Application Market Place for Android based phones is a funky place. The commenting system is truly jacked up. I saw many nasty and disturbing comments left by users. Many discussions around the matter can be seen here, just search for “comments”.
From a developer’s perspective it’s extremely sad to be trashed by a bunch of bozos. Almost feel lucky that our stuff was not trashed that bad. Fingers crossed. The interesting part on the matter is Google’s reluctance. It looks like they recently started cleaning up some of those comments; I see less and less. Come on Google, how difficult could it possibly be to integrate a profanity filter !
I didn’t intend to bitch about the epic fail of Google’s Android Market commenting system. It is what it is and it will stay as it is until they fix it.
This one, on the right is a recent comment which is left for Txtract . I find it sorta amusing and witty. A different kind of compliment (if it really is a compliment). “victory and female genitalia to you“ . Oh well! Thanks to you “punkofevil”, for your good wishes. Wishing the same back at ya
And Joanna, sorry that you have to do something like that.
Google, Google; when will you implement the “paid” applications in the Android Market !
I am proud to be a part of this project. In the upcoming days, we will have some very interesting news about the future of MiaCMS project.
Here are some important links around the 4.8 release:
In the last couple of days, we’ve been working on a migration to Slicehost from GoDaddy. GoDaddy hosting served us well so far. We got greedy and wanted more.
Setting up the slice was rather painless, with a full control over everything we wanted to do with our slice. Plus, documentation is pretty good on the SliceHost world.
I would strongly recommend Slicehost, however keep in mind that, their hosting services pretty much “built for developers”. If you’re not comfortable with Linux flavours, things may get hairy. Be warned.
In case you want a slice on Slicehost, and need help, help is right here.
It’s been about 9 months since the first release of MiaCMS and since then we had four public releases. MiaCMS 4.6.4, MiaCMS 4.6.5, MiaCMS 4.6.5 SP1 and finally MiaCMS 4.8 .
We’ve been sticking to our roadmap and working hard to get those in one by one, as our time allows. We have almost 500 commits in our svn. That should be an indicator for some level of activity on the MiaCMS front.
So, what’s been happening over at the Mambo world?
The following line is from the 4.6 branch of Mambo.
r1752 | elpie | 2008-10-01 23:42:57 -0700 (Wed, 01 Oct 2008) | 1 line
Two interesting things about this SVN log line. It is pretty old (as of January 20th, 2009), and the committer. We all thought, elpie left the Mambo world to not to come again.
Another fact is the 4.7 branch of Mambo. It’s still closed to public. When we forked MiaCMS in May, 2008, we pretty much forked what Mambo 4.7 was at that point in time. If that source is still in the works by the Mambo Team, what possibly they might be adding??? Or, perhaps they gave up on Mambo 4.6, and Mambo 4.7. Perhaps, they are working on the Mambo 5.0, which Chad initiated long long time ago – I doubt it. Ah!, not a single commit in that branch! I guess, Mambo Team is not developing Mambo 5.0 either.
Once in a while, I go over to Mambo Forums and check out what’s going on. Not much ! Just a few survey posts, a graphics competition which keeps getting extended, and some dummie chat stuff. There a few help requests too.
No mention of elections, board of directors or certain legalities. As far as I know, their election deadline set by Australian Government passed months ago. Are they not an illegal non-profit organization yet?
For me, it’s very difficult to grasp, why would anyone go for Mambo at this point. Old & non-maintained code, bad publicity, bad management, no roadmap, no future, lots of legal issues etc. You name the negativity, Mambo has it.
You can leave all the hardcore architectural stuff MiaCMS went through, since the fork. Just look at the brand new goodies; Content Revisioning, OpenID, RESTful API, RSS Enhancements, AKismet Comments, Enhanced Charting, MOSTlyCE upgrades and more…
See it folks! Mambo project is old, outdated, it’s not maintained, it’s essentially dead. If you want a Mambo like CMS, with the “power in simplicity” motto, go MiaCMS, which is still very actively developed and maintained by the same team that once brought glory to Mambo.
MiaCMS will have some very interesting news coming up in the following weeks. I tell you now; next-gen MiaCMS will be one kick-ass project.
Save Mambo from her misery, and switch over to MiaCMS.
I’m an Humanist Muslim, who abides by the laws of Judaism, and going back and forth between Fundamental vs. Cafeteria Christianity; once in a while get confused by Mormonism, but always fighting the Satan.
*please refer to the respective definitions below.
The original article is here. I only picked up the ones that apply to me and copied over to avoid any misunderstanding.
C would be Judaism – it’s old and restrictive, but most of the world is familiar with its laws and respects them. The catch is, you can’t convert into it – you’re either into it from the start, or you will think that it’s insanity. Also, when things go wrong, many people are willing to blame the problems of the world on it.
Java would be Fundamentalist Christianity – it’s theoretically based on C, but it voids so many of the old laws that it doesn’t feel like the original at all. Instead, it adds its own set of rigid rules, which its followers believe to be far superior to the original. Not only are they certain that it’s the best language in the world, but they’re willing to burn those who disagree at the stake.
PHP would be Cafeteria Christianity – Fights with Java for the web market. It draws a few concepts from C and Java, but only those that it really likes. Maybe it’s not as coherent as other languages, but at least it leaves you with much more freedom and ostensibly keeps the core idea of the whole thing. Also, the whole concept of “goto hell” was abandoned.
C++ would be Islam – It takes C and not only keeps all its laws, but adds a very complex new set of laws on top of it. It’s so versatile that it can be used to be the foundation of anything, from great atrocities to beautiful works of art. Its followers are convinced that it is the ultimate universal language, and may be angered by those who disagree. Also, if you insult it or its founder, you’ll probably be threatened with death by more radical followers.
C# would be Mormonism – At first glance, it’s the same as Java, but at a closer look you realize that it’s controlled by a single corporation (which many Java followers believe to be evil), and that many theological concepts are quite different. You suspect that it’d probably be nice, if only all the followers of Java wouldn’t discriminate so much against you for following it.
Python would be Humanism: It’s simple, unrestrictive, and all you need to follow it is common sense. Many of the followers claim to feel relieved from all the burden imposed by other languages, and that they have rediscovered the joy of programming. There are some who say that it is a form of pseudo-code.
Visual Basic would be Satanism – Except that you don’t REALLY need to sell your soul to be a Satanist…
Thanks to guyro for his inspirational post which made me put my religions together.