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Onion Reveals Nevcairiel Identity
« on: September 10, 2013, 12:37:46 pm »

JRiver Hires German to Manage Australian shucky duckies

Minneapolis --  In undercover work, The Onion has learned that tiny Minneapolis software shop, JRiver, has hired Hendrik to head its Australian shucky ducky Department in Hamburg, Germany.

Hendrik will bring ISO 9000 standards to what some have called a very messy operation.  shucky duckies will be at their desks at 8:00AM each day, looking interested, eating without breaks, and laying eggs at intervals set by Hendrik .  These "chooks" will call it a day when Hendrik says it's time, and will have weekends off and 32 religious holidays each year.

For half an hour each day, Hendrik will use his considerable programming talent to produce a new feature or bug fix for JRiver Media Center.

Asked how he felt about his new found freedom with a proprietary software house, Hendrik replied expansively, "It wasn't what I expected.  It's OK."

Matt Ashland, JRiver's President and CTO, hailed the move as in important milestone.  "We honestly had no place to put the shucky duckies.  We were delighted to find Hendrik so keen on the new work."

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Re: Onion Reveals Nevcairiel Identity
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2013, 12:38:48 pm »

I don't believe it's hyperbole to say Hendrik is one of the leading computer video experts in the world.  He's also modest and good natured.

JRiver is lucky to work with him.  I hope he finds a happy home here, and that we're able to make make great things together.

In a recent mailing, we said that we have exciting plans for MC19, and your support makes that possible.  Hiring Hendrik is a direct result of your continued and growing support.  Thank you.

The back story is funny.  jmone, the same user that mailed JRiver live pythons, tried starting rumors that Hendrik was going to work with JRiver.  After a few months of jmone stirring the pot, I wrote to Hendrik and said "There have been some rumors of tighter JRiver / Hendrik integration on our forum.  I'm not sure who started the rumors, but I like the idea."
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Re: Onion Reveals Nevcairiel Identity
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2013, 12:52:21 pm »

A great press release.
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Re: Onion Reveals Nevcairiel Identity
« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2013, 12:55:49 pm »

The LAV filters are one of the better designed and operating products that I have seen in the audio-video world of the past few years.

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Re: Onion Reveals Nevcairiel Identity
« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2013, 12:57:07 pm »



Hendrik's on the left, his first day in the office.  Matt's on the right.  Matt's Corvette in the background.

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Re: Onion Reveals Nevcairiel Identity
« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2013, 01:01:56 pm »

Don't you know better than to believe The Onion? :)

In any case, I'm happy to be joining JRiver and working on Media Center 19-∞
Its really a great app and the other developers are great guys to work with.

I'm excited for the coming month and years. While officially only starting in January, i may find some time to spend on MC until then as well!
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Re: Onion Reveals Nevcairiel Identity
« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2013, 01:05:35 pm »

Congratulations to Mr. Leppkes and JRiver !!

It's very exciting to see this caliber of talent collaborate on such a great product.

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Re: Onion Reveals Nevcairiel Identity
« Reply #7 on: September 10, 2013, 01:07:06 pm »

Welcome aboard, Hendrik.  It is an honor to be able to work more closely with you.  Thank you.
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Re: Onion Reveals Nevcairiel Identity
« Reply #8 on: September 10, 2013, 01:08:39 pm »

Are you staying in das Vaterland, or moving to that place some call Minna-soda?
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Re: Onion Reveals Nevcairiel Identity
« Reply #9 on: September 10, 2013, 01:18:02 pm »

I'll stay where I am for the time being, and see how that works out.
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Re: Onion Reveals Nevcairiel Identity
« Reply #10 on: September 10, 2013, 01:20:13 pm »

Exciting news!

Are you staying in das Vaterland, or moving to that place some call Minna-soda?

