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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.


Dec
13
comment Word 2010: Create a Style without a font color
"You should be able to get what you want by choosing Linked for "Style Type" and Normal for "Style Based On" in the style definition." That's how you set a style without a color. I did go into a lot of detail on how this works but that's the specific answer.
Apr
18
comment outlook2010 show all my calender items
@Ramhound - He means the To Do bar, visible on the right side of the Outlook screen when enabled. I didn't feel it was necessary to correct him since it was obvious what he meant.
Mar
12
comment Is this a good computer chair for everyday computer use?
Do whatever you must to get an Aeron or equivalent. It will be the best $850 you ever spent. Sit4Less.com is the recommended vendor. Everyone sells them for the same price, but twice a year they have a 15% off sale.
Feb
20
comment FTP - transferring files eats up transfer - how to optimise it?
As far as I know, you can't execute a transfer using Filezilla from a command line. Is that what you're asking about?
Dec
29
comment Is the response time of a digital monitor important?
Current LCD displays mostly have response times (time to switch a pixel's color) of 5 ms or 2 ms with the 2 ms being the more desirable. While fast action in gaming is often cited as creating the need for faster response, simple scrolling of a text page reveals the difference between slow and fast response displays - slow response "smears" when scrolling.
Dec
19
comment Only my browser not accessing internet?
He didn't specify, but one can ping the IP - 8.8.8.8 for example - without a working DNS service.
Jul
19
comment Can a laptop hard-drive be used in a desktop machine?
Yes. - - - - - - -
Jun
28
comment Automating Access 2007 Queries (changing one criteria)
@Graphth - Have you had a chance to try this? I hope it's the answer to your question!
Jun
25
comment Why do HDDs suffer from performance loss due to capacity decrease?
Yes, but - a typical drive may have one, two, or three platters. The total capacity isn't an absolute indicator of data density. Here's a post (rml527.blogspot.com/2010/10/…) that lists Western Digital 2.5 inch drives with densities of 160 GB, 250 GB, 320 GB, and 500 GB per platter.
Jun
18
comment Automating Access 2007 Queries (changing one criteria)
@Graphth - Did this work for you?
Jun
6
comment Automating Access 2007 Queries (changing one criteria)
@Graphth - Is this the answer you were looking for?
Jun
4
comment Automating Access 2007 Queries (changing one criteria)
Yes, there is an easier way. You don't need to put the SQL in the VBA code. I will edit my answer to show you how.
May
22
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
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!