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Consultant
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      08-05-2003
28k a year baby, oh yeah


"KLXrider" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
news:(E-Mail Removed)...
> On Tue, 5 Aug 2003 11:23:02 -0700, "Clint Kennedy"
> <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
>
> >The LV area isn't the best to find work unless you know AS400s you can

work
> >for the casinos and get paid a lot.

>
> How much is a lot? All of the contracting gig's I have done in Vegas
> were for the government, so I was wondering how much they get paid at
> the casinos.
>
> KLXrider, MCNGP #18



 
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Davin Mickelson
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      08-05-2003
I am currently an MCSA (two exams shy of MCSE) and have yet to see an exam
question on web development. However, when I passed the C# exams
(particularly the web development exam), I came across JavaScript questions.

I wrongly assumed VB.NET would be a better fit because of your experience
in:
ASP (usually programmed in VBScript - perhaps you're a JScript developer)
VBA (Visual Basic for Applications - usually applied to Office development)
Access - a VBA application

You know, with VB.NET (or any of the other 30+ .NET languages), we now have
all four pillars of OOP and true multithreaded programming with garbage
collection (automatic memory clean up). Perhaps C# or JScript.NET is right
up your alley - syntactically the same as Java. By the way - all three
languages are free to download from Microsoft in the .NET SDK.

However, it seems as though you have your mind set and I respect that.
Good luck on your quest for MCSE.

Davin Mickelson

"David Maggard" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
news:(E-Mail Removed)...
> I really do understand your question, In the area I live most companies
> aren't big enough to need or afford a server admin, a graphic designer, a
> database admin, and a web site programmer. Most want a swiss army IT
> worker, and while I can do all but the graphics fairly well, if I was
> certified for MCSE and MCDBA as well as experienced, It would give me and
> edge over other applicants, and since there are so few jobs in the area I

am
> hoping that it will help me get a more stable job. I feel that doing mcse
> will help me hone my skills as well as give me something to show to local
> employers.
> An no offence, but I have always found VB to be an ugly language lacking

C++
> & javascripts simply beauty, I find C type syntax easier to read.
> My impression of MCSD was it was geared more towards application
> programming, which I really haven't done much of since High School, and

not
> web programming which is where my strength lies.
>
>
> "Davin Mickelson" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> news:(E-Mail Removed)...
> > Hi, David.
> > I respect your need to care for your family. That's great. Family should
> > always comes first, IMHO.
> >
> > A couple of thoughts - if you are a web developer/DB Administrator, why

> are
> > you considering becoming certified as an MCSE? Have you considered

> becoming
> > an MCSD? I mean no insult to the members of this group (some will take
> > insult anyway - that's okay), but MCSEs are becoming as popular as Ford
> > Tauruses in the US. If you don't have one yourself, you know someone

else
> > who does. I don't know of any unemployed MCSDs/MCADs. However, MCSEs

have
> a
> > tougher time of landing a job.
> >
> > Your skill set shows me that your definitely ready to learn and work

with
> > VB.NET. Get the count of the different types of certified folks here:
> > http://www.microsoft.com/traincert/mcp/certified.asp
> >
> > You can earn an MCAD certification in VB.NET with three exams (vs.

MCSE's
> > seven exams).
> >
> > If you perform a search on http://www.dice.com, you'll find no CF jobs

in
> > Nevada, however, here's what I found with .NET:
> > ASP.NET Developer - Eastridge Infotech Las Vegas, NV (8-1-2003)
> > .Net Software Developers - CDI Professional Services Las Vegas, NV
> > (7-22-2003)
> > .Net Software Architect - CDI Professional Services Las Vegas, NV
> > (7-22-2003)
> > .Net Software Test Engineer - CDI Professional Services Las Vegas, NV
> > (7-22-2003)
> > VB.net Software Engineer - Eastridge Infotech Reno, NV (8-5-2003)
> > C# Apps Developer - Equities Trading - Eric Robert Associates New York,

NV
> > (8-1-2003)
> > Programmer - Legacy Solutions Reno, NV (8-1-2003)
> > Network Administrator - Vecor, Inc Elko, NV (8-4-2003)
> >
> > Hey - there's an MCSE job on the end!
> >
> > Good luck to you. Skip using expensive books when you study - use MSDN

and
> > Transcender practice exams. You sound like you have great programming

> skills
> > that should put toward SW development.
> >
> > This information is based purely on my opinions and you can take it or

