April 30th, 2001


Ah, the joy of coding.

Got so much personal stuff to work on, forget about work. ;)

  • LJ::TextMessage needs a lot of work in various places, and a lot of testing. Sigh, don't want to do it... waah.

  • My image gallery needs drastic improvement on the html cleaner. I've been thinking about how best to approach it, but there are some tricky things that I'm having trouble wrestling with. Specifically, the fact that there can be < and > inside of " " and they need to be ignored. Not that tricky, I suppose, but it requires thought about the best way to manage it.

  • Lots of bugs in the other project for my friend. That one's more just for fun, though, so I don't care, and neither does he. Also, want to add a lot of new functionality. At some point I actually want to clean it up and release it to the world, I think it could actually be a pretty cool project in the end. Right now it's so minor as to not be worthwhile.

  • I wrote a patch for jaim (command-line AIM client) that added some away-notifications and some other minor things like that and submitted it a few months ago, but last I checked the maintainer hadn't made any changes nor added my patch. Actually the last few times I checked the homepage was down.
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    An Open Letter to Whiny People.

    Whiny people, you annoy me.

    I realize LJ has had its share of problems recently, but you have to give Brad and Dormando a lot of credit for really putting in the hours to get the stuff fixed*.

    There are a lot of people using free accounts who still whine incessantly, not only in their own journals (which is mildly annoying but fine, that's their space) but post comments in lj_maintenance, or lj_dev, or news, or Brad's journal, or where ever, bitching about it.

    Come ON already, it's a FREE SERVICE and one which is, IMNSHO, better than any other out there (in the journalling/diary/etc. space, anyway). If it's less than perfect, DEAL WITH IT. If you think it should be improved, HELP. That means contributing a.) time and effort, or b.) money (or c.) both**).

    If you must whine, and I realize we all have those days, then do it on your own private journal. Even better, mark it private so you don't subject anyone else to it. You've got every right to whine, and I fully support your Right to Whine! You don't, however, have to subject us to it. Really. We'll survive just fine without it. Honest.

    Thank you.

    Nicholas Tang

    * - I realize Brad and Dormando are now both getting paid to do this, and it could very well be argued that hey, it's their job, right? Well, yeah - but they're getting paid crap, and I've known a lot of people (i.e., most) who put in a lot less effort for a lot more pay than either of them get. Heck, I don't work nearly as hard on my job most days as they do on LJ, and I get paid a lot more than LJ is paying them. :)

    * - I fall into the "c" category, and I still don't generally bitch about it. Maybe because I appreciate what it's worth and how much effort it takes to keep it going. ;)


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    And we collect money from them.

    Rock on. :)

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    Update - It took less than 5 minutes for us to get our first paid subscriber. It also took less than 10 minutes for someone over here to break one of the links, making the subscription page inaccessible. Fortunately it was quickly fixed. ;)

    But anyway, we've been getting around a new subscription every 5 minutes since we launched. That's not bad, considering most people don't know it's live yet. I bet we have a few thousand in the first 24 hours.

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    We hit our 100th subscriber a few minutes before 6 pm. That's a good 25 subs an hour. :)

    I guess if we keep this up, I'll finally be working for a profitable company for the first time in 5 years. *snicker* ;)