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The joy of being a software developerCategory: software development
Friday, 20 October 2006
04:39:40 AM (GMT)
I have been developing software since I was in junior high school. That was about
seven years ago. Not long after I had the skills to create a Windows application, I
tried to sell my software. I remember, my first "success story" software was a prank
software which will replace someone's typing with any words of the prankster's
choosing. I sold them for $10 each and sales were good. I was fifteen at that time,
so it is big money for me! Unfortunately this prank software was classified as
"virus", some people didn't like their typing being replaced (even though it was
intended as a joke), so I pulled the software off my website. No more sales, no
money. I was devastated! Now that I think about it, maybe I should had modified the
software so it wouldn't get classified as a virus and I could continue to make money.
But well.... what's gone is gone. It has been an invaluable experience for me.

And now? I am so very happy, because once again I could make some decent money from
developing software! I earn money from placing ads on my website [through Google
AdSense program], from the sales of my new security software, and today, I received a
$100 check from sms.ac! Well, sms.ac is a mobile phone developer
community. They had an incentive program which said, "if you develop software for our
website before October, we will reward you with US $100". So I did. At first I was
not very sure because it seemed very easy to get $100 (it is big money for me). But
today, the check arrived!! Wow! ^.^

Besides the money, there's another important reason why I enjoy developing software:
I feel that my work is appreciated by other people. You know, when you create
something and it is used by a lot of people, and people thank you for your work, you
will get some warm feeling in your heart! That's what I feel right now. Here are some
of the reasons why people purchase my software:
- Fairness to author of program
- Your program is extremely useful and deserves support
- Felt it should be registered
- Support your effort
- Good work has to be rewarded with adequate compensation

That's all for today.
Have a nice day, everyone!

Comments 
moonstar says:   7 December 2006   934315  
HI! Hina I really love this site! It helps me with so many problems!
Good work! Keep it up! Hope you earn more money! HAHA!!! =D
hina writes:   7 December 2006   663691  
thanks moonstar!
it always makes me smile when i read a comment like yours =)
anyway, enjoy the site!!
 
AnyaFrib says:   7 December 2006   754267  
Hina the more i play on kupika the less kupipoints i have i started
wit like ten went to some diaries now i have 2
hina says:   7 December 2006   966151  
AnyaFrib: i replied in your diary ^^
 
trippinout98 says:   7 December 2006   962884  
i liked how u made ur guy
hina says:   7 December 2006   891338  
my guy?
do you mean the characters?
my friend made them...
 
Lil_Kid says:   10 December 2006   774937  
Is my name in bold, I don't know!  I love this site so much and I
love having a lot of pen pals.
hina says:   10 December 2006   684611  
I'm glad to hear that =)
 
trippinout98 says:   11 December 2006   682775  
ya its cool
trixiegir3 says:   20 December 2006   383913  
Yeah i like having penpals too.
The_Girl_Next_Door says:   22 December 2006   866426  
this site rocks,and you rock too hina!^^ but my computer like freaks
out when i come on here,it makes me sad  keep up the good work
though!
hunny963123 says:   24 December 2006   872782  
hina you dont sound very...whats the word... enthusiatic
Cowyeshia says:   24 December 2006   181756  
I love this site. I talk to people who don't know anything about me.
It's way cool. I have friends in really life, and friends on this
site. Awsome
Randomizer says:   26 December 2006   232935  
This iste is my life on the internet
bamachick says:   28 December 2006   488921  
u rock!!!!!!!!
‹SparklePuff_♥› says:   29 December 2006   218751  
yea this is like mokitown kind of but this  site rocks!
 
