And now for something at least somewhat constructive: A modest, and hopefully realistic proposal on how UI designers can coexist with free software coders.
It seems Ilan has found a feature some developer wrote, called referers log, and thus this blog.
Well, Ilan, I will make sure to follow this link so you notice this reply :-)
Since you intend to reinforce your dermal structure through exposition to high temperatures, let me be the first to assist you.
I am fully aware of everyone's right to criticism. In fact, I fully endorse it.
I also endorse my right to tell any critic that his criticism has the value of manure. Call it metacriticism.
And yes, a 10000 LOC piece of code is worth more than your lame patch. Want to verify it? Check market value of both things. You'll be amazed.
In other issues,
It's really a bad thing to use quotes on things that are not quoted, as you did. If you want to show emphasis, use cursive or bold, not quotes.
I am happy to challenge your notions, instead of challenging mine, because I think your notions are stupid. want details?
Your notions are stupid because:
You make the point in a condescending manner. What is that garbage about "better quality users"? if not condescension you would hate on a developer? At least the developers are providing value. You aren't.
Your project is tainted by paranoia. Noone is out to get you. Not even I am. I just don't suffer fools gladly.
TANSTAAFL. You get so called free software, but you still pay for it. You don't want to pay the price, don't use it. The price, Ilan, is that you have no control over it, because you didn't pay for its development.
Oh, you may say, I am getting involved. I released Directory Free KDE! No, if you had gotten involved, KDE would have those directory references removed, not your patch that noone will ever use.
Your writing style is stupid, and an idea wrapped in stupidity is a stupid idea. I almost fainted with the reference to the "wonderfully subversive path". Stupidity.
You obviously have no idea of the effort involved in actual software development. I do. I know it so well, I stopped. You just have a chip in your shoulder and an attitude. Your ignorance drives your paranoia. Your paranoia drives your work. Your work drives nothing, because it's lame.
In your site, you say "thinking differently, thinking dangerously".
Amazing as it is that you ape a multi-billion dollar corporation's slogan to pretend to show your disconformism, I agree.
You think differently. You think wrongly, too, but at least yes, you think differently. As for the dangerously part... well, I suppose that if you are too busy thinking differently you may fall into a drain or something.
Your so-called software project isn't.
It's a patch, and it's a lame one.
Your attitude, if you saw it in a developer (which you aren't), you would dennounce. So you are also a hypocrite. (note: I am not. I fully enjoy flaming people sometimes , and support everyone's right to flame and be ornery at will).
Your impulse comes from sheer ignorance, paranoia and conceit.
I am happy to encourage you, Ilan, in your path. Please go and prove me wrong, by developing a much nicer KDE, and then making it the default in many, many distros.
On the other hand, I am willing to bet USD 20 that in six months you will have nothing to show.
Go ahead, make my day. Or at least earn me a dinner.
It seems my
Hinges and Integration article is the first result when you search for
Hinges in google.
I should get a hingemaker to sponsor me.
At least for me, since I have very little of it.
Today I went to a meeting with a prospective client, and we were talking with two people, one guy, apparently manager of the company, and a girl, in charge of the security area.
Blah, blah, yes, I teach for peanuts, no, no, more peanuts, and so on, then she tells me, she knows me from somewhere.
La Plata... CACIC?
Ok, she had been, in 1996 or 1997, in the audience for a lecture I gave on hierarchical proxying, in a congress called CACIC, in La Plata.
She even remembered I was at the Universidad Nacional del Litoral at the time.
I just remember that I did give that lecture at that time, and that it didn't work out very well (I redid it the previous night because I lost my notes, it was a mess).
How the hell can she remember that? I have no idea.
Ilan, darling, you are paranoid. What you did is a patch. When you modify a few strings (my guess is about 25 of them), that's not a software project.
I also missed the part where anyone forced anything on your government (whatever that government is). Must be the power of the KDE guerrillas, subverting the countryside.