airos4 writes "And so a question for the masses: My wife and I recently had a daughter. We are not particularly religious, and do not attend any church. She was raised Lutheran and I was raised Catholic. We would like to have some sort of ceremony, in a church or similar religious institution, that resembles a "baptism" or "christening". The idea would be to placate the religious members of the family, and affirm our dedication towards raising her towards "Good" and away from "Evil" as best we can.
I'm looking for ideas regarding this ceremony. Denominations that are friendly towards non-members, ceremony examples or ideas, etc etc etc. Thanks in advance." top
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airos4 writes "I need some help/advice. I have an idea and a business plan sketched out for a venture I'd like to try. I consider myself an advanced computer user, but I have no experience with website programming. I'm looking either for advice, or else direction towards a recommended book or other source for further information.
My needs are pretty simple — I want a site that will allow users to create a user account, enter some very basic information, including dates, and a function that will allow the user to be emailed or SMS messaged when that date approaches.
Later, I'd like to add functionality for the user to self-identify as part of a group, and for a management account to have the ability to generate a report with the user names and dates identified as part of the group. I'd like to add a function for a management account to be able to add multiple users and generate those reports as well.
In the next stage, I'd like the user to enter their zipcode, and then have the website consult a list and provide the nearest physical centers to the user when it emails them.
As I said, I have very little experience with this aspect of things. What language would this be programmed in? Is there an off the shelf solution I could modify, or does this need to be a custom program? How do I place all this on the web? So far I've created an LLC, and registered a domain name. Thanks in advance." top
airos4 writes "Got an email today from ToysRUs telling me that the rumored price drop finally happened! PS3 60GB version is now $499, and comes with 5 Blu-Ray movies. All those who have been holding out, do you care?" Link to Original Source