Various and sundry
...connection requests are coming in lately from people I've never heard of before - maybe this is why? And I really should update my profile so I don't keep getting recruited for jobs I held 10 years ago.
25 posts • joined 24 Aug 2007
I followed the link to Amazon. I laughed. I laughed so hard I cried as only a man can do when confronted with stories of explosive diarrhea. What's the IT angle? Seems to me that in this age of "social media," woe is he who has a product that a creative writer looks upon with disfavour.
As a developer of un-loved apps for the Mac (open source - you know, the uncle Apple doesn't talk about) I've had to put up with the "Run this app that you downloaded from the unwashed Interwebs? Really?" dialog box for a while now. Sounds like this is more of the same. Until Apple tumbles the rest of the way down this slippery slope and turns on the super-draconian^h^h^h protective bit, I guess we're still ok.
Back when we had one XP-based PC without parental controls, (the Macs are pretty well locked down) and no DNS solution in place yet... the 10 year old couldn't remember 'kidzui' she had heard about in school. 'kinky' was the closest thing she could think of, and typed that in... my fault entirely, and steps have since been taken. But you can't un-ring that bell.
"Most of my traffic previously came from the mac software catalogue on apple's site - which is now closed, replaced with the app store. This, in my opinion, is EXTREMELY bad for the mac platform."
Agreed. My avenue for traffic from Apple is now closed. Since my app is open source, and free, there's no way I'm paying US$99 (annually) for the privilege of posting in the app store. Not to mention it's GPL, and Java, and... oh, never mind.
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