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Donate to OpenSSL

Virtually every open source OS and project on the web that uses encryption relies on OpenSSL. Yet they only get a few thousand a year in donations. Time to change that if we want better code:

Where is the Commercial section for WordPress Plugins?

WordPress Theme developers have a sanctioned place to sell themes:

so where is ?

I want to sell “Commercially Supported GPL Plugins”

Some of my plugins might be worth $1 to for-profit blogs/forums.

The donation model clearly doesn’t work

Maybe it’s time for Matt to make the equal of an “app store” for WordPress/bbPress?

a quarter million people obliterated

65 years ago this week the United States obliterated over a quarter million people from the earth, mostly civilians, in not one but two decisions of insanity. Scientists begged the government to instead do an demonstration offshore in Japan to warn what the atomic bomb would do to them. May we be treated with more humanity than we have treated others.

wolfram alpha is not just hype, it’s amazing

From a programmer’s perspective this is the most amazing thing I have ever seen done on a PC:

keep watching, even 5-10 minutes in, it just keeps getting more and more impressive…

(among other things it can casually compute fluid dynamics, tell you where things are in space, mix colors, weather for any location at any time in history, whoa it’s staggering)

Swine Flu 2009 Epidemic Map on Google

Apparently USA media outlets are neglecting to include the word “emergency” from the World Health Organization’s press release about the spread of Swine Flu.

I guess check this daily and decide for yourself how bad it is:

swine flu map on google maps (replaced with better map 5/2)

ps. Tamiflu can pretty much stop it from having symptoms more than a cold but a full treatment costs $100 plus a doctor’s office visit to get the prescription, so good luck to those without insurance like me… btw in India it’s only $60 and they have a generic version coming out for $30 but you won’t likely see it in the USA because corporations need their profits no matter how ill you are