Link exchange concept

March 26th, 2010

This is an experimental concept I came up with on webdevrefinery.

The idea is to have a centrally maintained and human moderated set of links that forms a network of possibly SEO positive links. This is meant to help personal websites and freelance developers who would like an honest way to exchange links and facilitate collaboration.

Of course, we can’t accept just anybody to the list, so heres the requirements of entry:

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Piracy of open source code!

February 20th, 2010

Seems like open source software isn’t the solution to piracy of commercial software after all. These days with open source going main stream and more software and services becoming free to use, they are either funded by sponsored ads or paid versions of premium services. This is leading to a new form of piracy, where by people are claiming credits for source code they have not written and generating ad revenue or receiving donation from it.

Recently I had the dubious honor of having someone repackage a Firefox addon that I wrote and released on a Mozilla Public license. Although it was open sourced, this person stripped my credits from the source code (violating the licence it was released in) and releasing it as his own without even bothering to even change the name of the plugin.

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Fix for Samsung LCD audio delay

December 28th, 2009

Thanks to a thread on Home Theatre Forum, I was FINALLY able to fix that irritating delay on my Samsung LA46a550 LCD TV.

When the tv is turned on and connected to an external sound system, there is a split second delay between the sound coming from the tv’s builtin speakers and the external sound system’s speakers causing an echo effect. So far Samsung’s reply was to mute the tv’s speakers when using an external sound system…

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