Riku says:   31 December 2006   442468  
Before I signed up for kupika, I was wondering why we don't have
penpals in school anymore.But then I found this site!I was like
OMG.Weird.I love this site ^.^
hina says:   31 December 2006   293774  
Thanks people for your comments, I am really happy to read them!
@Riku: why don't you invite your school friends to Kupika? ^^ 
 
‹SparklePuff_♥› says:   31 December 2006   865859  
yestday this site was down  but not it is not
 
bottyboots says:   31 December 2006   819692  
this site rocks do you like Panic! At The Disco hina??
Natsu345 says:   31 December 2006   921571  
I'm telling my buds!I'm the one that helped make neopets popular!
princessrosh says:   2 January 2007   846795  
Ilove this site ive told louds of friends
nicole3707 says:   2 January 2007   571453  
This site is so cool. How did you make something like this?
Aly101 says:   2 January 2007   873933  
Ummm i love this site 2 it is the first thing i think of in the
morning i go on everyday and i thank u Hina for making this site i
love this site!!!!
Jayne says:   2 January 2007   658524  
If i may say so, hina, i ADORE kupika, i don't think i can find
anything wrong with it except some of the people that start on the
subject of cybering.....Another subject now lol!!!
hina says:   3 January 2007   928544  
Wow, thanks everyone...
Your comments warm my heart... hehehe
 
Twizzlers says:   3 January 2007   566148  
You are a talented software designer!
loserXcitygurl57 says:   3 January 2007   943358  
Hina you was blessed!
Your the King Of Kupika!

*bows down*

Hina you rule  now that your King I wonder what's your next idea?

Oh and software developing sounds cool.
cutafull95 says:   3 January 2007   361544  
My life is pretty much about our family computer, so 
when I go to your site, I'm happy I have the internet!
Good job hina! You're a great software developer!
sodasoda sings:   4 January 2007   846617  
hina the king! :P
 
usagi_chan shouts:   4 January 2007   245468  
wooowwwwwwwww..........
wat a great xperience,and of course people will appreciate it....
good luck 4 ur next soft ^_^
Dayka says:   4 January 2007   724614  
you rock hina i come everyday to see wat new postins are and things
in my diary( to bad nothing ever is lol!) and to see all my friends!!!
you guys have made it safe to talk to strangers that know we can
become friends with lol!!! again you rock!!!!1
Dayka says:   4 January 2007   472658  
your little dude is sooooooooooo adorable he looks like a little
kitty i want the charecter person lol!!!!!!!!
MrHello says:   4 January 2007   269823  
This site is the best,it's the best site
kokokat2324 says:   5 January 2007   768655  
hi!!!!! hey i luffsthis site but could u maybe possibly add a few
games.....? i mean if that is opk with u.....tis all!!! ^-^
Dayka says:   6 January 2007   825851  
im worrid about it a little cause of ppl talking about inappropriate
things like i want to get rid of iloveloyalgirls plz PLZ PLZ
DO!!!!!!!!!!!
prettyprincess says:   7 January 2007   655957  
you did a great job on this site because its awesome
Dayka says:   7 January 2007   293635  
yea it rocks hina you should make more web sites they will be the
best sites ever made cause you designed them!!!
ella76543210 says:   14 January 2007   349621  
this site is the best site on the world 
its just my computer sez i cannot draw any oekakis 
do u have anything to solve my problem?
gymnasticsfreak16 says:   14 January 2007   824322  
Can I ask you a question? Why did make the limit of letters u can
send each day?
FushikuDoll says:   14 January 2007   662949  
Brilliant! Its always helped me in life and is very meaaningful,
Great work Hina!
MiSSpaige says:   14 January 2007   865713  
i love this site
Tomboy400 says:   15 January 2007   794995  
this is the ONLY site i have been to in WEEKS!!!!!
and i love evry thing about it (acept of course the limit of letters)
hina writes:   15 January 2007   299215  
@ella76543210: try using another computer ^^

@gymnasticsfreak16: the limit is necessary to keep the site alive -.- 
 
Tomboy400 says:   15 January 2007   997768  
ok dern
Dayka says:   15 January 2007   456585  
hey hina wat is up with the little boo dude hes kinda freaky just
sitting there being all like "boo check these sites out umkay."

