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Ex-SF Admin Terry Childs Gets 4-Year Sentence

happy Re:Technology / Hacking Laws (432 comments)

I like the idea of being judged by your peers.

Rapers should be judged by rapers, at least they'll get how far this person has stepped out of line. Oh wait...

more than 3 years ago
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App Store Developer Speaks Out On Game Piracy

happy Re:*OT* (762 comments)

Well you have not seen the upcoming version I work on, it rocks even more :)

more than 4 years ago
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App Store Developer Speaks Out On Game Piracy

happy Re:Another example (762 comments)

Piracy is an app you did not buy at all, if you buy an app on the appstore, you are able to install it on as many devices as you want (at least for me), my notifications app will even sync what you received. If you read the notification on your iPhone, the alert window disappears from your iPod and vice-versa.

My 50% hacker are real hackers, they just never bought the application.

more than 4 years ago
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App Store Developer Speaks Out On Game Piracy

happy Re:Another example (762 comments)

Good question, which I don't have a "true" answer for.

My feeling is, as very little percentage of pirate finally bought the app after "trying it", having them downloading the app for free did not help on the sales after. Almost none of those hackers did post on blogs, Twitter, etc so it doesn't help neither.

What might have helped a bit is being listed on appulous, I guess some people are tracking the 'hacker' websites to see what's hot, and what was released recently. What might happen is people buying the app straight without going through the hacker stage. However, as I had 99.3% of hackers on the next days after it was published on appulous, which only 1% bought the app after, I would say it did not impact on my real sales.

I think Photoshop is a different case which you can't compare with mine. I agree with what you say about it, but I don't think it applies on mine (sadly ;).

more than 4 years ago
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App Store Developer Speaks Out On Game Piracy

happy Re:Another example (762 comments)

We're very open and transparent about our sales, you can see the number of users we have on our homepage. Currently it states 4,378 users.

more than 4 years ago
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App Store Developer Speaks Out On Game Piracy

happy Re:Another example (762 comments)

I do, they can use it a bit then the notifications are hidden.

more than 4 years ago
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App Store Developer Speaks Out On Game Piracy

happy Another example (762 comments)

I am the iPhone developer for the Notifications app (see http://www.appnotifications.com/). On the first day my app was published on appulous (that happened very quickly after my app was on the appstore), the piracy rate was 99.3%. On that 99.3% I had about 1% who bought the application after trying it.

That was in the beginning of September, I now have a total piracy rate of about 50%. My app requires network and connects on my server, therefor my stats are pretty accurate. I think the piracy rate would be way higher than 50% if my app did not have to connect to my server.

more than 4 years ago
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What is Ruby on Rails?

happy Auth Generator (296 comments)

Hey guys.

I see talks about login generator and other way to handle users. Just to let you know there is an authentification generator I released few days ago at http://penso.info/rails/auth_generator/

It offers a nice interface to handle users, you can edit/remove/add users, put them into groups and allow specific pages only to specific groups (like ADMIN group, etc). All the usual pages like forgot password/resend the confirmation/change password, etc, that you want your users to have are available out of the box.

There is a quick video also that takes you from nothing to a website handling articles, with user authentification in mind.

more than 8 years ago

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Getting a job in San Francisco

happy happy writes  |  about a year ago

happy (7659) writes "You live abroad and you're thinking about getting a job in San Francisco? This blog post should help you improving your chance to get one. I spent a year in San Francisco working for one of the famous startup, and I spent a few hours putting my experience in this article. You might wonder why you should go to San Francisco, from my post:

Mecca for Software Engineers, the only place in the World where the guy in front at Starbucks has big chance to be a Software Developer. If you are an one, interested about Internet and startups: this is the only place to be. Working in fashion? Go to NYC. Working in Software development? Go to SF. It’s just that simple

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