I would be a sellout, but there's not much demand.
For Sale Portobello Mkt by Jason Jones, under a CC-by-nc-sa license.
It would be natural to anyone who doesn't know me to believe I live a life of luxury, international travel and exotic pleasures  but there is a small thing I am kinda ashamed of:
I hardly ever got paid to code.
Really! Most of the money I live on has absolutely nothing to do with whatever you read about on my blog.
I make my living doing things like installing Asterisk in call centers, or configuring MySQL replication, or configuring VPNs using assorted piece-of-crap routers and by all means if you need that kind of work done, please contact Net Managers we are freaky good at it and charge reasonable rates.
But while I like that kind of thing  I like other things better. I like programming much more than I like configuring Asterisk!
Then again, I am not a really great programmer. I am just about an average coder, except that I am faster than most.
And lately, an interesting phenomenon has taken place.
How much money I earned thanks to my first 14 years of open source and free software development? $0 
How much money have I earned in the last year of FLOSS development? $500 (and it is bound to be more than that soon).
To a first-worlder that may seem like peanuts, but down here in the land of cheap beef, that's... about 100 pounds of good meat! Or 10 nice dinners in fine restaurants for me and my wife. 
I am wondering, is this part of a trend? Have others been receiving more appreciation in the form of money lately?
In any case, it's a great feeling when a work of love (and trust me, noone does something for 14 years for free if he doesn't love it) is appreciated.
Just in case: this doesn't mean you have to pay me to get a bug fixed, or to get a feature implemented. However, it does mean that if you like or use any of my programs and want me to feel good about the time I spent writing them... well, you can just send me a nice email, I will be just as happy. Really!
En éstos últimos días recibí parches para QAntenna y ofrecimientos para traducir el programa al italiano. Creo que vos si te vas a saber dar una idea lo contento que me puso :-)
Más vale :-)
OK, I should have done that comment in english ;)
Los comentarios en ingles y en castellano van a la misma pagina ;-)
Mmm, quizás eso me convenza algún día de dejar mi cuenta en blogspot y ponerme un blog en mi server... Pero no sé si vale la pena el lío del spam y demás.
Discuss está bueno, pero al OpenID a veces no anda :-(
Yo sigo con mi blog propio mas que nada por inercia, hay 10 años de posts no quiero ni pensar en omo corno mover todo a otro lado, o que hacer si lo tengo que volver a mudar después :-(
Me pregunto si se dara la misma situacion para con los developers de openvpn o tantos proyectos libres que utilizamos en IT ^^ (algo me dice que si :\)
This sounds like a thinly veiled call for a job offer ;)
You're among the best PyQt developers around, which are few and far between. Why don't you drop an email to Phil Thompson or the Google guys ? They're constantly looking for PyQt (and C++) people. If only I could make sense of C++, I'd have done that myself!
I have been called by Google for sysadmin work, and I just don't fit their expectations:
* I have no college degree
* I live in Argentina
I am happy with programming staying a hobby. I would love if it could become a profitable one, but I am ok with having my company too. So... not really a job request, unless someone can just blow my mind with an offer :-)
Next time i would appreciate it if you asked my permission before using my photos on your website / blog or at the very least credit me somewhere in the picture.
I'll do it myself this time
You are absolutely right and I will fix it in a moment. However:
a) Your photo was under a creative commons license. That means you are authorizing me to use it, not that I need to ask your permission to use it. For that, you should put it as "all rights reserved"
b) The photo is placed here with Flickr's "share this photo" HTML code. That used to include an attribution ("whatever, by whoever, under whatever license", see here, for example: http://lateral.netmanagers.com.ar/weblog/posts/BB679.html). It seems it doesn't anymore, and I didn't check to make sure it included proper attribution on the final post.
So, I will upload the attribution in a minute, but if you want people to ask for permission, you shouldn't put things under CC licenses.
Obviously I was not trying to avoid attribution, or I would have removed the link ;-)