Live By The Internet, Die By The Internet
I’ve had a few mildly successful things and events on the web, so I thought I would keep track of these here.
Beef Taco is a fork of a popular Firefox add-on that went commercial and angered their userbase really fast. I forked the old version and started maintaining it. It got 9250+ downloads in 12 days.
- Beef Taco on Mozilla.org
- My Explanation Of The Fork
- The Register Article (mention at the very bottom)
- Slashdot Bit
Konami Unicorn Blitz
- Demo & Source Code
- Hacker News Comments
- The Boing Boing Post (inspiration)
- Eric Ryan Harrison’s Blog Post
Consume Less, Create More
Consume Less, Create More was a minimalist website with some rotating quote, powered by jQuery. It was just a little one-off plaything, but it was received pretty well. It peaked at 1000+ uniques the first day it was out, and still gets about 10 a day.
January / February 2010
Storytlr is a lifestreaming application that was open sourced in late 2009. I loved it and grabbed a copy after segphault posted a review to Ars Technica. Development was slow, so I jumped in and did a bunch of work. My fork is sort of the default for “bleeding” edge installs, and I’ve done a lot of the development and plugins work since it came out.