Home | Blog | Software | Reviews and Features | Forum | Help | Donate | About us
topbanner_forum
  *

avatar image

Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?

Login with username, password and session length
  • September 03, 2015, 03:58:06 AM
  • Proudly celebrating 10 years online.
  • Donate now to become a lifetime supporting member of the site and get a non-expiring license key for all of our programs.
  • donate

Author Topic: Instant Boss featured on Lifehacker  (Read 5744 times)

TucknDar

  • Charter Member
  • Joined in 2005
  • ***
  • Posts: 1,096
    • View Profile
    • Read more about this member.
    • Donate to Member
Instant Boss featured on Lifehacker
« on: September 11, 2007, 11:35:50 AM »
I'm sure a lot of you are familiar with InstantBoss by "our very own app103", a cool little utility that helps you write that report or read just another chapter by telling you when to work and when to take a break. It really works! ;)

Anyway, it was featured on the well-known and respected site Lifehacker today, as the featured Windows download! Apparently Lifehacker discovered Instant Boss through a blog called Mind.

:o Congratulations, app, and expect a lot of traffic App's Apps!

instantboss.pngInstant Boss featured on Lifehacker

source: http://lifehacker.co...tant-boss-298550.php

mouser

  • First Author
  • Administrator
  • Joined in 2005
  • *****
  • Posts: 34,999
    • View Profile
    • Mouser's Software Zone on DonationCoder.com
    • Donate to Member
Re: Instant Boss featured on Lifehacker
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2007, 11:43:08 AM »
Congratulations App, that's just wonderful and well deserved  :up: :up:

Every time I see InstantBoss mentioned somewhere I get a smile because it's a perfect example of one of the things that makes the DonationCoder.com forum so fun.  For those of you who don't know the history of this program, it started as a request on our Coding Snacks section, which evolved based on user suggestions to the program you see today, and was a fun experience for everyone involved.

If you are a user of InstantBoss, please consider sending app a couple of donationcredits to say thank you:
click here to donate to app.

nudone

  • Cody's Creator
  • Columnist
  • Joined in 2005
  • ***
  • Posts: 4,117
    • View Profile
    • Read more about this member.
    • Donate to Member
Re: Instant Boss featured on Lifehacker
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2007, 11:47:39 AM »
fantastic, app. well done.

jgpaiva

  • Global Moderator
  • Joined in 2006
  • *****
  • Posts: 4,727
    • View Profile
    • Read more about this member.
    • Donate to Member
Re: Instant Boss featured on Lifehacker
« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2007, 12:49:30 PM »
Congrats app!
I'm glad to see InstantBoss getting the attention it deserves ;)

urlwolf

  • Charter Member
  • Joined in 2006
  • ***
  • Posts: 1,794
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Re: Instant Boss featured on Lifehacker
« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2007, 04:56:29 PM »
congrats App!

Renegade

  • Charter Member
  • Joined in 2005
  • ***
  • Posts: 12,787
  • Tell me something you don't know...
    • View Profile
    • Renegade Minds
    • Donate to Member
Re: Instant Boss featured on Lifehacker
« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2007, 06:18:39 PM »
Excellent! You're going to get a lot of traffic and downloads for it app103! Expect it to last for a while. :)

A link from Lifehacker is like pure gold!
Slow Down Music - Where I commit thought crimes...

Freedom is the right to be wrong, not the right to do wrong. - John Diefenbaker

hamradio

  • Charter Honorary Member
  • Joined in 2006
  • ***
  • Posts: 637
  • Amateur Radio Guy
    • View Profile
    • HamRadioUSA.net
    • Donate to Member
Re: Instant Boss featured on Lifehacker
« Reply #6 on: September 11, 2007, 10:30:05 PM »
Congrats App!  :):up:
Carroll - HamRadioUSA.net

app103

  • That scary taskbar girl
  • Global Moderator
  • Joined in 2006
  • *****
  • Posts: 5,562
    • View Profile
    • App's Apps
    • Donate to Member
Re: Instant Boss featured on Lifehacker
« Reply #7 on: September 12, 2007, 06:28:22 PM »
A lot of traffic? I think that is an understatement.

Up until this, the amount of bandwidth used by my sites and the other sites I host, averaged between 1.2G and 1.5G per month. I have already used 2.8G and the month isn't even half over.  :o

If you are curious as to what it looks like when a site gets "lifehacker'd" take a look:

SNAG-0009.png

I am just so glad that I ditched free servers and that the hosting I pay for, the server can handle it and my account covers what ever amount of bandwidth I need.  :)

------------------

It has taken me awhile to be able to respond to this thread.

No, it's not that I was busy and didn't have the time, or that I didn't know the thread was here. I don't handle compliments very well. They usually make be feel very uncomfortable. But unless I responded, this thread would be like a party without the guest of honor. So I am obliged to do so. It wouldn't be appropriate for me to go run & hide, even if that is really what I feel like doing right now.

Sometimes I am amazed at what people like and make a big deal over, especially if it's something of mine that gets the attention.

I have often felt like a small child with their crayon scribbles on display with everyone around me patting me on the head and telling me how nice it is. I have felt as if the attention I was being given was undeserved. I am basically still a beginner with a lot to learn. What I did was no big deal.

And then I remind myself that there are plenty of people that can't handle 'hello world', nevermind anything more complex.

And I remember the folder on my hard drive, full of applications written by people I know, who supposedly know more about programming than I do. Most of these are unfinished, abandoned, horrible GUI's, or just very buggy.

And then I remember some of the stuff I have seen released as shareware and some of the crazy price tags attached to them....'painted turds' being passed off as 'fine art' that seem to be released for the purpose of greed.

While I may not have a very high opinion of the work I do, I guess I can understand why others do.

at the very least...

  • I gave some time (not something everyone has)
  • to write some code (not something everyone can do)
  • and gave it away for free (not something everyone would do)

So...

Thanks for all the compliments & stuff.

I am going to go run & hide now, if that is ok?

tomos

  • Charter Member
  • Joined in 2006
  • ***
  • Posts: 9,517
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Re: Instant Boss featured on Lifehacker
« Reply #8 on: September 21, 2007, 05:21:42 PM »
While I may not have a very high opinion of the work I do, I guess I can understand why others do.

at the very least...

  • I gave some time (not something everyone has)
  • to write some code (not something everyone can do)
  • and gave it away for free (not something everyone would do)
...

thanks App !!

EDIT: off to increase that bandwidth & down Instant Boss for nu pc  :)
Tom
« Last Edit: September 21, 2007, 05:24:02 PM by tomos »