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When I need money for a bigger acquisition, I usually ...

by Ratazong (Monsignor)
on Oct 01, 2018 at 11:45 UTC ( #1223345=poll: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

vote on When I need money for a bigger acquisition, I usually ...

Start selling my possessions on Ebay
[bar] 13/8%
sell parts of myself
[bar] 9/6%
Try selling my relatives
[bar] 24/15%
Lobby my boss for a pay-rise
[bar] 8/5%
Use my black credit card
[bar] 5/3%
Code the next killer app (in Perl, of course)
[bar] 16/10%
Code some killing app (using some evil programming language, of course)
[bar] 9/6%
Create my own crypto currency
[bar] 8/5%
Start a Ponzi scheme
[bar] 13/8%
Get a loan from my bank
[bar] 12/8%
Get the money directly from the bank
[bar] 7/4%
print the required money myself
[bar] 13/8%
Do something else (please specify)
[bar] 22/14%
159 total votes
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Re: When I need money for a bigger acquisition, I usually ...
by zentara (Archbishop) on Oct 01, 2018 at 12:12 UTC
      How many times have you done that over the years?

      Consider to marry a rich young widow.

      «The Crux of the Biscuit is the Apostrophe»

      perl -MCrypt::CBC -E 'say Crypt::CBC->new(-key=>'kgb',-cipher=>"Blowfish")->decrypt_hex($ENV{KARL});'Help

Re: When I need money for a bigger acquisition, I usually ...
by gloryhack (Deacon) on Oct 01, 2018 at 23:21 UTC

    Accepting the risk of being perceived as anachronistic AF: When I need money for a "bigger" acquisition, I save for it. It's like making all of the installment payments in advance of the purchase.

      At the risk of being recognised as anachronistic: So do I.
Re: When I need money for a bigger acquisition, I usually ...
by Eily (Prior) on Oct 02, 2018 at 08:31 UTC

    Go from Irish pub to Irish pub, hoping to find a Leprechaun at the bottom of a pint to ask it which side of the rainbow I should go to for digging.

    Very poor results so far.

      Very poor results so far.

      Not for the pub owners.

      "For me, programming in Perl is like my cooking. The result may not always taste nice, but it's quick, painless and it get's food on the table."

        "Open a pub" might be a good way to get money then, sadly you need money in the first place to be able to do that.

Re: When I need money for a bigger acquisition, I usually ...
by stevieb (Abbot) on Oct 01, 2018 at 18:56 UTC

    Smoke dope with Elon until he says something the stock price regrets, buy Tesla low, wait a few days for the SEC fiasco to be settled, sell high (no pun intended).

      BREAKING NEWS TODAY: Elon Musk forced out of Tesla.

      BREAKING NEWS TOMORROW: Elon Musk becomes the real world version of the Green Goblin. :-)

      Just another Perl hooker - My clients appreciate that I keep my code clean but my comments dirty.
Re: When I need money for a bigger acquisition, I usually ...
by wjw (Priest) on Oct 01, 2018 at 22:20 UTC

    Selling the existing stuff (ebay or elsewhere) makes room for the new (perhaps larger) acquisition. In the meantime, friends and neighbors that stop over wonder if we are moving out but are too polite to ask and I like watching them squirm. Additionally, the stuff that gets sold presumably gets a second life which makes me feel all 'green' inside. At the end of it all, there is only one big thing (or collection of things) that I will have to get rid of later, making for less work during the subsequent, inevitable, even larger acquisition(s).

    I think I need a larger opening to my basement..., maybe I should move out to the barn... .

    ...the majority is always wrong, and always the last to know about it...

    A solution is nothing more than a clearly stated problem...

Re: When I need money for a bigger acquisition, I usually ...
by trippledubs (Chaplain) on Oct 01, 2018 at 12:33 UTC
Re: When I need money for a bigger acquisition, I usually ...
by dbuckhal (Friar) on Oct 02, 2018 at 00:27 UTC
    Other: Try to sell the previous, smaller acquisition, then save up for the bigger acquisition.
Re: When I need money for a bigger acquisition, I usually ...
by pryrt (Parson) on Oct 01, 2018 at 14:08 UTC
    when I want to be biggering my business, isn't chopping down more trees the way to do it? Oh, wait, no, I need to start selling bottled air. That's a better long-term strategy.
Re: When I need money for a bigger acquisition, I usually ...
by stevieb (Abbot) on Oct 03, 2018 at 21:35 UTC

    Publish a book about using Perl in a very niche area, take the small proceeds, buy food and water, start another book with a tiny bit wider audience while protecting your writing pad with an umbrella, rinse, repeat until we're at Perl 9, then acquire the world?

