3.3 in the house!

OK, we’ve updated to WordPress 3.3 on the various sites. Theme change is in the works… [No, really. *This* time for sure.] As always, please let me know if things are broken, or conversely, they actually work as advertised…

In reality, you have about three days to comment before I close comments and cut off the spam-bots. That’s about 3K spams to the uninitiated, IIRC. (Course on archaic internet acronyms available.)

Re: Is WordPress A Thankless Community?

Jeff Chandler notes in ‘Is WordPress A Thankless Community?‘ that:

Over the past few weeks, I’ve noticed a disturbing trend. Many of the plugin authors I have spoken with throughout the community tell me that very rarely do they ever get a donation let alone a Thank You for releasing their work to the public. Based on the plugin authors feedback, end users demand more features, demand better support, and in the end, have this feeling of entitlement even if the plugin is available without a price tag.

I don’t know about you, but every every plugin author I have used their plugin for over three days, I have donated to. [Wow, that’s really bad sentence construction, isn’t it?]

That includes Ozh, Alex King, and several others whose names don’t immediately spring to mind. (yes, it’s 10:45 on Friday night and I’m too lazy to click on my ‘plugins’ tab).

I guess what I’m saying is, let’s support the hard working programmers out there. Even if it’s ‘free as in beer.’ We’re a community, not a bunch of parasites, OK?

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  • "Voter fraud is rare in the United States, according to a 2007 report by the nonpartisan Brennan Center for Justice at the New York University School of Law. Based on reviews of voter fraud claims at the federal and state level, the center's report asserted most problems were caused by things like technological glitches, clerical errors or mistakes made by voters and by election officials.

    "It is more likely that an individual will be struck by lightning than he will impersonate another voter at the polls," the report said.

    Alex Keyssar, a professor at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, calls the current controversy "chapter 22 in a drama that's been going on awhile. The pattern is that nothing much ever comes from this. There have been no known cases of people voting fraudulently.""

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