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Windows 7 vs. XP – More interesting views shared

Nov 30, 2010   //   by Hackadelic   //   Blog  //  2 Comments

Todd of has recently shared with me his view on Windows 7 vs XP, responding to a prior guest post on my blog. Below I reproduce his utterly profound and well-written comments on this matter.


Is violating the GPL? – A fresh angle on the GPL vs. non-GPL wordpress themes and plugins debate

Nov 24, 2010   //   by Hackadelic   //   WordPress  //  No Comments

Day 27 / 365 - Lunch for the skyThere is a never-ending dispute on whether it is legal or not to put WordPress themes and plugins under a license different than the GPL. The hardliners want to make us dogmatically believe that we can’t. In a prior article I already argued that you actually can, and here is one more fresh angle on this topic.


Hackadelic Is Back On Air

Jul 28, 2010   //   by Hackadelic   //   Blog  //  2 Comments

Hackadelic is Back On AirWhew, it’s been an awfully long time since I last wrote a post here.  What was up, and what is coming next?


Have Strict Public Support Rules for Your Free Software

Apr 17, 2010   //   by Hackadelic   //   Blog  //  No Comments

Software Support is not free as in FREE BEER!I think most developers of free /open source software sooner or later find themselves in the dilemma how much support they are ready to provide for free. Well, I certainly found myself in it that dilemma. Here’s what I did about it… Read more >>

Yahoo Wants Me On The 1st Page Of Google?

Feb 22, 2010   //   by Hackadelic   //   Blog  //  5 Comments

Recently Talk to the handI’ve been increasingly getting contact form messages with “SEO Service” offers that “guarantee to get me on the first page of Google”. Interestingly, most of them supply as their website URL. WTF?


Brand Your Free Web Software

Feb 11, 2010   //   by Hackadelic   //   Blog  //  5 Comments

Unbrand AmericaBrands. They are everywhere. Cars, electronics, sportswear… Even food. In every-day life, wherever a product is publicly visible, the manufacturers take care their brand is visible, too. When we drive our car, we showcase their brand. When we carry a newly bought computer home, we showcase their brand on the package. Heck, where I live, even the supermarket plastic bag is showcasing the supermarket’s brand. In our every-day “off-line” life, we don’t really expect a product – any product – to come unbranded.1 What about our on-line life? Read more >>

  1. There are exceptions, of course. The branding needs to be adequate. Nobody would buy an Armani smoking with a fat shiny Armani sign on the back, even if Armani may like the idea of a dinner banquet full of Armani logos. []

Table Of Contents Anywhere With TOCMonkey, Firefox And Greasemonkey

Jan 20, 2010   //   by Hackadelic   //   Blog  //  No Comments

Douc LangurAfter delivering to the WordPress community one of the first and most comprehensive table of contents plugins for WordPress, extends the content navigation experience to any Internet user regardless of the viewed website via its newest provision: TOCMonkey. Read more >>

Table Of Contents Discussion Resumed

Jan 14, 2010   //   by Hackadelic   //   WordPress  //  2 Comments

I´ve got a scar that reminds me to breatheYesterday I’ve posted about the pros and cons of basing WordPress plugin functionality on JavaScript. Now Ted has written a follow up article responding to mine, from which I’ve got the slight impression he might have mistaken my post for a critique of his plugin, which it definitely wasn’t meant to be. Besides, there are also some clear misinterpretations of my arguments in his post. Here I’m taking the time to hopefully correct both aspects. Read more >>

WordPress PlugIn Tech Foundations – PHP vs JavaScript

Jan 13, 2010   //   by Hackadelic   //   Blog  //  1 Comment

PHP ElephantThis post elaborates on the sense and nonsense of technology choices for a WordPress plugin implementation. It compares two diametrically different technological foundations, PHP vs JavaScript, for WordPress plugins.1 Read more >>

  1. Of course, every WordPress plugin will ultimately contain at least some administrative portions of PHP code in order to hook into WordPress. I’m referring to the main computing though, and whether it takes place in PHP or JavaScript code. []

Is Windows XP Better than Windows 7? A User’s Perspective

Dec 27, 2009   //   by Hackadelic   //   Blog  //  123 Comments

Windows7 WallMS Windows – is there a more controversial operating system? Everybody seems to “hate” it, but yet, one way or the other, it seems we can’t live without it. Vista was a disaster (guess why I know), but is Windows 7 really that good as its heavy marketing tries to make us believe?

In this guest post, Bob Newman shares his experience with Windows 7 compared to Windows XP. Enjoy. Read more >>


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