I figured that since these sites have a good relationship and are in a webring, I would point out one of the topics that was covered over there (fairly in depth). It helps to keep from recreating the wheel.
well I am personally very thankfull to find a link like that as we often have questions like this and I am not a saltwater guy - yet.....
and we do not yet have a post like this of our own *hint*hint*
I'm sure I will pass this link on a few times