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    What pays the bills?

    Hey I gotta question.

    What does everybody here do to afford their rides?

    If you own a new WRX like me, you probably paid over 20 grand for it. That's no small chunk of change.

    I used to be a reporter and absolutely starved for a living. I knew I would never be able to afford a WRX after seeing one for the first time so I put the car out of my mind, but have since gotten a new profession.

    I'm now in the multimedia/post-production industry and can actually afford my car ? as well as the premium gas to go in it (yipeeee!).

    What about you guys?

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    I am a web developer/webmaster for a claims automation company in Texas. You have workmans comp...I wrote the claims software for it. You wrecked your car...I wrote the software your adjuster uses off-site to report your claim.

    I quit! Didn't believe in the red tape they were throwing into the mix! You need a good software developer...let me know!

    Anyway...I write software for a living. You can see my 3 month project at csedge when I re-wrote our company web page. That is not all I do. We are a JAVA shop and my real work is only available to clients...I wish I could show everyone!

    I bought my Silver WRX back in May of 2001. LOVE IT! I use 91 Octane gas all the time. People ask me why I spend that much on gas all the time and I tell them I went to school so I didn't have to worry about that stuff all the time.

    Do what you truely love and you can do what you truely love! I know you were not looking for this type of response...but I needed to get a little off my chest!

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    I just have the skillz to pay the billz.
    j/k

    IT for MIT's biological engineering division.

    -tp

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    website

    hey apod,

    pretty cool site. I know what you mean about the red tape.

    that's why i'm in the multimedia business. Nothing better than sitting in front of a computer all day with wrinkly-clothing and a baseball cap on, while the suits work in another office. LOL!

    Here's our company website:

    www.sunlogix.com

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    jeez

    hey teep,

    you workin' at MIT? Jeezus. You ought to be able to afford at least a couple of BMWs.

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    To tell you the truth, I probably should not have bought this car, but, I am I think, a car addict. Although I am not starving, I should probably have left the car payments for my retirement. I have been buying cars every 1.5 to 2 years . Not a very good idea, but after this car, I have satisfied the urge for myself. I usually start thinking of a replacement after 6 months, but I still cannot think of another car I would ever replace it with that I would enjoy. I think the car cured me!

    So I guess for me, retirement fund for 5 years is off.

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    Yeah...I loved it a few years ago when I could roll into work in t T-Shirt and Titties!

    Hat and all!

    Glad I am not the only one frustrated with the curret situation with economic values and corporate regulation.

    Your site ROCKS!!!! I have done a lot FLASh work, but again, it's only available with site authentication. I might be able to get a system setup for temp users in a couple days...but thats a little risky.

    I gave my brother a temp password and I got reprimanded for it! My own familia!
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    No teets allowed

    hey apod,

    i think i would have gotten reprimanded for the TEETS showing, instead of giving out passwords. lol.

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    Re: No teets allowed

    Originally posted by drbyers
    hey apod,

    i think i would have gotten reprimanded for the TEETS showing, instead of giving out passwords. lol.

    LOL

    Yeah...they were a big hit not too long ago. I still have a grey pair I wear to the lake!

    Tell me more about what you do.

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    office space

    ever see the movie "Office Space?"

    I was like that lead character guy, so fed up with red tape that I actually tried to get fired from my last job.

    I finally landed in a place I like (www.sunlogix.com) and I do anything and everything that has to do with multimedia, print and visual effects post production.

    You name it, I probably know it. Photoshop, flash, director, dreamweaver, html, premiere, after effects, yada, yada...

    and it sure beats working for a living... lol.

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    Re: office space

    Originally posted by drbyers
    ever see the movie "Office Space?"

    I was like that lead character guy, so fed up with red tape that I actually tried to get fired from my last job.

    I finally landed in a place I like (www.sunlogix.com) and I do anything and everything that has to do with multimedia, print and visual effects post production.

    You name it, I probably know it. Photoshop, flash, director, dreamweaver, html, premiere, after effects, yada, yada...

    and it sure beats working for a living... lol.
    very nice site...hey you got any good recommendations for flash/actionscript books? i am currently taking a web dev class and I've taken to flash

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    hey matty,

    try these two: foundation actionscript by friends of ed and advanced flash 5/mx actionscript in action.

    just remember actionscripting is basically worked over javascript, so if you have javascript down then actionscripting will look familiar.

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    more books

    hey matty,

    i forgot to mention flash books. The new masters of flash series are very good and flash web design by hilman curtis is essential reading for the flash novice.

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    Ack... it just occured to me.
    This thread is in the *wrong* forum!
    ?

    Sorry for the xtra work mods!

    -tp

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    Hey doc, that's a cool site! I am nowhere close to knowing how to do that stuff, although I really would enjoy it I think.

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