LinkedIn contact email addresses seems to be a tricky mess. Today I got a message from a friend asking me why she got a confirmation from LinkedIn that I had changed my password. The confirmation was (at least by name) addressed to me. After some digging in the LinkedIn settings I found that I had six email addresses registered to receive email from LinkedIn. I only recall entering one, maybe two, of the addresses.
I finally got my developing machine to work again and here is a new release of jsiBitBot. You can download the new release and subscribe to the newsletter here. The changes in this release are: Fixed a bug when using CaptchaSniper. Added: fr33bitcoins.com, freebitcoins4u.com, bitcoins4free.me, bitcoinspain.net, btcmine.net, greencoins.org, nioctib.net, thebitcoin.me, virtualfaucet.com, freebtc4all.com, elbitcoingratis.es, canhasbitcoin.com, bitcoinfaucet.tk, faucetbtc.com CoinAd: Fixed a timing error and the wait indicator
To begin the story you should know about the Manifesto for Agile Software Development These ideas are now more than a decade old and just as most other noble ideas they have morphed into thorny parodies of the original. A lot of my customers practice Panic Driven Development Agile valuesWe Individuals and interactions over processes and tools do whatever we're told in response to uninformed panic. Working software over comprehensive documentation fix it when some one panics, unless it's documented.
I’ve improved the error handling a bit, but there are still some exceptions popping up. When you see an exception dialog just click continue. Nothing catastrophic will happen. Not visible to most users, but I’ve cleaned up the registry keys used by the application. You can now enter a bitcoin address per bot by right clicking the title of each bot. As you will see you can also restart a bot from there.
A while back I made a post regarding InstallMonetizer that turned into some whining about how the bundled installer from them looked. My intentions with the post was mostly to tell my (complaining) users what was happening but I also had some hope of making a change by speaking about my perceived problem. In a week or so after posting my complains I got a polite email from Jay at InstallMonetizer wanting to know what they could do to make me use their service again.
Oh, how I totally screwed up the experience for new users. When doing a reorganization of the source code I forgot to hook a lot of the user actions when setting up jsiBitBot for the first time to the appropriate code blocks. This resulted in a nasty error dialog when testing the captcha settings and the bots didn’t work at all. Thanks a lot to user Lauri for having the patience to report the error and retest my poor attempts at fixing it.
Today I made a new release of jsiBitBot and you can download it here. . **Please subscribe to the newsletter** Release notes for 13.33 Started implementing a forced restart of a bot by double clicking it’s name. Small fixes to accomodate site changes on CoinAd and DailyBitcoins Handle an error when solving captcha in the latest bots.
Today I added a new bot (Bicoin4you) to jsiBitBot … and I tinkered a little bit more with timers and scheduling. I have to manage bots that falls out of my state machine a lot better now that they all run in the same window. Please let me know when a bot starts to misbehave. These are the currently supported ‘free’ bitcoins sites that jsiBitBot supports: Earn Free Bitcoins Coin
I published a new release of jsiBitBot today and you can download it here. Changes in this release are: A bot will be stopped if it didn’t complete in 10 minutes. I got the new CoinAd.com to work quite well. I remade the user interface. I remade the internal scheduling of bots. The check for a new version was totally wrong. Added reporting of some failed captchas. Muted the sound in the application if you are running Windows Vista or later The changes to the user interface and the scheduler will hopefully make it easier to ad more bots and keep up with the changes made to the current bots.