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Due to the incredibly high volume of requests that Codeweavers has received today (way to go, Digg), it is taking up to several days for new serial number requests to come in. As a result, those who want their free software today, CodeWeavers has started allowing you to download fully unlocked versions of their software. The advantage to this is that you don’t have to bother putting your e-mail address and password in to unlock the trial version that they were letting you download last night. So go get your free copy now, but don’t forget to put in your e-mail address and watch for your serial number. You don’t want to miss out on your free year of support, future updates, and ability to re-download the software in the future (all of which require an account).

The guys over at CodeWeavers said that if President George W. Bush would actually accomplish one of several goals in his last days as President that they would give away free software for one day. One of those goals was to get gas prices in the Twin Cities down to $2.79/gal. Sadly, this actually occurred as the economy imploded (blame Codeweavers, they’re willing to take the blame.

The good news is, tomorrow you can visit CodeWeavers’ website and get free software (probably the standard version of CrossOver Mac, but possibly CrossOver Games, as well). This is kind of a big deal for those of you with Intel Macs but don’t want to a) waste hard drive space on—, or b) have to pay for Windows. So be sure to check ’em out tomorrow. For all the details on the reasoning for this and the other goals that President Bush can achieve to result in another free software day in the future, visit this site.


UPDATE!!! The registration page is now live!

About a year-and-a-half ago, the guys over at Penny Arcade made available the speech from their keynote speaker at PAX ’07. While I’ve never been fortunate enough to go to PAX, I’ve often wanted to do so. Normally, however, I’m not that interested in the keynote speakers, and I felt that my opinion would not change when I saw who the speaker was: Wil Wheaton.

But, needing something to listen to while working, I gave it a shot. And believe me, it was a great decision. While I still remembered Wil as that scrawny actor that played Wesley Crusher, one of the more controversial characters in the entire Star Trek franchise, Wil had grown into one of the more prominent bloggers on the Interwebs.

I remembered hearing something about his blog either when I was in college or shortly after graduating and blogging was still a new concept. At the time, I dismissed it because I thought blogs were lame (look at me now, ma!) and because I didn’t expect him to have anything interesting to say.

But, now I am willing to admit that I was wrong. After listening to his PAX keynote, I started reading his blog—much of which has been co-opted for the books he has written—and listening to his podcast. When several of my friends convinced me to try out this whole “Twitter thing“, @wilw was one of my first feeds to follow. I even replied a few times and got a response back when I asked him to spread the word about the free copies of CodeWeavers software back in October.

Shortly after, I began to notice that Mr. Wheaton’s feed was no longer showing up in my Twitter feed. At first, I thought he hadn’t been updating, but then I went to check out the feed and saw that I’d missed a lot of Tweets. Now, this in and of itself isn’t a big deal. The man tweets a lot and I don’t have time to check Twitter so often that I catch everything from everyone anyway. But I figured there must be an issue with my Twitter account.

Now, you may be wondering to yourself, “What kind of stalker needs to know what’s going in someone’s life all the time?” To which I would respond, “This kind, dammit! Err… I mean, I’m not a stalker.”

In all seriousness, I’m a big fan of Mr. Wheaton’s writing and subscribe to his blog via RSS. However, I tend to check Twitter more often than RSS and can find new posts faster via Twitter. Plus, he’s pretty funny sometimes and that comedy plays out in Twitter quite a bit.

So, after some investigation I discovered that I was no longer following Mr. Wheaton anymore. This confused me, but I didn’t fret because it was easy to remedy.

I clicked the Follow button.

Safari did its thing and just before the following began, I received a message from the Twitter site saying that an error occurred and I could not follow at that time. WTF?

So I shrugged it off. I waited a couple of hours for Twitter to fix itself and I tried again. And later again. And each time I got the same error. I waited a couple of days this time. Again, no dice. Finally, I tried it on my iPhone, which loaded up the mobile version of the site. This is when the unthinkable happened.

The error message I was given from Twitter mobile said that I had been blocked at the request of the user. I. HAD. BEEN. BLOCKED.


I thought it had to still be a glitch. I contacted Twitter support whom confirmed the error message. I had been blocked. I verified the issue further by logging in with my cat’s Twitter account @omgcat.

At this point, I didn’t know what else to do. I slept on it for a couple of days, but when the withdrawal proved to be too great, I tried the unthinkable. I e-mailed Mr. Wheaton directly. Unfortunately, I received no response and decided to just let it go. And I did. For two months. Until today.

Because today, I formally declare war on Wil Wheaton.

But, y’know, satirically.

That’s right, I said PRO. As in, the full version of CrossOver Mac, which includes CrossOver Games. It also includes 12 months of support at Level 2, and the ability to renew support every year for $35 (or free if they ever have a promotion like this again). This is a $70 value, for $0 and you really can’t beat that. But remember, you have until 11:59 PM (23:59) Central Standard Time to sign up and use your free serial key to authenticate. The serial keys will no longer be good after that time, so go do it now.