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... Because all the do to me, for one, is piss me off.
I was going to add a gag about tables to the Programming Question of the Week?[^] thread, but when I checked the link to giveupandusetables-dot-com, I found that a bunch of pr1cks have taken it over, with the typical kind of half-arsed shop site that I would in no way trust with my money.
So all the links to giveupandusetables, all around the web, now point to those prick's site -- and let's be very clear that the name giveupandusetables-dot-com is in no way connected with what they're trying to sell.
What's annoying isn't that giveupandusetables is gone; it's that the pr1cks we're discussing, here, obviously think they're marketing geniuses, who have made a genius move that will make their fortunes, because everyone will be so happy that the site they wanted has been hijacked by them.
Anyway, having long ago downloaded acopy of the giveupandusetables app, I've uploaded it to here[^], and I might later use the wayback machine to also add a copy of the original page.
I wanna be a eunuchs developer! Pass me a bread knife!
The First Crusade: Siege of Jerusalem, Battle of Ascalon, etc...
...and you look back fondly on your time served on all the campaigns.
"I controlled my laughter and simple said "No,I am very busy,so I can't write any code for you". The moment they heard this all the smiling face turned into a sad looking face and one of them farted. So I had to leave the place as soon as possible." - Mr.Prakash One Fine Saturday. 24/04/2004
Keep up with estimated taxes prepayments.
Every now and then the IRS will check and possibly charge a penalty+interest. After ignoring it for several years I finally got hit once - after that I behaved myself.
On the flip side, your travel and expenses are much more easily deducted from your income. Just as an example, you may not have "Transit Checks" for to pay for public transport with pre-tax dollars but you now can use it as a business expense (usually) and there's no cap as there would be with tranist checks. Equipment purchases and stuff, too. Just don't be a pig about it.