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Comment Vacation and work at the same time. (Score 1) 365

How about another moving to another country for few months?

If you are single and no kids, how about trying to telecommute in another country? maybe for a couple of months.. you can try Indonesia, India or Philippines.
For $300 - $800 you can get a decent hotel/apartment .. not big but more than enough for a single person. You have at least vacation and work at the same time.

So if you're in Philippines, you can get a usb 3g device that costs about $30 and connection fee of about $30 for a month.

If it doesn't work .. you can returm anytime.

Comment Re:Bogus blogs and duplicate newsfeeds (Score 1) 88

I forgot their name but there is a company or two that I would describe as parasites. They try hard to have high visibility in search results when it comes to someone asking questions. When you click the link, however, you find that they want you to pay a fee to see the answer. Usually this is for basic technical support information that is not secret or otherwise proprietary in any way. I bet they had to work really hard to craft their pages in such a way that the Google summary gives no indication that it's a for-pay site. It makes me wonder if they are subsidized in some way or whether enough people really do pay them enough money to stay in business on their own

seems like, living off the contributed answers from its early years.

i just add -experts-exchange when i search for something.

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Submission + - Lazarus 0.9.28 released (

SF:vsnijders writes: The Lazarus team is glad to announce the 0.9.28 release. This release is based on fpc 2.2.4. This release can be downloaded from the SourceForge download page: Highlights / Major changes: LCL: *LCL now uses gtk2 as default widgetset on Linux and BSD *Windows CE: Implemented TCalendar, TFloatSpinEdit, TOpenDialog and TSaveDialog *TFrame support. Visually nesting in the IDE. *TMonitor class: multi-monitor support *New components: TShellTreeView, TShellListView and TFilterComboBox *Refactoring of LCL reduced minimum size of executables by about 15% IDE: *New IDE options dialog combines environments, editor, codetools, code explorer, debugger and help options. *Application icon has been added to the Project Options *Many source editor improvements like display of \"double width\" fonts (Eastern, Japanese, Chinese, Arabic, ...), better code folding, highlighting, syncro editing, persistent blocks ... *Codetools: removing empty methods, block completion, update references when renaming a unit *Debugger: assembler windows, easier exception handling, breakpoint properties And thousands of fixes and smaller changes. The list of changes can be found here: Known issues: - Debian packages: the default lazarus directory is wrong. The IDE detects the right one and asks on first start. Just click Ok. - When compiling a test application the compiler can not find project1.lrs. Workaround: save the project before compiling OR create an empty file /tmp/project1.lrs.

Comment move back home (Score 1) 474

"or would I better off moving back home, getting a mindless but low-stress job, and teaching myself technologies in my free time?"

how young are you?

if you still have time, move back home and as you said you can teach yourself some technologies and your free time.

sometimes the only way to progress is to move few steps backward.

Comment Re:Switching to Postgres (Score 2, Informative) 207

i think it's shortsighted idea from your boss if the reason alone were based on this.

remember that there are quite few forks on this etc. percona and others.

if you're familiar with mysql .. why not try exporting the data from sun mysql and try to load it up on percona's mysql or monty's mysql and see how it works.

if you're already familiar on administering mysql( and quite good at it ) -- that alone sometimes is worth not to switch.

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