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    OK, Im "kind of" back

    Well two weeks have done me wonders, I have that drive back to make my new ventures 100% of my life and have attempted everything I could to push myself to the NEXT level (skills and ambitions wise)

    Im "kind of" back .... Ill be around but I have to tell you I've gotten more work done in the last two weeks than I have in YEARS ...... its amazing what focusing on your goals can do for you.

    I wont say I missed you all (even though I did) .... I've focused on my new business ideals and that has been #1 no matter what, and its been an eye opening experience. Even at the "old fart" age I'm at its amazing to find that a few weeks of focus can completely change your perspective on life!

    So, Im back in a limited fashion ....... honestly I WONT be partaking in the childish "crap" be I will be posting in threads that I can be a useful productive person!

    And for those of you out there you really should try it....... focus and a single minded perspective is an amazing thing! You really should take 10 or 20 minutes and think about it ........ I think you will be shocked at the conclusions you come to in your own life!

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    hey DC,
    Since you are "kind of" back does this mean that we "almost" missed you and that we're "sort of" really happy to see you posting again?

    I'm doing the happy dance ya'll, DC is in the forum!!!!!
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    welcome back Dc, we all kinda/sorta missed you.
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    Yes! My Java will magically work yet again!

    Great to have you back, dc dalton (and not just for your fantastic technical skills).
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    ha ha... you didn't last long! nice to have you back.

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    I was born intelligent,
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    I was born intelligent,
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    (They're all saying "Yay! dc dalton's back! And we're cute in a line!)
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    Quote Originally Posted by conradical
    DC the white!
    Totally!
    Welcome back! Good to hear from you (i was a bit worried).

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    so you made it!...

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    Welcome back DC

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    Hi DC... You were "kinda" missed around here, too.

    It's good to see you again.
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    SitePoint Wizard gold trophysilver trophybronze trophy dc dalton's Avatar
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    Thanks kids ...... yeah I guess I did miss most of you. I actually lurked once or twice when I was real bored but most of the time (gee a whole 2 weeks!?!) has been well spent rethinking my business and where I want it to go. Ive confirmed that I no longer want to build "web sites" but want to build web applications and do the heavy backend programming work..

    I just needed to really clear my head and think things through without all the distractions.... hopefully we now have the "new and improved dc dalton" and company, hopefully.

    ConRad ...... wish I had 1/2 the tricks up my sleeve Gandalf the white (or grey) had... we will see

    lo0ol ..... no your Java will not work again, at least not properly until youre back in PA!

    and for those of you who were worried .... aaawwwwwwww, thats sweet! Actually I had myself a bit worried and even the wife had been concerned. I spent a few hours on the phone with my Mentor (an amazing programmer from south Florida) and he hit it right on the nose ..... I wasnt challenging myself anymore and had climbed into a rut of programming that even though it made money it was like doing homework in high school.... add that to me having to deal with IDIOT everyday website owners as clients, half of which shouldnt even be allowed to own a computer nevermind a website I came REALY REALLY close to hitting my snapping point... Ive been there before and its an ugly ugly thing so I didnt want it to happen again..

    So Im still "kind of back" .... why kind of? Cause I have my mind focused on where I want to go and I have a TON of learning to do. I also still fully intend on selling DCD Designs and finish developing DC Promotions (my parent corporate entity).. But Ill be around and will answer the intelligent posts.... dont expect a lot of me in GC though!

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    Welcome back DC!

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    I hade one of these breaks in april, were actually gone for a whole month. Not just from SP though, but from cumputers in general. I didn't have any real focus in the same sense as you're talking about here, but I remebered that when I got back I had a TON of ideas written down on paper. However, I haven't done anything about/with them yet, but they're still here and I'm prettty darn sure I wouldn't have all of them if it wasn't for that break. So even if I'm on the other side (where the grass IS greener ) and do not program, I think I kinda know what you've been experiencing here.

    Breaks are important and you need to change your rutine and get some perspective once in a while!
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    I'm still not clear what you did for 2 weeks. Meditated?

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    Quote Originally Posted by demosfen
    I'm still not clear what you did for 2 weeks. Meditated?
    Peyote

    I'm glad you're back. Those Java questions don't answer themselves and I can only answer so many. You were definitely missed

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johan Dahlström
    I hade one of these breaks in april, were actually gone for a whole month. Not just from SP though, but from cumputers in general. I didn't have any real focus in the same sense as you're talking about here, but I remebered that when I got back I had a TON of ideas written down on paper. However, I haven't done anything about/with them yet, but they're still here and I'm prettty darn sure I wouldn't have all of them if it wasn't for that break. So even if I'm on the other side (where the grass IS greener ) and do not program, I think I kinda know what you've been experiencing here.

    Breaks are important and you need to change your rutine and get some perspective once in a while!
    Actually I came up with an amazing appication idea out of sheer chance during my little break ..... then dove in, built the prototype and we are now working on the final app so we can hopefully launch it this month .... gonna be REALLY cool and something no one has done yet!


    Quote Originally Posted by demosfen
    I'm still not clear what you did for 2 weeks. Meditated?
    Nope, spent some time actually thinking about where Im at and where I want to be. Drummed up some new business and came up with some ideas (as mentioned above)... The best part was being able to spend some times learning some new and cool stuff in Java that makes this new application possible... stuff that even made me say WOAH!

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    One last push huh, before the age really creeping up on ya. I salute you.


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