Earlier, amidst many other tweets about a new css preprocessor, Myth, I tweeted "Avoid snake oil, people. It takes more than a pretty website and a good marketing message. You have to actually deliver code that works." to which @necolas replied "assume your peers have good intentions".
Absolutely. This is sound life advice. I endeavor to do this and the message I wanted to convey to everyone today could have been conveyed without resorting to using such negative phrases as "snake oil". So to the guys at Segment.io and especially to Ian Storm Taylor, I'd like to say I'm sorry. I was frustrated, but that doesn't excuse that tweet.
I'd like to talk briefly about why I was so frustrated.
Even people with great intentions can still do harm. Recently a nice guy decided he would give away a thousand dollars by ["making it rain" dollars at a mall](http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/sto