I noticed this image on the side of the YMCA building in Des Moines the other day while walking back to work from the bank. I’d never noticed it before so I snapped a quick photo. After looking online for an hour or so, I haven’t been able to find out what the image represents.
Back in July of 2007 I purchased the domain wicd.net, for Adam Blackburn. I chose to do so because Adam’s Wicd software was the only thing that would reliably work with the wireless card I had in an rather old laptop. Adam still seems to be maintaining the project, too!
Anyway, wicd.net used to host apt repos and documentation, but now all that is taken care of at Laundhpad. Since I didn’t think Adam wanted to continue using the wicd.net domain, I used the domain for a couple things. Sourceforge, and Launchpad, provide most of the resources a project maintainer requires. Using a custom domain for everything just adds time and lots of other headaches that could be avoided. Not to mention the time expense. As a developer, I’d rather focus on developing (implementing features, bug fixes, etc.) instead of server management, I do happen to enjoy server management, too. Up to a point at least, heh.
The first thing I did with wicd.net was copy all of the original page content and mirror it on a WordPress install. I didn’t mirror any files, just documentation stuff. I had bold links pointing to the, at the time, new page at SourceForge (which, has since moved to Launchpad). That was obviously a bad idea though, as the information was dangerously out-dated.
Packt is having a Columbus day sale. Every e-book and videos are 50% off. The sale has been extended through Monday, October 21. It’d be a great opportunity to get an e-book of WordPress Multisite Administration while it’s half off. You could get it for $8.50 using the promo code COL50.