The Onion says:  "JRiver, has hired Hendrik to head its Australian shucky ducky Department in Hamburg, Germany."
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Re: Onion Reveals Nevcairiel Identity
« Reply #11 on: September 10, 2013, 01:22:37 pm »

Congrats!
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Re: Onion Reveals Nevcairiel Identity
« Reply #12 on: September 10, 2013, 01:24:19 pm »

Awesome news! Congrats!
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Re: Onion Reveals Nevcairiel Identity
« Reply #13 on: September 10, 2013, 01:24:42 pm »

Congratulations! I look forward to seeing what changes this brings.
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Re: Onion Reveals Nevcairiel Identity
« Reply #14 on: September 10, 2013, 01:53:01 pm »

I don't believe it's hyperbole to say Hendrik is one of the leading computer video experts in the world.  He's also modest and good natured.

Agreed. What a great decision by JRiver and Hendrik!
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« Reply #15 on: September 10, 2013, 01:58:29 pm »

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Re: Onion Reveals Nevcairiel Identity
« Reply #16 on: September 10, 2013, 03:40:44 pm »

Congratulations to both parties!  It will be exciting to see what the collaboration brings  ;D
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Re: Onion Reveals Nevcairiel Identity
« Reply #17 on: September 10, 2013, 03:57:58 pm »

I found a US shop that would ship some celebratory "Oz Sparking Shiraz" to JRiver.  I have no idea if it is any good but could not resist the label. ;D

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Re: Onion Reveals Nevcairiel Identity
« Reply #18 on: September 10, 2013, 05:24:32 pm »

I can't wait to hear the pythons speaking German with an Australian accent!


Welcome aboard Hendrik, and thank you Nathan (jmone) for starting the rumours AND sending the pythons!

I can't wait to see where this takes MC in the future....

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Re: Onion Reveals Nevcairiel Identity
« Reply #19 on: September 10, 2013, 07:15:34 pm »

Phew!  It was hard to keep that info in!
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Re: Onion Reveals Nevcairiel Identity
« Reply #20 on: September 10, 2013, 07:21:34 pm »

With Nevcairiel showing up in Minnesota, of all places, I don't think there was much mystery.

So where's Glynor's offer?  It will be cheaper to hire him then to keep sending steaks each year.
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Re: Onion Reveals Nevcairiel Identity
« Reply #21 on: September 11, 2013, 08:48:40 am »

Wow...

Truly an agglomeration of Media coding geniuses.

Thanks guys for always making it happen and making JRiver the best media organisation/player app on earth.
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Re: Onion Reveals Nevcairiel Identity
« Reply #22 on: September 11, 2013, 09:05:15 am »

So where's Glynor's offer?  It will be cheaper to hire him then to keep sending steaks each year.

Where's your offer?  :P
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Re: Onion Reveals Nevcairiel Identity
« Reply #23 on: September 11, 2013, 10:09:59 am »

With Nevcairiel showing up in Minnesota, of all places, I don't think there was much mystery.

Agreed.  I was more referring to resisting replying to Nathan in the other thread, with:

I know something you don't know.  Neener neener neeeeener!
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Re: Onion Reveals Nevcairiel Identity
« Reply #24 on: September 11, 2013, 10:53:58 am »

Big congrats!!

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Re: Onion Reveals Nevcairiel Identity
« Reply #25 on: September 11, 2013, 11:37:51 am »

, eating without breaks,

At first I read eating without beaks...
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Re: Onion Reveals Nevcairiel Identity
« Reply #26 on: September 11, 2013, 12:20:23 pm »

Don't you know better than to believe The Onion? :)

Evidently, you have not seen this 2008 video by The Onion which perfectly predicts 2013:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HOgj2etJs3Y

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Re: Onion Reveals Nevcairiel Identity
« Reply #27 on: September 11, 2013, 02:20:59 pm »

It's really a good thing for JRiver to have Nevcairiel (LaV) as MC dev.
To complete the team, Just need for JRiver to recruit Madshi (MadVr)  :P 
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Re: Onion Reveals Nevcairiel Identity
« Reply #28 on: September 11, 2013, 04:03:20 pm »

Agreed.  I was more referring to resisting replying to Nathan in the other thread, with:

I know something you don't know.  Neener neener neeeeener!

