Friday, July 23, 1999

Jul 23 1999

You may have noticed that I redesigned my home page, adding some backgrounds and such. Hopefully the changes look a bit better. I plan to add a bit more of my stuff to the site in the near future.

Accountability is getting testers for its first release. I’ve been playing around with the idea of using dates rather than version numbers for each release. Dates have the advantage of immediately telling you how old the software is; having version 2.0 doesn’t tell me that that version was released three years ago. OTOH, version numbers explain exactly what’s changed from version to version — bug fix, minor revision, or major revision. Hmm.

It hit me the other day just how much money I’m pouring into Papyrus. $500 a month. That’s $6,000 a year. Six thousand. For no reward. And it’s fun and interesting and all, but it really is a lot of mental effort for very little reward. I haven’t gotten a dime yet from my little venture.

And now I realized I never explained what was going on there. It’s funny; you never put the really major things in a diary. IAE, I’ve asked my friend Eric to take over Papyrus. He’s looking to get a sponsor and take it over in a month or two. The whole thing is a bit depressing, and saddens me, but I really think it’s the best thing for me to do. I’m getting tired of this, and I haven’t reached my goals. This way, Papyrus will continue.

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