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 Hot Scripts2002-11-08 23:59
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by Flemming Funch

I sometimes find it almost depressing how much great web software that is easily available for free download. Like see here at hotscripts.com, and that's only looking at the PHP programs, since PHP is my programming language of choice. That's great of course, but the reason I say it is almost depressing is that it is pretty much a full-time job to keep track of what is out there. And even if you find that somebody has already solved a certain problem really well, it might still be a lot of work to get it to work with the other pieces you have. So, a programmer will often have to make the choice between just putting on blinders and himself doing what he wants done, versus spending the time looking for what's already done, and adjusting that to his needs. So, the wheel gets re-invented many times, because we don't quite know what other wheels are out there, or how we mount them on our axles.

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30 Apr 2016 @ 01:13 by Cayle @ : aoYmSlWfeqoCNvJBFbg
For some reason laytle, youtube has been slow like crazy. It really pisses me off when I have to pause for 10 minutes just to watch a 1 minute video.  

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