Now that school is starting up things have suddenly started to come to life again (in comparison to the last few weeks). I actually had 3 people call me back today from messages that I left earlier. Out of those calls I obtained one search order (know anyone with SunGard Banner skills? If so, let me know!) The other calls were from people at least letting me know they didn't have any needs. I really appreciate when people call back. It keeps me from keeping on calling them time after time and usually when I get them on the phone we have a pleasant conversation about life, technology and anything else.
I tell you what though. It's still a bear to find some quality C# and JAVA professionals. It's a great time to be a developer. So many software companies (and non-software companies that need developers) are coming into this area and they all need top-notch personnel.
With all the C# work that we've been doing I finally reinstalled Visual Studio 2008 Express on my wife's PC (since my PC is way too old and my laptop is dead) and started going through the C# tutorials on MSDN. It's been a lot of fun for me. Learning all about event handlers, methods, classes, etc. Old parts of my brain are being dusted off and I'm remembering how to code again. I'm probably going to pick up this book - Head First C#. I went to B&N today during lunch to look at the book and I'm impressed. Has all the info that I'm looking for in an easy-to-digest format. Maybe I'll become a decent programmer again. Hey, if only to have fun and learn something useful I'm game!
Blog changes coming this week! I promise! No really. For real this time. (I'm finally tired of seeing it looking bad).
BTW, change your Gmail to HTTPS only cause life will get uglier soon.