Now that I’ve had a nice busy week, and have put some more time between me and the blog post over at Space Cynics that started this mess, I have to admit that I regret what I said, and wish to apologize to OSC and the others. It looks like their original listing of David Masten instead of Masten Space as the Walking Eagle recipient was an honest mistake, not an attempt to insult Dave. And either way, that doesn’t excuse my hotheaded reaction. I shouldn’t have gotten angry, shouldn’t have posted when I was angry, and shouldn’t have been as insulting as I was. It was immature on my part.
I also owe my readers an apology for wasting their time and lowering the quality level of this blog a little to engage in petty name calling.
Lastly, I owe my colleagues at MSS an apology. I shouldn’t have responded in the first place, and don’t have any right to speak for the company. I should’ve left well enough alone but didn’t, and now my arrogance has made the company look bad in front of others.
I hope that if there are any others out there offended by what I said, that they’ll accept this apology. I try to follow the maxim that if you offend in public, you owe an apology in public. The upshot of this whole mess is that I have learned some useful things, and gotten taken down a notch or two, and hopefully in the end it will help keep the quality and maturity level of this blog where it ought to be. I appreciate peoples’ patience with me as I learn and grow.