How much of this could have been avoided if Harry Reid and President Obama had not derailed the Yucca Mountain project? And if groups like Greenpeace weren't so effective in opposing solutions to nuclear waste storage? They cheered the end of the Yucca Mountain project and called its supporters morons. Where are we now?
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I completely agree with you.
Blocking content from people using certain browsers might be bad business, but I don't see any reason why the law should deign to notice. Your property, your equipment, your configuration, your rights.
I just get offended by people saying 'M$' because it paints the Linux community as a bunch of pimply-faced teenage dorks that think that calling Microsoft 'M$' is like the greatest insult in the world. I use Linux at work. It's a great developer platform. I use it t home for my server. Great at that, too. Just have a windows box for games. So you can call me a Linux geek... but I hate two things about the linux community:
Those that insult proprietary companies like a kid would
Those that insult others trying to learn Linux (if someone was to say "RTFM" to a newbie in real life, I'd kick him in the nards)
Never ever ever react to a sudden change in the stock market on a long term investment, unless it's something like enron...
The only reason I'd flip to android is that I can write java apps to the android... if you want to write an app to your iPhone, its objective-C, which I know you probably prefer, Barbie, but I'm a java guy
Another advantage of iPhone is maturity. The androids are still level 1.0. I like to wait for the next gen (which is why I have an iPhone 3G, and never had the original iPhone).
As with everyone, I'm surprised you lasted this long. A threat to pay is a last resort, company will fall out from under you if you leave, kind of threat, or a threat to someone you want to quit so you don't have to go through any company policy severance...
If you are looking for a job in the states, let me know. My company always appreciates a good developer, and we do placement jobs if you don't want consulting.
I'm a big believer in marriage, and I hope you've tried counseling with both of you before you (will or already have) hung it up.
Best of luck. This is a time thing... it'll take time to get through it all, and you never may get through it entirely, but know there are others out there to help you through it.
- TwitterFon: I've tried a variety of twitter apps, fon is free and the best
- Wikipanion: Free wikipedia app that makes it much easier to read wikipedia from the phone
- PNC Mobile: Or any other bank app... if you like to keep track of your banking on the fly
- iFitness: The only app I've purchased. If you work out and want to keep track, its the best out there.
- WebMD: If you do webMD, this has the symptom app already built in
- Dictionary.com: Great app (huuuge 35MB!), but its all offline with pronunciations.
- Shazam & Midomi: Want to know who sings that song with a link to iTunes?
- Stanza: Free online books (download and read on the phone)
- TWC: Local weather + weather channel forecast movies
- Lightsaber: Fun toy
- Trace, CubeRunner, TapDefense are the games I've played and kept
- DirectTV: If you have direct tv, you can log in and set your machine to record shows and stuff
That's my list. I haven't found a decent free chess game (with AI... there are some free online ones, I believe), and there are too many pay ones for me to look at, but if you find a winner, let me know. Sudoku apps are a dime a dozen...
I'm also a fan of 'findBugs' for statistical analysis and I use Q4E for Maven2 integration.
Also, 'extract method' is a great refactoring thing to know... and you can make it so saves automatically organize imports and format the code...