Offense noted, none was truly intended, but please accept my apologies. My "public humiliation" was meant to be more tongue-in-cheek and humorous than it came across (my fault entirely). Beyond that, since you _did_ make some videos available, my comment should not be taken as directed at you, and I truly appreciate the care that was taken in preparing the YAPC::NA 2006 videos. I had seen them long before now, and was impressed at the care and quality of editing that went into them. A belated thank-you for your work (I did not know until now who was responsible for them).
It's all of the other videos that I regret not being able to see or (more importantly to me) share with my wife who is unable to attend the conferences). Since YAPC::NA 2006 I've given quite a lot of video-recorded talks at YAPC events, and except for one instance in Columbus where I cornered the videographer on the same day of the talk, I have absolutely no video to show from them.
I agree that putting together a conference is a ton of work, and generally underappreciated. I mainly wish that the people holding the raw video footage could/would distribute the load to others of us who are willing to take on some of the time/expense to have them available. I'm not asking them to pay to host/edit the videos, I would just like to somehow get better access to parts of the video vault.
As for ridicule about Rakudo's patch process, I'm not certain the analogy is entirely a fair one. The patches _are_ publicly available, so others can still make use of them even if they're not immediately incorporated into the official repository right away. (Exchanging patches is a time-honored tradition in free software.) Moreover, we _are_ constantly processing and applying many of the patches we receive, so it's clear that patches are being processed, even if a particular patch may be warnocked for an extended period of time. Also, afaik I think that queries about specific patch submissions usually receive a very quick response of some sort explaining the delay.
It may also be worth noting Perl 6, and by extension the Perl 6 developers, certainly receive a ton of very public ridicule and criticism already. :-) This doesn't justify ridiculing others, but I am extremely familiar with the pain of being on the receiving end.
Anyway, as I said, no offense was intended but obviously some was transmitted, and I apologize that my comment minimized your efforts or the efforts of others who put together these conferences. The lack of video is just a bit of a sore point around my house at the moment, and this was an opportunity to express my frustration, however badly I may have done so.