A few thoughts on being a freelancer

over 13 years ago in Inspire by matt
Q:Why does one want to become a freelancer?
A:To get an independent and decent source of income, to become their own boss, manage their time any way they want. That kind of talk.
Q: How does one become a freelancer?
A:By not choosing clients who are pain in the ass.

Constant pain in the ass leads to frustration. By getting frustrated you drain yourself. Your skills deteriorate. You develop slower. This is not freelancing. This is ant working. You can just as well ‘freelance sell groceries‘, or ‘freelance wash cars‘ in a car wash.

A good freelancer is a good salesman. Being highly skilled in whatever you do is not enough. You need to know how to sell it. If you let the client make all the decisions in disagreement with you, and if you let that happen for a long period of time, and if that can’t be changed due to the client’s nature, let it go. Go somewhere else. If you don’t, you’ll end up hating what you do and treating it as the least enjoyable time during the day you have to waste in order to keep you going.

There are millions of clients out there. The chances are the more you look, the better the people you will hook up with. Don’t get stagnant, it’s the worst thing an aspiring individual wanting to become a freelancer can do.

I needed to write these thoughts down to clear my mind but hope it helps some of you as well. In fact leave a comment or two if it does!

Woohoo! 0.8.2 Free. How about we go Woohoo! Live!?

over 13 years ago in Game and WooHoo Drive! by matt

As promised earlier today, Woohoo! is now free to play for everyone. You can still donate if you wish ;)

It’s also worth mentioning that we’re planning to release Woohoo in html5 canvas some time later. Will it be the same? No. We have a few ideas on our minds that in theory at least sound as good alternatives to what’s out there on the market already. Stay tuned ;)

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Woohoo! about to go free

over 13 years ago in Game and WooHoo Drive! by matt

We’ll be rolling an update shortly with a free version of Woohoo!

The info on the site has been already updated, the game will be soon as well, stay tuned!

You can still donate, get a key and a shiny star in the ranks, other than that it’s totally free of charge.

Web Snooker – Brief announcement

over 13 years ago in Game and Web Snooker by luke

Hi! We’re happy to announce that websnooker claimed the award of the best polished game on the Game On competition held by Mozilla Labs! Thanks to everyone who contributed!

Other than that we’re currently working on improving what’s there already. We have just updated Websnooker with some bugfixes and cosmetic gameplay changes.

One of the next things we’ll be focusing on are different game modes. Since everyone loves 8-ball so much this is our closest target.

Please remember this is alpha and if you happen to find some bugs please let us know, either via feedback button on the right or on irc channel – #websnooker @ quakenet.org

We will be back with some more updates sometime soon!