Joe Ganley
Writing code since 1979
I have been a professional software engineer for over 10 years. I have written many kinds of software, but my particular strengths are interactive graphics applications, compilers and interpreters, and algorithms.

I also enjoy writing, woodworking, and home improvement. Also this.


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Thursday, December 20, 2001

Paypal just tried to con me with the sneakiest attempt at stealth lock-in I've seen. I sold some stuff on eBay, and when the auction ended, Paypal sent the winners an email inviting them to pay me by credit card. They did so, and then Paypal sent me a mail saying that in order to accept those credit card payments, I would have to upgrade to a "premium" account (and pay them ~3% of every transaction). This leaves me in the unhappy position of having to tell my buyers that I cannot accept their payment, despite their having received mail that seemed to be sent on my behalf inviting them to pay that way. Shame on you, Paypal.


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