28 Jul 2000 Whizziwig   » (Apprentice)

I'm so pissed about work. I was not hired to work on a stupid foxpro app that no-one knows anythign about or will tell me about. I was taken off a project I was havign fun with to go back to wokring on this stupdi thing that's going nowhere. I have no idea what I'm doing. I was hired for linux/perl/C. GRR! if you have any tips on migrating a foxpro app to a mysql backend, email me

just got paid, $1000 is all mine, the res tof my pay for the summer is going into the bank. Wondering what to buy.

More fun mental math. Averaging! Take the numbers 20, 30, 28, 25, 24. Average them. Here's how you do it. Take the low number, 20, now bring everything down to 20, whatever you subtract to get down to 20, add to "the pot". 20,30->20 (10),28->20(18),25->20(24), 24->20(28). So now you've got 5 20's and a pot of 28, divide the pot by 5 and add it to 20, the average is roughly 24, closer to 23.5 . You can do this for wider ranges too. If 14 was in the mix, I'd still pick 20 as the base, because i know I have enough to bring up 14. When I'm brining down 30, I'll redirect 6 to bring up 14 and only add 4 to the pot. Is this making sense?

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