    :D

Re: When I need money for a bigger acquisition, I usually ...
by talexb (Canon) on Oct 18, 2018 at 15:21 UTC

    Sigh. It's been an expensive year. Last fall my 18 year-old dishwasher died, so I bought a replacement. $. In the spring, my venerable oil-burning furnace was condemned, so I made the change to gas and had a gas furnace installed in July. $$$$$$$$$$. In September, my 24 year-old fridge died, so I bought a replacement. $$. Last weekend, my 21 year-old hot water heater died; a replacement is coming this afternoon -- fortunately, that's covered because I rent the unit.

    Of course, this poll talks about 'acquisitions' like it's a third red sports car .. I need these things to get by, especially hot water. Ever tried washing dishes with a kettle of boiling water and cold from the taps? It's pretty tricky. And 'showering' yesterday was quite entertaining -- never realized how much I appreciated having a quick hot shower to get myself started in the morning.

    But I digress .. back to work, everyone! :)

    Alex / talexb / Toronto

    Thanks PJ. We owe you so much. Groklaw -- RIP -- 2003 to 2013.

      That's not a bad run for your money.

      I bet the replacements won't last as long as your originals!

          I bet the replacements won't last as long as your originals!

        I've heard that from a couple of folks. It's a little frustrating to think that with all of the scientific advances we still can't make an appliance that lasts 20-30 years. Then again, when the technician came to the house yesterday to look at the hot water heater, he checked the age and said "Replacement." right away. They're not going to spend any time repairing a 20+ year-old unit -- and that's fair. Presumably they can do a pile of recycling on the old unit.

        Alex / talexb / Toronto

        Thanks PJ. We owe you so much. Groklaw -- RIP -- 2003 to 2013.

      Don't worry, be happy. All those appliances will pay for themselves in reduced energy consumption in short order.


      The way forward always starts with a minimal test.
Re: When I need money for a bigger acquisition, I usually ...
by barrd (Abbot) on Oct 02, 2018 at 08:00 UTC
    Boring. But I tend to make do with what I have until I've saved up enough to buy the item in question. Credit is a mugs game ;-)
Re: When I need money for a bigger acquisition, I usually ...
by BillKSmith (Parson) on Oct 06, 2018 at 00:58 UTC
    I've been saving money all my life. Maybe its time to spend it.
    Bill
      My mum saved her money all her life. She's dead now and I have the money.


      holli

      You can lead your users to water, but alas, you cannot drown them.
Re: When I need money for a bigger acquisition, I usually ...
by johngg (Canon) on Oct 16, 2018 at 15:40 UTC

    Mention to SWMBO that I'm thinking of said large acquisition so that she can convince me that I don't actually need it. If that doesn't work, I let younger daughter get wind of it as she is much louder in her objections. If neither of them convince me to drop the idea then I start saving up.

    Cheers,

    JohnGG

Re: When I need money for a bigger acquisition, I usually ...
by gandolf989 (Beadle) on Oct 09, 2018 at 14:47 UTC
    I sell PB&J sandwiches outside dead and company concerts!
Re: When I need money for a bigger acquisition, I usually ...
by papidave (Pilgrim) on Oct 26, 2018 at 18:03 UTC
    ... spend the money I have, or make do without it.
Re: When I need money for a bigger acquisition, I usually ...
by corenth (Monk) on Oct 18, 2018 at 19:49 UTC
    Just tweak the universal constant and take a nap.
    
    
    
    $state{tired}?sleep(40):eat($food);
Re: When I need money for a bigger acquisition, I usually ...
by lowphive (Monk) on Oct 23, 2018 at 00:50 UTC
    Start sharpening the guillotine.
Re: When I need money for a bigger acquisition, I usually ...
by karlgoethebier (Monsignor) on Oct 12, 2018 at 06:55 UTC

    Real men don‘t need money - they have it.

    «The Crux of the Biscuit is the Apostrophe»

    perl -MCrypt::CBC -E 'say Crypt::CBC->new(-key=>'kgb',-cipher=>"Blowfish")->decrypt_hex($ENV{KARL});'Help

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