Thursday, October 25, 2007

TextMate and the Weak Dollar

I started using TextMate as it is very popular with the Ruby on Rails crowd and I am writing a book on Rails. It is a great product, and I like using for all kinds of things now. So once my 30-day trial expired, I decided to purchase it. They use PayPal for processing payments, and they charge you in Euros. Luckily, PayPal easily handles the conversion for us Yankees. This brought a brutal reminder of just how weak the US Dollar is now:

1 U.S. Dollar = 0.68 Euros ... Ouch! Suddenly TextMate seemed like a pretty expensive text editor. I still bought it, but it really made me second-guess the most recent Federal Reserve rate cuts. That gives me one more reason to vote for Ron Paul!

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