There's a movie teaser line that you may have seen recently, that goes like this: "What if you had to tell someone the most important thing in the world, but you knew they'd never believe you?" The answer is "I'd try." The teaser's actually for another movie, but that's the story that's told in the documentary "An Inconvenient Truth": it starts with a man who, after talking with scientists and senators, can't get anyone to listen to what he thinks is the most important thing in the world. It comes out on DVD today.
I've been gone for awhile, but finally caught up on the zoo and have eliminated more distractions from life --meaning that I have successfully weaned myself from all of the time wasting sites I used to read. With some of my weekend time, and some of my insomnia induced 3am zombie coding sessions, I created a program that I'm going to try to start a business around. It's a big scary step in life, but... I'm optimistic and relatively sure enough of my skills.
Real Programs don't use shared text. Otherwise, how can they use functions for scratch space after they are finished calling them?