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Last week Microsoft released Service Pack 1 for Visual Studio 2008
We use Visual Studio 2008 for building all of our .Net web applications for CM3 Solutions.
At some point down the road, I will write an article on why we prefer Microsoft’s .Net platform. There are a lot of different web development platforms to choose from including, php, java, and ruby on rails. We think .Net is the best solution for our costumers. Soon we will tell you why.
My 3 year old daughter was spending time at her Grandmothers house. While they were playing in the living room, my daughter stated "I need to check my EMU". (Kid translation, EMU = email.) Yes, my 3 year old daughter wanted to check her email.
She then proceeded into her Grandmothers office, sat on the chair by the desk, and began to type away on a calculator. This lasted a couple of minutes and then it was back to playing.
An hour or so past when my daughter stated again "I need to check my EMU on the COMPILLER". (Kid translation, I need to check my email on the computer.) It was back again to the office, at the calculator, typing away. Apparently this happened several times through out the day.
So what is the moral of the story? Having two techie parents has scarred our three year old? We check our email too many times when our three year old is around? Maybe it’s simple – checking our EMU on the COMPILLER is not so important… maybe as parents we need to focus on more important things, and get down on the floor to build up that tower of blocks, just so she can knock it down. Just a thought!
My wife reads almost 2 books a week. I’m not joking. We have our membership to Netflix and love it. We talked about how it would be great if there was a Netflix for books. With a simple Google search, we found one. It’s called www.bookswim.com.
BookSwim is the first online book rental library club lending paperbacks and hardcovers Netflix-style directly to your home without the need to purchase. All it takes is a monthly fee. This service is great because it saves you money, trips to the store and space in your home. It is also a very green thing to do. Just think of all the trees you will save.
To start, you put your books in a pool (queue). Get it, book swim, pool! They are then shipped directly to your house. My wife gets three books at a time. She reads two, then returns them, and while she’s reading the third book, the next two books in her pool are sent to her. So she always has a book in hand.
They are a young company so you will have to go through some growing pains. Twice, books were shipped late because they never got our return package. But their customer service rectified the situation quickly. Aside from those instances it has been a great service. I like it because it saves us money and I don’t have to find room for all those books.
Give it a try.