I want to get something out in the open. It’s not illegal to hack your software. This is probably contrary to what you might assume when you hear the words “hack” and “software” used in the same sentence, but there is an important distinction to make: hacked software is not the same thing as pirated… Continue reading the truth about hacked software
Tag: free software
WordPress isn’t a commercial success…wait, what?
Read this. Then come back. It’s okay, I’ll wait. WordPress.com Blogs Garnered 23 Billion Pageviews in 2010 It’s the last paragraph the bugs me. The five-year-old company may be experiencing remarkable growth, but it has yet to become a commercial success. The startup reportedly makes around $1 million per month from premium and hosting services,… Continue reading WordPress isn’t a commercial success…wait, what?
Developing tabletop games like software
I’ve been working on The Long Con in my free time, and when I haven’t been working on it, I’ve been musing over the development philosophy. I don’t know if what I’m doing is that much different than other open source role playing games. I haven’t really explored the open source RPG community, I just… Continue reading Developing tabletop games like software
Going Google-less – A Week Without Google
A week ago on my blog, I posted my pledge to go one week without Google. It was inspired, in part, by the Google/Verizon proposal for the future of high speed and wireless internet that was devised in closed-door meetings, in secret, while the same discussions were being had with the FCC and other major… (read more)
That Thesis Thing
Update 7/22/2010: Thesis adopts the GPL! Over the last few days, the WordPress community has exploded into debate over one thing: Thesis and it’s restrictive, non-GPL-compliant license. If you’re already familiar with the particulars of what Thesis is and what the debate is, you can skip the summary (to be honest, I’m sick of reading… (read more)
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