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# Sigh.

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So, I started my new job. Everything is going great; I've learned SQL in record time, and I already know C++ like the back of my hand...

So I load up the project... and it loads VC6.

VC6?!!!!

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

*dives dramatically in slow motion*

Sigh.

The good news is that we don't use templates here, so that's the #1 problem I had with VC6.

Anyhow.

I decided to go buy a 1gb USB flash keychain thing, in order to transfer files and crap. I went to CompUSA and they want $100 for it. Uhm, no, I don't think so. So I go to Best Buy, thinking they'll have a better price.$110. Okay, maybe K-mart; they usually have cheaper electronics. Well, they apparently don't even carry high-end electronics anymore.

So I gave up, came home, and found the same exact model online at newegg for $70, with free shipping. Since NYS has 8.25% tax, I would have payed at least$38.25 more for the damned thing if I bought it at CompUSA.

Caveat Emptor.

I just recently had to switch away from VC6. I felt like I was losing an old friend.

But the lack of partial template specialization was a real killer, plus I was really sick of getting ten million warnings whenever I compiled something using STL maps in debug mode.

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BZZZZZZTTTTTT!

TWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEET!

Fifteen yard penalty for TurnipBoy actually writing something related to development in his developer journal.

Don't let it happen again.

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For future buys as well, a good place for cheap geek stuff ComputerGeeks.com and specifically for something around the same type of portable storage you were looking for LOOK HERE FOR PORTABLE STORAGE DEVICES as you see could have gotten more for your money.

The only problem is, they generally can run out of stock quickly.

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