Software Development

Terms of engagement template for freelancers

Most people who have worked as freelancers for a while will have a story about a client who never paid. Often freelancers just do not have the time to think about getting a lawyer or writing a contract. Indeed the costs of getting a lawyer involved usually outweigh the risks for most freelancer engagements.

However many times, all the freelancer needs is that the client understands how they roll: the terms of how they engage. To avoid getting burned, I require my clients to either prepay the hours or sign my terms of engagement.

Mac Favicon Deprecated -- And RELEASED!

Iuru pointed me to a plugin on that fixes the issue Mac Favicon was designed to resolve in a far more maintainable and cleaner way than Mac Favicon ever could. Therefore I've decided to deprecate Mac Favicon and Mac Favicon XL themes for Firefox and instead encourage users to install the Stylish addon, then install the Mac bookmark toolbar favicons style from

If you prefer Mac Favicon XL, see the instructions that follow.

Mac Favicon 3

UPDATE: Mac Favicon and Mac Favicon XL have been deprecated and rereleased. See

With Firefox 3's release now imminent, a number of people have contacted me about whether there will be a version of my Mac Favicon theme for FF3.

While the short answer is "yes", the long answer is more complicated; I won't be able to take this on anytime soon -- probably not till August. A couple of folk have contacted me about doing it themselves. I would be really happy if someone were to do it. I would happily test it, release it on under Mac Favicon, give you access to do that or link to your release elsewhere.

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