> leave
> > it.
> >
> > Sincerely,
> > Davin Mickelson
> > MCP+SiteBuilding, MCSD(VS6), MCSD.NET
> >
> >
> >
> > "David Maggard" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> > news:(E-Mail Removed)...
> > > Or if any of you know of any programs that would help me out while I

was
> > > studying for MCSE, that would help to.
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > "David Maggard" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> > > news:(E-Mail Removed)...
> > > > Let me start by saying I really hate doing this, but I am really
> > > desperate.
> > > >
> > > > I have been a cold fusion programmer for over 4 years, but lost my

job
> > in
> > > > February.
> > > > A few months later I found my current 'job', which is consultant

> (1099)
> > > > sidework, in which I get paid per project upon completion.
> > > > But when I finish my last project for them about 2 weeks ago I was

> told
> > > that
> > > > they didn't have any money in the account to pay me with, and

although
> > > they
> > > > say I should be getting a check in the next few days, I worry that

if
> > they
> > > > are this tight on money, whether they will be in business for long.

I
> > was
> > > > barely keeping my head above water with what they were paying me. I

> live
> > > in
> > > > a small town in southwest Utah, near Las Vegas, without much IT work
> > > > locally.
> > > > I am an expert (certified) in Cold Fusion with experience mainly in
> > > > eCommerce(shopping carts and credit card processing) and self

> > replicating
> > > > websites(member sites, and email campaign tracking).
> > > > I have advanced skills with JavaScript.
> > > > I have intermediate skills with ASP and VBA.
> > > > I have advanced database skills with Access and SQL server 2000.
> > > > I have intermediate windows networking skills.
> > > > A friend of mine and I have been trying to get our MCSEs and MCDBAs

> but
> > > > haven't had the money to spend on a test network let alone the exam

> > fees.
> > > > I have also been wanting to expand my skills into Linux and PHP as

> well.
> > > >
> > > > I was hoping someone out there would have some work or know of some

> for
> > > me,
> > > > preferable something I could do from home or in Las Vegas.
> > > > I really would like to avoid moving, as I have been supporting my

> mother
> > > who
> > > > has chronic health problems, and we have a strong family presence

> here.
> > > >
> > > > Please someone out there help me!
> > > >
> > > > David Maggard
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > >
> > >

> >
> >

>
>



 
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David Maggard
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      08-05-2003
Yes I perfer jscript ASP, but have done some VB, including some VBA, I can
do VB, just don't like to.
Thats why theres chocolate and vanilla.

I prefer CF to ASP tho, faster development, although I have been wanting to
learn C#.

I personally love to learn new things, but dislike doing it on a job if I
can do it a way I already know, due to the fact of the time involved in
learning it, I always advise clients on what I have experience in, if a
client wants it done a different way, good for me.
The company I have been working for was looking at doing their web based
stuff in ASP.NET, but when we discussed that I would have to learn it, they
opted to buy CF Server and save time.


"Davin Mickelson" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
news:%(E-Mail Removed)...
> I am currently an MCSA (two exams shy of MCSE) and have yet to see an exam
> question on web development. However, when I passed the C# exams
> (particularly the web development exam), I came across JavaScript

questions.
>
> I wrongly assumed VB.NET would be a better fit because of your experience
> in:
> ASP (usually programmed in VBScript - perhaps you're a JScript developer)
> VBA (Visual Basic for Applications - usually applied to Office

development)
> Access - a VBA application
>
> You know, with VB.NET (or any of the other 30+ .NET languages), we now

have
> all four pillars of OOP and true multithreaded programming with garbage
> collection (automatic memory clean up). Perhaps C# or JScript.NET is right
> up your alley - syntactically the same as Java. By the way - all three
> languages are free to download from Microsoft in the .NET SDK.
>
> However, it seems as though you have your mind set and I respect that.
> Good luck on your quest for MCSE.
>
> Davin Mickelson
>
> "David Maggard" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> news:(E-Mail Removed)...
> > I really do understand your question, In the area I live most companies
> > aren't big enough to need or afford a server admin, a graphic designer,

a
> > database admin, and a web site programmer. Most want a swiss army IT
> > worker, and while I can do all but the graphics fairly well, if I was
> > certified for MCSE and MCDBA as well as experienced, It would give me

and
> > edge over other applicants, and since there are so few jobs in the area

I
> am
> > hoping that it will help me get a more stable job. I feel that doing

mcse
> > will help me hone my skills as well as give me something to show to

local
> > employers.
> > An no offence, but I have always found VB to be an ugly language lacking

> C++
> > & javascripts simply beauty, I find C type syntax easier to read.
> > My impression of MCSD was it was geared more towards application
> > programming, which I really haven't done much of since High School, and

