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Coding and the law of No Free Lunch


Dear reader, alas I must take more time away to write a scroll-bar for the new website.  Sorry about that!  The one presently at work at the bottom of the Gun’s Report home-page is a “freebie.”  How “free,” exactly, is anyone’s guess.  Should the website attract customers and commercial success, I may well learn just how “free” software code can be.  I smell a clause somewhere in the license.


It would be prudent to replace it with code written by yours truly.  Turns out that I’m licensed on my own copies of Flash, Dreamworks and Fireworks CS4 from Adobe.  This will be a little like being dropped onto an island where the language is totally unfamiliar.  Eventualy, when the new scroller emerges, it will do so with two assets: First, I will own the code *and* I will have some skills to apply elsewhere.

See you soon.  Cheers!

4 Comments leave one →
  1. 2011/03/01 22:58

    Slightly off-topic:

    National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Bill Introduced In U.S. House

    Friday, February 25, 2011

    Last week, H.R. 822, was introduced in the U.S. House by Representatives Cliff Stearns (R-Fla.) and Heath Shuler (D-N.C.). The measure would allow any person with a valid state-issued concealed carry permit to carry a concealed firearm in any state that issues concealed firearm permits, or that does not prohibit the carrying of concealed firearms. A state’s laws governing where concealed firearms may be carried would apply within its borders. The bill also applies to Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and U.S. territories.

    H.R. 822 would not create a federal licensing system. Rather, it would require the states to recognize each others’ carry permits, just as they recognize drivers’ licenses and carry permits held by armored car guards. Rep. Stearns has introduced such legislation since 1995.

    To read more about this legislation, please click here.

    • 2011/03/02 03:48

      Thanks L! Totally on-topic… b’cuz – had that on the Gun’s Report site back on the 25th. Still there, now on the left column. I appreciate your concise, clear summary.

      I will post updates from the ILA and other 2A action associations as they post news over at TGRM.


  2. 2011/03/02 11:46

    One can only imagine how Uber-nanny-mayor Mikey would react to such a bill actually becoming the law of the land. I can picture his voice becoming ever more shrill as his head rapidly expands until it pops like a metaphorical Mylar helium balloon.

    • 2011/03/02 14:35

      Can’t we introduce Mikey to some sort of hobby? I dunno, collecting stamps or something? His anti-gun fetish reminds me of some of the weirder “survivalists” out there – no sense of proportion or mature calm.

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