This week's book giveaway is in the OCPJP forum. We're giving away four copies of OCA/OCP Java SE 7 Programmer I & II Study Guide and have Kathy Sierra & Bert Bates on-line! See this thread for details.
Again, we have not idea what a "startit()" function is. If you are having problems with the example in a book, it'd be best to narrow down your confusion and post an SSCCE (Short Self-Contained Correct Example) showing the point of confusion.