Newsletter for April 23rd, 2008
Codename "Summer Feathers"
1. Newsletter Editorial
Hi everyone and welcome to another edition of the DonationCoder.com newsletter. It's been almost a month since the last newsletter so there are a lot of noteworthy posts to tell you about (we'll be resuming our twice-monthly newsletter schedule soon). I've been working on freelance projects for the last several months to pay the bills, but my plan is to spend a couple of months starting at the end of May working on new software updates and releases for DonationCoder. Until then, maybe we need to figure out other ways to encourage the programmers who hang out on the site, and new programmers who haven't found us yet, to participate and share some of their creations. If you have any ideas for how we might do this, or any ideas about how to improve the site in general, please let us know.
-mouser2. Your Input Requested
A warm welcome to all the members that have joined over the last month. Here are some good topics to make your debut post on. Don't be shy, just jump right in, we are always happy to hear from new people.3. April 2008 Discounts
Because of this month's late newsletter, you only have a week to take advantage of the 30% discount on Linkman and other Outertech.com products. Check out the minireview by DC member KenR to read more about the program.4. DonationCoder.com Software
Lots more new Find and Run Robot plugins to tell you about this month, and a couple of coders on our site got some recognition too: Skrommel's utilities were mentioned in a PC Magazine article, and mouser's Screenshot Captor get recommended as best Screenshot Tool for advanced users. Woot! 5. Mini-Reviews by Members
Mini-reviews are a great resource for people researching software solutions and may be found on a dedicated Mini-Review Board
. Please remember to acknowledge the efforts of the reviewers with a few donationcredits if you find their reviews interesting and/or helpful.6. Fun, Games, and Humour
One of the things that makes the forum a nice place to hang out is that there is a good balance of serious expert discussion and just plain silly fun. There are always a few truly sublime discoveries posted by DC members every month, and this month was no exception.7. Living Room
The Living Room section of the forum is where we discuss general issues that don't belong anywhere else. It's kind of a catch-all section -- lots of website discoveries and recommendations, etc.8. General Software Discussion
Almost half the posts on the forum fall into the category of general software discussions, questions, recommendations, etc.9. Specific Software Discussion
This section of the newsletter draws some attention to a few noteworthy specific programs mentioned on the forum since the last newsletter.10. Developer's Corner
A pretty thin set of posts in the Developer's Corner section this month -- why is that? Remember that this section isn't just for computer programmers, it's for entrepreneurs of all kinds to discuss the issues involving creating things and running a small business.