<3 Dayka
Tomboy400 says:   15 January 2007   914749  
ya those things are annoying
gymnasticsfreak16 says:   15 January 2007   225739  
oooooooooooooooooooo thanks
AThomason says:   16 January 2007   858866  
hey just a sugjestion you should make a Mr or Miss Kupika
AThomason says:   16 January 2007   544243  
ohh yea and why are those advratisment robots on here they are so
annoying
xoFallenAngelzxo says:   17 January 2007   147676  
hey hina
 
xoFallenAngelzxo says:   17 January 2007   795683  
how ya doin
 
Thunder says:   18 January 2007   362894  
Hey hina, what's up, I finally decided to check this diary out that
ya made... It's really cool! ^_^
ilikeeggs sings:   18 January 2007   317132  
Hina i love this website. so many of my friends are on here. what
kind of music do you like?


Thank you so much for making this site it has made it possible for me
to make so many valuble friends. ^^

many regards :D
loserXcitygurl57 says:   18 January 2007   773156  
Hina this site is my drug...I can't get off the computer!
Anyway....question!

Why did you let everyone have a Q&A section to the profile?
Im just wondering...I love it though!
hina says:   19 January 2007   146838  
thank you for all your comments!

i like slow music...

@loserXcitygurl57: what do you mean by that question? isn't it just
natural to let all members have it? 
 
BLINK_182_TIMES_AND_YOU_MISS_ME says:   3 February 2007   641125  
i love this site.....this is site is the reason i stay up late(all
night)....i love it soooooo much
Kairi says:   3 February 2007   843481  
i love this site too because one of my friends from school are on
here too! thanx for making it and im very happy to have this name!! ^^
 
Inuyashima says:   13 February 2007   382327  
your so awesome hina! when I found this site I was thinking it was
another dress up game like it said in the thing i found it from but
once I started I thought this place is better!its awesome!!! YOU
ROCK!!!

                    ~Inuyashima♥
‹<3OurGODisLOVE!!<3› says:   13 February 2007   885892  
cool! your so nice and thx for doing this site i really enjoy it and
if u don't minde i added u as my friend! well just to let u know u
rock!
 
hina says:   14 February 2007   629551  
again: thank you all, i am really happy that i can create something
useful like kupika ^^
 
kristino says:   15 February 2007   252173  
Kupika is one of the most entertaining websites out there hina! In my opinion, no one has thought up a well known website like kupika.com that you can communicate with people all over the world on and not have to give out too much personal information (like myspace or facebook)!! I develop layouts for other websites like myspace, xanga, etc. I know what your talking about when you say its rewarding for people to use them. Its one of the best feelings in the world! Your the greatest! Thanks for Kupika! -kristino™
hina says:   15 February 2007   915569  
thanks so much kristino!
you have no idea how happy i am, reading your comment ^^
hmm... i am thinking of making the profile page "skinnable", i mean,
to be able to customize the looks using CSS... but it'd be pretty
complex... what do you think?
 
bestgirl says:   16 February 2007   958676  
thx for doing this web site  your the best  hina 
FushikuDoll says:   24 February 2007   314566  
I Love This Site Hina!!
:DD It Really Warms Up My Heart Being With The People I Like <33
Kupika Is Exellent!
eragon_gal14 says:   24 February 2007   921531  
this site is awesome
LingLing says:   2 March 2007   136858  
hey hina i hope you answer this um like are you real rich
kaitlynn says:   5 March 2007   175112  
hey hina whats up?
im not sure what to think about this website if you want to know why
just write a letter to me 


...
im not trying to get you to be my pen  pal i just wouldnt feel
comfortable saying it were EVERYONE can read it
Link_is_hot says:   6 March 2007   333648  
.................wow...................
hina says:   6 March 2007   497477  
kaitlynn: of course i want to know why, but, if you "wouldnt feel
comfortable saying it", you can just send a letter to me.....
 
koolkat19920 writes:   6 March 2007   664892  
Heehee you have A LOT of comments!

