January 27, 2016
The Developer Of Microsoft Solitaire Speaks Out About Not Being Paid A Cent

The Developer Of Microsoft Solitaire Speaks Out About Not Being Paid A Cent.

It’s not all doom and gloom though:

For what it’s worth, I wrote a version of Pipe Dream for Windows on my own time that was included in one of Microsoft Entertainment packs. I was paid a few thousand bucks in stock for that.

That’s the danger though, honestly even if they were a full time employee being paid a good developer salary, do they deserve more somehow just because Solitaire is the most used app ever?

Fascinating story though.

Posted by Arcterex at 10:39 AM
January 15, 2016
10 Cloverfield Lane Trailer (Cloverfield Sequel)

I have to say that the 10 Cloverfield Lane Trailer was filmkaker 101 on how to make a trailer that reveals nothing yet makes it so I can’t wait to see this movie.

Posted by Arcterex at 10:35 AM
January 12, 2016
Rogue Amoeba Introduces Loopback

On the Rogue Amoeba Blog this morning they announced Loopback, new magical audio routing software for the mac.

So how does Loopback do all this, and more? The secret to Loopback’s power lies in its ability to create “virtual audio devices”. These are system-level audio devices which can be used in real-time by other audio applications on your Mac. These virtual devices appear throughout your system exactly the way a physical device like a microphone would.

And with this, along with their previous product, Audio Hijack, Rogue Amoeba cement themselves into the Mac audio world and become an indispensable tool for podcasters!

Posted by Arcterex at 10:07 AM
January 06, 2016
Debian Project mourns the loss of Ian Murdock

Debian Project News:

The Debian Project sadly announces that it has lost the founder of its community and project, Ian Murdock. Debian is only a part of Ian’s legacy but perhaps the one that he is most known for. Ian was introduced to computers early in his life, and his curiosity turned to familiarity which led him to start actively programming at nine years of age. Later as a young adult at the Krannert School of Management a mandatory programming class rekindled his fascination with computer programming along with an idea and an opportunity to make something better. …


Posted by Arcterex at 04:39 PM