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I'm a full time database programmer and occasional all-around coder. Started with dBase II in DOS, used Clipper, Paradox, Access 1.0 through 2007, and now .NET VB / SQL Server / Windows Forms / Developer Express Components. Yeah, I'm pretty old.


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revised Automating Access 2007 Queries (changing one criteria)
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Jun
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answered Automating Access 2007 Queries (changing one criteria)
May
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comment Need Software to Monitor Internet Uptime
@pinouchon - At $9.95, Net Uptime Monitor barely breaks even considering payment processing, tech support time (free email support), and development time. It's a hobby, not a living! The trial allows you to use the program as often as you want for as long as you want - the only restriction is that you must restart it every 30-60 minutes. The paid version allow monitoring continuously for any length of time without user input.
May
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revised Need Software to Monitor Internet Uptime
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May
15
comment Connecting 24 monitors to one PC
The original poster said "different web browsers windows on each monitor". A distribution amplifier can only send the same image to multiple monitors
May
15
comment Connecting 24 monitors to one PC
The original poster said "different web browsers windows on each monitor". A splitter can only show the same image on multiple monitors.
May
10
comment Aligning Numbered Bullet Points in Word 2007
@techie007 - and then every time you add or delete text you need to manually reposition every picture from that point to the end of the document. Your suggestion is a really bad approach to the issue.
May
9
comment Why do applications “need to close” or “stop working”, and what can I do about it?
It may be that the application written in an earlier .NET version will run on the later one, but only if the author has included configuration settings that allow that flexibility. More research is needed. I think I'll make it a question!
May
8
comment Why do applications “need to close” or “stop working”, and what can I do about it?
Mtone says "I repeat, when an application is designed for .NET 3.5, it cannot be expected to run reliably on any other .NET version." But Microsoft says (at bit.ly/IPYsQK) "Source code written for one version of the .NET Framework should compile on later versions of the .NET Framework, and binaries that run on one version of the .NET Framework should behave identically on later versions of the .NET Framework." Yes, I see it says "should", but still "cannot be expected to run reliably" seems like, at the least, an overstatement.
May
6
comment .Net Framework issues on Windows 7 (probably after a gone-wrong SP1 update?) - Event Viewer won't work, nor Zune
You might try the .NET Framework cleanup tool - blogs.msdn.com/b/astebner/archive/2008/08/28/8904493.aspx - to be sure that's not the issue. If that doesn't help, then I don't think the problems have anything to do with .NET Framework.
May
6
comment .Net Framework issues on Windows 7 (probably after a gone-wrong SP1 update?) - Event Viewer won't work, nor Zune
If you have .NET Framework 4 installed, then the .NET Framework is not the problem. Microsoft states at bit.ly/IPYsQK that "The .NET Framework 4 is backward-compatible with applications that were built with the .NET Framework versions 1.1, 2.0, 3.0, and 3.5. In other words, applications and components built with previous versions of the .NET Framework will work on the .NET Framework 4." If you agree, I would appreciate your accepting my answer!
May
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answered .Net Framework issues on Windows 7 (probably after a gone-wrong SP1 update?) - Event Viewer won't work, nor Zune
Mar
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comment Is it possible to have a wireless in-house NAS with wireless data transfer rates of equivalent to SATA speeds?
The highest data rate mentioned in Blu-ray specs is 72 Mbps. If a wireless N network can stream at even a third of it's rated speed, that's more than twice the required rate for any movie. In the real world, 25 Mbps is probably all you need for movie playback.
Mar
24
awarded  Tenacious
Mar
16
comment My first home network setup with a wireless router and switch
The ports on the WRT54GS router are limited to 10/100, so connecting the router to one of the 10/100/1000 ports on the switch is no benefit over a 10/100 port. The four gigabit (10/100/1000) ports on the switch should be used for devices that might communicate with each other directly - i.e. the Windows Home Server, the PS3, the gaming PC, and the Roku if it streams from the server. The TV and Blu Ray only talk to the internet so the higher speed is not useful.
Mar
15
answered Making it Easier for Older Users to Login to Multiple Accounts
Mar
15
revised Can cells calculate / show date/time lapses?
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Mar
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revised Can cells calculate / show date/time lapses?
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Mar
15
comment Can cells calculate / show date/time lapses?
Are your "pages" named "Sheet1", "Sheet2"? I have edited my answer to cover the possibility that you are using names other than the default.
Mar
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