Programming

URL Update

I’ve been doing a pretty bad job of updating this blog. Part of the reason is that I wanted to update the URL to move the blog to the root. I finally got around to doing that today. It’s not that painful, so I don’t know why I waited so long to do it. In the meantime, I’ll start off by sharing an interesting WordPress trick that I picked up here.

Could a Bug be Deliberately Coded into an Open Source Project for Financial Gain?

For some bizarre reason, the thought at the top of my head last night at bedtime was… “I wonder if sometimes… open sourcedevelopers deliberately code bugs or withhold fixes for financial gain?” If you don’t follow what I mean, here’s where I was: often times, large corporationsor benefactors will offer a code fix bounty or developmental funding for an open source project they have come to rely upon. What if an open source developer were to deliberately code a bug into an open source project or withhold a fix so they might extract some financial support with this method?

Quick Safari/Snow Leopard Tip

If you’re having stupid amounts of trouble with your plugins loading in Safari4 on Snow Leopard, go to your Finderand open /Applications. Right-click on the Safari app and choose “Get Info.” On that screen, you’ll see a checkboxto run the app in 32-bit mode. Check that. Restart Safari if it’s open. Now you’ll find that your plugins magically work. I guess this whole 64-bit thing has caught developers with their pants down.