I can imagine!
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Re: Onion Reveals Nevcairiel Identity
« Reply #29 on: September 11, 2013, 07:32:00 pm »

I had no idea you guys were based out of Minneapolis. A lot of great tiny software companies here!
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« Reply #30 on: September 11, 2013, 11:13:06 pm »

Clearly I'm late to the party. Been a busy week. But I'll just say this terrific news! Congrats!!
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« Reply #31 on: September 11, 2013, 11:32:11 pm »

Wow, I'm not sure how I missed the python story.  I had seen references to it, but always thought it was an inside joke, not an inside joke about a real event!  Remind me not to let jmone know where I live :)

Congratulations Hendrik and JRiver!

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« Reply #32 on: September 12, 2013, 01:22:41 am »

Can't Believe this, It's Great! Congrats!
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Re: Onion Reveals Nevcairiel Identity
« Reply #33 on: September 12, 2013, 05:39:44 pm »

JRiver is showing again to be a paradigm breaker.

A thousand monkeys are out to be replaced by a much smaller contingent of hard working Aussie chooks being guided with some German efficiency.

Nice work all. A model global enterprise in action ..  ;)
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« Reply #34 on: September 12, 2013, 06:09:48 pm »

A thousand monkeys are out to be replaced by a much smaller contingent of hard working Aussie chooks being guided with some German efficiency.

Nice work all. A model global enterprise in action ..  ;)

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« Reply #35 on: September 13, 2013, 04:51:01 am »

... German efficiency.

The proper term would be Deutsche Grundlichkeit ;).
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Re: Onion Reveals Nevcairiel Identity
« Reply #36 on: September 13, 2013, 09:05:10 am »

The proper term would be Deutsche Grundlichkeit ;).

I think thats only something the dutch say. A few dutch colleagues of mine also said it, but i've never heard it from anyone else.
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« Reply #37 on: September 13, 2013, 09:14:05 am »

Probably. I think it comes from an old Volkswagen or Opel commercial we had here on TV. The phrase has stuck with us since.

At work we sometimes use it to tease our german colleagues when they mess something up ;).
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« Reply #38 on: September 13, 2013, 10:46:58 am »

I think thats only something the dutch say.

Meh.  Same thing.  The Dutch are just the "Friendly Germans" right?  ;) ;D ;D

(I have a few Dutch co-workers here, and it is fun to tease them with that too.)
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« Reply #39 on: September 13, 2013, 10:53:04 am »

I just thought of the movie In Bruges.
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Re: Onion Reveals Nevcairiel Identity
« Reply #40 on: September 13, 2013, 10:54:30 am »

Uhm ... that's Belgium ;).
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Re: Onion Reveals Nevcairiel Identity
« Reply #41 on: September 13, 2013, 10:59:47 am »

And there are no Dutch in Belgium?
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« Reply #42 on: September 13, 2013, 11:08:41 am »

We are everywhere  ;D


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« Reply #43 on: September 13, 2013, 12:44:57 pm »

It would be nice if SMF had a Location field on the left like many other Bulletin Board programs...

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« Reply #44 on: September 16, 2013, 01:23:56 am »

I knew a python once that could not execute a For-Next loop.  But that was years ago.  However they did excel with If-Then-Maybe syntax. 
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« Reply #45 on: September 18, 2013, 05:11:37 pm »

I found a US shop that would ship some celebratory "Oz Sparking Shiraz" to JRiver.  I have no idea if it is any good but could not resist the label. ;D



It should have arrived yesterday!
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« Reply #46 on: September 18, 2013, 06:13:18 pm »

I'm ashamed to say that we haven't opened it or drunk a toast in your honor.  Maybe tomorrow.  Thank you!
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« Reply #47 on: September 18, 2013, 06:15:00 pm »

Just happy it arrived (I would have thought these sort of shipments go missing all the time!)
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« Reply #48 on: September 18, 2013, 10:53:56 pm »

The idea of sparkling shiraz is intriguing... what color is the wine itself (assuming that you can tell, because the bottle is clear)?

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« Reply #49 on: September 18, 2013, 11:00:12 pm »

Red.  Sparkling Shiraz is a bit of an Oz thing (the red mousse looks great).

from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sparkling_wine

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Sparkling wine is usually white or rosť but there are many examples of red sparkling wines such as Italian Brachetto and Australian sparkling Shiraz
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