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Archive for April 2010

Delver beta is alive!

After more than a year of work, we have finally released Delver beta – a “social shopping platform”.
You’re more than welcome to check it out at

We are still in “closed beta”, which means you need an invite to get in (but can then forward invites to your friends).
If you want one, drop me a line with your email.

Big big thanks to everyone in our team for making it happen!

Who wants a Stack Overflow T-shirt?

Still in beta (not announced on the SO blog yet). A shirt is $12, shipping to Israel is $11 fixed price + $4 per shirt. Let me know if you want one and we can do a shipment together.

Stack Overflow shirts

My favorite Stacks

I blogged before about the StackExchange platform for questions and answers.

A few months have passed, and a whopping 218 different “stacks” emerged (there might be some more off the radar). While most of them are still ghost towns, a few are starting to be rather useful (some more and some less):

Regarding my own experience, I am nowhere close to breaking even. Until now, StackExchange has been a free (beta) platform. When it come out of beta, they will start charging $120/month. But, I’m optimistic, and I don’t mind funding Draw3Cards from my own money for the next year – it is picking up in terms of traffic. Meanwhile, I have also done a little bit of development of a similar open source, though I hadn’t perused it beyond a “programming exercise” yet.


Needless to say, the original Trilogy – StackOverflow, SuperUser and ServerFault – continue to be an invaluble assent in programming, using a computer and IT. Rock on!


I just found Shapado, a free, open source hosted version of Stack Exchange. They are taking a lot of heat from some of StackExchange’s users, but I think their existence can only be good news to StackExchange’s users. I probably won’t be switching Draw3Cards to Shapado any time soon because the platform is still not ready (less features, not as smooth), but time will tell.