This is a quick post I just couldn’t resist doing. 😉
In times of recession, fraud is on the rise. In order to protect yourself from fraud, you need to learn to recognize the fraud techniques of manipulation. And learn how to react when facing those techniques. Expand your fraud defense repertoire by watching this FTC video.
In virtually every debate about whether or not WordPress themes and plugins need to be GPL or not, sooner or later the proponents of the idea inevitably come up with the GPL FAQ. This is as annoying as it is ridiculous. The GPL FAQ has no legal validity! Period!
Once more I feel a strong urge to oppose such BS, and this time I will borrow the words of somebody much firmer in copyright law than me. Read more >>
Todd of MyFreePOS.net 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 WordPress.org violating the GPL? – A fresh angle on the GPL vs. non-GPL wordpress themes and plugins debate
There 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 WordPress.org 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.
MS 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 >>
Not long ago, I updated my antivirus software to a new version. I do that regularly, as it is so easy to keep track with new updates: The software does that for me! Every time a newer version of it was released, the software asked me if I wanted to update to that new version. (I’m not talking about updates to the virus database, which are independent of this.)
It was all cool and easy until the other day. Read more >>
Recently, I’m increasingly getting spam comments which refer to (yet another) “easy money from home” program. Interestingly, this time the name “Google” is involved. So I just thought I might jot down a bit of rant about it, but this turned out to be an analysis of the “easy money from home” scam pattern. I hope it’s informative, or at least entertaining. And you are welcome to join in.
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Warning: Rant follows!
Since I recently wrote “Spam Gratitude“, the amount of spam I’m getting has almost doubled. Now I don’t know if this is just an unlucky coincidence, or a mind-sick manifestation of the law of attraction, but whatever it is, it provides occasion for studying spam. And what I believe to have found out is:
Spammers must be real morons.
(If you are a spammer, and feel insulted now, your’re welcome. Read on – I have every intention to insult you a couple of times more. 😛 )