Short bio: Computer Scientist, FOSS supporter (read more)
Tux Machines (TM)-specific
Yayyy! Today is the Very Last Day that Penguin Pete has to talk about the tux500 scam! The story is almost completely told, and then I can forget it.
Are you as thrilled as I? Hey, I could have been blogging about fun stuff all this week, like how to make a Flash animation using only Free Software - that's what I had planned. I have clients on hold waiting for the rest of their work, I have turned other clients away because I am too busy this week. Yes, it's costing me business and I've pretty much had to flush my whole website down the toilet - I will likely never again be able to allow unmoderated comments on my site, because I will not tolerate a single tux500 extortionist to post one statement to mislead one person into contributing to it. I would sooner close the site down than be a party to this crime. As it is, I will have to hack moderation into my PHP setup before I turn comments back on. I don't like it any more than you do, but you know who to thank!
If none of this has been fun for you to read, then believe me on my ancestor's grave that it hasn't been a Swedish massage for me. This has been the LEAST FUN, MOST DISGUSTING thing I have EVER had to do since joining the FOSS movement.
Let's get it over with...