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You know, frigelins, those little critters that live somewhere in the refrigerator and eat your food when nobody is around.  They seem to be most prominent in work refrigerators.

..When all the stores start crying that nobody is buying anything and they want their bailout now.

The next six months are going to get worse and worse.

I am diving head-first into the world of .NET 3.5.  And not having the support of my employer, I am flying solo, using the Express versions of Visual studio.

I ordered this, and hoping it will be a promising reference for me.

Pro C# 2008 and the .NET 3.5 Platform, Fourth Edition (Windows.Net).

Update (10/23/2008):
Well truth be told the book is excellent, a very good reference to add to my collection.  It doesn’t have a lot of ASP.NET information in it and I really need help in this area.  See, simply, I am UI challenged.  When it comes to writing web front ends, forget it.  Sure I have done a good bit of web work, but most of it was hacking on stuff already put together.

No I wonder my next step.  Apress has two C# ASP.NET books and I am not sure which one to get.  There is a Pro book and a Beginners book.

Beginning ASP.NET 3.5 in C# 2008: From Novice to Professional, Second Edition (Beginning from Novice to Professional)

Pro ASP.NET 3.5 in C# 2008, Second Edition (Windows.Net)

They both have good ratings but I wonder if the Pro version will just be more information that I care about and may skip over some basic things I don’t understand about web UI design.  On the other hand the basic book may be too basic and not add any “meat” to its explainations.  I don’t learn as well if I don’t understand why something is doing what it is.  I guess it’s time for a trip to the bookstore and flip throuh some pages.  I wonder if my family will ever let me out to do that…

Can’t believe I just turned 40.

That was quick

This is one of my favorite posts at stackoverflow.com.

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/84556/whats-your-favorite-programmer-cartoon

I Really hate chain eMails, I really do…

You know what I am going to say next, “but this one…”

Well your correct, not sure where the guy got 85B from, but it sure would pump some money back into the system.  The only problem with it is that most Americans, unfortunately, are not responsible enough to pay off their debts.  They would think they were rich and fall further into debt.  You see this happen all the time with lottery winners.  How great will it be if it really did happen?!?

I would love to pay of my house and purchase a new motorcycle.  You know, I wouldn’t pressure my employer for such a large raise anymore either.  Without my mortgage, my family will be able to build our wealth again without raising costs on my employer.  Hmmm

By the way, if you know who originally wrote this, please let me know so I may give credit where it’s due!

OK, I really do hate chain eMails, I really do, and still do.  I should of never posted this without checking at least the numbers.  Pfft, I am ashamed.

So 85,000,000,000 / 200,000,000 = 425; not 425,000.  So $425 per person is more like the current administrations attempt to spark the economy, which basically I used to buy groceries.


This idea sounds just crazy enough to possibly work, so naturally it won’t
be given serious consideration.  How great is our government??

Hi Pals,

I’m against the $85,000,000,000.00 bailout of AIG.

Instead, I’m in favor of giving $85,000,000,000 to America in a We Deserve
It Dividend.

To make the math simple, let’s assume there are 200,000,000 bona-fide U.S.
Citizens 18+.

Our population is about 301,000,000 +/- counting every man, woman and child.
So 200,000,000 might be a fair stab at adults 18 and up..

So divide 200 million adults 18+ into $85 billion that equals $425,000.00.

My plan is to give $425,000 to every person 18+ as a We Deserve It Dividend.

Of course, it would NOT be tax free.

So let’s assume a tax rate of 30%.

Every individual 18+ has to pay $127,500.00 in taxes.

That sends $25,500,000,000 right back to Uncle Sam.

But it means that every adult 18+ has $297,500.00 in their pocket.

A husband and wife has $595,000.00.

What would you do with $297,500.00 to $595,000.00 in your family?

Pay off your mortgage – housing crisis solved.

Repay college loans – what a great boost to new grads

Put away money for college – it’ll be there

Save in a bank – create money to loan to entrepreneurs.

Buy a new car – create jobs

Invest in the market – capital drives growth

Pay for your parent’s medical insurance – health care improves

Enable Dead-beat Dads to come clean – or else

Remember this is for every adult U S Citizen 18+ including the folks who
lost their jobs at Lehman Brothers and every other company that is cutting
back. And of course, for those serving in our Armed Forces.

If we’re going to re-distribute wealth let’s really do it…instead of
trickling out a puny $1,000.00 ( ‘vote buy’ ) economic incentive that is
being proposed
by one of our candidates for President.

If we’re going to do an $85 billion bailout, let’s bail out every adult U S
Citizen 18+!

As for AIG – liquidate it.

Sell off its parts.

Let American General go back to being American General.

Sell off the real estate.

Let the private sector bargain hunters cut it up and clean it up.

Here’s my rationale. We deserve it and AIG doesn’t.

Sure it’s a crazy idea that can ‘never work.’

But can you imagine the Coast-To-Coast Block Party!

How do you spell “Economic Boom”?

I trust my fellow adult Americans to know how to use the $85 Billion.

We Deserve It Dividend more than I do the geniuses at AIG or in Washington
DC.

And remember, The Birk plan only really costs $59.5 Billion because $25.5
Billion is returned instantly in taxes to Uncle Sam.

Can you imagine what might happen if the bailout, $700 billion was given as
a We Deserve It Dividend?

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