So…I downloaded Shredder, Mozilla’s development version of Thunderbird, for my…

So…I downloaded Shredder, Mozilla’s development version of Thunderbird, for my @PeppermintOS laptop, which fixed the issue of Thunderbird not opening Chromium when I click a link in an email.  However, Shredder is not compatible with any version o…

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

Applying open source to gaming

I had an idea the other night that has stuck and won’t go away.  It’s a concept for a role playing game called The Long Con. It’s based, in part, on the BBC TV series Hustle, which is about a team of grifters who practice “the long con.”  Unlike short cons, your standard street cons,… Continue reading Applying open source to gaming

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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adobe fights fire with…teddy bears

Adobe launched a new ad campaign today along with a response to Steve Jobs’ declaration that Flash will never be supported on iPhones, iPads, and iPods last week.  (In fact, they’ve added a whole new Freedom of Choice section on Adobe.com.)  There are a few amusing (and somewhat contradictory) statements in Adobe’s open letter (like this one: “If… Continue reading adobe fights fire with…teddy bears

OpenOffice.org no longer the FREE alternative to Microsoft Office

it’s finally happened. months after Oracle’s acquisition of  Sun Microsystems — developers of the free Java platform, among other things — the formerly free alternative to Microsoft’s Office suite is now the cheap alternative to Microsoft’s Office suite. anyone who knew about the acquisition wouldn’t be too surprised by this, however it’s still sad to see.   OpenOffice was… Continue reading OpenOffice.org no longer the FREE alternative to Microsoft Office

nine inch nails fans kick ass

a couple days old (sometimes it takes me a few days to catch up in my rss reader), but i wanted to get back on the music openness topic and throw this out there…from nin.com: For 12 months, a core team of dozens of fans and a network of thousands spanning the entire globe pooled their… Continue reading nine inch nails fans kick ass

unbox pandora

i’ve been using Pandora for a long time, and i’ve always been a big fan.  when Tim Westergren came to Salt Lake City on his speaking tour, i went to see him at the SLC Main Library and i have the raglan-style Pandora tshirt to prove it.  the unique recommendation engine — powered by humans who actually analyze… Continue reading unbox pandora