I’ll pick on Java but this should apply to other languages too. I’m just afraid that due to circumstances beyond my controll I’ll end up writing Java code this year – that’s what got me thinking of this. All Java applications I ever used (web or local) were dreadfully slow and used way too much …Continue reading Why managed code is slow
For many years I have been asking free software fanatics – how will you make money if your software will be taken (legaly) for free by your competitors? Sadly the best answer I ever got was “you’ll make money from support and other services”. Which is good when you can get it; but you can …Continue reading Whether to make money with software
Are you one of those people who think all software should be free? I don’t like you. But that’s besides the point, I’m going to look at how your views might apply to other very similar products and maybe that will be interesting. In the paragraphs below – when I say positively ethical I mean …Continue reading How is it different?
This is a vague idea I got recently and will try to work through as I’m writing this post. I got the idea in the first place is because I’ve been severely dissapointed by open source in the last few months (I’m ok now); and as the GPL fanatics are the worse of the open …Continue reading GPL Quicker Fucker Upper
It’s that time of the year when people who have a life go live it fully, and people like me are left bored to death, cause their work is not as interesting :) So I looked over my to do when you’re bored to death list and found this idea – research, or at least …Continue reading Open source projects competing for manpower
Branches always freaked me out. From the day when I read the subversion manual I knew they are hard to deal with and the benifits are dubious. If you ever had to deal with maintaining a fork, or a project that was forked – the technical challenges are exactly the same. I imagine it’s reasonably …Continue reading Branches are hard
he Windows port of ISO Master is almost ready. That’s not a programmer’s amost, it really is. All the existing ISO Master functions work, I added a drive selector (that wasn’t needed on Linux), the nag screen works, and I set up a page on the website to accept payments via a credit card or …Continue reading How evil I have become
Well, there’s nothing seriously wrong with that screenshot – I’m talking about the picture of me working on a reasonably popular open source app for Linux (ISO Master). What’s wrong with writing open source apps for Linux? Nothing, unless you need to make money to pay your bills :) Linux users are so used to …Continue reading What’s wrong with this picture?
Oh man, I have quite forgotten how much time I spend around really intelligent people. My decision to solicit feedback from the masses about the Executable Shell idea reminded me just how how lucky I am. In almost every place I brought it up the response was something like (actual quote): One good thing about …Continue reading More on fanboys