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Author Topic: Nice little write-up of DonationCoder in usa today "tech_space" blog  (Read 4746 times)

mouser

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I don't usually post these, but DC member Hamradio found a really sweet mention of DC in a USA Today blog today that I wanted to share.

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The DonationCoder NANY (New Apps for the New Year) 2008 challenge wrapped up with an assortment of cool little applications, many for Windows folk but some accessible to anyone with a Net connection. If you don't know about DonationCoder, it's a swell little site for programmers and other cussed eccentrics -- donation-based, platform-independent, and one of the few places on the Web you can (within limits) inquire about having someone maybe cook you up the oh-so-specific program you're needing.

I like their attitude a lot, obviously, and the 2008 challenge did not disappoint. Browse through the entries at the link above, and don't miss CoinCalc, which -- given some basic info from you -- can estimate how much change you've managed to squirrel away in that jar on the bookcase. I had some fun with it; give it a try and see how it does for you. It's a nice introduction to the "donationware" sensibility, and you may just find a community of like-minded souls to boot.


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Re: Nice little write-up of DonationCoder in usa today "tech_space" blog
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2008, 07:09:33 AM »
Mouser, That's great. Congratulations on your baby getting national attention.

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Re: Nice little write-up of DonationCoder in usa today "tech_space" blog
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2008, 07:51:10 AM »
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If you don't know about DonationCoder, it's a swell little site for programmers and other cussed eccentrics

Cussed?

Quote from: WordNet
The adjective cussed has one meaning:

Meaning #1: stubbornly persistent in wrongdoing

Cussed!

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Re: Nice little write-up of DonationCoder in usa today "tech_space" blog
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2008, 12:28:42 PM »
Fabulous, Mouser! This is the first time that I can remember such mainstream (ie outside of magazine's devoted to PC's and/or software) exposure.

COOL!  :Thmbsup:

Darwin (cussed in Courtenay)

EDIT: corrected spelling of my hometown  :-[
"Some people have a way with words, other people,... oh... have not way" - Steve Martin
« Last Edit: January 15, 2008, 06:05:35 PM by Darwin »

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Re: Nice little write-up of DonationCoder in usa today "tech_space" blog
« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2008, 03:27:07 PM »
Congrats mouser, this is impressive!

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Re: Nice little write-up of DonationCoder in usa today "tech_space" blog
« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2008, 04:51:00 PM »
Nice one, well deserved!