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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • Does anyone take this guy seriously?
    • Yes, which is why every once in awhile I bother responding to things he says. :-)
    • One of the things I'm starting to understand is that, no matter how ludicrous or pointless or obviously humorous something is, there is always someone who will take it seriously.
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      You are what you think.
  • I fail to see what the fuss it about. Blog's are *not* that important. There are many out there, and MT chose to charge for support and licensing for non-trivial installations. Seems pretty fair to me.

    Of course it was free previously, but that doesn't mean it should or could be free for ever. Salon.com moved from being totally free to premium subscription leaving the cheapskates like to me to feed on the crumbs or (the horror!) watch an advert to get a free daypass. works for me. Much better than DDJ and

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    @JAPH = qw(Hacker Perl Another Just);
    print reverse @JAPH;
    • I fail to see what the fuss it about. Blog's are *not* that important. There are many out there, and MT chose to charge for support and licensing for non-trivial installations. Seems pretty fair to me.

      It doesn't bother ME, but I am not using the software. I suppose if I were, I'd be annoyed and angry, though not angry at the developer -- as noted, and as you said, they have every right and presumably good reason to do what they did -- just at the circumstance I found myself in, having to pay money for so
      • Well...they communicated the terms even worse than Dave did and at a rather eyepopping price for software that is, really, not worth $100. I gave $50 way back when but the whole having to register with typekey to get the download and whatnot has me seriously considering an alternative, especially since MT doesn't have any practical archival tools for those who have been blogging for more than a year or two. I guess someone has to pay for the new offices in Germany, Spain, the UK and elsewhere but I suspect
        • I'm not sure why you don't think it's worth $100, considering the amount of work it would take to duplicate it. To me $100 is a bargain, plus it's nice to support a Perl based product when everything else is PHP.
          • I donated $50 a while back which was far more than what I thought the software was worth but I had that warm and fuzzy 'feed the poor hackers' feeling and took advantage of it before it passed. Why don't I think it's worth $100 or even $600/$700? Because it's just not. It's a bunch of CGIs, modules and templates that you either have to hack the hell out of or use extensions to make it something more than a very basic product. BBEdit is cheaper, I use it more often than MT and it's a far more complex product