Hack-A-Day goes independent


Credit goes to Josh Smith for noticing that something fishy was going on. It’s true. We were not part of the AOL purchase deal of Weblogs, Inc. If you look around, you’ll see that the Weblogs, Inc. directory listings have been removed from the site. Hack-A-Day will continue as an independent entity


  1. ping says:

    Can you change it so capital letters aren’t changed to lower case?

  2. ajrrdesign says:

    Great!! Congratulations

    from Spain

    PD: public in the web your desktop, its cool

  3. agi says:

    Congrats and good luck!
    Thanks for your great site.

  4. jaguarrrr says:

    woohoo !

    and keep the lower case !

  5. Donnie says:

    congrats, aol would have messed your blog up.

  6. Kellen says:

    keep lowercase!

  7. Pedro says:

    good looking out guys! keepin it real!!

  8. JAY says:

    Dude I still want to hear more about that Dell 24incher you picked up a little ago…

  9. fucter says:

    hackaday Central PA meet will be thursday october 13. it will be at penn states hub on the second floor above the sushi place by the windows facing the field.
    we will show up around 8:00. bring your laptops, toys, gizmos whatever

  10. Max says:

    From now on, i’ll click on all your adverts a couple extra times to support the cause.

  11. ORANGE says:

    new logo?


  12. paul says:

    Like some of the others, if Hack a Day is looking for donations (hopefully via Paypal) to cover its expenses, I’ll be first in line to drop in a few bucks.

  13. william says:

    rock on hackaday! that’s great that you’re goin independent, I’ll back you 100%

    fight the man

  14. ayeyen says:

    Now would be a GREAT time to remove “beta”…

  15. madmax says:

    since the overall layout of the site hasn’t changed, I gather that part of the spin-off agreement included some of weblogs inc’s code base. Is it going to stay this way? If necessary, the site could switch over to the free/open-source slashcode base. It could be very interestng what might happen in the next few weeks and months.

  16. Jason Calacanis, the boss of Weblogs Inc posted about the H-a-d spinoff. you might find it interesting to read what the big man had to say about the deal. it seems that they were worried that someday h-a-d might post something relating to hacking aol or an aol service so they decided to nip that problem in the bud.

    quote: “We told AOL it wasn

  17. No, what the boss says is pretty much the whole deal. See the copyright notice at the bottom of the page has changed to Hackaday,LLC. This site and the actual Blogsmith software weren’t sold to AOL. The site will continue to operate in at least a one Hack-A-Day capacity, but it sounds like I’ll be doing more work for Engadget. Fbz and I will be doing How-tos for them. I’m glad to have you folks on board no matter what happens.

  18. blindrage says:

    Open source software…independent blogs…intellectual pursuits can’t be stopped if enough people care more about finding new and better way to do things than how to make money. Kudos, hackaday. Damn…i think i feel a tear…

  19. John says:

    Good job there, but I can’t help but hope that someone will some day buy my blog so I can pay off some bills.

  20. innernumb says:

    congrats to you hack a day. thanks for being the best webblog out there!

  21. Ivan Minic says:

    You go man ;)

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