Oh, it’s quite alright, my friend. Is there some pain associated with those final days of the original Jupiter Broadcasting for me? … yes. But I’m not the kind to hide from past pain. I’m not some dumb European who sues to be taken off Google or something stupid like that.
Besides… I still get emails every day (usually multiple) of people letting me know of something that the new Jupiter Broadcasting crew said (about me). Or they let me know that they’re not watching the Linux Action Show anymore now that I’m gone. Stuff like that. Which… really… just makes me feel loved. People can be quite caring and kind sometimes… even on the Internet.
What was I saying? Oh, right. Point is… I can’t really hide from the existence of Jupiter Broadcasting. So it’s not like changing my avatar brings up bad memories that would otherwise be hidden below the surface or something. Honestly, I need to give props to my co-hosts for this one… this was a great choice. If I had been drinking milk when I found out about it… it would have all been expelled out through my nose. Probably would have ruined my laptop.
There is a long, glorious tradition of dude-friends busting each others balls. A tradition I gladly take part in (both giving and receiving). It’s done with love.
That said… I know at least one or two people that are probably a bit grumpy about this punishment avatar.