Campaign workers are getting aggresive. Close to 10 calls from one campaign today then I finally picked up. Some dude instantly read me a script then asked if I’m for or against some legislation. Their campaign concurred with my off the cuff answer so the dude asked if he could transfer me to the representive’s office. Aggresive, annoying, but efficient.
Was interested in why AddToAny gets so many repeat translations submitted for certain languages. Turns out that we were still only using the compound language+country codes for some languages; for example, sv-SE instead of sv. Analytics show that far more users around the world are using browsers that return the shortest language code, usually the two-letter ISO 639-1 variant.
I dislike software patents, but as Jonathan Schwartz outlines, they’re a necessary evil. While it’s relatively cheap to start an Internet company, obtaining the IP necessary to defend yourself against patent trolling is a prohibiting factor. Patents are so disproportionately expensive for a bootstrapped startup that they’re often disregarded; yet they’re vital for reducing risk of litigation and having success in a market that’s full of patents. It makes me wonder about the collective of software companies that dedicate so much time and capital to patent applications. Is the review drain even worth it to the USPTO? Probably not, yet we’re all still blowing money on IP acquisitions instead of creating jobs to build things that matter.
What I like about vegetarian food is that almost everything has a standalone taste. Most meat is truly tasteless without seasoning or marination. Once you’re over the expected tenderness of various meats, you’ll find practically no difference between the two diets.