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Taking a sabbatical from theming/designing.

Discussion in 'cvpcs' started by carlz28, Oct 8, 2010.

  1. carlz28
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    Hey everyone,

    I figured I'd post this thread in the CVPCS forum since it is/was my "home" ROM for the Droid 1.
    I will not be theming or updating/porting any of my themes for the forseeable future to newly updated ROMs.
    It's time for a break. Over the last few weeks things in my personal life have changed and my free time to make boot animations and themes has become extremely limited. The last several months, Android has been consuming my life basically and it has taken it's toll. So I need to get things in order again or else the Mrs. will be very unhappy lol.

    As all the themers know, it can be very time-consuming, not only to make an original theme, but updating to new ROMs and new versions of apps as well...no to mention fixes/bugs the original port had in it.
    I don't feel I can do my best work with the time I have available and supporting a theme is definitely out of the question.


    I do, however, want to let all themers and up and coming themers know that the work I have contributed thus far is free for you to port/update on your own. I give full permission to use my work in anything you may want to use in the future.
    My two orginal themes, Executive Series and Gem Blue is fair game for anyone to use.
    My 3rd theme, Red Rum 2.0, was based off of bgill55's original Red Rum theme. So for at least that one, please ask bgill55 for permission to use that in an update/port. Purely out of respect for him and his awesome work and contributions to the community.

    For all of them, I ask out of respect to give credit in your posts to any elements of my themes you have used.

    Regarding my boot animations, feel free to use them, mash them up, remix...whatever.
    Theres a few of them included in my themes and others are scattered throughout the forums.

    I hope you have enjoyed what I've contributed to the theming community. It's been real fun learning all this stuff about our phones and hacking in general.
    Droidforums.net is a great place for all kinds of information and the staff here, IMO, does a great job at bringing us content for everyone to use.
    I'll still be visiting this site to learn more and help out where I can, but on a limited basis.

    Thanks for all your inspiration and kind comments pertaining to my work. I truly appreciate it.
    Hopefully I'll be able to make a triumphant return in the future!


    Carl
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    Take a break.Carl and when you are ready please come back. Thank you 4 everything You have done up to this point.
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    First and foremost.... THANK YOU, Carl. For all your hard work and inspirations to this community. I love your themes and tried them all, take your time with the family and recoop. I know you'll come back with some hella wicked themes when the time is right......and again THANK YOU...
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    Take care of your family, man......that is Priority 1.

    Thanks for all your hard work and great products!!!
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    Personal life comes first bruther....go live it.
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    Been there bruther. :frown:
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    thanks for everything, man - outstanding work, and a sincere willingness to help and share - a great example for this forum. looking forward to a (hopefully) quick triumphant return!
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    Good luck with everything Carl. A sincere thank you for all that you did for the members here.

    See you around!

    Sent from my Droid
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    Take care Carl... thanks for sharing your knowledge with me Bro... I appreciated it then, and still do now.
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    I'll tell you what you can tell your wife.......
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    Thanks for all the great work man! Take your well deserved break and, if life permits, we'll look forward to seeing what inspiration you come back with!
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    Take care dude. Like everyone else has already said life comes first. Come back when you are ready. We will be waiting

    Sent from my Droid using Tapatalk
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    Thanks for your contributions.... take care of yourself!!

    ... you're always welcome back!
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    It is so refreshing to see someone say "hey I created this to be a part of a community, it now belongs to the community". I was getting sick of all the "Me, Me, Mine" Ego Lords out there. Good for you, and enjoy the time off.

    Sometimes we forget to take time to relax and enjoy these toys we hack so much.
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    Thanks for the work you've done for the community, now you need to work on your personal affairs. Take your time and we'll still be here when you're ready to get back into it. Thanks again!
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    Thank you for your great work, and contribution.

    I may have to learn to theme now because I love redrum far too much to let it go.
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    Take care Carl and thanks for all you've contributed to the community, I know it's a lot. I also know that even the user end can be extremely consuming when it comes to our lives around us. Perspective and priorities need our constant attention. Hope we still see you around even if you're not working.

    Peace,

    Joseph
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    Best of luck Carl - and hurry back, when you can. I'm rockin' on your Executive Series theme, even as I type this. :)

    -Mike
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    Carl,

    Take care of yourself and family. Pop in once in awhile and say hi.

    Mike