[Nelug] Slightly Off Topic: Invoicing/Service Providing

Scott Wilcox sc0tt at x0f.org
Wed May 28 15:08:41 UTC 2008

Brian Ronald wrote:
> Marcel Hecko wrote:
>> Hey Scott,
>> I have ended up writing my own code like that based on PHP and MySQL -
>> it took me about 4 hours - Im free to consult the system with you,
>> although my code is far from being stable enough and flexible to be
>> opened up.
> "Not stable or flexible enough" shouldn't stop you opening up.  I use a
> web based MP3 player at home.  Some guy in Canada scratched an itch, and
> wrote a couple of perl scripts that exactly matched his needs.  They
> didn't quite match mine, but altering his scripts was still easier then
> starting from scratch, and I didn't even care that I had to change all
> the hard-coded file paths etc.  All he did was throw them on a web page,
> declaring them free.  He described what they did, but not how.  He still
> saved me a bunch of work.
> http://vektor.ca/audio/mp3player/
> So, if you have something that works, and you grok the whole free
> software idea, then do chuck it out into the wide world.  You might save
> somebody from having to reinvent your wheel.
> Brian
Agreed, you may save me a bunch of time :) Plus, whatever changes I need 
to can make easily and quickly. I think the homebrew route is looking 
more likely, no prewritten software seems to match what I'm looking for.

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