> not
> > web programming which is where my strength lies.
> >
> >
> > "Davin Mickelson" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> > news:(E-Mail Removed)...
> > > Hi, David.
> > > I respect your need to care for your family. That's great. Family

should
> > > always comes first, IMHO.
> > >
> > > A couple of thoughts - if you are a web developer/DB Administrator,

why
> > are
> > > you considering becoming certified as an MCSE? Have you considered

> > becoming
> > > an MCSD? I mean no insult to the members of this group (some will take
> > > insult anyway - that's okay), but MCSEs are becoming as popular as

Ford
> > > Tauruses in the US. If you don't have one yourself, you know someone

> else
> > > who does. I don't know of any unemployed MCSDs/MCADs. However, MCSEs

> have
> > a
> > > tougher time of landing a job.
> > >
> > > Your skill set shows me that your definitely ready to learn and work

> with
> > > VB.NET. Get the count of the different types of certified folks here:
> > > http://www.microsoft.com/traincert/mcp/certified.asp
> > >
> > > You can earn an MCAD certification in VB.NET with three exams (vs.

> MCSE's
> > > seven exams).
> > >
> > > If you perform a search on http://www.dice.com, you'll find no CF jobs

> in
> > > Nevada, however, here's what I found with .NET:
> > > ASP.NET Developer - Eastridge Infotech Las Vegas, NV (8-1-2003)
> > > .Net Software Developers - CDI Professional Services Las Vegas, NV
> > > (7-22-2003)
> > > .Net Software Architect - CDI Professional Services Las Vegas, NV
> > > (7-22-2003)
> > > .Net Software Test Engineer - CDI Professional Services Las Vegas, NV
> > > (7-22-2003)
> > > VB.net Software Engineer - Eastridge Infotech Reno, NV (8-5-2003)
> > > C# Apps Developer - Equities Trading - Eric Robert Associates New

York,
> NV
> > > (8-1-2003)
> > > Programmer - Legacy Solutions Reno, NV (8-1-2003)
> > > Network Administrator - Vecor, Inc Elko, NV (8-4-2003)
> > >
> > > Hey - there's an MCSE job on the end!
> > >
> > > Good luck to you. Skip using expensive books when you study - use MSDN

> and
> > > Transcender practice exams. You sound like you have great programming

> > skills
> > > that should put toward SW development.
> > >
> > > This information is based purely on my opinions and you can take it or

> > leave
> > > it.
> > >
> > > Sincerely,
> > > Davin Mickelson
> > > MCP+SiteBuilding, MCSD(VS6), MCSD.NET
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > "David Maggard" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> > > news:(E-Mail Removed)...
> > > > Or if any of you know of any programs that would help me out while I

> was
> > > > studying for MCSE, that would help to.
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > "David Maggard" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> > > > news:(E-Mail Removed)...
> > > > > Let me start by saying I really hate doing this, but I am really
> > > > desperate.
> > > > >
> > > > > I have been a cold fusion programmer for over 4 years, but lost my

> job
> > > in
> > > > > February.
> > > > > A few months later I found my current 'job', which is consultant

> > (1099)
> > > > > sidework, in which I get paid per project upon completion.
> > > > > But when I finish my last project for them about 2 weeks ago I was

> > told
> > > > that
> > > > > they didn't have any money in the account to pay me with, and

> although
> > > > they
> > > > > say I should be getting a check in the next few days, I worry that

> if
> > > they
> > > > > are this tight on money, whether they will be in business for

long.
> I
> > > was
> > > > > barely keeping my head above water with what they were paying me.

I
> > live
> > > > in
> > > > > a small town in southwest Utah, near Las Vegas, without much IT

work
> > > > > locally.
> > > > > I am an expert (certified) in Cold Fusion with experience mainly

in
> > > > > eCommerce(shopping carts and credit card processing) and self
> > > replicating
> > > > > websites(member sites, and email campaign tracking).
> > > > > I have advanced skills with JavaScript.
> > > > > I have intermediate skills with ASP and VBA.
> > > > > I have advanced database skills with Access and SQL server 2000.
> > > > > I have intermediate windows networking skills.
> > > > > A friend of mine and I have been trying to get our MCSEs and

MCDBAs
> > but
> > > > > haven't had the money to spend on a test network let alone the

exam
> > > fees.
> > > > > I have also been wanting to expand my skills into Linux and PHP as

> > well.
> > > > >
> > > > > I was hoping someone out there would have some work or know of

some
> > for
> > > > me,
> > > > > preferable something I could do from home or in Las Vegas.
> > > > > I really would like to avoid moving, as I have been supporting my

> > mother
> > > > who
> > > > > has chronic health problems, and we have a strong family presence

> > here.
> > > > >
> > > > > Please someone out there help me!
> > > > >
> > > > > David Maggard
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > >
> > >

> >
> >

>
>



 
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KLXrider
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      08-05-2003
On Tue, 5 Aug 2003 13:35:39 -0700, "Consultant"
<(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:

>28k a year baby, oh yeah


now, now lets give him the benefit of the doubt. That would barely
pay my annual mortgage cost.

