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    Google OS

    Interesting... doesn't look like it will be a replacement for Windows or Linux anytime soon though.
  2. Yes, yes it is. DUN DUN DUNNNNNNN!
  3. Awww... PugJr... COME HERE BIG BOY!
  4. That's basically where I'm at. I do this stuff on the side and I do alright for myself. A couple people found me, I found a couple of them. Some of them have panned out fantastically and not only return for business but refer me to friends or anyone that asks about their website. Things just continue to grow for me to the point where I'm pushing off work that I can't handle. It takes time to build that up though, so I'd say for now you might be stuck battling in the slums of the freelancers.
  5. Windows Movie Maker is actually a half-decent video editor. Sure, it's no premiere, but all good things in life come with a price tag.
  6. My wife told me her plans for us as our kids get older and we near early-retirement, which included me quitting my current job and becoming self-employed building websites. And I said to her "who knows if that will even be possible?". The "www" could be a completely different animal by then. She got mad at me for ruining her "daydream moment".
  7. Really? I've been running without a swap for about 3 months now and I have no issues. Then again, I'm packing 8 GB RAM.
  8. Damn... that's awesome battery life.
  9. Do you like Avast? I tried Avast and Avira... I thought both sucked total ass. Wouldn't update, didn't catch things, etc.
  10. PC Gaming is for people that want more control than you get out of a console controller. Oh, and since others are whipping out their e-penises, here's mine (I built this right at the end of 2008): Intel Core 2 Duo E7300 Wolfdale 2.66GHz LGA 775 Dual-Core Processor GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3R LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard EVGA 512-P3-N971-TR GeForce 9800 GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card COOLER MASTER Real Power Pro RS-650-ACAA-A1 650W ATX Form Factor 12V V2.3 Active PFC Power Supply OCZ Gold 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory (that's 8GB for those of you that can't do math) Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST3500320AS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive Plus DVD Burner, sound card, case, blah blah. The boring stuff. And I also still have my old 250GB HD plus my 250GB backup external drive. And I'm running out of space! And I'm running Vista Ultimate 64-bit. edit: I forgot that I changed my order (I copied all of that from another board where I had it posted). I actually have a BFG GTX video card (same series/specs otherwise as above).
  11. AVG. I used to be like Daniel and not use any, but there are other people that use my computer now and I don't trust a few of the sites they visit.
  12. I upgraded this morning. Oddly enough, the auto-update failed miserably. But I've had that happen before. I had to download the full upgrade from Chrome and then run it again. At least I didn't have to start from scratch. Then there was the ordeal of updating add-ons. FF upgrades have always been painful for me... maybe it's my work laptop or something, as my home computers don't have these issues.
  13. Interesting find. Thanks for the info.
  14. Surely you can find this information in the massive sticky at the top of this thread.
  15. Eh, one less freak for everyone to report on. Good music back in the day, but rubbish as of late.
  16. http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2008/en/us/pricing.aspx
  17. C is ok, but won't get you the OOP perspective. Java may be better for that but I'm not the biggest fan of Java. There are an increasing amount of jobs for Java developers, however. If you're going by what the market wants, I'd say learn C# before ASP.NET. You can attain the basic same goals with C# and probably weasel your way into an ASP.NET job if you know C#. And as mentioned by others, some companies stick with MS products because of the name and because the people running the servers don't know much about OS products. These are the same idiots that only know Windows Server administration and know jack shit about Linux server administration. Thank god I finally have my company's IT company coming around to the "dark side". At least it's better than having a half-baked solution as opposed to my last job (Windows Server, IIS, PHP, Perl, and MSSQL). Honestly though, once you have a few languages and the principles down, switching to another language is just basic syntax.
  18. You could start by learning what the languages are called. It's Perl.
  19. Because I'm anal and I like to mow it before it gets tall enough where my children can hide in it.
  20. Because my 2 year old wouldn't?
  21. Then you haven't made it worth his while.
  22. Charge them $300 for pain and suffering, then install wordpress with some plug-ins to save yourself a lot of time re-inventing the wheel.
  23. Happy belated father's day to you all as well (as applicable). Mine was spent chilling with my kids, working on my house, and not playing softball because of rain. Oh, and I had to mow the grass. I DID, however, get breakfast in bed. And my wife let me sleep in!
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