FeenPhone source code on GitHub, + a new, better version of FeenPhone

Great FeenPhone wallpaper to commemorate the launch on GitHub! (Click for large version.)

Great FeenPhone wallpaper to commemorate the launch on GitHub! (Click for large version.)

.FeenPhone Source Code Now on GitHub

Finally, we’re ready to share it. It’s HERE. It’s open source, licensed BSD 3-clause.
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Non-Windows Developer Protocol Guide HERE. If you want to make a non-Windows version of FeenPhone, or a product derived from our code, we’d love to help you, at least with testing it over the Internet. Please post a comment below and we’ll be in touch.
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New FeenPhone Version

Also, there’s a new version of FeenPhone, beta v0.1.5492.36528, on the Download page, HERE. (If you had another version installed, uninstall it first, using the Windows uninstaller. FYI, this version has its own uninstaller added in the program group.)
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This version has been tested as stable on many Freedom Feens live radio shows, with two and three co-hosts, for a week now, and been tested off air even more. It rocks.
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Changelog:
–Fixed wonky Audio Out volume slider
–Fixed issue of starting mic volume at very low setting
–Added uninstall link in program group
–Fixed bug in link in About tab, no longer cause crashing when clicked.
–Put version number at top of program interface next to program name.
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We’ve also added a Quick-Start guide, here. It’s much shorter than the full FeenPhone manual. The Quick-Start guide should be enough to get anyone up and running if they’re already computer savvy and audio-smart. Of course, we still recommend everyone read the relatively short 20-Minute Audio School to get the most out of FeenPhone.
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Next thing we’ll be working on is automatic port forwarding.

 

Michael W. Dean on Open-Source Licenses and Operating System Choice for programmers

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“MAKE FEENPHONE FOR COMMODORE 64, STATIST!”
-Jim Jesus (and he was joking)

This is a 21-minute audio essay culled out of a two-hour live Freedom Feens radio show. I took the time to do the editing and am posting here so I can just automate copying and pasting a link to people who make statements like “You should be producing your free software for this different operating system” or “You’re using the wrong open-source license” or “You should be using a different operating system.”

I’m doing this to save time, because we’ll never finish building the new roads for free if we have to keep addressing the same stock statements or answering the same stock questions about computing religious wars over and over. They’re all addressed and answered here.

People who make those statements are likely to land here and say “21 minutes? Too long, didn’t listen. I have more valuable things to do with my time, like telling other people who produce something useful for free how they’re doing it wrong!”

But those statements can’t be fully addressed in under 21 minutes. I could answer them for hours. Plus, this is an entertaining, well produced-audio piece. (My co-hosts are recorded over the free software we developed, FeenPhone.) So you can listen to this or not, but your only answer from me is in this file.

If you’re a non-Windows user and you’re not a demanding “gimmie gimme, do my bidding NOW!” socialist dick, and instead are actually a programmer who can make a non-Windows version (i.e. if you’re part of the solution, not part of the problem), the source code and open-source licensing info for FeenPhone is HERE.

Non-Windows Developer Protocol Guide HERE. If you want to make a non-Windows version of FeenPhone, or a product derived from our code, we’d love to help you, at least with testing it over the Internet. Please post a comment below and we’ll be in touch.

–Michael W. Dean

$36 standing computer desk to reduce back pain and raise your energy level

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Get off your lazy butt, you computer potato!

If you’ve listened to the Freedom Feens for any length of time, you know I complain about back pain. I did get this inversion therapy table, which helped a bit. I’ve also been walking a bit on the hamster wheel in the basement, which helps.

But basically all the constant computer work I have to do to spread liberty with the Freedom Feens radio mission means my back is often not a happy back.

Neema Vedadi recommended a standing table. I priced them, and they can be hundreds or even thousands of dollars. Turns out I already owned the solution, it was in storage in the basement, and I only paid 36 dollars for it.

Get this: Lifetime Personal Table with 30-by-20-Inch Molded Top. (It’s available in Almond and White. Mine is Almond colored.)

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