My cut is about 60/hr when I do consulting work over there, so I am
curious. I could get a whole lot of house if I sold mine in LA and
moved to Vegas, plus no state tax. I'm willing to pay high (still
lower then LA) sales tax and about the same property tax for a small
cut in pay so I don't have to deal with the California governement
anymore.

KLXrider, MCNGP #18
 
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Consultant
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      08-05-2003
i hear ya there. i say we make las vegas the official home of the mcngp and
we can have our annual get togethers there!

all those lovely showgirls!

"KLXrider" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> On Tue, 5 Aug 2003 13:35:39 -0700, "Consultant"
> <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
>
> >28k a year baby, oh yeah

>
> now, now lets give him the benefit of the doubt. That would barely
> pay my annual mortgage cost.
>
> My cut is about 60/hr when I do consulting work over there, so I am
> curious. I could get a whole lot of house if I sold mine in LA and
> moved to Vegas, plus no state tax. I'm willing to pay high (still
> lower then LA) sales tax and about the same property tax for a small
> cut in pay so I don't have to deal with the California governement
> anymore.
>
> KLXrider, MCNGP #18



 
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"Consultant" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> i hear ya there. i say we make las vegas the official home of the mcngp

and
> we can have our annual get togethers there!
>
> all those lovely showgirls!
>


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Maestro
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      08-05-2003
The problem is that with the number of Californians going
up there, it's getting to be just as bad as CA. Besides,
hopefully the Govt issue will be taken care of in a couple
of months.

>-----Original Message-----
>i hear ya there. i say we make las vegas the official

home of the mcngp and
>we can have our annual get togethers there!
>
>all those lovely showgirls!
>
>"KLXrider" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
>news(E-Mail Removed).. .
>> On Tue, 5 Aug 2003 13:35:39 -0700, "Consultant"
>> <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
>>
>> >28k a year baby, oh yeah

>>
>> now, now lets give him the benefit of the doubt. That

would barely
>> pay my annual mortgage cost.
>>
>> My cut is about 60/hr when I do consulting work over

there, so I am
>> curious. I could get a whole lot of house if I sold

mine in LA and
>> moved to Vegas, plus no state tax. I'm willing to pay

high (still
>> lower then LA) sales tax and about the same property

tax for a small
>> cut in pay so I don't have to deal with the California

governement
>> anymore.
>>
>> KLXrider, MCNGP #18

>
>
>.
>

 
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      08-05-2003

"Maestro" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> hopefully the Govt issue will be taken care of in a couple
> of months.
>


Somehow I doubt that .ca.gov's woes are gonna be cured by just recalling
Gray Davis.

Or by the results of one election for that matter.

J.R. Jones

*besides, then what would my .wa.gov model it's self after?*


 
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KLXrider
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      08-05-2003
On Tue, 5 Aug 2003 15:13:13 -0700, "Maestro" <(E-Mail Removed)>
wrote:

>hopefully the Govt issue will be taken care of in a couple
>of months


They would have to blow up all of Sactown and half of LA to fix the
California governement.

KLXrider, MCNGP #18
 
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Gary - US
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      08-06-2003
Hell yes!

--

Semper Fi & God Bless America,

Gary-US MCNGP #20 & retired Jarhead

http://www.mcngp.tk
The MCNGP Team - We're here to help
** Kindly Do The Needful **

"Consultant" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> i hear ya there. i say we make las vegas the official home of the mcngp

and
> we can have our annual get togethers there!
>
> all those lovely showgirls!
>
> "KLXrider" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> news(E-Mail Removed)...
> > On Tue, 5 Aug 2003 13:35:39 -0700, "Consultant"
> > <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
> >
> > >28k a year baby, oh yeah

> >
> > now, now lets give him the benefit of the doubt. That would barely
> > pay my annual mortgage cost.
> >
> > My cut is about 60/hr when I do consulting work over there, so I am
> > curious. I could get a whole lot of house if I sold mine in LA and
> > moved to Vegas, plus no state tax. I'm willing to pay high (still
> > lower then LA) sales tax and about the same property tax for a small
> > cut in pay so I don't have to deal with the California governement
> > anymore.
> >
> > KLXrider, MCNGP #18

>
>



 
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