Great story!
Miki_the_Monkey says:   6 March 2007   357272  
I really love this site, it's really fun to get penpals and talk to
them. You came up with a great site, Hina-chan!!!
mels says:   24 March 2007   418238  
i what 2 be  a software developer but if i did my boyfriend will not
go out with me becuse he thinck i will have no time 4 him
‹AFIIQAA! Says heyy.› says:   24 March 2007   953343  
My friend introduced me too this website. And i could play it 6hrs
straight!!!!
THANKS HINA!
 
derianto says:   26 March 2007   766627  
Hey hina, congratulations for kupika!
Keep up the good work 
Link says:   26 March 2007   363755  
Hina, the great, *bows* Your awesome!! This site is the best site in
the world! It must be hard not to brag on the site.. so i'll do it for
you! Now you don't sound rude and i have something to do! Okay so..
this site is the only site thatis .. freeeee to.. be on at all times..
and.. hmm.. YOUR ANANOUMOUSE!!! ^^ and...and...and.. AND the penpals
are realy cute! and... and.. great job!!!!!
hina says:   27 March 2007   268466  
thanks to all who commented!
hehe... kupika is far from being the "best", but... at least we have a
little community here ^^
 
Link says:   29 March 2007   755935  
it is too, you just don' wanna admit it hina. lol
because you'd be "braging"
but i don't mind bragging for you.. xD
Rek says:   4 April 2007   172731  
I've invited 4 friends from school to this site because its so
awesome. I've also met nice people on here.
coolchic77 says:   4 April 2007   232733  
i love it hina! most of my friends love this site!!!!!!

and for me we are the best !

though i checked www.alexa.com and search ww.kupika.com in the traffic
rankings... we are in the number :58,202 ranking for yesterday and the
for the 3 months we are in the number: 178,946 and in 1 week ranking
we are 72,034

yey kupika! at least!
 
danielle1010225_2nd says:   4 April 2007   383859  
YA HINA YOU ROCK
xD
YAY
=D
SANK OU FOR MAKING KUPIKA
^__.^
AND THE OEKAKIS
*~*
NOW ME AND MY MOM ARGUE 
EVERYTIME I GO TO KUPIKA TO 
LONG YAY !!!!!!
xDDDDDD
SANK OU
 
danielle1010225_2nd says:   4 April 2007   356811  
oh and just saying I  told three of my friends without the invite
^__.^ mwahaha
 
girl101 says:   6 May 2007   114697  
u rock!!!!!! hina!!!!
girl101 says:   6 May 2007   768579  
have been developing software since I was in junior high school. That
was about
seven years ago. Not long after I had the skills to create a Windows
application, I
tried to sell my software. I remember, my first "success story"
software was a prank
software which will replace someone's typing with any words of the
prankster's
choosing. I sold them for $10 each and sales were good. I was fifteen
at that time,
so it is big money for me! Unfortunately this prank software was
classified as
"virus", some people didn't like their typing being replaced (even
though it was
intended as a joke), so I pulled the software off my website. No more
sales, no
money. I was devastated! Now that I think about it, maybe I should had
modified the
software so it wouldn't get classified as a virus and I could continue
to make
money. But well.... what's gone is gone. It has been an invaluable
experience for
me.

And now? I am so very happy, because once again I could make some
decent money from
developing software! I earn money from placing ads on my website
[through Google
AdSense program], from the sales of my new security software, and
today, I received
a $100 check from sms.ac! Well, sms.ac is a mobile phone developer
community. They had an incentive program which said, "if you develop
software for
our website before October, we will reward you with US $100". So I
did. At first I
was not very sure because it seemed very easy to get $100 (it is big
money for me).
But today, the check arrived!! Wow! ^.^

Besides the money, there's another important reason why I enjoy
developing software:
I feel that my work is appreciated by other people. You know, when you
create
something and it is used by a lot of people, and people thank you for
your work, you
will get some warm feeling in your heart! That's what I feel right
now. Here are some
of the reasons why people purchase my software:
- Fairness to author of program
- Your program is extremely useful and deserves support
- Felt it should be registered
- Support your effort
- Good work has to be rewarded with adequate compensation

That's all for today.
Have a nice day, everyone!


 that story is great hina!
DUDETMARIAH says:   6 May 2007   177522  
Hina, do you think you could put games on here? Maybe educational or
something?
dan_09 says:   6 May 2007   566175  
way to go hina!
 
dan_09 says:   6 May 2007   841456  
yay for you!
 
baby__123 says:   7 May 2007   385929  
im glad u created this site! i love it!
Bootheghost says:   7 May 2007   483113  
keep going hina! all ma mates luv the site!
me and vampire_rikku invited all our skool friends on here and now
there are
7 of us! woop woop!
 
