lot of good times. Crazy idea but it would be cool to see Wayne at AmiWest 2009 one last time to say goodbye in person.

I'm also painfully reminded that our community still contains some really rotten eggs.


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I get the impression he is stuck in a depression. Good idea to take a time out and think things through. Then focus on new objectives or new objectives with fresh dedication and passion.

Which thread do I need to look at on amiga.org to read why his wife left him because of Genesi?, I was never around when blue/red camp wanted to kill themselves in Amiga world war 1 so I totally missed that!

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Crazy idea but it would be cool to see Wayne at AmiWest 2009 one last time to say goodbye in person.


It'd be a lot of fun to go, but alas, a show on the west coast is simply not in the cards these days. 6-8 hours to get there by flight, then home again on puddle jumpers is not particularly fun.

I sincerely appreciate the thoughts of good will and support though.

Wayne


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I get the impression he is stuck in a depression

Sorry for the mistaken impression. Not depressed. Just trying to get my life in order. The threat of government cutbacks, along with a realization that I'm neither immortal nor as rich as I'd like to be simply has me re-prioritizing my life right now.

As persia pointed out via comment on Amiga.org, the Apple 3G iPhone is about the most excited I've been about a tech toy in YEARS, and I just hope the new owners can do a better job of supporting the community than I have (due to lack of interest) as of late.

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Which thread do I need to look at on amiga.org to read why his wife left him because of Genesi?


In regards to my marriage, I never said the above, but I'm truly astonished to see one little comment taken so far out of context by the moobunnies and pedantics of the community.

Being blatantly and roughly screwed over by Bill Buck to the tune of $10,000+ at Christmas time, a few days after I lost my mother isn't the sole reason that my marriage ended, but by God, it did help. I bear most of the blame for my own marriage. Indeed, "the Genesi Incident" however was more like the initial snowball that rolled downhill and crushed me by the time it got to the bottom.

A true testament to "bad things come in threes", and being left 10,000 in debt at Christmas time by a thief and a liar was just the second of that trinity of bad s**t in my world at the time, and even though most of you who haven't the slightest clue think I should just forgive and forget, it's never that simple. Being "fired" and retroactively stolen from because you took a week off to mourn your mother's passing is inexcusable.

Suffice to say that I'd welcome an unlimited cage match at Amiwest.

That ladies and gents is the last I hope to have to ever say on that.

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Hey man,

very interesting to read your reply. You are in America after all where you can become rich with an idea. Turn negative into positive, think outside the box, find solutions to peoples problems but only invest time in matters you burn with passion, that is the way to success.

What did you mean by the moobunny comment? Did members on that site discuss these issues?

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@cv643d

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What did you mean by the moobunny comment? Did members on that site discuss these issues?

A forum where the red/blue war still rages on. They read what's posted on the amiga forums & twist it all around for their own amusment. I have to admit, some of their threads are quit funny when they get bored & start beating each other up. Be careful what you post, you just might end up being a moobunny star.

Wayne's personal life is best left out of the forums.


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Wayne's personal life is best left out of the forums.


That would be easier if Wayne had not brought it up himself. Hopefully this is just part of his own process to move on with his life towards positive things that will bring him fulfillment in the future. Best of luck in that pursuit Wayne.

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That would be easier if Wayne had not brought it up himself.

Absolutely granted, but in the original post from which this stupidity sprang, I didn't bring it up. The words in question were taken and twisted completely out of text by the pedantic moobunnies and spread -- like most nonsensical rumors -- through the community like wildfire until I felt the need to step forward to clarify.

Granted, it would have been much easier had I said Buck would have to pay me that extra $5000 for the aggravation of it all, but in the past 8 days, I've answered roughly 300 e-mails, posts, and private messages. I'm a bit frazzled and a bit stressed by the suspense of it all. Sometimes you get in a hurry and choose your words poorly, which I did.

None of which automatically makes the subject of my failed marriage any of anyone's business. This whole subject unfortunately is what happens when society as a whole, fails to the point that shows like TMZ have a large audience.

I'm not a rockstar, hero, or celebrity. I'm just a guy who's tried to provide a service to the community for almost a third of my life and now needs to move on. That being said, my life is my own.

If anything, I apologize for not choosing my words in the original post in a way that could not be twisted by certain people for their own sick entertainment. You'd think after 15 years of the Amiga community feeding on itself, I'd learn better, but hey, my mistake. Whoops. Sorry. My bad, or I should say, mea culpa.


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@Wayne
Thanks for the great service you have provided to us throughout the years.
Remember to think positive, even at difficult times. And get on that motorbike and get some fresh air and new impressions as often as you can.


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Thanks Wayne.

I don't disagree with anything you said above. But, for what its worth, there are some folks who were not around in 2003 (me included) and really have no idea of the history. And so when a person, six years later brings up an accusation of wrong doing and gives personal details of their own accord that truly sound devastating (i.e. the marriage thing), its only natural for people to wonder what you are talking about. Especially when it involves a company that they might be considering being a customer of at some point.

You don't owe anyone anything, but if you bring up a subject its probably safe to assume its going to get discussed in some fashion. If you are worried about where it might go in public discussion, maybe its better left unsaid, if for nothing else, your own sanity?

Again, I wish you well.


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@troels

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And get on that motorbike and get some fresh air and new impressions as often as you can.


Sounds like good advice. I'm jealous of that, with two little ones these days my wife would kill me if I took up motorcycling.



I like the look of the Harley Iron 883, no chrome.

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@Fairlanefastback

Think yourself lucky, your time may come.
The kids will grow up one day and your missus may relent.

I wouldn't even attempt biking in Britain.
If the weather doesn't get to you, the traffic jams will.


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Wayne: Consider yourself lucky to be able to leave the Amiga behind you, myself I am stuck with Amiga for the rest of my life.

I try to leave but there is always something pulling me back.

It would be nice to get a new hobby but in one way or another I am back at the Amiga telling myself this f"n system rocks and is going to dominate like its 1992 again (but 1992 is long gone)!!

I guess this is the closest to drug addiction I am going to experience.

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