In my off hours …

I’ve been re-reading Robert A. Heinlein’s Expanded Universe, a collection of his short stories and articles from throughout his writing career. I first read this book as a teenager and skimmed over some of the parts that just didn’t hold my attention at the time but, as I’ve found before, some books will say different…

Latest developments …

So I was playing around with the blog’s theme after recommending WordPress to someone and thought “Gee, it would be nice if I actually wrote something here.  It’s only been since April.”. So here are a few notes on my latest projects … A couple months ago, I started a new site at AndrewComeau.com dedicated…

Speaking of links …

Here’s one I found today in the Wall Street Journal on studies into the nature of happiness … one more of those studies that essentially tell us our grandparents were right after all. Is Happiness Overrated? Study Finds Physical Benefits to Some (Not All) Good Feelings The message I take away from this one is…

March already?

I thought about taking the blog down when I realized how long it had been since I posted here but instead, I decided to say goodbye to Facebook for awhile and devote those misspent energies to something a little more productive. I started a new full-time job in January, which is another reason I’ve been…

Sorting it all out …

I wrote awhile back about how I used Outlook to keep track of things I’m working on and store reminders for project ideas that would be great to work on someday.  I’m still getting the hang of it but I’m a little closer.  The Outlook calendar is a great tool.  I hadn’t used it much before…

Latest developments …

I took a little break from writing after getting the last batch of articles online and promptly came down with the flu which put me out of action for another few days.  Then I decided to catch up with some ASP.NET study but I’m realizing now that my daily schedule just doesn’t come together unless…

A few thoughts at 3 a.m.

I’m plowing my way through writing the next chapter of the Microsoft Access for Beginners series and have the insomnia to show for it.  This chapter, an introduction to Visual Basic for Applications, is one I’ve been wanting to do for awhile and should have done a long time ago but always found a way to…