last year i ran an experiment to not give away any code for the entire year. ignore that i did put out updated code for WSE and Crypto for CF ... that was just an updated release ... it doesnt count. so what changed from giving away code and not giving away code? the major difference is that i got ALOT of email from graduate students that wanted to use my code in their thesis / final project work. that makes me wonder how people used my code from previous projects? also, my articles did not seem to get linked as much as they used to. so either people link articles more when they come with code, or people assume that my blog is popular, or my articles weren't cool :( regardless, that year is now up ... so now i'm free to give away code as i see fit.
i've started a new experiment for this year ... to be discussed later ...