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May 18, 2004

Dying Slowly

In looking at my site, I am realizing that it is dying slowly.

I'll be the first to admit that I have not been updating this site as often as I have wanted. I have just been way too busy. I know, I have made that excuse before, but it is true.

Now, there is a new reason that may cause The Angry Fat Man to die. The company that makes the software that I use to run this site has decided to make some changes in how they license their software. Up until last week sometime, their software was free. If you wanted to make a donation to their cause, then you could. And I have. Then, last week, they released a new version of the software and decided to make you pay for it. This site would require an investment of $70.00. Not all that much in the grand scheme, but the way that they have written the license terms, they reserve the right to force you to pay for any future upgrades. This really frustrates me. They are going against one of the rules of commerce... You can charge for something today that you were giving away for free.

I'm not sure if, or what, this means for the site. Hopefully, I'll figure it out in the near future.

"It's not that I'm afraid to die, I just don't want to be there when it happens." - Woody Allen