The_Raichu says:   7 May 2007   965313  
this place ish awezome!!
Do you like my profile?
By teh way...
EVERYONEZZ SHOOOO KEWALL..*gets all peppy-like*
1hotty789 says:   3 June 2007   419617  
when was this website made?
Angel_baby says:   3 June 2007   656773  
wow hina!! u must be really smart!! Lol. but this is cool
lucluc10 says:   17 June 2007   782592  
cool!!!!you develop a site where people can have fun and you earn
more money!!!!keep it up hina
ChibiRini says:   15 July 2007   285415  
I love Kupika and am so glad that you created it. I can restart here
and make true friends while losing the presure I gathered that day. I
can just let everything out into my diary or make a page and just let
it out and nobody can make me feel bad about it. It feels great to
know that I can come home and still be with my friends. Great work and
Kupika is just getting better for me every day.
lilalani says:   15 July 2007   585411  
If not all people I personally LOVE this site and I just dont know
wut I would do if it closed .Hina u went through all that trouble just
to make others happy and if they dont appreciate it just ignor them
because u will break hearts if this site closed.
Angel_Puzz says:   18 July 2007   728521  
i looked at alexa.com and this is as to neopets

traffic:neopets 17443 in 3 months
traffic kupika 114,23346 same


OMG THAT CANT BE WRITEO.0
Shiny_Umbreon says:   14 October 2007   999794  
Dude...
O__o
This place is the reason why Im always on the computer.
:D
I.
Love.
this.
Website.
(eeeexept for the fact I usually have nothing to accept,or respond to
most of the time. :D)
cutelilmomo says:   14 October 2007   979622  
hina you rock !! i also love this diary entry.
saralyn247 says:   14 October 2007   183635  
haha... sorry your "software" idea didn't work. but you made me
laugh, and i'm kinda depressed at the moment. so at least there's
that. I ♥ Kupika! :D
 
diamond10diamond10 says:   14 October 2007   477482  
thanx hina 4 this site. its really awesome! i told all my friends
about it!
kittycat910 says:   13 November 2007   574869  
keep writing
Dixe10 says:   13 November 2007   992169  
My friends say all I talk about is how cool kupika is They say I am
addicted to kupika o well it is cool and there are a lot of good
artist on here too I love kupika
 
bunniNANGEL says:   14 November 2007   895536  
Theres alot of girls who commented
ChadPennington10 says:   19 January 2008   918731  
yeahsh. i like it again.
angel260 says:   19 January 2008   979773  
I luv this site !!!! .... it's the best one ever ! ^^
MissBehaved74 says:   19 January 2008   613432  
do you know how lost id be without kupika?
i think everyone should give you a big thank you!
i know i am.
THANK YOU!!!!!!!
kupika is so wonderful!
hina you are the absolute best!!
my whole family looooves it!
my mom
dad
and three sisters!
RobinScorpio says:   19 January 2008   399913  
ya kupika's awesome.
‹MusicDefinesLove› says:   19 January 2008   335739  
Thank you, Hina, for making one of the best websites EVER! :D
 
Neko_Kitty says:   19 January 2008   445662  
yeah thanks 4 making kupika!:D
‹DeliriousNightingale♥› says:   2 May 2009   278414  
Thank you so much for making kupika. I've made friends from other
states, even other continents, that I never would have made otherwise.
You're the best! 
 
‹♪♥Luvy; a singer♥♫› says:   9 July 2009   747726  
i luv this site! GO KUPIKA!
 
‹Café au lait› says :   24 May 2016   758424  
Awh, OG kupikans.
 

 
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