I tend to take a ton of screen captures as a programmer and have tried a number of tools that have been okay but not great.
The latest software I'm trying is Jing which installs on PC and Mac. So far I'm liking it a lot. You can capture the screen or capture a video of what's happening on the screen. Once the capture renders, you have the option of adding text, arrows or highlights, then can share via screencast.com, save it or copy it to your clipboard.
In my many years as a full-time freelancer, I've worked hard not to underestimate the value of my work and contribution to a project. Thankfully, my clients have always understood my value as well and I've never had to experience this nickle and diming drama (trauma).
I'm not a taco stand, I can't do $8.50, I don't do tests, I don't roll costs over to the next project, I can't help you out, I can't "do this", I don't need "opportunities" and I won't show you how I made it!
Warning... If you are one of these clients, I'm booked for life with other work.
When I look at conference lines-up, I tend to checkout how many women are on the speaker list. Imagine my disappointment to see that out of 25 speakers for next week's EECI conference, only two are women... Lea Alcantara and Leslie Flinger.
Come on EllisLabs, there are a ton of amazing women designers and developers who have rallied around ExpressionEngine and CodeIgniter... surely you could have balanced that speaker list a little better.