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A foreigner living in a foreign land.

I have a love/hate relationship with VBA.
I loathe it as much as I am strangely drawn to it.
It is old but it will not die, it is ugly but equally fascinating.
When I code in VBA, I feel like I discovered an old secret that begs to be understood.
I imagine ways to hack it, to ply its ancient curses into modern idioms.
Then I fail.
Then I try again.

May the god of F# have mercy on my soul and liberate me from my sisyphean plight.


May
4
comment MS Access 2010 - No way to create new database objects (table/query/etc) via shortcut or right click in navigation pane?
This may be a fundamental question on the UI of Access, but it's not a programming question, and I don't see how you could get an authoritative answer (if there is one) unless you are within MS itself and worked on that particular UI decision (or lack of thereof). At any rate, it doesn't belong on SO and will probably be moved to SuperUser.
Jul
9
comment App store for Windows
@Breakthrough: that you can install software independently is great, but having an app store is certainly not a disadvantage: keeping track of all the stuf you install over time, making sure everything is up-to-date, etc, and managing your installs over multiple machines is fairly painful. Having a simple, unified interface for all these operations would make things much easier for most classes of users, power users included.
Jul
9
comment App store for Windows
We'll have to see what this store is made of. At teh moment, the only information I've seen on this is a screenshot showing a store logo. I'm more concerned about MS getting the system right. Their previous attempts where half-baked and the implementation was bad enough that very few people bothered. Hope it will be different next time, and that this will also be available on Win 7.
Jul
9
comment App store for Windows
It's a shame that MS can't and won't create a real app store with an easy way for developers to submit their apps. A well integrated store in Windows, with some stricter guidelines on the requirements for submission would be a boon to MS, the developers and users.
Jul
9
comment App store for Windows
Ninite looks very interesting for deploying a number of apps to lots of machines at the same time. Thanks for that.
Jul
9
comment App store for Windows
Useful tool. Falls short of what we could expect of a broader app store, but it's still a pretty good service.
Jul
9
comment App store for Windows
True, these services are useful, although their scope is very limited since they only care about gaming, and each will only support some games, not most of them.