Consulting, Development, Hosting & System Administration
Whether you need a new web site or are looking for help managing your current one, we’ve got the technical expertise to make it magic. If you have a project you’d like to discuss, just give us a buzz.
We’re based in sunny Las Vegas, Nevada, right at the edge of the Pacific timezone, but are more than happy to travel to you for projects requiring an on-site presence. Otherwise, almost all of our services can be provided remotely (Athena bless the Internet).
We’ll try! Restoration efforts are most successful when there is already a recovery process in place (automatic backups, detailed system logs, documented code, etc.). It may still be possible to recover a web site without these things, but the process will be harder going.
No, sorry. Our focus is on technologies that work best with web servers running Linux.
No, not at the moment. Our focus is on server-side technologies like web sites, APIs, and database architecture.
Plugins, Themes & Tools
We eat, pray, love [code/]. Over the years we’ve developed quite a number of tools for developers and site operators. If you haven’t already done so, take a look at some of the different kinds of projects we maintain.
There are two different kinds of licenses offered for plugins and themes with Premium versions available:
- Single: For use on a single*, specific web site.
- Developer: For use on any number of different web sites or projects.
*Single, in this case, means one Fully Qualified Domain Name (FQDN) like “domain.com”, including both “www” and “non-www” variants, as well as any non-FQDN host like “localhost”.
All licenses are lifetime licenses. Things get too confusing otherwise. You pay once, you can use it forever, and can install any future update that happens to be released.
Yep! Of course Developer Licenses are not restricted to any particular domain, but you can attach a Unicode domain like “☻.com” to a Single License. For compatibility reasons, such domains will be converted to Punycode/ASCII format (like “xn--84h.com”), but that won’t affect license validation one way or another.
There are no blanket use restrictions for any of our plugins, themes, or libraries that differentiate between commercial and personal projects. So broadly speaking, there’s no problem there.
But as with any code soup, you do need to make sure that the ingredients (i.e. licenses, copyrights, etc.) all get along with each other. We use the delightful WTFPL when we can — which places no restrictions on you whatsoever — but sometimes our own code soup demands a copyleft legal flavor like GPL or Apache.
When in doubt, double-check with your legal team.
You bet! Just go to your order history, find the corresponding entry, and click Edit. Just be aware that once the license is updated, you will no longer be able to use the plugin under the original domain.
License sales themselves are final, but you can revoke (and later restore) a Premium license at any time from the relevant order’s page.
A license in a “revoked” state will not be able to unlock any premium features, but if you later choose to restore the license, then it’s back to business as usual.
There’s no catch! If you cannot afford a premium license for one of our plugins, or for whatever reason don’t want to purchase one, you can unlock premium functionality anyway by pushing a button.
Why did we do this?
Our premium features are marketed toward IT professionals — developers, system administrators, etc. They (or their clients) can afford licenses, and will usually purchase them. However future IT professionals — kids still in school or working unpaid internships — usually cannot. It seems cruel to make them pay for a software license if they can’t eat it.
Shh! helps improve security when sharing/receiving sensitive information over insecure channels like SMS, chat, or email — which unfortunately is the norm as most people aren’t going to be technically proficient enough to navigate or install complex encryption software.
The concept is simple: rather than tossing something like a password directly into an email, toss it into Shh!, then toss the self-destructing link you’re given into the email instead. After the specified number of views or time limit elapses, the secret will be deleted automatically, leaving the link useless.
While Shh! itself was securely designed for Zero Knowledge storage — encryption and decryption is handled entirely within your web browser; the server never sees your unencrypted message or the key used to obfuscate it — your information could still be viewed by anybody who manages to grab the link (at least until it has expired).
With that in mind, please take care when sharing Shh! links, and consider splitting up messages so that context and content are separated.