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Books

+ - What to do with Outdated Books 1

Submitted by
gmletzkojr
gmletzkojr writes "Recently, I was put on a new project at work, which is in a language I haven't used in years. I checked my personal library for books on this language. The books I have are outdated to the point that currently sell on Amazon for less than $1 each. I'm not interested in making money on these books, but I would like them to go to a good home. What do you /.'ers do with your outdated books? Do libraries or schools want these books?"

Comment: Re:If it compiles... (Score 1) 208

by gmletzkojr (#25197293) Attached to: Working Effectively with Legacy Code

I know you are joking, but I worked with a guy that would do this. After he sent the executable to a customer, he would test the feature. Then, he would frantically call the customer, and tell them not to put the software in use, because it didn't work. He would repeat the process 3 or 4 times before getting the feature to work.

Christmas Cheer

+ - Christmas Related Projects

Submitted by
gmletzkojr
gmletzkojr writes "As we all know, Christmas is that mystical time of year where geeks and nerds of all types set up their complicated lighting schemes, animatronics, etc. for the neighbors to see. So, what sort of projects do you all have to impress and annoy others with this year? I would post my project, but I didn't have time to complete my 17 ft tall walking Santa. Maybe next year..."
Microsoft

+ - Vista has "high impact issues" - Microsoft

Submitted by
EggsAndSausage
EggsAndSausage writes "Microsoft has admitted — in a roundabout way — that Vista has "high impact issues". It has put out a call for technical testers to participate in testing of Service Pack 1, due out later this year, which will address "regressions from Windows Vista and Windows XP, security, deployment blockers and other high impact issues."

It's hard to know whether to be reassured that Service Pack 1 is coming, and thus that there's now a sensible timeframe for considering deployment of Vista within businesses, OR to be alarmed that Microsoft is unleashing an OS on the world with "high impact issues" remaining in it.

In other news there's a battle raging over the top 10 reasons to get / not to get Vista. (And a rebuttal.)"
Sci-Fi

+ - Man Build's Personal UFO

Submitted by Dave's Banjo
Dave's Banjo (666) writes "Fox news has a story about a man building his own UFO. From the article:
Thirty years ago, when Carrington was 27 and obsessed with science fiction, he set out to build a UFO look-alike. Despite his lack of engineering experience, Carrington pored over books, magazines and studies about aviation and spent nearly $60,000 for some of the materials needed for this saucer.
I think it will be great if he pulls it off, though he will have to strip the 'U' from the title. Man builds 'FO' which, let's face it, doesn't sound nearly as cool.
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CmdrTaco becomes An Old(er) Man 339

Posted by Hemos
from the it's-payback-time dept.
So, over the years, Rob, as only true friends do, has managed to cause my inbox to explode over the years. Now, it's payback time. That's right, our very own CmdrTaco is turning 30 today. I highly encourage you to drop him an e-mail at (remove the spam parts) maldaSPAM@SPAMslashdot.org. And of course, birthday presents of single malt scotch can be sent c/o of me. I'll...uh...make sure he gets them.
User Journal

Journal: Cell Phone Dilemma

Journal by gmletzkojr
Today is Thursday, and I am into my usual week of travel to NJ from Tuesday morning to Friday afternoon. Today I am wondering the topic of cell phone chargers. Why are there so many different interfaces to phones via the charger? I am thinking of this because my charger is sitting home, 4 hours away. And my battery is nearly dead. Now I know that I can just go to Wal*Mart and pick up a new one (even though I hate Wal*Mart with everything that I am), but that isn't the point. When my car b
User Journal

Journal: BORING

Journal by gmletzkojr
So, as I sit at my desk today, waiting for a compile to finish, I wonder just how many other people in the world are sitting at their respective desks, bored.
User Journal

Journal: Moderator Points

Journal by gmletzkojr
I have recvd moderator points today. Well, actually, I got them yesterday, but I didn't see them until today. So, anyone looking for a modded up reply needs to contact me, and make nice.

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