Ask Slashdot: Science Sights To See?
If you are traveling out I-10 near Fort Davis, TX is the McDonald Observatory.
They have special programs available to the public with evening viewing.
Aussie Bank Wants To Trade Social Network Data For Better Deals
I treat these networks like I treat email. I have multiple email accounts and multiple social networks accounts. Find an email provider that provides filtering and forwarding.
Mine are roughly divided like this;
1) Personal, close, true and trusted friends and selected family members.
2) A business account for legitimate and legal uses. One for each business.
2) Social contacts, acquaintances, blogs, SOME social media sites.
3) Throw away accounts, may or may not use a pseudonym with significantly different demographics. This is used for sites that demand a valid email address. This account is rarely check except to hassle Nigerian scammers.
Use your imagination for other possible uses.
I say (N. Hemisphere) Fall starts ...
When the kids start back to school the summer has ended for them.
When the heat and humidity are gone from the air. (Here in St. Louis we hope that they are now gone.)
When the new TV programs begin.
When the 2012 calendar comes out that has 4 extra months free.
When you feel the oppression of summer has dissipated.
Would You Take A Paycut for More Interesting Work?
Ask yourself not what you get from the job but what do you "become" from this job. The first couple of jobs you have out of school you should learn more about the IT industry. You may find you enjoy doing macros is more satisfying, doubtful.
If you take a cut in pay it will not have a significant impact on your life style. I would go for it.